Just because your MSP business is positioned to take on new tech provisions doesn’t mean you should. Not all tech ideas are created equal. The Segway, Sega Dreamcast, Google Glass, and many other tech innovations have sunk even after millions were spent on them from top-tier corporate enterprises.
Sometimes, even good ideas go under. You can’t control everything, but if you’re careful, you can avoid most bad ideas through the following techniques:
1. Consider If It’s Been Implemented Elsewhere, and to What Success
Your MSP business may break new ground in technology. But what’s more likely is that you’ll learn from other similar businesses located elsewhere. Techniques that make sense will be appropriated, and you’ll fulfill a local niche.
When looking into a business idea, first consider if it’s already been done and how successful it was. If it has been done and it proved successful, it may be a good thing to implement it in your business. If it’s new, it might still be a good idea; but it’s going to be more risky.
2. Good Business Ideas Solve Problems, They Don’t Create More
Some ideas seem good, but they end up bringing more complication to your operational areas. Good tech ideas solve problems, they don’t create new ones. Ensure everything’s properly balanced.
3. Effective Ideas Fulfill an Existing Vacuum
Good ideas will provide solutions for problems that already exist. Beyond reducing operational complication, they’ll naturally fulfill a niche. Bad ideas don’t fulfill anything.
Going with the Right Ideas
When an MSP business follows through on the right ideas, it can naturally innovate, scale out, and improve. Certainly, this is easier to conceive than achieve. But if you go with ideas that solve an existing problem, you’ll likely fortify your MSP toward success.