New business ideas are more important than ever because, while big business is shedding jobs, small business is growing rapidly - as more and more people make money from their own ideas.
The American economy is absolutely reliant on small businesses, and the creativity and drive of entrepreneurs and small business owners who have the tenacity to succeed.
Central to how well small business can help to grow the economy out of its current recession/depression is the quality of the business ideas, and efficiency and competency with which these ideas are brought to market.
"Looking for some great ways to lower startup business costs in 2013?" Starting a business is a "risky business" because there are always plenty of startup costs, with no guarantee of a return down the line.
This makes it important for startups to be as lean as possible without prejudicing their chances of success by opting to use poor quality products and services.
Online startups, in particular, are susceptible to choosing low cost, low quality services that put them at an immediate disadvantage - for the sake of saving a few dollars here and there.
Coming up with a great small business idea that is free (or very low cost), and easy to start from home, is the first step to making money - but you have to think outside the box.
The Internet is well suited to starting a business out of a home office (or garage), and, fortunately, it no longer takes much money or time to start a website.
But, if your spidey senses are tingling because you don't know much about online business, don't panic. This is 2013, and reliable, super cheap (or completely free) website builders and Web hosts are everywhere.
Creating a business plan for a new online business (like a blog, professional site, or eCommerce store) requires decent market analysis into the market size, niche, and target audience.
Unlike traditional businesses, online businesses have some great market research tools available free of charge (useful for traditional businesses too), in the form of the Google AdWords keyword tool, and Google Trends.
Google's keyword tool can tell you a lot about the size of a market globally, within a country, and how much traffic given search phrases may generate.
A lot of people are looking for work at home jobs or home business ideas in order to make money online, on the side, or in their spare time - in order to make ends meet.
In fact, the current economic recession/depression has led to some startling changes in the way Americans look at how they make money.
According to search data from Google Trends, entrepreneurs in the U.S have switched from looking to start home based or small businesses, and are now focusing on find work from home opportunities instead.
"Did you know that it's super easy to get your small or home business online in less than half an hour, without requiring any technical skills or knowledge, and for free?"
If you have a small business, or an idea for a business, and would like to get a professional website (or eCommerce store) online, then 2013 is the time to start.
With the economy showing signs of recovery, and website builders offering powerful, cutting edge Web development tools at very affordable prices (with free trials to get started), 2013 is going to be the year of opportunity for small businesses on the Web.