FYI: Find Your Idea
A workshop to help businesses with strong growth potential turn their ideas into action!
Attendees had the opportunity to:
- Generate Ideas for New Business Opportunities
- Hear About Successful Examples
- Apply Techniques that Help Prioritize Among Multiple Options and Assess Feasibility
- Qualify for Additional Counseling and Assistance
- Learn About an Intensive Business Acceleration Program
This workshop allowed attendees to explore ideas for new business opportunities that have high growth potential and the ability to succeed in rural communities. Attendees received information, participated in hands-on activities, and obtained useful tools that can help create and prioritize business ideas for both new ventures and existing businesses.
This introductory program gave additional skills that can support the development and growth of a business venture and introduced participants to valuable resources that can assist with establishing a new product line, service or business enterprise.
Attending this workshop improved particpants’ likelihood of qualifying for a business acceleration program that provides business mentoring, management training, and professional consulting services which can strengthen an existing business or startup endeavor. Participants in the workshop also received the first choice of appointment times for additional meetings with business counselors who can advise them on planning and preparing for your proposed venture.
Workshops were held in Arcadia, Bastrop, Bernice, Springhill, Farmerville, and Delhi during the month of November.
I-20 Corridor Regional Business Accelerator Program
‘Find Your Idea’ PowerPoint Presentation
Resources and Tools
links to information focused on creating and evaluating ideas for new business opportunities
Assessing Entrepreneurial Aptitude
Entrepreneur.com – What’s Your Entrepreneurial I.Q.?
Small Business Administration – Is Entrepreneurship For You?
Entrepreneur.com – Business Ideas
Steven Johnson: Where Good Ideas Come From
Trendwatching – global scan of consumer trends, insights and related business ideas
Springwise – database of new business ideas
GoVenture.NETwork – Business Tools
The Innovative Brain: A New and Improved Newsletter
Catalyzing Innovation: 188 strategies to powerfully bring innovation to the organization NOW!
The Secret of Innovation: The Best Ideas are Small
Discovering the Best Business Ideas
How I Use Visualization to Drive Creativity
2011 Trends: This Way Up
Evaluating Business Ideas
SBA – 20 Questions before Starting a Business
Evaluating Your New Small Business Idea
Evaluating Your Business Idea
Additional information for Entrepreneurs
TBDC: Business Guides -Basic Business Startup Procedures
Running Lean Business Model Canvas
Google Trends (Hot Searches USA)
Famous failures and comebacks