LifeRevelation

Life is a Revelation…be encouraged

For years I have consulted with a variety of people who want to start a small business, but are troubled with what/how to start. This post by Adam mirrors my advice, so I reblog it here in hopes you may also know someone for whom it can be helpful.

Be encouraged!

Adam Westbrook // ideas on digital storytelling and publishing

The first thing to realise is that the secret is not to come up with a new idea.

There is rarely such a thing. Instead, the secret is to look at a space with people, or businesses already established, and see what they’re doing wrong. Then invent something that improves on what they do.

Whether this is blogging, publishing, film-making, business, photography or whatever, you can do this. The “gap in the market” isn’t some big group of people that no-one has thought of targeting before. It’s found in the shortcomings of players already in the market.

Here are some disruptive approaches into any of these fields.

Be the inspirer: use your work to inspire and excite others with new ideas: this is how I have blogged for six years. People love being inspired.

Be the connector: bring people together, either in person, or online, like a…

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