Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda!
You have an idea. You know it will work but what to do about it? That will depend on the type of person you are. The entrepreneur will run for the end zone without any thought of failure. The organized thinker will make step-by-step lists of how to proceed before doing anything towards his goal. The dreamer will make a long list of pro’s and con’s, only to abandon the idea because ‘it won’t work’.
The success of an idea is not dependent on the idea as much as it is dependent on the thinker. As your mother said, where there is a will, there is a way. Thanks to the web, you have resources at your fingertips on any subject imaginable. Copyright, trade marks, government oversight, competitors – any topic relating to your idea, including angel investors, can be found on the web.
Today, there are crowd sourcing sites that allow new entrepreneurs post their projects and business plans. These ideas are reviewed by investors who pledge funds to those projects they are interested in. Often, they can also assist with the growth of that idea.
Before approaching the people to make your idea happen, you should be very clear on where you want to go with the idea. Is it a service or product? Will it be wholesale only or sold through franchises. Is it a charity? Be very clear on what you want so your ‘helpers’ won’t derail you later on. Prepare your elevator speech; this is just a few sentences that provide anyone who will listen with a complete synopsis of your idea.
This is just a brief recap of how to proceed. Having a good idea is one thing, putting it into action is another. Believe in yourself and your ideas even when the outlook is bleak. In today’s economy, be proactive in planning your future.