Every successful business starts with a great idea. Some of them seem so simple we wonder why we haven’t thought of them ourselves. For instance, the infamous cup holder, anyone could of thought of that invention.
Others are so unique we actually can’t believe someone thought of them at all. No matter what the case may be, one question remains the same – Where did they get their inspiration? Most of the time inspiration comes from deep thinking, sitting down and figuring how and what will work. Why do you want to follow through with this idea, how is it beneficial for yourself and others. As an inventor/thinker multiple questions should be running through your mind when thinking about an idea.
One important thing people need to realize about ideas – you can’t just make them come to you!
You can, however, open your eyes to things you have never noticed before and look for an opportunity. After all, ideas for startups often begin with a problem that needs to be solved. Is there a product you like, but you think it could use an improvement that would benefit its users? Is there a mundane activity your colleagues complain about, and you know of a way to make it more enjoyable and efficient?
There are a million ways you can start an idea, or maybe an invention. In the workplace, it is important to have an idea when a meeting is arranged, talking to your boss, starting or completing a task. An idea can take someone very far; speak up, your idea might be more important than others. The majority of people with amazing ideas do not take the chance and time to pursue their idea; which leads to lost opportunities. Don’t be afraid.
Who knows? Your big startup idea could be right in front of you this whole time!