Every Business Starts with an Idea

Posted 20 Oct '23

Every Business Starts with an Idea

Every business starts with an idea. It might be a crazy concept that’s never been done before or a twist on a common product or service. It might be something everyone will want, or it might fill a tiny niche in the market.

There’s no single way to find the best business idea – it’s about finding the one that suits you best. So how do you do that?

Find your passion

The best idea will be something you’re passionate and excited about – it’s difficult to pour money, energy and time into something that leaves you cold. If you are genuinely interested in your business, you will deal with the challenges more easily and learn faster.

Play to your strengths

Your business should also line up with your existing skills and talents, so you can get off the ground without relying heavily on outside help. You don’t have to be an expert, but if you’re opening a café, you should know a thing or two about the service industry.

Relevant skills and experience will also be a big plus when it comes to getting finance from lenders who will want reassurance that you know what you are doing.

Check viability

Think about how your idea could bring in revenue – is it a product you can sell, a service or subscription, a retail store, a food service business? Look at the existing market, start-up costs and margins, and work out whether your idea is likely to be profitable. Your business planning should outline:

  • what customers are charged for
  • average markups on products or services
  • reasonable operating costs.

A great idea is just the beginning

Finding an exciting idea that fits your talents and has the potential to turn a profit isn’t easy – and neither is starting a small business.

We can help at every stage - get in touch for expert guidance with your business plan and setting your business up for success from the start.

Katy Day 


WDF Accounting and Advisory | Accountants Wagga | Your partners in business

Providing carefully tailored accounting solutions in business advisory, tax compliance, bookkeeping, Self-Managed Super funds, and more.

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