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How do I recognize an opportunity?

I see so many people around me getting all these opportunities and I seem to have none around me. I think I am a pretty aware person but feel like nothing comes my way.

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opportunities are usually disguised as hard work...thats why most people dont recognize them

Jan 23, 2012
Joshua Lindsey
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Jan 18, 2012
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Opportunities are the combination of circumstance and preparation. Many people simply are not prepared when the circumstances arrive

Dec 28, 2011
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The best way too see an opportunity is to see a "need". The best opportunity is when you notice something that needs a "fix" to a problem. You see dirty windows all over town? There's a need - which offers an opportunity. The best way to be to be successful - find a need and fill it

Aug 17, 2011
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Sara, I must say this is one of the best questions I've seen on this site. While I agree that you must be proactive in your search (don't just "be aware" but go searching!), you must be able to recognize an opportunity when you see one. In my experience, the correct opportunity just shines above the others; you will know it when you see it. But here may be a roadmap to the logic behind seeing the opportunity:

1) Is it in your area of expertise? Or, if it is in a field that you want to become an expert in, do you have the resources to get through the learning period? Nothing makes you more of an expert in an arena than operating a business in that field. Trust me, you will learn the field inside and out, quickly.

2) Does it excite you? Don't just buy a job. If it does not excite you, it had better pay extremely well to keep your interest. If it does excite you, you can weather the storms. The money becomes secondary. Wise people have said that if you are doing what you love, it is not work.

3) Can you see a path to improving/growing the business? And is that path along the same path of doing what you love? Simple example: Maybe you love going to farmers' markets or chamber of commerce meetings, and the business you are looking at is weak at local marketing. Perhaps you like writing advertisements, and the target company has had poorly-designed ad campaigns in the past. Perhaps you have some expertise in search engine optimization, and the target company has a poor online presence. Perhaps you have new product ideas, and the target company has a stale product lineup.

4) Do you trust the seller? I have seen many questionable deals presented. Most I do not trust. I am shocked at how many companies operate with improper bookkeeping.

4b) Does the company have a stable history? Be very careful buying some new company. Those are pie-in-the-sky deals. If the opportunity were really that great, why would the seller sell it?

5) Can you afford it? Creative finance goes a long way, but make sure you have the resources (and cash flow from the company) to keep the momentum going.

6) There are many other things to ponder, but these are a good starting point.

Have you considered contacting the owners of companies you desire? Most are not advertised for sales, but you'd be surprised at what opportunities you may discover. (Again, this is part of the proactive search... Go get it!)

Aug 16, 2011
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The BAF Group LLC

K N, I won't argue with you. Yes, they can come your way. But I guess my point is that they are useless if you do not sieze them. It is a matter of semantics, so again, I agree with your perspective.

Aug 15, 2011
Keith N
Missed Ops
When opportunity knocks... Know what NOT to do
New York County, NY

Don while I agree with most of your advice, I have to disagree about opportunity coming your way. Opportunity comes our way all the time... Most people do no not know how to identify it with all the hustle and bustle of daily life. Every problem small or large is an opportunity in hiding.

Aug 15, 2011
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None are going to "come your way". Carpe diem: Sieze the day! Sometimes it is a matter of pursuing and pursuing a concept, an idea; what are you interested in? What have you done in the past? Then pursue aspects of one of those to see what avails itself. If you have a hobby, for example, who sells what you need to do it? Who makes it? How can you make it better? How can you sell it to a different audience? Don't stop. Keep asking those kinds of questions.

It is like that old joke: "How do I get to Carnegie Hall?"

"Practice, practice, practice..."

Aug 11, 2011
Keith N
Missed Ops
When opportunity knocks... Know what NOT to do
New York County, NY

Opportunity is all around us. You just have to know how to discover, create and most importantly know how to take advantage of them when you are presented with one. An opportunity is only beneficial to us when we don't miss it.

Aug 11, 2011

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