Want to be your own boss? How to come up with a successful business idea

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By Emma Sturgis

Choosing your favorite niche as an entrepreneur is a daunting task. It’s normal to feel confused and lost. Here are ways to come up with a brilliant business idea.

Don’t cling too much on originality

You might scratch your head all night trying to figure out a business that is not in existence. Chances are you won’t be the first person to think of a unique idea. Numerous talented business people waste time trying to think of an inexistence business rather than improving the existing ideas.

Entrepreneurs should not buy the idea that an idea is vague because there is competition. If the idea is good enough, then there must be competition.

Instead of focusing on coming up with the most creative idea, choose a business concept that is in high-demand. Think about a business from a consumer standpoint and think about what you would want to purchase.


If you have already researched how to start an online business blog, you are on the right track. Now you need to stop and look after your mind. A stressed mind cannot think critically and come up with a realistic business idea. Taking a break to clear your mind and see what is around can allow you to identify numerous potential ideas.

Use your skill set

If you are not trained in law, you won’t open a law firm. The same applies to all other businesses. You are likely to succeed in business if you maximize your skills. Additionally, you can turn your hobby into a flourishing business.

Solve a challenge

If you look around your neighborhood, workplace, or home, numerous challenges could be eliminated or made easier by a new service or product. Solving an existing issue can result in a profitable business. There is a notion that you have to be smart and innovate to be a successful entrepreneur. However, even if you are smart but not daring to risk, you won’t succeed. Just walk over your fears and develop that great idea.

Look beyond your locality

A significant number of people identify new business ideas when they are traveling. Looking beyond your locality for inspiration can be a brilliant way to start. You might identify a business that hasn’t yet been established in your local area, or you could discover a creative way of improving an existing product. When starting a new business, invest in an idea that you have an interest in.

Test the “maybe ideas”

In business, there is no perfection. If you wait till your idea is perfect, you could waste considerable time that could be used to experiment a great idea.

The greatest barrier that prevents people from succeeding in business is fear. Take the initial step to develop your idea and see where it will lead you.


Emma Sturgis is a freelance writer based out of Boston, MA. She writes most often on health and education. When not writing, she enjoys reading and watching film noir. Say hi on Twitter @EmmaSturgis2.

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