Making money with a new idea is all about spotting an opportunity before anyone else and getting there first. Seeing a gap in the market could be your ticket to fame and fortune and there’s no reason why 2014 shouldn’t be your year to shine.

To help you get some business inspiration we’ve taken a look at some great business ideas, large or small, for 2014:

Green business PR

Let’s start with being self-employed – if you’ve wanted to set up on your own then 2014 is the time to do it. The “Green Economy” is big business and it’s only going to get bigger in 2014. Many companies have started making changes to help them become greener but the problem is they don’t know how to market their new eco-friendly image.

If you can talk the talk and you’ve got marketing experience then getting into green business PR can be an exciting and rewarding career choice.

Get online

Billions of people use the internet every single day and if you’ve got a skill or talent that could be sold online then what are you waiting for? Anything from website design to SEO and content creation could make you money in 2014.

You could also try things like social media marketing, mobile app development, or becoming a virtual PA.

Made in the UK

Another 2014 business trend is a move back towards domestic manufacturing and local produce. This means that if you’ve got a product that’s unique to your area or there’s something you could make locally you could be in the money.

Not only does domestic manufacturing create an interesting story behind the product but it’s also more eco-friendly, more financially viable, and could create much needed local jobs.

Green technology

As we said, the Green Economy is an exciting place to be right now and anyone who can come up with solutions to the environmental challenges the world is facing could reap big rewards.

This could mean anything from developing clean energy sources to creating better waste management options. Not only is the Green Economy the place for new opportunities to be discovered but it’s also where the funding is –so if you haven’t got the cash behind you there are still options to help you realise your dream.

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