Maybe you are great at making wreaths, or you can bake bread like nobody’s business. Maybe you are an expert bow maker and adorn your own children’s heads beautifully. Perhaps you are handy with word working or painting. Whatever the case may be, if you are good at something and considering making it a business, the one thing holding you back may be the question “Is it a good idea?” While you never know until you try, ask yourself these questions to get an idea as to whether or not the idea is a “good” one, and if the time is right.
You Are Good at It
Don’t let self-doubt hold you back, but take an honest evaluation of how good you actually are at what you are wanting to do. Since it is likely hard for you to be objective, find someone you can trust to tell you the truth and ask them. If your wreaths are not really good, your signs are not spectacular, or your bread is just so-so, you won’t go far. You need to be good at and passionate about what you intend to do. If you find yourself lacking, just do what you need to do to get better.
You are Filling a Need or Want
Basically, is there a demand for what you offer? Do you constantly see folks from your community driving to the next one to buy wreaths, bread, or bows? Do you hear people say all the time they need a sitter but there is a waiting list everywhere? These things indicate that there is a need for those goods and services. If what you have fills it, then the time could be now!
Others Have Been Successful
Of course if your idea is unique this will not help, and if there are too many successful it could be a sign of a saturated market. But if a few have been successful at starting a similar business and you still see demand, then you could be on the right track.
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