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Opportunities Taken

Posted at August 13, 2014 | By : | Categories : Analyze,Market,Our Work,Plan,Produce | 0 Comment

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.

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A name-brand restaurant has a special service to get their food into the hands of hungry, time-challenged travelers.

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These two were new to me.

A quiet and comfortable place to sleep when stranded between flights.

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A wide selection of nail polish in a stand-alone dispenser offers a creative way to be productive, or simply pass the time.

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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.

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And, someone transports and sells consumer goods to the top of the world, even though that adds a lot to the cost!

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For comparison, here is the same product in Fairbanks:

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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?

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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


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