How to Narrow Down Your Business Ideas

How to Narrow Down Your Business Ideas

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Anna Runyan

Anna is the founder of Classy Career Girl, named by Forbes as one of the top 35 most influential career sites of 2014. She helps millions of women design and launch their dream careers, businesses and lives through her website, online courses and social media channels.

Comments (3)

Sandra - February 9, 2017

Hi Anna! Thank you for your post. 🙂 What if you cannot decide between two different ideas for a business? Or what is the way to figuring out to combine them? Being a leadership coach and a job search coach is still a coach and doing similar things. What if I cannot decide if for me the business to be in is a coach and help ambitious in discovering their inner kickass and to overcome what keeps them stuck OR to help ambitious women (who might be entrepreneurs and business owners) to work on their personal and business finances? I feel drawn to life coaching and to numbers!!

    Anna Runyan - February 9, 2017

    In the beginning, you don’t have to pick!! Start working with both types of clients and it will become more clear over time who you enjoy working with the most and who comes to you over and over again. When I started I was a job search coach but then people kept coming to me asking for leadership advice and advice on starting a business. The key is getting started and providing value as much as possible. When you have conversations with potential clients and they tell you their difficulties, recommend how they can help you. If they have financial issues, you can help them. If they have job search issues, you can help them. Do you get where I am going? 🙂

Sarah Del Rosario - February 11, 2020

Thanks for sharing an informative blog. And I like your idea that “The more markets you have, the harder it will be to grow your business since you will not be able to focus. If you do start with two ideas, it will be more complicated to get started because you’ll have to wrap your brain around the fears, frustrations, desires and end results of both markets.”


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