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Entrepreneurs know that if you’re going to start your own business, you need two things: money and ideas. As the old saying goes, “It takes money to make money.” And so entrepreneurs will typically go to a bank when they need cash for a business startup. But where do you go for ideas? Where is the “idea bank” that will help you find new products, methods, and contacts that can give you a competitive edge in the marketplace? One of the best ways to find new ideas is to travel abroad. Fortunately, cheap flights make traveling more affordable than ever before.
Why Travel Is Essential for the Entrepreneur
There is no better way to shake up your perspective on things than by traveling across the ocean. The biggest thing that will hold you back as an entrepreneur is old thinking. If you’re just trying to do the same thing that others are doing, it will be that much more difficult to grow your business. It’s far better to be on the leading edge than to be playing catch up.
When you travel overseas and step off the plane, everything will be unfamiliar to you. However, what we call “culture shock” can be a really good thing for the entrepreneur. That’s because you’ll be able to see opportunities with fresh eyes. Growing a new business is all about finding new ways of doing old things. That’s why stepping outside the bubble of what’s familiar can be a crash course in innovative thinking.