How to begin the process of idea?
This is the second part of our article Starting a Business, and this time talk about how to start the process of idea.
First, take a sheet of paper and write at the top “things about me.” A list of five to seven things about yourself – things you enjoy doing or where it is really good at personal life (we’ll get his working life in a minute). Your list might include: “I’m good with people, I love children, I love reading, I love computers, I love numbers, I’m good at giving marketing concepts, I am a problem solver.” Just write whatever comes to mind, does not have to make sense. Once you have your list, the number each activity on one side of paper.
On the other side, list the things that you think does not do well or do not like to do. Maybe you’re really good at marketing concepts, but you do not like meeting people and really not very fond of children or do not like public speaking or not to travel. Do not think much, just write your thoughts. When finished, ask yourself: “If there were three to five products or services that would make my personal life better, what would?” This is your personal life as a man, woman, father, husband, mother, wife, grandfather – whatever their situation. Determine which products or services make life easier or happier, we can make you more productive or efficient, or just give it more time.
Then ask the same questions about your business life. Examine what you like and dislike about their careers, as well as features of what people like and dislike about you. Finally, ask yourself why you are thinking of starting a business in the first place. Then, when finished, find a common pattern or recurring (ie, if there is a need for a business that makes one of the things you like or which is good).
One way to get ideas – is to hear about your frustrations (or your co-workers, relatives or neighbors). The opportunities are there, just look. If your brain is always set to look for ideas, then ideas can come from just looking around or reading. For example, if I had read an article on the emergence of television in three dimensions, and if he was thinking in business terms, one might say “Wow, maybe there’s an opportunity there for me to do something. I start researching about it. “Who will the 3D glasses to see?
In other words, you can take any idea and adapt to the times and their community. Add your own creativity to any concept. In fact, the personalization of a concept is not an option but a necessity if you want your business to succeed.
One of the best ways to determine if your idea will be successful in your community is to talk to people you know. If it’s a business idea, talk to coworkers and colleagues. Assess personal ideas with your family or neighbors. Do not be afraid that people might steal your idea. That’s not likely. Only discuss the general concept, it is necessary to have all the details.
Just do it!
Hopefully by now, the process of determining what business is right for you has been at least somewhat demystified. Understand that putting up a business is not an exact science. No, it is easy to start a business, but not as complicated or as scary as many people think. It is a step by step the procedure of common sense. Therefore, take one step at a time. Step One: Determine what you want done. Once you get the idea, talk with people to know what you think. Ask: “Do you want to buy and / or use this, and much would you pay?”
Understand that many people around you do not encourage (some even discourage) to carry out their business venture. Some will tell you they have the best interests and do in heart, and who just want to see the reality of the situation. Some envy his courage, while others resent not having the guts to actually do something. You can not let these deter detractors succeed to stop your journey before it begins.
In fact, once you have an idea for a business, what is the most important feature you need as an entrepreneur? Perseverance. When ready to launch his business, he said “no” more times than it had been said before. You can not take it personally, you have to go beyond the “no” and move to the next person – because, ultimately, will come to a “yes”.
One of the most common warnings you hear is about risk. Everyone will tell you that it is risky to start your own business. Sure, starting a business is risky, but it is not risky in life? In addition, there is a difference between calculated risk and foolish. If you carefully consider what you are doing, ask for help when needed, and never stop asking questions, may decrease the risk.
You can not afford to risk the shade you from moving forward. Ask yourself “What am I really risking?” And assess risk. What am I giving up? What will I lose if things do not work? Do not risk what you can not afford. Do not risk your home, your family or your health. Ask yourself “If this fails, I’ll be worse than I am now?” If all you have to lose is some time, energy and money, then it is probably worthwhile and risk.
Determining what you want to do is just the first step. He still has a lot of homework to do, a lot of research ahead. The most important thing is: Do something. Do not sit year after year to say “This is the year I’ll start a business.” Make this year so you really should do!