Many modern businesses are relatively isolated, allowing people to work solo, and have very little interaction with others throughout their working week. For those who are introverted, this way of working is appreciated and enjoyable – but if you’re a people person, then the idea of such isolation is unlikely to be welcome.
As a result, we thought it worth looking at the business ideas that allow entrepreneurs to surround themselves with others and can make the most of your ability to interact with others. So, if you’re a people person considering starting your own business, here are four business ideas to keep in mind.
1) Become a restaurateur
Running a restaurant is quite unlike any other type of business as no two days are alike; every evening you are open will be entirely different from the ones that have gone before. However, this unique environment can allow you, as a people person, to thrive. You can leave the culinary requirements to your head chef and focus instead on working closely with your suppliers, managing your staff, and engaging with your customers – all of which will perfectly suit your preferences and abilities.
2) Open a recruitment agency
Recruitment is a fantastic choice for a people person; your days will be spent talking to both candidates and clients, using your skills to find a placement that works well for everyone. In addition, your ability to network – which tends to come naturally to any people person – will be hugely beneficial when it comes to building a client base, and with the right recruitment website design and social media management to back up your natural skills, you should be on to a winner.
3) Open a tour guiding business
Admittedly, this business idea is somewhat location-dependant; ideally, you will need to be located in a large city that experiences a decent amount of tourist traffic. However, if you can get the location right, then tour guiding can be a very profitable business. You’ll be able to use your understanding of people, and their preferences, to create engaging and immersive tours, and leading those tours will allow you to work alongside the general public for much of your working day. Alternatively, you could hire staff to run the tours themselves and focus your attention on management, attracting customers, and building relationships with local attractions in order to secure discounts; either way, you’ll always be surrounded by people.\
4) Start a marketing agency
Opening a marketing agency could be the perfect choice for any people person, as the entire industry relies on people’s ability to connect and sustain relationships with one another. In particular, you may find it beneficial to focus on connecting social media influencers with brands seeking to advertise. This route will allow your people skills to flourish, and should lead to partnerships that are lucrative and beneficial for all involved.
Hopefully, one of the ideas above will allow you to start a business venture that capitalizes on your skills and allows them to work in an environment that suits your preferences perfectly.