Small Business Ideas Can Come From Anywhere

If you’re looking for a small business idea, you won’t need to look very far. Here are some of the basics you might consider when hunting for that next venture.

Opportunity Frontier

Where did you get your latest small business idea? This “accidental entrepreneur” was inspired to create a business around decorative cast covers after her daughter suffered a variety of childhood calamities resulting in multiple casts. Yahoo! Shine

Three biggest entrepreneurial opportunities. Whether you’re looking for the next big idea for a new venture or for a great direction in which to expand your existing business, don’t miss these important opportunities for entrepreneurial growth.

From Idea to Execution

Brothers’ franchise idea is catching fire! A bad experience with a potential franchise investment caused these brothers to come up with a better plan on the spot. The theme and the food were both drawn from their firefighting past. Entrepreneur

Unique concept is the key. There may be plenty of businesses in your market, but what do you offer that they don’t? Here’s an example of a unique approach to a traditional business model. Business Opportunities Weblog Network

Providing Value

Sharing expertise as business model. Of course, the simplest way to expand your business is to share your expertise with others. Here is how one WordPress blogger turned his expertise into a business model. Basic Blog Tips

Remember who’s important. No matter what business idea, product, service or brand you may have dreamed up, don’t forget, the customer service is where the magic really happens. Does your business idea incorporate a strong customer service component? Small Business Trends

Trends to Watch

Web offers abundant opportunities. When considering how to build a business online, the possibilities are truly endless. BizSugar contributor of the week Scott Dudley has been steadily building a blueprint for online success. Here is a look at his journey. BizSugar Blog

A look at consumer trends guiding sales. When considering how you will sell your product or service either business to business or direct to customer, how will customer trends transform the sales process? Will your idea fit in? Act-On Software

Reality Check

Is your big idea ahead of its time? This can be both a good and bad thing. For example, if your idea requires too much investment or will take too long to generate profits, it may be a problem. There are, of course, potential solutions. Open Forum

Blogging as a business (infographic). Whether you use blogging to promote your small business or as a small business, blog publishing is certainly one huge opportunity for business development out there. The cool infographic at this link tells you more. Infworm

Joshua Sophy Joshua Sophy is the Editor for Small Business Trends and has been a member of the team for 16 years. A professional journalist with 20 years of experience in traditional media and online media, he attended Waynesburg University and is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has held roles of reporter, editor and publisher, having founded his own local newspaper, the Pottsville Free Press.