The best new business opportunities in 50 US major cities

Thinking of starting a business in the US? Discover the best new business opportunities in 50 US major cities.

You need a few things before you can start a successful business:

  • A great idea.
  • The passion and commitment to see it through.
  • Resilience.
  • A strong work ethic.
  • So more work ethic
  • And a desire for personal and financial freedom.

But all this good stuff is pretty useless if you can’t find someone to buy what you’re selling

In other words, you need customers – and as many of them as possible.

The principles of supply and demand are crucial to finding your niche in the market. If a town or city is flooded with the kind of food trucks you want to run, then your new business might be doomed from the start. Alternatively, finding locations where nobody is serving delicious meals on wheels will definitely put you on the right road to success.

Market research is costly and time-consuming. Thankfully, the research and design team from ZenBusiness have done a lot of the hard work for you. 

Using Google search data and some of the latest statistics from the US Census Bureau, they figured out what businesses are most in-demand across the USA. And they put all their findings into several maps and charts highlighting the best new businesses to start in 50 of the USA’s biggest cities.

There’s good news for anyone looking to convert their love of health and fitness into a thriving business model. Gyms are the most in-demand new business in 15 US major cities, including New York, Los Angeles, and Washington DC.

And there’s serious money to be made from washing cars. People in 14 US cities, including Denver and Tulsa, are crying out (or at least googling furiously) for more local car washing businesses and valet services.

Check out the maps below for the rest of the USA’s most sought-after new businesses.

Photo by Nathon Oski