At the creation or “ideation” stage, an entrepreneur has a business concept. She may be developing business plans, refining her business model, identifying team members with complementary skills, or even seeking financing. For a high-growth venture, writing a business plan is a key task and should consist of defined milestones and specific projections for the first 3 years of the business.
Use a technical assistance tool to understand profit potential.
Enter a business competition to showcase your business plan and seek advice.
Visit an entrepreneur matchmaking website to find a partner for your venture.
Attend a conference to talk to other business owners in your industry.
Browse other resources that may help your business while in the ideate stage.