How to Find a Great Business Idea!
Please complete this worksheet even if you feel sure about your idea. Thinking about these questions will help your business in many ways that you'll discover over the next few weeks. Please don't just answer with yes or no, take your time and give thoughtful, detailed answers.
How do you spend your free time?
Did you ever have a job that you loved? What was it that made you love it?
What did you study that you loved?
What kind of advice or help do other people come to you for?
What skills and talents do you already have?
What did you love to do as a child that made time stand still?
If someone offered you $200,000 per year to do any type of work, what would you choose to do?
Which businesses do you like? Which businesses do you walk into and feel like you're home?
Which companies do you look at and think "Oh, I would love to do something like that!"
When you close your eyes and imagine the future life that you want, what does it look like and feel like?
Do you want to be location independent? Do you want to be able to travel or live in different places and still be able to run your business? How do you picture that?
Do you want to work alone or with a team? Do you want to manage other people?
Do you want to work inside or outside or a bit of both? Work at a desk or have a business that keeps you up on your feet? Why?
Do you want to work from home or have an office or other space where you go every day? How does that look?
Do you want a lifestyle business where you make enough but have more balance in your life? Or, do you want to make millions and are okay with the time and balance trade-offs? How do you imagine this life?
Do you want to work at home while raising your kids or bring them to work with you?
Do you want to build a business that can become a legacy for your kids? How do you picture this?
What problems do you see in your community that you'd like to solve?
What problems do you see in the wider world that you'd like to solve?
What ideas do you have for choosing an existing industry and doing it better?
What ideas do you have for taking an existing business idea and finding a new niche or a new twist on the idea?
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