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I Want to Start My Business, But Have No Idea How

Ready to be your own boss but lacking a solid business idea? Explore our proven strategies with Blinkist to kick-start your entrepreneurial journey. Learn everything you need to transform your vision into a successful business!
by Chris Allmer | Feb 1 2024
I Want to Start a Business, But Have Now Ideas: A Blinkist Guide

Every morning, it was just me, my steaming cup of coffee, and a blank laptop screen. I had this big dream of starting my own business buzzing in my head, but figuring out how to make it real?

That part was tricky. It felt like trying to solve a jigsaw puzzle with half the pieces missing.

Then, early in 2022, something clicked. I realized that kick-starting my business dream wasn’t just about grabbing a lightning-bolt idea out of thin air.

It was all about learning, growing, and piecing together my own unique plan.

And that’s when I found Blinkist. Of course, I didn’t expect it to hand me a shiny business idea on a silver platter.

Instead, I found it to be an immense library of great ideas, practical insights, and smart summaries from people who’d already walked the walk in the business world and started their business from scratch.

One collection of book summaries was especially helpful in starting my own business; it was this one:

Each book summary, each story, and each piece of advice felt like a puzzle piece clicking into place. Blinkist became my go-to for those lightbulb moments, helping me shape my unclear dream solid and doable.

And now, I am happy to share what I have learned about wanting to start a business when you have no ideas. I’m going to walk you through how Blinkist helped me gear up for my business adventure. Are you ready to spark your entrepreneurial light, too?
 

The Best Time to Start Your Business

When you want to start your own business, you have no idea how to do it, and when? I would advise you to take a look at Omar Zenhom’s podcast episode titled The Best Time to Start Your Business.

Omar is a well-known entrepreneur and speaker who co-founded The $100 MBA, an educational platform. He’s experienced in startups, and his advice can be a game-changer for beginners:

  1. The Right Timing: Omar explains that starting a business at the right time often means starting right away, instead of waiting for the “perfect” moment that may never come.
  2. Test Your Idea: You’ll learn how important it is to make sure your business idea is not just unique but also wanted by customers. It’s like checking if people really need what you want to sell.
  3. Beat Your Fears: Omar talks about common fears that can stop people from starting a business. He gives practical advice on how to face and overcome these fears.
  4. First Steps: This podcast doesn’t just motivate; it gives you clear steps and things to think about when you’re starting your business.

By listening to Omar, you’ll be better prepared to start your business journey with confidence and a clear plan for success. It’s time to make your dream of owning a business come true. Tune in now:
 

Now, let’s move on to the next gem in your entrepreneurial toolbox: The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki. This book summary is like a battle-tested roadmap and the perfect guide of starting something new.

The author Guy Kawasaki is no stranger to the world of entrepreneurship. He’s the former chief “evangelist” of Apple, the creative genius behind their marketing magic. Today, he’s the chief evangelist of Canva, an innovative online graphic design tool, and a venture capitalist running his show at Garage Technology Ventures.

And his book is packed with timeless advice that’s been tried, tested, and proven to work. So, whether you’re launching a startup or starting a new chapter in your business journey, The Art of the Start is your trusty companion. Take a look at our quick book summary and understand what it is all about:

But hey, if you’re not quite there yet, don’t worry. Sometimes, all it takes is a bit of inspiration to get you moving in the right direction. Check out our article “The 5 Books To Read To Transform Your Life in 2024“. This read will help you take that critical step forward. Let’s make 2024 your year of transformation and success!

And as we are today all about Inspiration, take a look at the fascinating journey of James Watt, the CEO of Brewdog, on the Secret Leaders podcast. In this episode, James shares the remarkable story of Brewdog’s rise from humble beginnings in his mother’s garage to becoming a billion-dollar company. What sets this tale apart is the emphasis on staying true to yourself, even when faced with adversity.

Tune in to our summary of Secret Leaders and let James Watt’s journey inspire you on your path to entrepreneurial success”

In the world of business, authenticity is key. James Watt’s journey taught us the impportance of staying true to ourselves, and now it’s time to explore another aspect of entrepreneurship – the personal branding.

What is Personal Branding?

Personal branding is all about being you, selling yourself, and injecting personality into your business. In essence, your personal brand is your authentic self, and it’s the magnet that attracts opportunities, customers, and success.

And Gary Vaynerchuk, a serial entrepreneur extraordinaire, has mastered the art of personal branding, and he’s here to share his wisdom in his book Crushing It! In just 15 minutes, you can uncover everything you need to know to start your business with your personal brand:

  1. Craft Your Unique Brand: Learn how to stand out in your field. Become the expert everyone turns to. It’s like being the rock star of your industry, and Gary shows you how.
  2. Conquer the Digital World: In today’s digital age, social media is your playground, and Gary exposes the tactics to conquer it. You’ll learn how to use platforms effectively, elevating your business and influence.
  3. Real Stories of Triumph: Gary doesn’t just talk the talk; he brings real success stories to the table. These stories not only inspire, but also provide actionable tips. They prove that the strategies in the book work in the real world.

Get all the key ideas about personal branding here:

And if you want to learn more about what personal branding means, learn from the best and take a look at our article, “What’s the secret behind Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ campaign?
 

How to Start a Business with Blinkist

You’ve learned a lot on this journey to start your own business and becoming your own boss. You’ve discovered the importance of timing from Omar Zenhom, followed the roadmap in The Art of the Start by Guy Kawasaki, and been inspired by James Watt’s story.

Starting a business when you have no ideas—remember, the journey is more like a marathon, than a sprint. It’s about continuous learning, growth, and facing challenges. But don’t forget, every successful entrepreneur started with a dream and took that crucial first step.

Did you know? Blinkist also began as a simple, fun idea among friends in Germany. Now, it’s the top app for book summaries, with over 150 employees. Do you want to get inspired by Blinkist’s creative journey? Read more about it in the Blinkist Magazine: Discover Blinkist’s Story.

So, are you ready to step out of your comfort zone? The world of business is waiting, and Blinkist is your guide. And to give you a head start, you get one week for free to check out all the books in our collection. Because here is where your business adventure begins:


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