Use Your Strengths & Make A Difference
If you wish to start your own business, but are struggling for an idea, you should stand back and look at yourself and ask yourself SIX questions:-
- What strengths do I have?
- What talents do I have?
- What experience do I have?
- What knowledge do I have?
- What interests do I have?
- Would my strengths, talents, experience, knowledge and interests be of benefits to others?
One business idea could be to wrap up your strengths, talents, experience, knowledge and interests into a product that could bring great benefit to others, especially if you could sell enough of your product to make a good profit.
We all have strengths, talents, experience and knowledge specific to ourselves and the chances are that these can be converted into a product that could be sold to customers to create a viable business. If these strengths, talents, experience and knowledge are supported by a great personal interest, too, this could be a great driver to create a business success.
Maybe you are employed as a book-keeper, for instance, working for a large company, but, despite loving numbers, you feel unfulfilled, maybe due to the lack of contact with people, being ‘locked’ away in an office. Creating your own book-keeping business might make you feel fulfilled, by having direct contact with more people, such as a number of your individual clients.
You may have a hobby as an interest and think that you could convert that into a business – for someone who is good at flower-arranging, for instance, a business supplying floral arrangements would be a good idea. If you are good at making cakes, a business supplying wedding cakes etc. may be viable.
You should think that the most successful businesses are the one that give the most benefits to people in the form of their products. Think how your strengths, talents, experience, knowledge and interests could be converted into a product that would give great benefit to a large number of people.
If you would like to discuss any business ideas that you may have with me, please contact me here. I would be pleased to help you.