What does it take to be a successful entrepreneur ?
Answer: To be able to recognize an opportunity when it knocks.
An opportunity to fill a much-needed gap in the market or to change your business to take advantage of a trend could mean the difference between a little bit of success and a huge amount.
But you must know what these opportunities look like so that you can grab them when you see them.
Here are three ways to recognize an opportunity…
It Might Not Be Perfect
One of the earmarks of a good opportunity is that it doesn’t sound too good to be true. A true opportunity that has great potential isn’t going to be perfect when you encounter it. You’re going to have to do the work to make it into a successful venture.
However, one thing that it should have is potential.
If you can see it becoming a great idea in the future, then it might just be the opportunity that you have been looking for. Don’t discount an idea because it isn’t perfect.
It Is Built on Previous Failures
The best ideas are the ones that have evolved over time because they have been honed through past failures. If an idea has been through the furnace of discovery, there is a much greater chance of it working when you decide to implement it.
In other words, you might want to watch other businesses, like your business, and learn from those businesses, good and bad.
Buying the newest may not be the greatest. Market research and studying your market will help decide when the time is right for make that leap into the new opportunity.
It Might Not Be What It Was Intended to Be Used for Originally
Some of the best ideas that have ever been thought of were completely different takes on what a product or service was originally intended for.
The idea might have been a failure for what it was intended but it sparked an entire new thought process and brand-new applications. These accidental inventions ended up being something completely different because someone had the ability to see past the original application.
For example, both the slinky and silly putty toys were intended for industrial application. However, they failed as intended and instead became some of the most popular toys ever invented.
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