You have a great business idea, but you’ve put it on a shelf to visit at a later date. Are you wondering if now’s a good time to start a business and bring your business idea to life? The economy seems to be doing better and new local shops are popping up where vacant buildings sat empty for the past few years. But even if the economy wasn’t doing great, today still be a good time to start. So why aren’t you?
Business Idea Roadblocks
Everyone has at least one roadblock on the road to entrepreneurship. Why haven’t you brought your business idea to life? Are you:
- Afraid of failure
- Unsure of success
- Not ready
- Not as good as the next person
Do you feel like your business idea isn’t unique enough. That’s exactly how I felt for the last 4 years. Yes, I sat on this blog idea for 4 years. I kept coming up with excuse after excuse on why I couldn’t devote time to this idea. Events and appointments were plenty, but they weren’t the true reason why this blog waited so long. They were my excuses, and I hid behind them.
In truth, I hid behind my excuses because I couldn’t figure out how to make my blog unique. I didn’t even have a name for it. Then about 2 months ago the name fell into my lap. Well actually it was on a whiteboard. My friend Misty posted a picture of Mark Wahlberg on a whiteboard with Be Badasser written next to it. It became our mantra. I told her that one day I was going to start a Badass blog that would help people (especially us gals) live the life that we were meant to live.
I started the process of formulating my idea by first acknowledging that I have a strong passion for helping others succeed. I feel joy when I write, train, or speak to people about taking steps towards their goals.
9 Questions You Should Ask to Bring Your Business Idea To Life
The I got down to answering a few business related questions. As I began to answer these questions I could see my business start to come alive. It started to take shape. The more structure that I put around it, the more the idea began to flourish. It’s still not perfect, and I doubt it will ever be. But it will get better and better as I continue to grow and improve.
Here are the 9 questions that I asked myself to help bring my business idea to life. Use them to help you formulate your idea, and you’ll soon begin to see it grow.
- What is the problem that you’re trying to solve with your product or service?
- Why does that problem exist?
- Who has the problem?
- Why do you want to solve the problem?
- How does your service or product solve the problem?
- Who else has a solution?
- How can you add value to an existing solution?
- How will you brand it differently than others?
- Is the solution to the problem worth paying for?
What are you waiting for? It’s time to start! Mompreneur Advantage members get access to a downloadable worksheet. It’s free to join, so if you’d like a copy and other tools to help bring your business idea to life, click here.