Do You Have a Business Idea but Aren’t Really Sure About it?
If you are anything like me…you get them all of the time. But will this one work?
There’s no way to know for sure until you try, but in the meantime, could you use another pair of eyes?
You Need a Second Opinion!
I am Laurie Bennett, owner of the Business Opportunites Weblog. I am a graduate of the USC Business School Entrepreneur program and former owner of a Cold Stone Creamery Franchisee, a hair Salon, 3 women’s boutique and a store opening consulting business. Today, I manage my business opportunity website and fix up rental properties in my spare time – just because I love real estate.
I have had a lot of personal business experience including store opening, website creation, lease negotiation, hiring and firing, payroll, business planning, generating spreadsheets, insurance, workers compensation, etc. On top of that, in search of the perfect business, i have also investigated hundreds of franchise concepts over the years and continue to do so now. What I have determined overall is that there are some good business ideas but there are far more bad ones. I am sorry to say there are also some honest business people, and farm more dishonest people.
One important thing I want to say about franchising is, “Just because something is a franchise, does NOT mean it will be successful.”
With that said, if you’re reading this it’s because you have a business idea. That’s great news so congratulations!! Helping you is what the business opportunities website is all about.
Perhaps your idea has been floating around in your head for years. Maybe you have asked all your friends and family if they like the idea and of course they all do. But does that really mean it will work? I mean, don’t they have to say yes to you?
So here is how I can help you. Before you plow your life’s savings into an idea, you need a second opinion.
After all, you wouldn’t have major surgery without first talking to another doctor, would you? So why would you start a new business without first getting a second opinion?
But, the truth is, second opinions are expensive, especially when it comes to business ideas. The way this normally works is that you hire a team of consultants to look over your business plan and do a SWOT analysis on it. This can run you anywhere from $1000 to $100,000.
That’s a lot of money for what is essentially someone’s opinion. And secondly, did you notice what I said they’d look over and analyze? Yes, business plans. Not business ideas, but actual plans. Do you have one of those?
Business plans can take months to write. Months that you could be actually out working on your business, selling your product or service, and making money! And what if they don’t like it? All that time and expense will have go straight down the drain.
And then, there’s that other thing: actually understanding the results. When you do hire a team of consultants to review your business plan, they’re going to give you what you paid for. You can expect a hundred pages of densely boring text, indecipherable charts and all kinds of difficult to understand statistics. After you’ve paid the consultant’s fees you’re going to have to hire another consultant just to explain the results to you!
I Will Help You!
But I’m here today to offer you something different. Something simpler. Something much cheaper.
You don’t really need a business plan analysis. Maybe later, but not right now. Here’s all you really need to know:
- How good is your idea?
- Will people pay for it?
- How much will they pay?
- Is someone else, somewhere, being successful, doing something similar?
Listen, I’ve been finding and writing about interesting small business people and their successes and failures for over eleven years now. I’ve seen it all, from ice cream shops that also repair flat tires, to mobile doggy food trucks and lice removal salons, to more conventional businesses like pizza parlors, web designers and plumbing companies. I know what will work and what won’t.
I will review your business idea and analyze it using my proven set of business idea metrics and provide you with an outsider’s perspective on the idea you’ve been dreaming up.
No business plans necessary. No big teams of consultants and their accompanying high price tag.
You Need Simple
Our business idea analysis doesn’t require that you submit a business plan, or fill out any complex forms. All you need to do is to briefly describe yourself, the business idea, the geographic location in which your business will operate, and your target market. If I have any further questions, I’ll email them to you during our review process.
What You’ll Get
- My honest and straightforward review of your business idea.
- Will it work?
- Have you targeted the right market?
- Will they pay for it?
- What other successful businesses are out there doing something similar in another geographic area?
- What kinds of other businesses go hand-in-hand with your business idea?
And as a bonus:
- What are your business idea’s strengths?
- What are your business idea’s weaknesses?
- What are the opportunities inherent in your business idea?
- What are the threats to your business idea?
I know from talking to thousands of small business entrepreneurs over the years, that one thing probably holding you back from asking someone for help who can really evaluate your business idea is fear: the fear that someone will steal your idea.
I understand that fear — we all have it. At your request, I will sign a non-compete agreement, ensuring that your business idea will remain safe and secure with you and that I won’t take your idea and start a competing business tomorrow.
Fast Turn Around
You’ll usually have my response within four business days.
Act now, because the normal price for this service is $199, but for a limited time only, Dane Carlson’s Business Opportunities Weblog readers can take advantage of this new service for only $99.