A dream for many working moms is abandoning the 9-5 and launching a life and business they desire for their family.
Among the first obstacles that get’s in your way of moving forward with this dream is “I are ill-informed of what type of business to produce.”
Uncovering that brilliant business idea inside you (I believe we all have one) is crucial as to gain the focus and motivation to get this dream.
Our business idea could also make or break how successful our company is and most importantly determine if we build the lifestyle that we truly wish for our family
So how do you uncover what your brilliant business idea is? Listed here are 5 steps to obtain started:
Clarity in your “Why”
The most brilliant businesses are built from the foundation of your “why.” The deep underlying drive behind why you want to start a business. As working moms we already have a strong “why” which is to provide financial security to family or have more flexibility to spend the time we want with your kids.
Now we need to go a step further and find out the legacy we would like to leave in the world with the business. It’s the “why” that creates us get of bed every day to do something we LOVE as opposed to something we feel like we “have” to complete. When we don’t clearly understand our “why” only then do we take the risk of creating a business we don’t like, but one we thought we “should” start, or think will make us the most money.
So prior to going any further determine what your “why” is for starting a business, the change you want to make on the globe with it, and then build your business idea from that point.
Reveal Your Gifts and skills
Now you are clear on your “why” it’s time to uncover your greatest gifts and talents you have to offer the world. Embracing our gifts will help us to develop a business concept that we LOVE and feel absolute passion towards. It’ll likewise be one of the secret ingredients to making our business thrive and convey in the money.
Consider these questions. What can you love doing? What are you naturally proficient at? What do people seek you out to help them with? Ask others what you see as your talents? Read my previous post on how to cultivate your greatest gifts through my 5-step GIFTS process.
A business idea should be in line with creating the sort of lifestyle you would like being a business owner. Do you want to be capable of travel and do your company from anywhere in the world. Or possibly too much travel is why you want to leave your task so you are looking for a company that would allow you to be at home the majority of the time. Would you love having a storefront where you get to interact and showcase your products or services to your clients every day? Are you looking to create more flexibility and freedom and never want to be held to a 9-5 schedule. What is the lifestyle you want to create with your business? Having clarity on this from the beginning will ensure you do not find yourself in a business 3-4 months from now that feels as though it just replaced your task. You want to make sure you develop a business that creates that lifestyle you dream about.
What happens you’re good at, you know what your deep “why” has become it’s time to put these two together. Start by brainstorming all the business ideas you can possible imagine that will showcase your biggest gifts and fulfill your why somehow. If you want to make life easier for brand spanking new moms it might be making a new product you wish you had had. If you want to help folks have a more secure financial future you might use your great accounting skills to show them how to manage their cash for greatest wealth.
Don’t keep back. Brainstorm every possible idea imaginable. Even if it sounds crazy at first write it down. Some of the craziest ideas end up being highly successful businesses.
Share Your Idea
Once you have brainstormed your ideas pick the top 3 that most appeal to you. Then learn to test them out. Share your idea with others. Your friends, family, acquaintances. Get the type of person who would most likely be your customer for that particular idea and seek out their opinion. You might find them on online forums, or at local meet-up groups. Will hang out where they actually do and seek their feedback in your idea and if they would use it.
A great place to start to see if it really is hitting a desire or demand for your target market. Inquire what would make them buy or use it. Any ideas they have to make it more appealing or possibly a better fit. You can begin to get a feel for the way your idea will be receive and methods for you to improve on it. Once you start to get a feel in your business idea over these simple ways it’s time to move on to focused market research and testing your idea.
Spending some time to unveil a small business idea that you and your target market will LOVE, one that will help you to share you greatest gifts and abilities with the world and create the lifestyle you desire is the basis of a building a brilliant business and life for you and your family.