Our very own Bret Carpenter just finished up providing a free workshop to the Flagstaff business community on how to take an idea and make it a business.
During the workshop today, Bret took us on a journey through the exploration of where ideas come from and how to determine if the idea is good enough to make into a business. The workshop was interactive with lots of discussion, questions and even some laughter.
Some of my favorite quotes from the day:
Ideas are worthless without execution.
Get comfortable being uncomfortable.
Little ideas add up to big ones.
Create a point of view that is based on user needs and insights.
Design thinking is a human approach to innovation …
Here is a link to Bret’s presentation: Idea 2 Business: Developing Feasible Business Ideas
A collection of TED talks on the subject of: Where Do Ideas Come From?
How does the metaphorical lightbulb go off? Is it a flash of genius? The power of crowds? These heady talks explore the nature of ideas themselves: Where they come from, how they evolve, and how each of us can nurture them.
Understand your numbers.
Here’s a link to a worksheet to help your work through the numbers to see if your idea is feasible.https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eB37OIcnyQ9RzGMO2-F1YWx4p7ksaa_6yfcZERz3Vbs
Here are some photos from the event.