How To Come Up With Your Winning Business Idea (9 Strategies Total)

Are you still stuck at the idea stage? Do you know how to come up with the best business ideas? In this video, I share my top 9 strategies for finding the winning ideas by looking at the world around you.

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Are you between companies and struggling to find your next big idea?

Or maybe you’ve got an idea but don’t think it’s very good…

… or perhaps you’re still working a 9-5, desperately searching for THE idea that will convince you to quit your job and take the big leap?

If that’s you, then I’ve got you covered.

I just shot you a quick video sharing 9 different ways you can come up with GREAT ideas to start your business.

Now, some of these are a bit ridiculous, but others I’ve used to create multi-million dollar companies.

The key is creativity.

That’s why I’m sharing so many… I wanted to ensure you could always come back and reference them.

To help you visualize the strategies, here they are:

1. Talk To Shoppers ($)
2. Mix & Match Game (Hardware store / grab stuff..)
3. Interview Big Companies
4. Search Twitter / Forums / For Pains
5. Ask yourself, “What’s next?”
6. Use Your Frustration
7. New Field / Same Skills
8. Industry With No Innovation
9. Cheaper Version of Existing
10.New Niche (ex: Crossfit..)

Did you notice I actually have 10?


Truth is, odd numbers sound better in a title, so I went with 9 but I’m actually giving you 10.

You know me, always over delivering 🙂

Now it’s your turn… I want to hear from you below in the comments and let me know how you came up with the idea of your current business or project?

Tell me… I’ll be reading / responding to every comment.

Here’s to your creativity!

With gratitude,

– Dan

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“You can only keep what you give away.” That’s the mantra that’s shaped Dan Martell from a struggling 20-something business owner in the Canadian Maritimes (which is waaay out east) to a successful startup founder who’s raised more than $3 million in venture funding and exited not one… not two… but three tech businesses:, Spheric and Flowtown.

You can only keep what you give away. That philosophy has led Dan to invest in 33+ early stage startups such as Udemy, Intercom, Unbounce and Foodspotting. It’s also helped him shape the future of Hootsuite as an advisor to the social media tour de force.

An activator, a tech geek, an adrenaline junkie and, yes, a romantic (ask his wife Renee), Dan has recently turned his attention to teaching startups a fundamental, little-discussed lesson that directly impacts their growth: how to scale. You’ll find not only incredible insights in every moment of every talk Dan gives – but also highly actionable takeaways that will propel your business forward. Because Dan gives freely of all that he knows. After all, you can only keep what you give away.

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