The Business Boutique Podcast

Ep 12: How to Find Your Business Idea

January 10, 2017 - 54:33

Finding your business idea can be a daunting task, but I’m going to make it a whole lot easier. In this episode, I’ll focus on you Dreamers out there. We’ll identify your strengths and help you zone in on your best idea.

My guest this week is blogger and friend of Business Boutique, Jess Connolly! Her business was born during a time when she and her family were struggling. She’ll talk to us about how she got her business idea, how she decides what to write about, and her strategy for making money blogging.

Plus, I’ll answer business questions that you’ve submitted!

1:22 How To Find Your Business Idea

20:52 Interview with Jess Connolly

37:09 #ASKCHRISTYWRIGHT

52:34 Homework

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Leave a Comment

  • Melanie says:

    Thank you so much for doing this podcast and your upcoming digital mentoring course. I am definitely a dreamer but haven’t had any idea what I should do for my business. I discovered you late last year and have eagerly been listening, waiting, and hoping for something to help me get started. When something about the digital mentoring course popped up in my Facebook feed I jumped at the opportunity and signed up prior to listening to this podcast. Is there any way I can still get access to the personality test even though I’ve already signed up for the course? I think it would be great information to have.

  • carissa says:

    Hey Christy!

    This was a great episode. A friend of mine who went to your Denver event and runs a photography studio told me I had to listen to your podcast. Great recommendation!

    So the homework for this episode:

    I’ve come up with some business ideas and I’m not sure which one to try first. Maybe someone out there has some advice or insight?

    1. I started an Etsy store selling digital downloads of verses and uplifting quotes…much like Jess’s business…so one of my ideas is to beef up the store, create a web store outside of Etsy, and start marketing the idea through a blog, social media, etc. (https://www.etsy.com/shop/PhyllistheZebra)
    2. My background is in graphic design…mostly in non profits…and I thought of creating a web resource for non profits who can’t afford a designer
    3. A web resource to help people work with volunteers
    4. Music education resource for home schoolers (with the help of my husband who is a music educator)

    Anyway, love the podcast…it’s been inspiring especially to hear stories of how people have made it happen. Thanks for the resource!

  • Bridget says:

    Is there a Facebook group for Business Boutique women to connect? If so, would it be ok to start one? Would anyone else be interested? It seems that it would be a great and easy way to get involved in the Business Boutique community and to connect with other women.

  • Christine says:

    Hi,
    THANK YOU!
    I just found Business Boutique and you are providing great content! I’m a dreamer and working on that idea! Entrepreneurship is in my blood!

    I am trying to get to the free DISC assessment but unable to access it. Can you include the direct link?

    Thanks,
    Christine

  • Myra Kaelin says:

    So I *just* listened to the January 10 podcast (behind much?) and heard about the Digital Mentoring for dreamers, logged on immediately, and registration closed last night! Is there a plan to do another session for dreamers? I’m so mad that I didn’t listen sooner!

    -Myra

    • Casi says:

      I’m in the same boat, but way further behind than you are – I just listened yesterday. Did anyone from Business boutique get back to you on this? Just curious.

    • Christy Wright says:

      Hi Myra,

      I’m sorry you missed out on Digital Mentoring! There aren’t any immediate plans to do another session, we will have something similar and very exciting launching here next week! Be sure to check back on the website for new, fun things 🙂

      Thanks!

  • Crystal Chapman says:

    I love to be creative and designing. I have always loved interior design and I love my dog Sadi who is a Husky/German Shepard mix. So I have come up with an idea to make interior design for owners and their furry friends. It will be designed for animals with chic style for us. It will be marketed toward pet owners who want that real interior design, but need easy to clean decor. Weather it’s an oopsy or shedding it will be easy to clean and pet friendly. My first project will be a pet friendly, easy to clean, and NON-slip rug. A non-slip rug so your furry friend does not slip, fall and hurt themselves while running through the house or jumping around. This non-slip rug will be perfect for tile, hardwood, and linoleum flooring where your loving pet is more vulnerable to slip and fall. So I am going to get a small amount of product to start. How would I get my product out to my pet lover target market? Is Etsy the best place for this? How do I get started selling my product?

  • Casi Reichardt says:

    Hi Christy, I just tarted listening to your podcasts and am playing “catch up” every time I travel for my current job. They have been life-changing. I just listened to this podcast and heard about the Digital Mentoring program for the “Dreamers” – I’m so sad to have missed this opportunity! This would have been perfect for me. Are there any plans to do another course, or do you have any options to view the course after the fact? I have a full-time job but am committed to getting my “side-gig” gig up and running by the end of 2017…if I could just figure out what that “side gig” will be 🙂 Please let me know if there are any opportunities to take advantage of your mentoring resources! Thank you so much!

  • Alison Davis says:

    Thank you for your encouragement, I am a dreamer and have lots of ideas that keep me awake at night. But I feel my mind going in a thing different directions all the time with my family that I love and life ? I think your podcasts are so helpful to narrow mine and everyone’s focus. Thank you!!