Which Industries are Struggling in Today’s Economy?

By David S. Chang

There are so many reasons why a business may be struggling. If you are in a booming industry, then it will most likely be tweaking your business model. If you are in a struggling industry, then even a successful business model may not be enough.

Which niches are ones that on the decline and one that you may want to avoid? Here is a list of industries that are struggling and if you are in or considering, here are some tips

Private (Self-Employed) Physicians

There is always a high demand for medical professionals. However many young doctors are opting to work for hospitals as opposed to opening up their own practice. Many realize that the cost of medical malpractice insurance and the cost of running the business are too high.

If you are looking to open up your own practice, check out this medical practice financing guide. Scaling up a medical practice takes long hours and commitment. As a doctor or healthcare professional, navigating to find a medical practice loan can be a time drain. There are many different types of financing options available that you need to grasp fully to make a well-informed decision.

The Food Industry

The food industry is a volatile one. Restaurants, bars, and fast food joints come and go. To stay in business and relevant, it is important to be able to weather the good and bad times. You don’t want to be a trendy place that is hot one day and cold the other.

So if you have a food business that you’re trying to get off the ground, why not go for a different angle first. A nice idea is to find a niche that has a loyal following. Organic and health food options are growing more popular. Finding ways to offer exotic foods at lower costs can also be helpful. Fusion foods, or anything that has little competition but high demand will give you a better shot.


Marketing is a business idea that only people with knowledge about marketing are going to go into. The barriers to entry are low, many people can take a few online classes and advertise themselves as a marketing expert.

Having a degree, working for a larger company first, or having a specialty in a niche will be helpful. Instead of trying to be all things to everyone, focus on a specialty industry and focus on that. This will be helpful in gaining an expertise quickly by focusing on a niche. With technology changing rapidly, marketing techniques change quickly. It is important to stay atop of all new trends.

David S. Chang

Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Wealth Manager and CEO | Chief Editor, Author, Keynote Speaker, Consultant ArtofThinkingSmart.com | Political Consultant | Army Officer National Guard | Living To Fulfill Needs, Solve Problems, and Live Passionately!

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