How do you know if your business idea will work?

business woman with too many ideas

If you’re like most creatives, your head may be bursting with brilliant monetization and business ideas. You write some of them down; some you miss writing down and they disappear into oblivion; and some you make a start on, but never get around to completing. How do you know if your business idea will work?

Because some, you really want to develop and invest time in. You really want people to buy it. 

How do you know if an idea is worth pursuing now or might need to be scheduled at a more propitious date?

It’s all about your resources! Do you have what it will take for a successful launch?

I created a simple assessment tool that will help you to know exactly which of your ideas to move forward with and which might give you some grief.

Think of it like an old-fashioned Magic Eight ball. Remember those? But better. Because this assessment tells the truth.

will my business idea work

First, you have to determine if that dream on your list or in your dump book could be an actual revenue stream or if it’s just an idea without enough vision yet.

I made a short video for you to walk you through the assessment. You can watch it here.

Or click here to watch:

Warning, I recorded this on a Friday afternoon, I hadn’t showered yet, my hair is sticking up. I might be a hot mess. But I really wanted to make this for you! And I was holding up my VA… I am living out my mantra that it’s more important to get it done than get it perfect.

And here’s a copy of the Business Idea Assessment tool for you to download so you can do it along with me. 

This will only take 15 minutes. Don’t you want to know if your next idea is a winner?

If you have been struggling to make a decision, this one tool can make all the difference.

All of your ideas are brilliant, I’m sure of it. But you can’t monetize them all at once. This tool will help you decide where to begin and what it will take to turn that brilliant, bright shiny idea into something people want to buy from you 🙂

Let me know how it goes with the tool. Share in the comments below. Can’t wait to see what you think.

P.S. Feeling stuck? Need help getting through the assessment? You can schedule time to talk with me personally here and I will walk you through it! I guarantee that in 30 minutes we can decide which direction you should go.

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  1. Martha on October 19, 2018 at 5:07 pm

    Great blog, especially since I just closed our 53 year old business, people think we are retiring. But no, we’re starting another business that was going to be more of a hobby, we shall see.

    • minette on October 20, 2018 at 9:54 am

      Congratulations with your new venture! There’s a big difference between a hobby and a business isn’t there? For us it always comes back to how much time and energy do we want to invest.

  2. Amy L. Bovaird on October 19, 2018 at 9:30 pm

    Hi Minette,
    So interesting! I think I would like to talk to you.
    I am always trying to learn where my ideal reader is. I am a three-time author.

    • minette on October 20, 2018 at 9:52 am

      Wonderful Amy, happy to connect with you. I always enjoy your stories and following your journey.

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