I have to sell teas online, what do you think?
I was thinking of starting an online tea business and wanted to know your thoughts on this idea.
I’ve been trying to work on ideas for a business that I can start on my own and I am honestly very torn and confused. I‘m hoping someone can help me by giving some concrete advice (I know the Reddit community is quite knowledgeable and supportive). I was thinking of starting an online tea business and wanted to know your thoughts on this idea. I know that it’s going to be a challenging process, competitive, and a lot can go wrong but I want to know if the idea itself is good (and if I should invest my time to learn more about the industry) or should I get back to the drawing board and look for something more achievable.
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If you don't have any unfair advantage, don't start anything. Business is trick play of football, not just straight center runs. Don't get into a business you don't know how to win. If you don't know how to win, you won't. (Sure there are always "exceptions" urban legends).
The questions you are asking is like "I don't know anything about new york gangs but I just want to join one and learn my ropes." Most people get into business as a last resorrt. It is like D day landing with yourself.
Business it a biggest endeavor of anyone's life time. So prepare. Work under someone to learn. Or start a local business, like roof repair.
If you are doing this self and you are first time and you don't have money and technical skills, focus on a local business. At least you live there and eliminate others from competing with you.
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Thanks for the advice. I decided to stick to something that I can make myself and sell both locally and online. I don’t know too much about this industry but I will put a lot of work, time, and effort into learning about it. I really want to venture into the business world and be an entrepreneur. I will do anything it takes! You can never truly know if something is going to be a success unless you try it. I am going to take the leap of faith and follow my intuition. Thanks again for taking the time to share your opinion on this.
Anything can be made big, as long as you focus!!
First look at
Who are you targeting.
Are you gonna compete against Big brands or go niche, matcha for example.
Where are you sourcing, you may have logistical issues depending on country of export and import.
Are you online or targeting stores?
Establish your vision, mission and goal.
There are tons of things to look at here. I had this idea a few years ago also. Too many variables