Thursday, November 10, 2011

Entrepreneurship



Our family is currently exploring the idea of starting a couple of different businesses. Several ideas are being floated, and nothing is firm yet, but the energy is flowing and ideas are popping.

We come into this with a variety of skills and experience in a number of fields - finance, research, investor relations, accounting, management, computer modeling, experience with start-ups, resource development, alternative energy, human development, psychology, human relations, marketing, teaching, cooking, writing.

Surely we can create a business opportunity, don't you think?

If fact, I would bet that you have family and/or friends that come with a variety of skill sets that create something completely different when you put them all together. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

I would also bet that same set of family/friends have some great ideas - just simmering on the back burner.

New ideas, new businesses, fresh starts. I think we're going to have create our own opportunities in the future. Maybe we can do it the way it should be done - with mindfullness, gratitude, and environmental awareness. 

9 comments:

Brian Miller said...

it is definitely a great time to diversify...not sure if i would want to invest in creating a static business with high overhead though with the volatility of the markets...

Nancy said...

Brian - We're thinking something small that can grow with the family. A commerical kitchen, a blog that does all of the research on companies one would like to know more about before investing, etc.

Grandmother said...

You are always coming up with such genuinely interesting ideas. I admire you for that. Good luck and keep us informed even about the process.

Bruce Coltin said...

I say: Go for it!

CrazyCris said...

I second Bruce: chaaarge! Straight ahead!!! Sounds like you guys together have enough skills to start up something interesting! But don't forget that commune you planned on living on... like-minded people with complementary skill sets in ecological hobbit houses, right? That was a great idea too! ;o)

Hilary said...

Sounds like a lot of fine skills you share and I hope the right combination comes together for you.

Kathy G said...

Good luck! It can be difficult to work with family, but I suspect you would be able to pull it off.

Trish and Rob MacGregor said...

We're doing the same thing! Perhaps this is a trend. In changing times, we must all change, too, and change our approaches to living.

Whitney Lee said...

I don't know why I even bother being surprised by the timing of information anymore...Here we are in the midst of a plethora of ideas (as well as a few actions) for increasing our income using our own skills and creativity and I read this post!
I agree that there are lots of changes happening ,and people are looking closer to home for business opportunities.