These are the concepts and business ideas that people can use to start their own enterprise. Once you have confirmed there is a market for your business idea, follow along with this step-by-step small business startup guide to work on each of the remaining steps in the small business startup process, and you’ll be on your way to starting a new business in no time.
Find an existing business owner in an industry you already have experience with (you’ll be pitching in at least with time using your skills/connections/expertise) and make an investment to help them through a particular challenge that you know you can solve.
Guest lectures and case studies of local entrepreneurs from key industry sectors (e.g. oil and gas, tourism, food and farming, and the creative industries) will expand student knowledge and understanding of the practical issues faced in identifying and researching a viable business opportunity.
Many entrepreneurs never really think critically about what business to go into—they just do it. Maybe they have a little experience in one business, maybe they read an article somewhere about someone who made a lot of money in a particular type of business, and maybe it sounded like a cool and interesting thing to do.
Start with doing free shoots for friends and family to build up a strong online portfolio, get familiar with your gear and the editing process, then you’ll be able to get paid for photographing professional head shots and celebratory family moments as your side business idea.