Is a Business Empire in Your Future?
The world’s business landscape is changing. In the past, before people could be business moguls, they usually would have to work their way up the ladder or at least have several years of hard work tucked under their belt. However, as today’s successful young entrepreneurs like Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and MyYearBook.com founder Catherine Cook have proven; you can have your own business empire even at the same time as you reach voting age. They have done it, so if there’s any shadow of a doubt that you can’t follow in their footsteps, always remember their stories to give you inspiration.
The reality of kick- starting a business into commercial reality is not as easy as it sounds, and it is true that you may have to start small. The main trick is to pin down what your business idea is, and if it is viable. So, how exactly can you find that eureka moment?
Know your passion.
Figuring out where your true passion lies is a step in the right direction. For instance, Angelo Sotira had always been fascinated with graphic design, even dabbling in customizable WinAmp skins, before he founded DeviantArt, dubbed as the Facebook for digital artists everywhere. Michelle Phan, meanwhile, has always been passionate about creating different looks through makeup, and now she is a YouTube star and has her own makeup line.
Find a need.
You may pride yourself of being business-savvy, but you just don’t know where to put your skills to the test because you can’t seem to figure out what you are really passionate about. Don’t fret. What you can do is find a need instead. If you can make something that young people like you need, what would that be? For instance, it could be an app that can solve math problems in a matter of seconds.
Build a network.
Think networking is just for job search? Think again. You can also make use of this practice when you are in search of business ideas. Networking gives you access to people who have been there, done that—and these are the best people to look to for advice so you can get that inspiration and plan your business idea.
This isn’t for everyone, but if you have tried the three above-mentioned suggestions, and you can’t still think of anything, consider traveling to find your eureka moment. According to an article in Scientific American, traveling allows people to be more receptive to new ideas, new rituals, and new perspectives. Maybe that business idea of yours is just waiting somewhere in exotic Bora-Bora or romantic Paris.