New Businesses Lead the Way in 2013
New businesses are one of the biggest reasons that the United States has continued its economic resurgence over the past few years. Many people were skeptical that the call by the current administration for new manufacturing capacity within the United States would ever amount to much. Instead they were surprised by the vitality and the energy of the new businesses created by young and old people alike. New businesses started coming out and capturing the imagination of the country on a daily basis, thanks to websites.
They were helped immeasurably by a change in posture by government. They became more open to different concepts such as crowd funding and initial license offerings that allowed new businesses to grow by harnessing the power of the people that would support them. Another thing that encouraged new businesses to grow was the end of the war in Afghanistan. The United States reputation overseas, battered for so long by its warring, finally was allowed to return to a peacetime stance.
Recent economic indicators regarding new businesses shows that there are a significant amount of people that have confidence in the direction the economy is headed to the extent that they are investing significantly in expansion over the coming two quarters. Of the new businesses that are coming into vogue, a surprising number of them are actually goods that are traditionally manufactured. This has been a shift that is surprising to many, but because of technologies like 3d printing, it has allowed people to go straight from the drawing board to the factory floor in record time.
New businesses in the software sector include efforts to help expand the mobile operating systems that drive both tablet and smart phone usage. There now almost a million applications available for some of the smart phone operating systems already. There are also a lot of new businesses that are focusing on adding new operating systems themselves. Some of the operating systems that are coming out as new businesses are focused on one country and others will be released globally.
New businesses in the services sector that are not software based are often focused on interpreting the new health care regulations and providing support for some of the different types of benefits that are available for employees. Other new businesses that provide services are taking into account new ways to serve international markets by using technology to appear to be local in different countries.
New businesses are being helped on the intellectual property front by a new set of rules and technology developed by the US Patent Office. The rules streamline the patent process and lower payment so that new businesses can file for patents and trademarks in a shorter time frame. New businesses are also being helped by tougher laws regarding patent trolls, or companies that try and hold patents or intellectual property hostage.
Another set of new businesses tested the US by lobbying for legalization of their industries. So it was that online gambling and marijuana smoking became legal in parts of the United States. New businesses sprung up overnight to serve those markets.