Business Idea - How do I find?

Every day we encounter potential business ideas: All parents know the problem, that children not keep still at the hairdresser. A Japanese man has opened a hairdressing salon especially for children. An entrepreneur sees opportunities where others complain of problems. Kim Schulz served three months in prison because he had penetrated as Hacker into computer networks. Suddenly free, he 50 offers from companies on the table had. He should take care of their data security. The starting shot for his first company. Anita Roddick resented the traditional products of the cosmetics industry. She then developed her own cosmetic products. The Beginning of the Body Shop. Richard Branson was annoyed when flying for years about the loveless Service. Today he runs his own airline Virgin Air. Bill Gates saw that computers would take over the world. And he realized that all computers need an operating system. He delivered it.
How are these successful entrepreneurs come to their business ideas? They simply stopped his eyes and recognized potentials. Sharpen your perception for potentials. These may be things that you fret. Look for things you or others wish, although not there to buy. Often business ideas start with phrases like: "One would have time ..." or "Why is there no ...?" Keep your eyes and ears. Write down immediately everything you up and dream up.

Can I earn with my business idea money?

Do you offer something that does not exist yet. Do something different, better or cheaper. You need a good answer to the question: Why would a customer just buy from me? Find a way to take advantage of a potential and to earn money. If a product is too expensive for many people? Can you offer it cheaper? Many people want nice furniture at reasonable prices. What makes furniture so expensive? The personnel costs. IKEA saves labor costs because customers pick their own furniture and assembling. Good design at a low price makes IKEA so successful. But such successes are rare. Most business ideas even fail. How come? Many business ideas based on false assumptions. Gottlieb Daimler believed that no more than 500 cars would be sold. It simply would no longer chauffeurs. Luckily he made a mistake in his favor.

How do I find out if my business idea is any good?

In no case, by sitting at a desk and write a big concept. Obtain information. Your idea has to do with furniture? Talk to carpenters, wood suppliers and furniture dealers. Talk to potential customers. You ultimately want their money. What do they want? Would they pay money for it? How much? it remains profit left? Meet with people who have done something similar. The founder of the Internet auction house eBay in Germany have done internships in Silicon Valley and in consultancies. There they have with many people discussed their ideas and get many useful tips. So they could have repaired the first error and hone their business ideas.

Jump into the cold water to go without bathing

The best information is no guarantee of success. It does a child anything, if it dominates the dry runs on land and then goes down in the water. Try important elements of your business idea on a "trial and error" in miniature. Need to much start-up capital? No. One good idea follows the money and not vice versa. Anita Roddick had 4000 pounds for her first Body Shop. Sabeer Bhatia, founder of the Internet company hotmail wanted, actually 3 million $ starting capital. He got only $ 300,000. It was enough (Microsoft $ 400 million paid shortly thereafter for hotmail). The successful Scholz + Friends Berlin started in 1990 in the old nursery of a founder. With $ 1000 the 19-year-old Michael Dell started to sell PCs. Necessity is the mother of invention. Little money forces you to concentrate on the essentials. Put on your ideas and not on capital. A lot of money tempts making costly mistakes.
You need the same to open a restaurant, if you have a new catering concept? You can also just have a party at home and test your concept in miniature. You get immediate feedback and can improve your idea. If things go well, you can for the next event a restaurant rent.

That doesn't mean we're perfect, but when we make mistakes we fix them.
As you learn as an entrepreneur, your dreams and goals, step by step to actually achieve
I have thought long what advice, what kind of advice I can give you in my Christmas e-mail on the way into the next year. It struck me again and again an article one, which I read last year about Michael Phelps, the American world-class swimmer, the say at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and write 8 gold medals won. For this new record, he received from his sponsor a prize of 1 million dollars. With this money Michael Phelps set up a foundation whose first action was an educational program for children. This program was entitled "Dream, Plan, Reach".

In this program, children should learn to set goals, take responsibility and practice discipline. Dreaming, planning, achievement. Well, that could easily be the content of a training program for operators, right? This title is at least for me an apt motto for the next days.

I do not know how about you, but next to the hustle and bustle and the stress around the Christmas, for me is the time 'between the years', the days between Christmas and New Year, always something special. These days it is actually once quiet, there will be time to think, because I will not be distracted all the time by some everyday things and daily business. It's cold, darkness falls early and most people are in their homes. Like a veil settles a pleasant rest of the country. Time stands still a little. I see then back on the year that is ending and think about what I have experienced and done, how far I have come closer to my dreams. Then I think about what I have dreams and goals for the next year.

I have learned that putting through training, planning, goals and informed choice of action, anything is possible', Michael Phelps said in an interview. In fact, the program 'dreams, plan, achieve' a powerful tool. Read More