How Do I Make My Idea A Reality?
Have you ever gotten an idea for something that you just can’t shake? Like maybe there’s a new idea for a product you want to launch or maybe you dream of starting your own business. Well that’s a feeling that our team at The PlatForum knows all too well. As a company started by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, we are here to help you turn that dream into reality.
Is My Idea Good?
Yes, your idea is probably great, and you know you’d love it, but is there an actual market for it? Would anyone other than yourself be interested in it? Before doing anything, it is important to make sure that your idea actually has a niche. Is it solving anything? Does it serve a desired or needed purpose? If the answer is yes to either of these, you are on the right track. When researching you may even find products that are similar to yours. Don’t let this bring you down. Look to see what those products or businesses are doing, and think of ways to make your product different or even better than the competition.
Organize Your Thoughts
We all know it. We do our best thinking when we’re driving or showering. Yes, we come up with our most creative ideas then, but to start a business it is important to keep your thoughts organized before getting ahead of yourself. Remember those silly brainstorming charts you used in junior high for writing? Well, I bet you never thought you’d use them again, but you were wrong. Now is the time to brainstorm and organize those thoughts, just as if you’re planning to write the best TAKS test story of all time. One platform that can be very useful is Stormboard. This tool is full of different canvases and tools to help you keep your thoughts organized, that way you can stay on track and not forget that genius plan you came up with while singing in the shower.
Join a community that shares your vision!
Creating an account with The PlatForum allows you to join communities, get exposure, tap into awesome networks. The best way to become successful is getting exposure and connect with the right people. Refer to Create an awesome profile to get hired blog post on how to do this.
Once you’ve made these connections… Plan a Pitch
Now that you know what you’re doing, it’s time to let others know. It’s time to organize product pitches. These can be used to help you capture potential investors or sponsors. These investors could be individuals you know or ones that you’ve found through websites, such as The PlatForum. The pitch needs to be simple and concise. This is to let your investors know who you are and what you plan on doing. Include a brief summary of your business idea and create a presentation on sites such as Business Model Fiddle or Prezi. Both of these tools offer you different templates to help make your thoughts easy to read and pleasing to the eye.