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Why Exploring Absurd Ideas Is Essential to Your Success

By putting mental energy into "ridiculous" notions, we open our minds to real possibilities

Consider for a moment this mind-expanding business idea: Our society is increasingly obsessed by what ingredients should be left out of our diet, be it sugar, caffeine, meat, gluten, or milk. So, what if we take this trend to its seemingly logical extreme? It ...

by Gabor George Burt  | January 21, 2019 06:00:00
Startup Tips

(Infographic) How 9 Creative Minds Got Their Ideas

From doing headstands to drinking 50 cups of coffee a day

Coming up with new, creative ideas can be tricky. That’s why it’s important to find a way to get inspired. After all, it’s our own unique rituals that can bring mental clarity and creativity. That could be a quirky habit or routine such as doing ...

by Rose Leadem  | August 07, 2018 06:00:00
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5 Questions You Should Ask to Find Out If You Have a Good Business Idea

Use this framework to answer the biggest question: Is this idea worth pursuing?

It's frustrating to watch: So many innovative individuals and teams come up with new business ideas, yet struggle with how to screen the good ones from the not-so-good ones and articulate their concepts to potential customers, investors or partners. As a consequence, ...

by Jim Price  | May 31, 2018 06:00:00
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What's More Important: the CEO or the Idea?

Data show that these leaders are more important than the ideas they represent

There’s no doubt that a startup’s central idea is crucial for its eventual success; if it has no originality or innovation, or the idea doesn’t resonate with a target audience, it’s bound to fail. Of course, you also need to have a ...

by Jayson Demers  | March 07, 2018 06:00:00
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How'd You Think of That? 5 Break-out Professionals Share Tips for Conceiving Great Ideas

Have you ever considered the strategy of deliberately coming up with a 'bad' idea first?

Coming up with an idea is one of the most difficult parts of entrepreneurship, whether you're trying to build a company from scratch or solve a complex problem that doesn't have an easy solution. Unfortunately, ideas aren't something you can force: The ...

by Anna Johansson  | January 29, 2018 08:00:00
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3 Tips for How to Succeed When Your First Idea Isn't So Great

Your first idea may not be your best idea

After years in the finance industry, Ryan Harwood knew he wanted to change his life and go into work with a smile on his face once again. He also knew he wanted to own his own business. But there was one major ...

by Aaron Price  | January 25, 2018 06:00:00
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6 Tips for Transitioning From Idea to Operational Business

Put your trust in the tried-and-true methods other entrepreneurs have used successfully

It takes only a few Google searches to become overwhelmed by the abundance of information available about entrepreneurial startups: Many, many stories exist about how this or that startup transitioned into a successful, established business. But, in many cases, you’ll be left trying ...

by Thomas Smale  | September 01, 2017 08:00:00
Startup Tips

The Last Laugh: Why Good Ideas Are Often Ridiculed at First

There are hundreds of businesses that sounded preposterous when they were first considered

There’s a meme floating around the internet that states: “The next time you’re afraid to share ideas, remember someone once said in a meeting, ‘Let’s make a film with a tornado full of sharks.’” The humor here is that the Sharknado film franchise, ...

by Jayson Demers  | May 21, 2017 06:00:00
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The Secret to Coming up With New Ideas

You don't need to be great. You just need to do

To become successful at anything, you've got to practice discipline. You must do something over and over and over again to do it extremely well. And being creative is no exception.For James Altucher, the American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur and bestselling author, discipline is ...

by Stephen Key  | January 12, 2017 12:00:00
Business Ideas

4 Essential Steps From Startup Idea to Being Really in Business

Here are ways to make your idea more acceptable to potential investors and customers

It can be frightening to realize that others will treat your bright idea as exactly what it is: just an idea. No one pays a dime for a great idea. Plenty of people are willing to put their money down for a tested and proven ...

by Entrepreneur US Staff  | July 20, 2016 05:00:00
Startup Tips

The one thing that will spark your creativity

Setting your mind into silence can help in long term decision making and creative processes, study says.

A number of years ago, I stayed in a quaint cabin in Strawberry, Arizona. I remember it because when I arrived at the cabin and settled in, I was taken aback by the quiet that filled the room. I walked over to the ...

by Peter Gasca  | April 18, 2016 09:00:00
Startup Tips

This is where big ideas come from

You can't simply sit down and make it happen. It just doesn't work that way.

If you really want to beat the odds and become a successful entrepreneur, the last thing you want to do is sit at your computer and try to come up with a startup or small business idea out of the blue. That’s ...

by Steve Tobak  | January 30, 2016 03:00:00
Startup Tips

The passion project

Can you really find success by following your heart? Ask these entrepreneurs who built their businesses upon their passions.

Passion is the creative energy that fuels us. It is a driving need, a compulsion, and we cannot help but seek its fulfillment. It is also propulsion, a force leading to action or movement, which has enabled leaders to change the world. ...

by Kristine Fonacier for  | October 21, 2014 03:00:00