To be profitable in a business, your company must be innovative, that is you must be introducing new ideas. The people might consider your idea not good enough to embraced, do not loss hope, try to develop new ideas by considering the environment you are trying to explore.
When starting a business you consider the following:
Look at your environment and note down what others in business have not done. Based on what you discovered, do some research online, attend conferences, forums, workshop, and even look for a mentor to put you through till you achieve success.
You don't look at what you have lost but just look at what you have left. Most of the important things in the world are being done by the great people who keeps trying when seems there is no hope at all. You don't loss hope until you achieve your goals.
Always work according to your aim and objectives. Have in mind that a day is coming when your dream business will be realised, friends and relatives will surely cheer up with you one day. If your idea failed. do not be frustrated but keep working on another good idea because you never can tell the one that might brought you recognition and would be embraced by your targetted audience.
Again, try as much as possible to carve a niche for your business, a company that does what every other people are doing eventually would be lost in the market. Sit down in a quiet place, think on what you can do, a legitimate business that has not being ventured into by someone else. If you feel like having a business online, there are lot of affiliate programs you can join free. The most important is how to mmarket your affiliate website so as to attract visitors to your site daily. Again you can design a website for your business selling ebooks or other items online.