Want to start your own business but aren’t sure how to get started? Entrepreneurship is an incredible way to build wealth and contribute to the marketplace. A good business venture opens the doors for:

The best part: You can get started on the side while working a regular 9-to-5 job. When you do that, you can scale your business venture and earn enough to leave your job completely.

That’s why I want to show you exactly how you can start a business venture today — as well as give you some ideas for great business ideas to help you get started.

But first, let’s take a look at what exactly a business venture is.
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A business venture is any entrepreneurial enterprise that’s created to make money.
Yes, that encompasses a LOT of different things. Anything from restaurants to multimillion-dollar Silicon Valley tech startups to even the lemonade stand run by your neighbor’s kid can be considered a business venture.
Creating a successful business venture isn’t about luck, securing funding from angel investors, or finding the right motivational quote to post on your Instagram. It actually has to do with math.
Let’s take a look at an example:
Imagine you have a business. Your business releases a product that costs just $50. If you sold just one product a month, you’d have $600 at the end of the year. Not too shabby — but what if you scaled it a bit more?
That is the power of having a business venture. You can scale it to be as profitable as you want it to be. This opens the doors to flexibility, freedom, and living your Rich Life.
If you want to start a successful and profitable business venture, all you need is the right idea — which brings us to profitability.
A good business starts with a good idea. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of noise out there about what a good business idea looks like.
Is it developing a new dating app that everyone will buy and download?
Is it a drop shipping business you run from your laptop in Chiang Mai?
Is it doing something with cryptocurrencies? What the hell is a blockchain anyway?
Here’s my advice to you: Ignore the noise — and focus on yourself. Don’t worry about what other people are doing and whatever the latest get-rich-quick scheme is. Instead, focus on finding the sweet spot between:
To help you do that, I want to show you a system we teach to our students at GrowthLab that allows them to find perfect business ideas for them.
Here are three questions to help you identify things that you’re potentially passionate about:
This is crucial psychologically. If you’re passionate about your business venture, this means you’re going to be able to leverage your knowledge and expertise to make money. That makes it all that easier to stick with it — and make a good amount of profit as well.
Let’s take a look at each question now and dive deep into how to get the best answers from them. For each question, I want you to come up with 5 – 10 answers. Yes, that sounds a little difficult — but once you get going, you’re going to find that it’s very easy.
These are skills that you’ve been taught and acquired over the years such as:
If you’ve learned about it in school, an online course, or a class at your local community center, chances are there a ton of people out there who are willing to pay you to teach it to them too.
It’s a common misconception that you have to be the best at a skill in order to teach it — but that’s simply not the case. In fact, some of the greatest teachers in the world weren’t necessarily the best at their craft.
Julia Child wasn’t the best chef — but her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking became an international best-seller and led to her syndicated television show The French Chef.
Freddie Roach isn’t the best boxer — but fighting champions like Manny Pacquiao and Mike Tyson have paid him millions for the opportunity to train with him.
Many people have turned their passions into a thriving business venture and they’re not necessarily the best. That means you can too.
At first this can seem like a weird question.
“I don’t know; sleep in? Have a cup of coffee?”
But if you dig a little deeper, you can find that it actually reveals what you’re passionate about. That’s because Saturday mornings are typically reserved for “me time.”
Maybe you’re:
When the rest of the world is still asleep and you have the whole day ahead of you, you’re probably going to work on something you’re excited about. So think: What do you like to do in this free time?
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Sometimes we can find opportunities in even life’s toughest moments. These are struggles and issues that we go through and can help other people through as well.
You can help those people — and they’ll even pay you money for it.
Three great examples:
These are great examples of people who have faced struggles and are now leveraging it to earn money in a business venture. That’s combining something they have expert, first-hand knowledge in, making money, and helping others, aka the perfect business venture.
Once you have your answers, it’s time to apply them to the Demand Matrix.
Here’s what it looks like:pasted image 0 1
The Demand Matrix is a proven system to help you find something that’s profitable and that you love. And it’s simple, your business ideas are just split into four areas:
“Alright, this is cool … but where does my idea go?”
To determine where exactly your business idea should go, you simply have to ask yourself two questions:
Here’s what your Demand Matrix might end up looking like:pasted image 0 2
Don’t overthink this. The Demand Matrix isn’t an exact science and is more of a back-of-the-napkin way to find a business venture idea.
To help you even more, I want to show you 10 proven business ventures. These are entrepreneurs who have turned their skills and challenges into profitable ideas. You should visit each, note everything you can about the business, website and social media following, as it all comes into play when it’s time to position your business in the marketplace. 
Check out the list below:
For even more business ideas, check out our post on real business ideas to get your creative juices flowing on your business idea.
A business venture is when you identify an opportunity and take action to turn it into a profitable enterprise. It involves venture capital firms investing in startups and early-stage companies with significant growth potential, aiming to capitalize on their future success.
Consider the tech enthusiast who launches a hit app development firm, the visionary introducing organic snacks to meet rising health food demands, or the college buddies whose garage project evolves into a worldwide social media platform. These examples epitomize business ventures, where passion and market insight drive the creation of solutions that address specific needs, leading to significant success.
Venture capitalists’ earnings vary widely, mainly through management fees (about 2% of assets under management) and carried interest (20% of profits, after surpassing a return threshold). Salaries range from $150,000 for a Senior Associate to over $2,000,000 for a Managing Director, excluding profits from carried interest.
A ‘venture’ is any business project aiming for growth, from tech to restaurants. A ‘startup’ is a venture on steroids—tech-focused, built to scale fast, and disrupt. All startups are ventures, but not every venture is a startup. Startups chase big growth, eyeing global impact with their innovative ideas.
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