Another day, I was sitting with a bunch of college students at Starbucks, we were talking startup businesses. They were brainstorming of which sort of business to get started. All of us laughed again, and saw him get pick-up his pre-made coffee he should have arranged with his smart phone Starbuck’s program.
As he was leaving he told us while we sat in the table that he did promote coffee flavored ice cream. I asked if I could purchase a round of ice cream for the group. He cried and said;”Now, I’m delivering Amazon Packages, as a shipping contractor, my brother is using his vans, so I’m helping out, we’re really busy – Prime Day Delivery!” What a cool little business owner. All of us laughed again, he was so busy that he simply needed more caffeine to complete his hectic day.
Our team then went back to brainstorming on what a intelligent business may be for a startup. I laughed and said:”Hey, you’ve got to be observant, we only watched a man in a friggin’ ice cream truck providing online packages because they did not have sufficient vans or people to assist, that means there’s demand in the industry not being fulfilled.”
- How could you send better?
- How can you streamline the shipping business model?
- How can you revolutionize the package delivery company?
- How can you locate other underutilized vehicles and individuals to deliver?
And, I then reminded them that Amazon currently has a market value of $1 Trillion. I asked them about other observations that they just needed?
- Why can’t that ice cream guy deliver Starbucks?
- Why not begin a drone company to deliver Starbucks and Amazon?
- Why not work out how to address those delivery challenges with applications, programs, drones, mix?
I reiterated;”Let’s face it, you understand there’s unfulfilled demand in the market for new delivery firms and better choices when you find an Ice Cream truck providing online packages within an Amazon Contractor”
I explained that you must observe everything and believe. I explained that we can not be too busy here brainstorming we stop celebrating, the clues are everywhere, right in front of our noses. If you’re at a loss for ideas, look around, read the paper, listen to people complain, think about things that would make problems go away for individuals – then try to develop solutions for these challenges – solutions which you could turn a profit in providing.