To your team, you are the “idea person.” You might have a lot of creativity, but what are you really doing to put those bursts of innovation to work? Whether it’s due to lack of time, a lack of energy or shortage of manpower the most your ideas amount to is: nothing. Don’t let your ideas go to waste — overcome the obstacles preventing you from taking the next steps.
The first action you must take as an idea-driven entrepreneur is to find a partner that will balance you out. Perhaps the reason your ideas haven’t found their momentum is due to your inability to give them the traction they need. Start networking with investors, partners, and customers. Meeting people and going over your ideas don’t usually lead to long-term results. Listen carefully to what the other party is looking for, follow-up and make time for the relationship building.
Productivity and time management skills are roadblocks for the entrepreneurs that are largely driven by the “crisis of the moment.” Following up on a major partner opportunity, customer inquiry, or a critical internal process is a weakness. This is where the partner or a strong team will pick up the slack. Also, maintaining professional relationships is crucial to getting your idea out there. Discipline your communication efforts and be dependable.
Help others understand your vision by clearly defining your value proposition and how it will enhance profitability. Keep it simple and fun, you want anyone to understand what it is you are trying to accomplish. Market your idea sooner, rather than later. Create a plan that will help you better understand where your idea belongs and how it will best benefit your business and your consumers.
Keep and open mind and stop letting any fears or insecurities hold you back. If you are passionate about your ideas and are willing to work for them, than keep putting one foot in front of the other. Your ideas and goals are worth it, don’t let them go to waste.
Are you ready to put your ideas into action? Perhaps it’s time for a free consultation with a qualified and experienced franchise consultant. FranNet has a great track record of assisting individuals on their path to business ownership. Make arrangements to speak with one of our representatives today!