How to grow your business through Innovation

How to grow your business through Innovation: Blog by Kelisha Mills

What is Innovation?

Innovation is the process of improving something that already exists. It can be a new product, service, or process. Innovation is the key to success in any business.

The word innovation comes from the Latin word innovatio, which means to renew or change. Innovation has been around for thousands of years and has been used in many different fields.

In the context of business, Innovation is a process by which a domain, a product, or a service is renewed and brought up to date by applying new processes, introducing new techniques, or establishing successful ideas to create new value.

According to Peter Drucker in his book Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Innovation is the specific tool of entrepreneurs, the means by which they exploit change as an opportunity for a different business or a different service. Innovation is key to the success of any business. It is a discipline! Do you utilize innovation in your business strategies?

Who is an innovative entrepreneur?

The term “entrepreneur” comes from the French word “entreprendre” which means “to undertake.”

An innovative entrepreneur is someone who has an idea for a product or service, creates a company to produce and sell it, and then manages the business.

According to Cambridge.org, Innovative entrepreneurs add value to the economy through individual initiative, creativity, and flexibility. You might remember some of these words being mentioned last week as characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. The innovative entrepreneur should have a high degree of creativity and should have a risk-taker mentality. So tell me, do you have the qualities of an innovative entrepreneur?

How to find innovative opportunities in your niche

As an entrepreneur, here are 8 ways you can find innovative opportunities. Through:

  1. Unexpected occurrences

  2. Incompatibilities

  3. Process needs

  4. New knowledge

  5. Perception

  6. Industry changes

  7. Market changes

  8. Demographic changes.

Take a note of these opportunities and make a plan to implement at least 2 ways this week.

Here are some ways that you can find innovative opportunities in your niche:

– Read industry publications and blogs

– Attend industry events

– Talk with people who work in the industry

– Keep an eye on emerging trend

 

FEMALE INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEURS ARE HOLDING THEIR OWN!

 

I know you know about popular male innovative entrepreneurs like Jeff Besos and Elon Musk, but there are thousands of female boss women holding their own in the space. Here are just a few that were named @incmagazine Top 100:

How to Innovate Like a Creative Genius

Creative geniuses throughout history have always had one thing in common: they were unafraid to break the rules. Einstein, Mozart, and Picasso all knew that creative genius is about breaking boundaries and challenging norms as much as it is about following them. So how can we innovate like creative geniuses?

There are many aspects to innovation. One of them is identifying a problem. It’s important to identify problems that can be solved by a new idea or solution. If you don’t know what problem you’re trying to solve, it’s going to be difficult for you to come up with solutions or ideas for innovative opportunities.

The next step is generating ideas for solutions and evaluating them based on their feasibility and potential impact on the business’ bottom line. After generating these ideas, it’s time for prototyping which means creating a model of your solution so that you can test it out before implementing it into the business’ process.

Prototyping is an important step in the design process. The goal of prototyping is to test the product before it goes into production. This reduces time and cost for both parties because any flaws are corrected before they are seen by customers. For products, prototyping can be a tangible replica of the idea. For services, design of the process can be done.

 

Building Your Innovation Muscle For Successful Ideas And Projects

It is important to note that innovation is not just about generating ideas. It is about the process of generating ideas and then testing them, analyzing them, and iterating on them.

Innovation muscle can be built up in a variety of ways. One way to build it up is by getting more experience in different fields, which will provide you with a diverse set of tools that can be used for creativity later on. Another way to build it up is by practicing the skill of thinking from different perspectives – this will help you understand your problems from many angles and generate solutions from various perspectives.

I hope this week’s blog was of value to you. Let me know in the comments below if you believe entrepreneurship is a process or a behaviour.

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Kelisha Mills

Kelisha Mills

Hi, I`m Kelisha Mills! I`m a wife, a mom of 4, and an Entrepreneur currently residing in the Caribbean Island of Tobago. With over 11 years of practical experience as a woman entrepreneur, I have worked with some of the best international High-Performance Coaches and mentors in the world. I love sharing helpful entrepreneur information with other women like you :-)
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