What Businesses Do Well In a Recession

The term “recession” is that time or period when a country’s economy is depleting and its money is real tight. If you are going to start your own business, you may think that establishing it during recession is not a good idea. Thus, you are going to wait.

But what if the recession will be for a year or so, are you going to wait for long? Starting a business during a recession period may not be a bad idea if you know the type of businesses that can stand and survive the recession.

It is a fact that there are quite a few fields or types of businesses that can withstand the difficulty that a recession brings. The main reason for this is that it is the nature of individuals to do the everyday basic things and activities in life. These basic things usually involved money in it. Therefore, businesses that provide these basic things are the ones that can stand the recession. Sell any of these commodities, and surely, your business will not be affected by the recession. Here are the some types of businesses that can survive during a recession period.

Food Businesses

One of the basic needs of every individual is food. People need to eat even if they are having financial problem. Although in point of truth, people do not usually eat out in order to budget their money, still there are times when they are bound to eat in fast food chains and the like. For examples, those who have work, especially if their workplace is far away from their home, they tend to eat outside. Even though there are people who bring lunch boxes with them, still the numbers of people who eat outside is high. This is because working people are busy and most of them have no time to prepare their own lunchboxes.

Starting a mobile catering business is one of the great ideas in this kind of business. In this case, you will have to raise money for your business’ startup cost on purchasing a mobile unit.

Video Games Businesses

People also tend to change habits during the time of recession. This most especially happen regarding their entertainment habits. Since during recession, individuals restrain themselves from going out to town in order to save money, they will have to look for another of entertainment. Since today’s latest craze in the entertainment world are video games, you might as well establish one. Start this kind of business and begin supplying people video games to their Nintendo, Xbox, as well as other units of game. You can have a fresh start by looking the cheapest storefront there is and rent it. If you have already bought used games, sell them so that you can have a markup continue and never quit on this process until your business is already accumulating enough money to buy another used or even new games.


  • lokesh agrawal said on August 14, 2011
    well am from orissa and city rourkela,i want to do good business with high returns i can invest 50lakhs or more then that.....just suggest me some great which is good in terms of growth and returns as well
  • sylvia moreno said on November 12, 2011
    San diego CA 92105 single mom of three have 15K and would like to start a carpet cleaning business w/in-home office.Do you see this as a good business plan? any suggestions? pls reply I will forever appreciate your time and ideas, this investment is all I have from my fathers death. thank you n God bless you!
  • Dipankar Das said on July 24, 2012
    Hi, this is dipankar from west Bengal, would like to know about manufacture business, i can spend nearly 15 lakh in the beginning. plz suggest what type of business should i do...
  • pathu said on April 1, 2014
    Hi your kind, I am Pathu from andhrapradesh ,India. I want to start a candle making business at home scale. I want to apply loan with my certificates with some asserts which i possessed is around 4lakh. how to make a quotation for loan please suggest.
  • Nitin Mittal said on September 8, 2015
    How is surgical supply business . I am based at noida


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