Are you thinking of starting a business?
Most of the successful businesses of today all started with just an idea. Even the creation of the world started with an idea in the mind of the creator.
Ideas that generate huge cash usually don’t hit everyone, only a few are lucky enough to get it when the inspiration comes.
The fact that you are reading this post means that you are interested in starting a business.
If you are looking to start a profitable business, then you need an idea.
Ideas are where businesses germinate. If you can come up with an idea, the business building part will follow.
So, how do people come up with awesome business ideas?
Awesome business ideas come from inspiration. Inspiration comes out of anywhere and may hit you anytime when you least expect it.
To help you, here are 5 ways to get awesome business ideas you can work on.
Follow Your Heart
This is the first step. You must go with something you enjoy doing.
If you enjoy what you are doing, you will flourish and so will your business. You must go with what gives you fulfilment and satisfaction in life. You don’t want to start a business you don’t like.
Most successful businesses men and women started their business out of passion. They found a way of monetising their passion.
So, one way to get awesome business ideas is to look into yourself and ask yourself this question, ‘what gives you fulfilment and satisfaction?’ From brainstorming to finding an answer, the awesome idea that will bring out that business inside of you will be revealed.
You need to learn how to study the marketplace so you can come up with an idea that the market will welcome. When you are out there walking in a park, try not to be too absorbed in your own little world.
Look around and listen to people. Watch what people are buying and why. Read newspapers and watch business news. Most businesses that had a good start stemmed from an updated knowledge of what trended and what was currently in demand.
Go online. Online shopping is a huge trend now and doing some surfing will surely give you idea on what business to put up.
Start Doing Something Now
I have found that just doing anything is the best and fastest way to the perfect idea.
You shouldn’t stay idle because you have not found the perfect idea. You shouldn’t expect an awesome idea to come to you just by being idle.
Most times it comes when you are being busy doing something, something related to your passion.
You have got to just start doing something, anything. Try. Fail. Go for any idea, and just run with it until you have to stop.
You might avoid starting a business because you fear failure. But, maybe failure is what you need. Maybe you need to fail a few times before you can succeed. So, go ahead and start now. Do anything.
This is another way to get awesome business ideas. Like I said above, ideas come from inspiration and one source of inspiration is reading business books.
So, let me ask you, ‘how many books have you read this year alone?’
People hardly read and that is why they hardly get business idea running through their mind. Reading books can be an affordable way to get awesome business ideas. It is a crucial part of becoming an entrepreneur.
So, which book should you start reading?
Here is my list of books to get you started;
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
- The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
- The Learn Startup by Eric Ries
- Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months by Melinda F. Emerson
- Will it Fly? How to Know if Your New Business Has Wings…. Before You Take The Leap; by Thomas K. McKnight
These are books to help you get started.
The ability to network is one of the most crucial skill any entrepreneur can have. What can spark up a business idea if not from associating with great minds?
To land awesome business ideas, you will need to associate yourself in a gathering that spark up related thoughts.
Venues like workshop, business seminars and conferences are places you should be if you really want to land great business ideas.
Make it a habit never to miss any business conference or seminar until you land that awesome idea you can build on.