Steal My Ideas
I seem to fall over business ideas nearly every day. Here are some of them.
Steal them!
Use them! Make Money!
Hire People!
Save the World!

1. Local Advertising
It is amazing how quickly the modern tech world has moved out the old ways of doing things. One of the challenges this has created is finding a local business to do something you need. We used to have high tech solutions like the Yellow Pages® and the local classified ads. And it also seems like everyone (even you) is considering starting a business. You might consider setting up a Neighbor to Neighbor advertising sheet, or perhaps even a website to promote your next door neighbor and other local businesses. Don't let the nationals like or scare you away. You know your neighbor's and the businesses they should use, much better than those strangers.

2. Shop Class
Set up schools or classes to teach people how to make things. You can show them how things work, and how to use tools, even power tools. Potential markets include: Young Singles, Newlyweds, Dads and Kids, Moms and Kids, the Unemployed, and the Underemployed, and the through-with-being-Employed.

3. Home Economics
Provide training in the lost arts: Cooking, Sewing, Laundry, Household Budgets, even Grocery Shopping. There is a great big market out there from the College Driven, Mom Worked, We Just Eat Out generation. Everyone needs these skills, but they don't teach them in school anymore. For potential markets, see #2.

4. Set Up A Personal Assistants Stable
No one has enough time, and not everyone wants to run the business. Give some capable people jobs. Help individuals, small businesses, and anyone else who just needs some assistance. Potential customers abound, and so do the workers. These jobs are agreat for the time limited. It still takes someone to market, find the people, and get them together with thos who need them. You Can Provide the Help!

5. Check In Service

Too many people live alone. A service which checks in on them by phone, and if necessary in person. This can provide human contact and additional security, while allowing your clients their independence in their daily lives. Setting up a subscription plan can help schedule, and set limits on your own time. Share a little sunshine with those who live on their own. You can even market this to parents who are too shy to check in on their own aduly children.

 A Quote to Consider

We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It's easy to say "It's not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem." Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.

Mr. Fred Rogers


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