How do you explore new business possibilities?

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I came across a list of 100 business ideas. Each business was described and included a photograph of the business owner. Not one of those business ideas interested me in the least.

This is the problem with lists of business ideas.

You go through them looking for something that may interest you and when you have found nothing to raise your curiosity or interest, you may become despondent.

You begin thinking, when will I ever come up with a new business idea?

You may also tell yourself that you need to keep looking.

Lists of business ideas are pretty much useless because there are so many business ideas out there.

There is one waiting for you to discover it if you go about it in the right way.

Exploration for new business ideas begins with you. You need to do some introspection and find out what your interests are. Consider things that have excited you in the past. Perhaps they provide clues to what you could explore.

Your exploration for new business ideas may include certain interests or hobbies you already have. Is there a way to turn your hobby or interest into a business? What would it take? Would turning your hobby or interest into a business kill this interest for you?

To take a simple example, you may enjoy making preserves for family and friends. But to produce a great quantity of preserves requires a whole new way of operation. Is this really what you want?

A new business idea should appeal to your nature, interests ,something you enjoy doing and that could be propelled by a purpose.

Start exploring by looking at what you’ve done in the past, what you are presently doing and what you’ve always wanted to do.

Shift you’re thinking by wandering around new places, reading new magazines and Internet sites, switching your television and cell phone off and discovering new possibilities outside of yourself.

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