I have a ton of random business ideas. I wonder if I can try to reduce the amount of noise by categorizing them?? That way I can think about each category of ideas rather than specific ideas, at least during this stage where I can get overwhelmed with the number of individual ideas!! So here goes:
1-Educational businesses would be any business where the commodity is learning. This includes ideas like opening a nature-based preschool or opening a museum or offering classes or instruction of any sort.
2-Horticulture businesses would be any business where the commodity is produce. This includes any and all vegetables as well as flowers, and could include indoor and/or outdoor plants.
3-Animal husbandry businesses would be any business where the commodity is livestock or animals. This includes traditional livestock farming such as cattle, sheep and goats; as well as raising dogs or providing foster homes for horses and the like.
4-Healing businesses would be any business where the commodity is, well, healing! This includes opening a healing retreat for women or renting space to healing professionals or creating public healing spaces like gardens.
5-Arts businesses would be any business where the commodity is art. I am not an artist but I do have a knack for finding interesting new art and artists. This could include creating art studio spaces for rent, opening an artists’ retreat and/or selling local art. With the size of the property, we could even think about being a small outdoor concert or theatre venue.
Wow!! I think that exhausts the categories of ideas I have considered so far. Not that there aren’t a ton of other categories of businesses that could be considered, but this is the first most obvious list I have so far.
Any vibes on the list??
- When looking at the list, I should push more on #1. I adore learning and teaching – like SERIOUSLY ADORE – and if I could figure out how to do that while allowing some time to explore horticulture and animal husbandry on the side, that could be perfect.
- The other that really calls to me from this list is #5, which surprises me a bit; but having been a left-brain researcher for so many years, finding amazing local artists who need a place to work or sell their wares is exciting.
And that’s it for now. Not anything earth-shattering and mostly me talking out loud. Thanks for listening!