Can entrepreneurs be successful by themselves?
Well to answer my own question, I don’t think entrepreneurs can be successful by themselves. I believe that success is based upon individual people working to the best of their ability with the support of people around them. You see success isn’t something people can obtain by themselves, everyone need a little encouragement, support and sometimes-constructive criticism to be they’re best and continue to grow. So let me introduce you to the team that offers all of those things and more.
Just to refresh the memories of my regular reader and introduce myself to the new comers. I’m Indie, hi J and I’m currently enrolled in graduate school at Kingston University in the United Kingdom, studying International Business Management with Entrepreneurship. I’m using this blog to map my journey of possibly the best class in the world, designing a Business taught by the most amazing and innovate lecture DR. Corrine Beaumont. The aim of the class is to create a product, design and sell a product So in short with the support of the school we will be running our own business with the aim of making a profit, get a great grade and also learn something that we can take with us throughout life.
The Team – If you don’t want read about the group (Why not? We are awesome) scroll down to
How Many Ideas Does it Take to Hit the Jack Pot?
Indie (Me)(Managing Director) – Music is my passion, eating is my art and helping people is a life long obsession. I believe I’m good at supporting people, it’s always my aim to help people feel great about themselves and to never give up on what they want. I’m more of a dreamer than a logical person but when it comes to working hard I strive for perfection always, but lets get something straight, winning isn’t everything. The journey counts more than the destination, so if you can push yourself to be your best you’re already winning.
Flora (Finance Director) – This lady is calm, cool and collected, She the cooling energy that relaxes the group when things get a little heated. She helps us understand the math with everything we do. Reminding us that with every purchase there is a price because sometimes we just want to spend but we are on a tight budget.
Maxi – This guy has a crazy genius mind thing going on, plus he likes to bake so he’s pretty much perfect J. He comes for an engineering background so is able to look at the technical side of everything. He helps the team be creative but a little realistic in terms of time and resources.
Aei – This woman has the ability to make everything modern and fresh. She is am amazing photographer and videographer that helps us as a team to be innovate in how we brand and present our product. She has so much energy and passion for life.
Faii – Is the funny one of the group, she has amazing skills in management and outside the box creative thinking. She pushes the team to be unique and not always to take ourselves so seriously. She is a multitasking superwoman that supports everyone in every way.
Prashanna – Is smart, level headed and down to earth. In a team full of free spirited dreamers and go with the flow individuals, he offers the group some peace and quite. When we need to take a step back he helps us look at the situation from different points of view.
How Many Ideas Does it Take to Hit the Jack Pot
Over the space of three months my team and me have thought of over 100 ideas, started then rejected two ideas and hit the jackpot with one. Below you will find the system we used along side the USER Model to work on the ideas that we came up with.
- Research: What are all the different needs we can think of. Research into different areas and look at the problems or whys to make the product or how it’s used better.
- Think: Think of as many ideas as possible, look at different areas and themes, things that may already been done but could be better, things from different countries that would work in the UK and so on and so fourth.
- 3. Gather: Get together as a group, look at all the ides created, don’t be so quick to say no to an idea just because you don’t like it now. Whittle down the ideas to top 5.
- 4. Research: Research the top five ideas picked, look at all the different elements that will help make each product. Calculate time, costs, and overall need. Is the timing right? You may have a great product but the timing is wrong.
- 5. Vote: Vote as a team for the best idea, discusses what the need is and how you feel you can help the need.
Don’t forget it’s normally those that fail in the beginning that succeed in the end So even if the idea doesn’t come in the beginning, by the end you will have a great idea.
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” Bill Cosby