For those who must scratch the insatiable entrepreneurial itch but need some help generating ideas, this post will be liking hitting the mother lode because sometimes you feel like you want to be inspired but don’t know where to look. In other words, when it’s time for a lightning bolt of energy to strike, consider this post your lightning rod.
Some of these ideas and links are obvious, yet it’s nice to have things conveniently organized for easy accessibility. If nothing else, this post is a source of knowledge and learning. As Alvin Toffler said, “The illiterate of the future are not those who can’t read or write but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.”
Hint: The last section of this post titled “Find Inspiration in Random Places” may surprise you by jolting your brain into overdrive. Cross-pollination and looking for ideas outside of your industry or normal scope of vision could be just the thing you need to take your product or business to the next-level.
Let me know in the comments if I missed a great resource and be sure to tell me why you love it. For even more ideas, browse through the startups we’ve covered here on DailyTekk.
Also read: 150 Resources for Tech Startups
Find Business Ideas and Spot Trends
- Springwise – Your essential fix of entrepreneurial ideas.
- Big Think – Blogs, articles and videos from the world’s top leaders and thinkers.
- PSFK – A go-to source for ideas and inspiration.
- trendwatching.com – Scans the globe for consumer trends, insights and innovations.
- IdeaMensch – A community of people with ideas.
- CoolBusinessIdeas – A blog that highlights promising new business ideas around the world.
- Trend Hunter – Technology trend spotting community fueled by a network of curious people.
- TrendsNow – Future trends magazine.
Ruminate on Industrial Design Concepts
- Industrial Design Served – Curated work from leading creatives on Behance.
- Tuvie – Design of the future.
- Yanko Design – Modern industrial design news.
- Fuel Your Product Design – For people who appreciate the design of physical products.
- Concept Bug – Product design in the tech world. Forecasting the future.
- Monkee Design – Industrial design blog.
- Core77 – Industrial design magazine.
- Designbuzz – Design ideas and concepts.
- World In Future – Discover the future world in interesting ways.
- Studioclues – Industrial design blog.