Business Ideas Q&A

Jef Lippiatt added an answer to this question
Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt, Owner at Startup Chucktown

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Well, I can't answer this from a personal perspective yet (although my wife may get pulled into helping with my ventures at some point).
First, it is important to keep separate actions and attitudes. At work you must fill your role and do your part, but you can't take any attitudes from that into the ...  Continue Reading
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Mark Reisinger

Mark Reisinger, Owner at

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I've been encouraging clients to start either preparing or applying for the myriad of local, state and federal grants that are available now or will be available in the coming year. Think about where there will opportunities based on the year we've just gone through.

The ones that come ...  Continue Reading
Hatty Bell

, Team at

Hi @Mark Reisinger , this is a great point. There seems to be lots of grants in the works that might help so many people. Really useful!

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Tom Valcanis

Tom Valcanis, Copywriter at

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I came up with a business name because I wanted it to be a reflection of what I do and my value proposition.

So I came up with the tagline first - "I Sell Words Because My Words Sell." I write copy because copy sells your product or service. (Which is nowhere near as catchy.)

I'm ...  Continue Reading
Marc Shaffer added an answer to this question
Marc Shaffer

Marc Shaffer, CEO at

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The person with the idea is responsible for creating a presentation in some form.  A document or whiteboard work fine.  From there it's reviewed by the affected department heads, put out for all senior management to view and comment on, then we do a Managers meeting to hone it down to what will work best.  It is again vetted by the department manager who will be responsible for inplementation, and is then put into action.  It sounds laborious, but really only takes a week or two to get rolling.

Jef Lippiatt

, Owner at Startup Chucktown

I definitely appreciate your answer

Hatty Bell

, Team at

Great insight @Marc Shaffer 

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Lisa Ormenyessy

Lisa Ormenyessy, Business Coach and Marketing Specialist at

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HA HA HA - no such thing exsists - it is like a mythical unicorn :-) 

Ideal - one that works without you as much as possible with happy (or no) staff.

Brian Dorricott added an answer to this question
Brian Dorricott

Brian Dorricott, Business Specialist at

Like all things, it depends.

I advocate talking to as many people as possible - that have the problem you are solving. So you can find out more about other people who are possible customers when you get your product sorted.

There really is no need to talk about the idea.

Brad Lyons added an answer to this question
Brad Lyons

Brad Lyons, Consultant at

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You have it right. Google.

Don't just type in Google your idea in your words, try other variations. Similar ideas or products and see how they track. 

Reality is, Google has made life a lot easier when it comes to researching ideas. So it is the logical first place you would go. 

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Brad Lyons

, Consultant at

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