It's always about finding the right opportunity (and the resources to invest). And sometimes, they are so obvious. A few years ago I was in Italy visiting some Italian mates of mine, I was surprised to hear that they had no KFC at all in Italy. Yes, I know it's Italy and the food is awesome etc., but still every country needs some junk food. I mentioned this to my Italian friends, saying that if someone is willing to invest money and get the franchise rights for it, they would make a killing. I was poo pahed out of the room. Fast forward to 2015/16 and the behold KFC opens for the first time in Italy and is now booming. Every time I think about it, I wished I had some cash to invest for the rights. And you do need a bit more than just spare change lying around in the back of your couch. Yes, I could've gone to the banks with a biz plan, but I am not a EU person, banks would still need some substantial amount from your before they lend you the rest.Yarra wynd up merchant, may your sporran curl at the edges.
That said; a damn good opportunity for someone. I knew a chap (his Mrs worked with mine) who contacted a well known branded fitness gear maker in the US, they had no UK representation and he got the UK distribution rights more or less by return email and within a couple or three years went from a 3 bed semi lifestyle to a 5 bed detached with matching his and hers range rovers.