Business Ideas for a Down Economy

Economies normally cycle between boom and bad times, though recent years have seen more bust than boom.  Despite the current slow to no growth, solid opportunities still exist.  Today we focus on business options that are needed at any time, but especially so during down economies.  These positions are often contractor or consultant positions and are often based from the home.

Consider focusing on basic human needs and necessities.  The following ideas are always desired; more so when people need to save money or spend less.

Affordable Energy Options

Smart Meter Installers: A smart meter is an electric meter that helps reduce energy cost.  Both homeowners and businesses use these to monitor and control costs.  Some utilities use contractors to install smart meters; you can become one.  Learn more at

Alternative Energy Consulting and Installation: Energy costs continue to rise – growing populations are a driver – yet many alternatives are available.  Wind, solar, hydro, and geothermal are a few examples.  Check out to learn more about this popular and growing trend.

Energy Performance and Rating: Homeowners and businesses will look to energy auditors to determine and improve energy use and efficiency.  Interested in becoming an energy auditor?  Take a look at for information.

Tomorrow we’ll take a look at more green options, including reusing and remodeling.

Compiled by Dion Shaw

Dion D. Shaw is the founder and owner of Homepreneurs

Homepreneurs.  New Day.  New Opportunity.


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