One of the biggest skills that I use as an entrepreneur is my ability to create something from nothing. I know that it sounds a little cliché, but that is essentially what the essence of an entrepreneur is: we take an idea and bring it to life. These ideas can be something that we thought up, or more importantly can be an opportunity that we see in the marketplace and the actions that are taken to create a business around it.
Let me give you an example – take a look at the following picture.
When I had a little water problem in my home in Azusa, I didn’t know what to do. The repair that was needed was beyond anything that I could handle on my own and I ended up calling in people that did Water Damage Restoration Azusa to fix the problem. I watched them do the work while they were at my home, and what I learned was that they provided a much-needed service.
I smelled opportunity.
In fact, it was an opportunity that I couldn’t capitalize on (mainly due to the location where I lived and how busy I was), but I was able to give this idea to a good buddy of mine that was looking for a new business opportunity. What is amazing about this kind of idea is that my buddy went on to create a business around this service and now employs six guys that work with him.
It is truly amazing what can grow from one simple idea.