Having a good idea is paramount. Raising the finance to put it into practice; marketing the idea effectively; recruiting reliable, skilled and enthusiastic people; taking risks at the right times; and of course, a lot of hard work – these are other critical factors.
But finding the right formula is not an exact science. So depending on the industry and other factors, some of these elements will be more decisive than others.
Unfortunately, there are probably a lot of great businesses out there that don’t exist yet, or never had the chance to exist, purely through a lack of conviction, not having the persuasiveness or persistence to find finance providers, or not casting the net wide enough in terms of making the right contacts.
Sometimes – though if you persist for long enough and never waver in your self-belief, anything should be possible – wretched bad luck alone can make an embryonic business founder, or prevent a great idea ever getting beyond the drawing board.
Mindful of this, Dynamis, a web publishing company responsible for the market-leading websites BusinessesForSale.com and FranchiseSales.com, decided to try and sideline Lady Luck. Well, maybe not sideline – at least to lessen her capricious influence.
The film Sliding Doors tells two parallel stories about the two directions a woman’s life takes, depending on whether she manages to get onto a particular train before the doors close. In one scenario she meets a man on the train, whom she later falls in love with after finding her current boyfriend in bed with another woman, and embarks successfully on a new career. In the other reality, she gets home too late to catch her boyfriend cheating, gets two jobs to support his supposed writing career, and doesn’t meet an honest, likeable new boyfriend.
Supplant the train with a business exhibition and the potential lovers for potential business partners and you can see how you can easily you can miss out on forging the perfect partnership to turn your exciting idea into a prospering business.
Ubops.com is a website that helps you to find business partners, suppliers or generally network with other people that can help you start and build a business. You can place an ad for free and profile yourself and your business needs. Conversely, you can search our directory of adverts, according to location (Ubops.com is international in scope), sector, or type of advert.
Want to look for a willing business partner in an IT consultancy venture in Manchester? Want to find a supplier of health foods for your new restaurant in West London? Looking for a work-from-home opportunity?
If these people exist on Ubops.com, you can find them straightaway, at the click of a mouse. Finding them in the street, in the pub, at exhibitions, etc – that’s a bit more of a needle in a haystack job.
And the only time money changes hands is when you find someone that suits your needs. You only pay for contact information – and even then it costs you £4.11 (including VAT) per lead. £4.11 for the next Sergey Brin to your Larry Page is not bad value…
So don’t leave it to chance. Do all you can to find the missing piece of your business jigsaw – whatever, or whoever, that may be.