So, it’s the new year and you need to get the juices flowing for your next business idea.
This can be to launch a new business if you are looking to start 2020 off with a start-up, or if your business needs some new ideas.
But how do you start?
You get inspiration.
It all starts in the mind.
Your thoughts are the first step to igniting a business idea.
So, healthy and positive thoughts are the key to your next business success.
Here are 5 quotes to help you get started:
1 ) Golda Meir, fourth Prime Minister of Israel.
“Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.”
Meir’s quote pinpoints the importance of small beginnings. It doesn’t matter how big the steps are that you are making, the important thing is that you keep pushing forward and working on what is in front of you.
2 ) Thomas Edison, co-founder of General Electric
“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.”
Edison, the well-known innovator.
How could we not include him in our list?
Think about the pain points of your clients.
Ask yourself these questions:
What are the daily struggles that your customer faces in their businesses or lives.
Do they need to use your product?
What is the benefit of using your business idea over your competitors?
3 ) Larry Ellison, founder of Oracle Corporation.
“When you innovate, you’ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts.”
This is so true. Some of the best business entrepreneurs have been kicked down by others or laughed at for their ideas. Be inspired that your ‘crazy’ idea might just be the next big thing. Just make sure you understand its USP and you have a good focus on your goals.
4 ) Lisa Stone, co-founder and CEO of BlogHer
“Wonder what your customer really wants? Ask. Don’t tell.”
This is crucial to creating a business idea. You need to create in relation to what your audience needs. There is no point forming things and new strategies for something that noone wants. Don’t waste your time and money. Look to your audience on social media platform for ideas. Why don’t you conduct some surveys too?
5 ) Paul Rand, Graphic Designer
“Don’t try to be original, just try to be good.”
Trying too hard is off-putting. Look at any sales pitch you have received over LinkedIn, don’t try and create something completely original. We are NOT saying you should just copy someone else’s idea, but take inspiration for others and create something good. Great ideas come from a bit of inspiration and a good purpose for your idea. Focus on the benefits of your product or new business plan. What is great about your idea?
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