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A Basic Tool to Evaluate Your Business Idea

Like many other aspiring entrepreneurs I would use the internet to give me inspiration for generating ideas. I would often come across a number of different opportunities but with a lack of entrepreneurial experience I was unsure as to whether the idea would work or if it was right for my personal circumstances. These questions led me onto my next quest. How can I evaluate ideas in an objective manner? I was conscious that when you are an aspiring entrepreneur you emotions can get the better of you. You get a sudden flow of ideas and immediately think they all have the potential to succeed and make significant profits. In addition to this you may have a number of different ideas regarding the direction to take your business idea but aren’t sure which direction one to go with. Even for the experienced entrepreneur this can be a challenge.
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Finding Your Market Opportunity in a Poor Economy – Evaluate Your Business Idea Before You Plan

Judy is a photographer who wants to start a business of her own. She knows she will eventually need a business plan. However, before she undertakes that task, she would like to feel confident that she has a chance to succeed and what she can do to enhance her chances.
What should Judy do?
Judy should start with a business concept evaluation, starting with an analysis of the sales potential of her idea. This will require Judy to perform extensive research in order to understand her customer as well the market in which she competes. Her first step would be to analyze her industry. She wants to be familiar with its market trends and its major players. She should then examine the competition for her target customer group in her own market area.
This will give her an idea of whether or not she can successfully compete for these customers. …

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How to Evaluate a New Business Idea

As with many entrepreneurs who are great ideas people, an idea starts on paper but cannot always become a successful money-making business without proper consideration and without first taking the necessary steps to make sure that it is not just another pie in the sky flop.
Start-ups and small businesses need to make sure that, before they commit to heavy marketing plans and paying out money on websites and other such expenses, they assess whether there is a market for their idea and whether they are capable of pulling it off. The desire to be successful is great but it does not guarantee that your business will take off.
Good management and marketing skills are essential and so it is wise to see what help is on offer to those of you who have no experience in these fields. Planning is paramount and some small businesses fail because they have …

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