This is the fifth installment of the weekly (ok, well every Friday when we get around to it) blog-off with Dudgington Post. This week’s topic is entrepreneurship, which I chose after recently learning more about the Grameen Bank, taking a New Venture Creation course (which my professor has acknowledged is a redundant name) and brainstorming with friends about potential ideas on the horizon.
What I’ve discovered is that once you get thinking about it, business ideas begin to flow like wine. (Today on the way to the metro I thought it would be useful to have a spoon that can flatten into a knife so you can measure peanut butter but then spread it without losing any.) Have you ever thought about what business you might start? Here are some questions to get you thinking. For many, many more you might check out the book 401 Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Ask.
- What are you the best at? My answer could be making lists. Check out this post for more ideas.
- What do people go to you specifically for?
- If you didn’t have to work ever again, what would you do?
- What would other people consider “hard work” that is pure fun to you? For example, my wonderful new roommate just told me that she likes cleaning bathrooms.
- What about your personality makes you unique?
- What are your favorite things to do that you find yourself getting completely absorbed in? Stalkbooking people you aren’t real life friends with doesn’t count.
- What do you do better than anyone you know?
- What really drives you crazy that you think you could fix for yourself and others?