Every business develops from an initial idea. Ideas can range from spotting a gap in the market to coming up with a brand new product or service.
Ideas could come from your skills or experience - perhaps from a particular job or your outside interests. Perhaps you've spotted a demand that has no supply or know how to solve a particular problem.
This guide includes videos to help you find out about researching your chosen market and how to generate or develop a new business idea.
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