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Recently, we looked at several ways to identify needs that could become opportunities for your business. Soon after writing those words, I boarded a plane for two weeks of touring in Alaska. Examples of “opportunities taken” were everywhere – far too many to share them all. Here are a few:
Vendors at the Dallas Airport has both expected and unexpected products for travelers.
Of course, there were products that are directly related to travel.
A name-brand restaurant has a special service to get their food into the hands of hungry, time-challenged travelers.
These two were new to me.
A quiet and comfortable place to sleep when stranded between flights.
A wide selection of nail polish in a stand-alone dispenser offers a creative way to be productive, or simply pass the time.
Barrow, a small, remote city on the Arctic Ocean, can only be accessed by air, water, or sled team.
Of course, there is a need for good tour services.
And, someone transports and sells consumer goods to the top of the world, even though that adds a lot to the cost!
For comparison, here is the same product in Fairbanks:
In summer, tourists want to get to the top of the mountain for the views. So, why not keep the trams running, helping to cover overhead during non-skiing months?
What needs are out there that you might be able to fill?
What examples have you seen in your travels?
Until we meet again,
The Entrepreneur’s Friend