There are success stories in the economy
We are still bombarded by comments from many journalists and politicians that “things are bad”. Yes they are difficult but equally there are some serious success stories. The other day I came across a young business which produces caricatures on the web (www.billandbenthecartoonmen.com). Equally, there are reports that independent businesses have grown by 2.4%; this is a rate three times more than large chains. For example the beauty sector has definitely shown a growth and some business types are enjoying growth rates of 16.5%.
So with good planning and with the right resources (both financially and with professional advice) and with a great deal of enthusiasm you may be able to find an opportunity and start a successful business.
I think it all comes back to the old saying that a glass is either half full or half empty and for my part I would rather have the half full glass.