Ideas are a dime a dozen!! Yes that may be true, but I also believe that what makes an idea unique is the person driving it forward. Two people can set off from similar or same business idea paths and end up in two completely different destinations. The determining factor is the passion, personality and fortitude of the person who holds the potential of the idea in his/her hand.
The Old Vs The New
I was browsing the internet recently when I came across this simple and lovely idea of fruit delivery to offices http://www.fruitfortheoffice.co.uk/. Now I don’t know the owner of the business but I read the story of how the business came about and I was well impressed. What separates this business from the fruit stall at the corner of your office block is the boldness and audacity of one business owner to flow with changing times.
We all remember the fruit stalls that are usually situated at the entrance to the train station. On a good day when you get out of your house early enough, you stop by to get some fruit so you can fulfil part of your 5-a-day intake. The stall owner’s luck changes when the weather is not so favourable. You hurry by to get to the safe haven of the four walls of your office; bad weather equals loss of sales to the fruit stall owner.
So when someone like Fruit for the Office comes along, I doubt if you will stop by the train station any longer when fresh fruit is now waiting for you in the office – most likely provided by your employer.
Use your Creative Juices
The same brainwave can happen to your business idea if you take time to research what you have, what you know and what you can offer. Your passion or business idea has the potential to grow if you are willing to do the ground work and build a solid foundation for it to stand upon. Don’t just look at what has been done, think of the potential of what can be.
Start With Questions
What idea has been bugging you for weeks without end?
Is it time to give that idea life?
There are many routes to develop your business idea but the first step is to own it and identify its potential. Take some time out and consider what you can do with the ideas floating in your head.
What is your idea? Who is it for? Why do they need it? How will it work? Where can they buy it? When can you launch it? These are some of the questions you should consider before you set off on your business path.
Research plays a key factor in the idea development stage. Once you identify and test the potential of your idea, then give it LIFE with a business plan.
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