Becoming an entrepreneur can bring a great sense of achievement, but only if you start the right kind of business for you. If you start the right kind of business, you’ll be so much more likely to thrive. If you start a business simply because you think of the money, you are unlikely to get very far! Here are some tips on knowing what kind of business is perfect for you:
Write Down the Things You’re Passionate About
Your business needs to be something you are passionate about, so write down everything you’re passionate about. This can be absolutely anything. Just don’t think about it too much. Don’t think ‘that wouldn’t make a very good business’ and skip it – just write everything down. You might be passionate about sleeping, shopping, food, or something more specific like model trains. Just write it all down as this will help you brainstorm later.
Write Down the Things You’re Good At
Now write down the things you’re good at. Many of these things will probably be tied in with your passions, but think of other things too. What do other people say you’re good at? Maybe you’re good at writing, acting, communicating, or something random like cutting the grass. Again, write everything down so you can make more effective brainstorms later on.
Think About What Makes You Lose Track of Time
There’s got to be something that you’re so passionate about, you simply lose track of time while you’re doing it. Writing? Singing? Running? Write all of these things down. Ideally, you’ll feel this way about your business, as it won’t even feel like work! Albert Einstein used to lose track of time all the time, and had to be reminded to eat.
Think of Gaps in the Market/Your Area
Now, once you’ve made brainstorms outlining the possibilities, think of the gaps in the market. Where could you fill a gap? Or do you think you can do something better than somebody else? You should also consider what will be popular in your area. The area doesn’t matter necessarily if you plan on working mainly online. However, if you’re opening a physical store then the location is so important!
Consider How You’ll Become Qualified/Train
Now, you might have a few obstacles in the way of you and your business. Maybe you need appropriate certificates or training. Look into the best way to get this. Don’t try to cut corners here! If you can spend longer getting qualifications and experience then it’s probably best, and people will trust you more when you open up your business. Let’s say you’re looking to start a business in manufacturing; you could look into scientific molding seminar to help you. If you want to start training people to live healthier lifestyles, a personal training qualification might help. It depends on your goals!
How will you get funding for your business? If you’re lucky, your business won’t take much to start up. However, you’ll more than likely need some money to get you going. You could approach banks, investors, or another source to help you out. Make sure you have a business plan ready to approach them so they know you are serious!
Ready to start a business? Don’t waste anymore time!