The answer to this question is that the perfect idea probably doesn’t exist. Your aim should be to choose an idea that is practical and workable, given your skills and experience, and your long-term goals. It should also be an idea that fires your enthusiasm and something that you can really believe in!
It is important to assess your idea objectively in the cold light of day. By all means seek expert opinions, and ask the opinion of people you trust. But make your own assessment of the facts too. Business history is littered with examples of highly successful business ideas that no one but their inventor believed would work – one need look no further that Dyson’s bagless vacuum cleaner or Richard Bayliss’s clockwork radio. What distinguished these two inventors was absolute determination and the ability to grit their teeth and plough on, regardless of criticism and opposition.
The great thing about carp is that they prefer slow moving or still water. This is great news for your blood pressure, as the environment in which you’ll be fishing is likely to be very calm and tranquil. Even if you don’t catch anything, it’s a lovely way to spend a few hours. Many enthusiasts have found so great a pleasure in this pastime, that there is a niche market in carp Fischen in Ungarn which will cater for the professional or novice’s every need.
Yellow Fin Tuna start arriving off the North and West sides of Nassau during late February, early March and their migration through the Bahamas continues until late August. This is hottest big-game fishing time. Massive schools of Yellow Fin Tuna ranging in size from 20 to 80 lbs. migrate through the Bahamas on their way north to the Gulf Stream. They are located by looking for excited birds congregating, then diving into the ocean, feeding off the bait fish forced to the surface by the schools of feeding Tuna.
Another advantage of eBay is that because of its massive audience, many last minute holidays (or even some non-last minute ones, come to that!) are listed. These may well be at a cheap fixed BIN (Buy It Now) price, or even as an auction. It’s worth having a look if you have a spare week coming up!
Identify your competitors – how many of them are there, and how successful are they. Who is the lead player? Who is second? Find out as much as you can about them – collect brochures, leaflets and any other information you can. Test out their websites and call their enquiry service or visit their shop/office if it is open to the public. Analyse their service/product honestly and objectively. What are their strengths? What are their weaknesses?
When you finally find that small part of France that makes you go “Wow!” as you drive down the lane (we did) the next part of your adventure starts… buying the property and getting the permissions to start your business… and that’s what I’ll cover in the next article.