2011 Ideas: were they attainable?

2011 seems..so distant. It was 2 years ago. It might not be that old, actually, but in this ever-changing business and technology environment, 2 years are indeed distant. In fact, ideas that were cool a day ago can be dull the next day! This blog lists down 45 Business Ideas They Loved in 2011.

Since ideas are not all attainable, here is my personal opinion and view regarding the ideas that could/should/has already been applied in real life – and those who should/could not been applied:

SHOULDS!

  1. Personal Social Media Consultant
    Social Media is everything right now. Digital Marketing seems like a sexy business nowadays, with people and business players getting all crazy with the social media frenzy. Social Media is a fine way to market/promote your product, since it can engage a two-side discussion, cheap, can create a viral marketing, guerrilla marketing, and can drive people’s opinion through word-of-mouth. Ever since the rise of the social media, companies are starting to do branding through this social media.
    People, just like products, must also brand themselves; Arya Wiguna-Demi Tuhan, Raditya Dika and his silly, laughable trait, Nadine Chandrawinata and Nadya Hutagalung and eco-friendliness. A personal social media consultant can help people in branding themselves, be it for a job-seeking candidates, celebrity-wannabes, or people who just want many attention. Digital marketing consultants for companies now exist, so, why shouldn’t a personal social media consultant?
  2. Tablet App Development
    This falls not under the shoulds, but more like the duh-s. Nowadays, who doesn’t keep updated with the latest tablet/smartphones? Apps for tablets and smartphones are now no longer alien and hi-tech for people. With the rapid development and competition for the industry, app development (in a wider context, not only tablets) is a must.
  3. Energy Efficiency Consultant
    I am really enthusiastic in being energy-efficient. I want my house to be eco-friendly/green, wanting solar panel, biopore, rainwater filtration, green roof, etc, etc. However, my background in Management does not come with effective energy efficient planning. Every time I read articles about green technology, I am startled by all the facts and valuation I read – they all seem new every time. Thus, should there be an Energy Efficiency Consultant, I would want to hire them.
  4. E-Commerce Warehouse/Shipping
    E-Commerce is also growing very rapidly, with more and more sites and stores opening up e-commerce. From a friend of mine who is starting up a similar business, the strongest advice he always said was “always, always plan detailed operations and supply chain management.” Warehousing and shipping could be a very tricky part in the industry, remembering that thousands of products are being sent to thousands of customers in hundreds of cities!

SHOULD NOT!

  1. Memory Organizer
    Really? The detailed description in the site is that this idea organizes “memories” stored in cameras, video recorders, phones, laptops, etc. I oppose this idea because, well, it could be handy, but it would be not so significant. Best attempt on creating integrated cross-device organizer are with synchronized account.
  2. Affordable Computer Maintenance
    I do not know how computer maintenance is like in more developed countries, but I see that affordable computer maintenance is abundant in Indonesia. Be it hardware or software, people can fix it in a relatively easy way. I oppose this idea because, well, it is already available.

There are 40 others ideas which I find a bit boring since the idea is not that unique nor innovative. Kudos to the writers, though!

 

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