A few years ago I bought products from Alibaba and soon realized I bought products that were very hard to compete with other companies since mec and Amazon are doing a much better job. Now I want to learn the best ways to find products that are niche and where to buy/make them. What are the best tools to do product research to find what might be something people want? If you were starting a business on $5,000-10,000 what route would you take as a new small business? I would appreciate any advice!