Before you start a business, you need to have an idea that can birth the business. Generating a business idea is not an easy task; sometimes, you may experience an “idea block.”
According to Wikipedia, a Business Idea is “A concept that can be used for financial gain that is usually centered on a product or service which can be offered for money.”
When thinking of ideas for a business (old or new), it is very important to carry out research, pay attention to details and follow a rigorous development and review process. Follow me…
Before an idea is generated, it is wise to carry out research to identify the needs of your target customers.
Brainstorming is the key to Concept Creation. You must also keep track of all ideas (as no idea is a bad idea), evaluate them and determine which is most valuable and profitable.
This involves market research where data about your idea is collected and analyzed. You must assess all aspects of an idea before moving to the next stage.
A well-defined business plan will steer your business in the right direction and increase the chances of having a successful product launch.
At this stage, your ideas will be developed. You should create manufacturing and operations processes and market testing plans.
This stage involves a test market that is as close as practicable to a real market. Here, your prototype will be released to the public. The prototype will be tracked and your test market results will determine whether your idea is valid enough to become a product.
A successful product launch should address whether you have:
- A sufficient number of products in existence.
- Correct planning and marketing strategies.
- Appropriate documentation for your product.
Business Idea Development can be high-risk, time-consuming and money-consuming, especially if the wrong steps are taken. This is why we go beyond offering courses on Business Enterprise Training at LEAD Resources. We incubate your ideas and give you all the necessary support for a successful product launch.
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Adetoyese Oyedunmade is an Associate Solutions Architect at Lead Resources. She is an Agriculturist by profession and is enthusiastic about entrepreneurship.