The digital age has sparked innovation in countless industries, and while this is great for businesses, it has created a wide talent gap. For instance, one study found that it takes an average of 58 days for recruiters to find an engineer. Individuals with highly complex skills are in high demand, and at first glance, it appears that there are simply not enough qualified candidates to fill these positions. However, if you take a closer look, entirely new opportunities begin to open up.
Speaking broadly, an entrepreneur is someone who identifies a need in the market and attempts to fill it. Naturally, this isn’t always the case as the world doesn’t really need another burger joint, but guess what? A new one just opened up somewhere in this fine country of ours as I wrote this. Regardless of whether a need has truly been identified, or you are simply improving on a product that already exists, starting your own business will be difficult with no guarantee of success -- regardless of how well you may plan ahead.