Sun, Sea And Ice Cream
I have to share this small business idea and experience with you.
During a recent holiday break in Turkey it became apparent to me that no matter where I go, even during my holidays I’m always looking out for exciting and usual ideas for starting a new business.
During our family holiday I decided to hire a speed boat for the day so we could all whizz around the Turkish beaches and explore some of their secluded bays, try out some snorkeling and swim in the clear sea waters. After sourcing a local small business to hire the speed boat from the small business owner was kind enough to warn me to keep out of the forbidden sea waters to the East of the coast to avoid being arrested by the sea patrol.
In all fairness to the business owner ‘Jaq’, he was very helpful and took a lot of pride in the service he offered us. I was intrigued by the way he had set up and put his small business idea in to action and soon got drawn into deep conversation with him before being dragged away by my wife !
For those of you who already know me you’ll know how much I love hearing stories on how other ordinary people come up with a Small Business idea and how they manage to set it up in the same way we share the stories on how we help people to start a small business.
Anyway, after about an hour whizzing around the secluded bays and swimming in the clear waters we set off again only to notice that we were quite close to the sea exclusion zone and that a speed boat was quickly heading towards with the man inside waving his hands at us….. Yes we did think the worse… that it was s Patrol Boat coming to give us a good telling off for being to close to the exclusion zone.
How wrong we were… in fact to our relief the man just operating a small business selling Ice Cream to people around the coast line. Phew !
Well, we couldn’t stop laughing over the fact that our panic turned into relief and ended by us all purchasing some lovely ice creams to enjoy during what was a scorching hot day from a small business owner who had taken the initiative to start his own small business idea selling ice creams to the hundreds of holiday makers, fishermen and boating enthusiasts around the Turkish Coastline. His boat was kitted out with freezers, signage, flags and a huge choice of ice creams. It was brilliant.
So you see, there are opportunities and ideas for starting a business all around us no matter where you are or where you go, many of which are right under your nose. Entrepreneurs never fail to notice these opportunities or think about taking them to another level. It’s all part of the fun and being a small business entrepreneur.
Some times the simplest small business ideas turn out to be the best, so my advice is don’t ever give up on a dream or on a small business idea that you may have.
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