Some people have a business sense that can’t be taught, a natural inclination to make sense of a competitive world that other people simply can’t navigate. If you’re one of those people, there’s a good chance that you might want to start your own business someday, if you haven’t already. But there are many people walking around with these talents that haven’t yet found success in the business world for one reason: They lack a great idea for a business.
Having a killer idea is the foundation for many great businesses because it helps someone immediately establish themselves. If you’re entering an established market, you have to work that much harder and longer to establish yourself over entities that have been in the industry long before you. But if you come up an idea that fills an undiscovered niche, you have the opportunity to gain a foothold before nobody else can make that happen.
That’s exactly what the folks at Bellhops have managed to do, as they took a similar approach to Uber’s business model and adapted it to the moving industry.
There is often a Eureka moment at the heart of business success stories. Someone will be walking around, living their daily life when suddenly it dawns on them that there is need out there that hasn’t yet been filled. Training yourself to be aware of these moments is the easiest way to break through with a new business idea. It’s easy to get caught up in the million things you have going on each day, but if you can keep somewhere in your mind the idea of looking for areas that are underserved in the business world, you might just stumble upon one when you least expect it.
One of the great things about the modern business world is that technology has opened up many new opportunities for the budding entrepreneur. Finding your niche today often doesn’t mean coming up with a new idea for a product or service that has never been delivered to the public before. Instead, it often requires someone noticing that there is a way to an existing product or service to be offered to the public cheaper, faster, or more effectively via technology than what is available now. People want everything at their fingertips these days, so apps and websites are excellent ways to create a brand new niche.
Study past Success Stories
It often takes a little inspiration to come up with an idea that no one has ever imagined in the past. That inspiration can come from studying the examples of others who were once in your situation and came up with an idea. You might able to take something from their process or how they approached the problem that is applicable to your situation, and it just might jar your ingenuity and inventiveness.
So don’t fret if the next big idea hasn’t yet entered your consciousness. You can grease the wheels for it to happen by taking the steps above and letting your excellent business sense do the rest.