Most Innovative Ideas of 2015
By: Kayla Stevens 02/19/2015
Innovation. It is the force that moves the business world forward. New ideas are where new businesses begin and established companies expand. One of the best ways to ensure that your success continues is to keep new ideas flowing. The more innovative ideas that an entrepreneur can come up with, the more chances he or she has for success. We are only 2 months into the year, but what are the most innovative ideas for 2015 so far? Let's take a look.
Apps for Kids
Kids love apps. Kids love tablets, and smart phones, and laptops, and...well...anything where apps can be downloaded. Common Sense Media claims that as many as 75% of kids have access to these devices. According to the Future 100 trends report, because of this, kid-friendly apps are going to be huge in 2015. The Standard explains that these apps are a great opportunity for anyone who is capable of producing products and/or apps which are geared towards children. The best kid-friendly apps will, of course, entice parents as well. This is best done with apps which are educational and/or beneficial to good health. While the kids may love apps which allow them to sit and play video games all day, parents would rather those games be teaching the kids something while they play. It is also a good idea to create as which encourage kids to get outside and move.
It is no longer just a dream. For decades, science fiction writers left us fantasizing about virtual reality and all it's glory. Star Trek featured the holodeck, a place where seemingly unlimited worlds could be created for the pleasure of those on board the ship. The 90s were full of attempts to create virtual reality, but unfortunately, technology just was not advanced enough yet to make it real. That didn't stop movie writers from anticipating and portraying what virtual reality may one day be. As is often the case, science-fiction foretold what was actually to come, and virtual reality may actually be ready to “go mainstream.” At least, according to trendbusinessideas.com, that's the prediction of Chris Dixon, who is a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz.
Mobile anything is becoming more and more popular in today's world. Whether it be mobile food, mobile work, mobile banking; mobile has come to mean, “fast and easy.” The same is true of mobile consulting. Mobile healthcare consulting, for example, is working well for many. With the government healthcare plan failing miserably, much of the population's healthcare needs are simple not being met. Independent healthcare providers can take advantage of this problem and offer such services as data analysis and management for labs, physicians, hospitals and more. You may also consider ways to offer mobile business consulting, weight-loss consulting, and more. You can even offer mobile consulting on mobile consulting, and show other business owners how to go mobile with their own products and services. The opportunities are endless.
Freelance and Virtual Office Workers
Freelance and virtual office workers are quickly becoming a trend that can benefit both the freelancers and the businesses which hire them. For the virtual freelancer, there is no daily commute to work, no wardrobe expense, no baby-sitter costs, etc, allowing them to work for much less than they could in a true office. They can also apply for jobs all over the globe and do not have to relocate from small communities just to get a good position. For the business owner, hiring a freelancer means that they can pay them less than they would have to pay someone who commuted to the office every day. They also have the opportunity to hire people from all over the world, and are not limited to those within their community.
Those are just a few ideas, which are becoming huge this year. As always, it is important to keep your eye on innovation and anticipate where it will lead us next. 2015, here we come. Buckle your seat belts and get ready for the ride. For those who are interested in more innovative ideas and inventions, you may wish to visit the Great Ideas Conference next month.