Are The 2020s A Golden Age For Startups?

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Thanks to the computer revolution of the late Twentieth Century, modern startup companies no longer face the obstacles they did in previous eras. Digital marketing, outsourcing, electric vehicles, sophisticated software products, artificial intelligence, online networking, and other tech-based solutions have paved the way for entrepreneurs who want to start companies without having to risk their life savings to do so. 

Transportation fleets, sole practitioners, and fundraising businesses are just a few of the types of companies that use the latest technology to open new commercial enterprises. Here are details about how these startup companies do it during this decisive decade. 

Transport Fleets 

There has never been a better time for small transport companies to enter the industry. It is not just because of the ongoing supply chain crisis and an extreme shortage of ground transportation in the commercial sector. Another factor propelling the rapid growth in demand for vehicle fleet services is the economy's transition to a nearly all-delivery paradigm. Since the early months of 2020, when the COVID pandemic forced millions of people to remain in their homes for months on end, consumers have become accustomed to speedy, efficient delivery. This trend is still true in 2023 and won't be going away any time soon.

Startups in the transport sector can now take advantage of multiple cost cutting techniques and efficient ways of operating that weren't available in the recent past. A large number of vehicle fleets entering the marketplace in recent years are aiming to achieve sustainable operations. That means using more electric vehicles (EVs). The non-combustion alternative to old-fashioned engines is much cleaner, quieter, and fuel efficient. For one thing, EVs don't use the traditional engine oil, which means less maintenance headaches for repair teams. Managers and owners in the transport segment are discovering how quickly they can cut expenses and achieve significant levels of cost efficiency by using as many EVs as possible. 

Solo Professional Firms 

Individuals who went into business as sole practitioners have always faced unique challenges related to acquiring customers. Accountants, engineers, architects, and solo lawyers got the satisfaction of setting their own hours and not answering to senior partners, but they gave up a lot for those freedoms. But in the current decade, promotion and marketing can be outsourced to any number of stand-alone agencies that specialize in procuring clients for busy professionals who would rather ply their trade than spend endless hours scouting for paying customers. It has become quite popular to start a digital marketing agency as a side hustle, there are endless opportunities to outsource these services. The ease of outsourcing is part of the reason that so many accounting, law, and architecture graduates are choosing to start their own firms and work alone. What was once a formidable challenge is now a lucrative business model. 


Plenty of solo professionals hire others to do their promotional tasks. Likewise, owners in dozens of other industries don't have time to use crowdfunding to raise funds for special projects, new office buildings, or charitable causes. One of the latest wrinkles in the commercial world is the rise of specialist fundraisers. The firms operate as one-stop service providers for individuals, corporations, and government entities that need to develop a full-fledged fundraising operation. Some startup companies that raise capital for others charge flat fees, while others get a percentage of the amount they generate for their clients. 

Startup Strong 

These are just a few examples of industries and business models taking advantage of the new economy. But that doesn't mean it is an easy road for startups, as competitors has the same tools and now you are competing with companies around the world. Regardless of your industry, you must startup strong to survive and thrive in the modern marketplace.

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