Developing New Business Ideas

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating
New Business Ideas Worth Backing

By Andrew Bragg & Mary Bragg
November 2005
Financial Times / Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0273663259
288 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9 "
$55.00 Paper Original


At some time in their life, almost everyone in business has an idea for a new enterprise. The idea might be sparked by dissatisfaction with an existing product, experiencing something new while traveling or simply finding that nobody in the market is serving your particular need. The idea could be for a new venture for your business to launch, or for new business of your own. But most ideas remain just that: ideas. We struggle to develop them, wondering if they will work, why nobody has already thought of them and how we could ever turn them into a profitable reality.

How do you take a promising thought and develop it into an enterprise worth backing? That is the question that this book sets out to answer. In Developing New Business Ideas, Andrew and Mary Bragg provide a practical guide to creating, shaping, evaluating, refining and implementing new business ideas. The book demonstrates that it is within absolutely everybody's power to take the first germ of a business idea and to systematically creatively challenge and commercially develop that idea into a viable business opportunity.

Using a practical four-step creative process, Developing New Business Ideas offers a wide-range of hands-on, how-to-actually-do-it techniques to help you add value and viability to your original idea. It will also introduce you to the experiences of a range of today's successful entrepreneurs, enabling you to learn from the creative lessons that they learned as they built their businesses. Supported by its own set of online tools, Developing New Business Ideas is an imaginative and interactive companion to converting creativity into successful enterprise.

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