Phillipians 4 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.
A new lifestyle of moderation is evolving. Recently Yahoo Finance reported in a recent article 17 Ways Consumers are Changing by Rick Newman…to present a new world of moderation and frugality. Some have speculated that when things improve the consumer will go back to lavish consumption but consumer watchers believe this new culture will linger longer than many expect. I wrote a blog post The Post–Recession World and High Growth Business opportunities on the new world and ideas for businesses to consider to embrace the new realities in which I suggested “…The more discerning, sophisticated, frugal consumer will have more options and power…”
The word “Success” is also being redefined – writes Rick Newman in his article. Also more than ever before materialism is being shunned and viewed with suspicion. Another recent news caught my attention on how the luxury royal caribbean cruise liner seen at the Haiti port immediately attracted critical remarks…even as we hear another magnitude-6.1 temblor shakes buildings and sends screaming people running into the streets.
No doubt there is also a new interest in spiritual things out of fear and realization that many creeds seem to have failed and previous metrics of performance found unreliable. Also as digitalization consumerises faith – there are new evangelism opportunities but also serious threats…
Like never before it is time to bring the Lord into the equation of our ministry, business and lifestyle. The Lord cannot be a consultant, adviser or just a helper to achieve what we want or endorse our ” improved” ways. He is King and He wants to reign as He opens new doors to those who seek, honor and fear Him.
I have listed an update of new opportunities…remember you can start small … and it is not about making more money …
Potential Opportunities/niches to consider…
- Low cost Food and Agriculture solutions
- Employment bureau/Human capital engineering/Re-education services
- Security Intelligence and corporate safety
- Low end residential real estate solutions
- Outsourcing services/Equipment Rentals/Leasing services
- Customer Market insight / Data consulting services
- E-business Markets leveraging new channels i.e. webs/blogs/social media
- Government Consulting/regulatory support/Public sector support services
- Recycling of waste / Used goods merchandising
- Community facilitation/volunteering management/support
- Home/Personal Finance consulting (Debt-free consulting)
- Alternative media solutions ( “responsible” audiovisual/radio/web/TV)
Isaiah 11 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;  And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears…
Surrender your life to Jesus and let Him reign in you.