The Businesses you should start in 2019

We’re in a fortunate position where we have access to more than 400,000 small businesses across the UK, and can interrogate data to get insight into which sectors are in need of more professionals, and which are oversaturated.

This information is invaluable to entrepreneurs and people who are thinking about starting a business in 2019. So, we decided to analyse the three million job requests that have passed through over the last year, and create a list of those sectors that need more pro’s.

Below is the 2019 list of sectors that need more professionals to service demand, along with the average job price:

  1.       Dog and pet grooming – £34.16
  2.       Dog training – £99
  3.       Catering – £700
  4.       Gardening – £18/hr
  5.       Personal training – £30/hr
  6.       Wedding car hire – £295
  7.       Marquee hire – £925
  8.       House cleaning – £13/hr
  9.       Hypnotherapy – £75
  10.       DJ – £235

Dog and pet grooming is the most underserviced sector in the UK according to the data, with just 20% of job requests being answered on average. Dog training is closely followed with a 33% response rate and then catering with a 44%. It’s estimated that there are 8.9 million pet dogs in the UK* with the UK pet care market valued at £4.4 billion**.

The average dog and pet groomer can do six jobs a day. Following a standard five-day work week, a pet groomer can make £1,024.80 before tax per week. Courses in pet grooming start at £1200 on average and can be obtained via City & Guilds.

We’ve also created a list that details the most underserviced sectors in the UK’s major cities:

  1. London – Dog & Pet Grooming
  2. Manchester – Catering
  3. Birmingham – Dog Training
  4. Bristol – Dog & Pet Grooming
  5. York – Hypnotherapy
  6. Newcastle – Marquee Hire
  7. Leicester – House Cleaning
  8. Liverpool – Catering
  9. Edinburgh – DJ
  10. Glasgow – Gardening 

The 10 sectors that are currently being over serviced in the UK:

  1. Fence and gate installation £700
  2. Wedding photography £595
  3. Carpet cleaning £95
  4. Magician £237.50
  5. Photography £210
  6. Therapist £49/hr
  7. Counselling £48/hr
  8. Dog walking £13
  9. Landscaping £820
  10. Chimney sweep £40 co-founder, Kai Feller said,

“We wanted to create something useful for the public with our insight and data, and a list of the sectors that need more professionals was an obvious choice for us, considering what we do. The pet market is huge in the UK, we’re a real nation of dog lovers, so I’m not surprised there’s an abundance of customers in the space, however there is obviously a shortage of professionals.

“I hope this list helps advise those who have been deliberating on whether to start their own business and encourage more entrepreneurial spirit. Being self-employed and a sole trader has some amazing benefits, but it can be a big risk to take. I think the list encompasses enough sectors where most people will be able to read it and think ‘yes, I could do that’. Hopefully next year we’ll see an even bigger rise in small businesses!”




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