Best Ideas 2019 features all the nominated entries submitted under ‘Submit your Idea’ category. All the entries consist of innovative solutions or propositions for an enterprise that champions the Sustainable Development Goals. They can be on the conceptual, planning, or start-up stage.
Explain your idea in details:
This business idea was an idea from our initial business, and we thought due to how excited it looks and how important we thought it is , we were looking forward for it to be a healthy snack because mushroom have many beneficial health benefits like 0% cholesterol and the highest protein content. We were thinking this could be a snack mostly used in meetings, small functions like baby showers and picnics, but most importantly in flights and hotels. Mushroom pops has already been introduced to our close market, because it is true we enjoyed the taste and the idea all together, we also took the product for free tasting at a local market close to our village town and most of the people who tasted them showed a positive response and promise to actually buy when we are done our packaging. We also approached a local packager to find out if he could come up with the best packeaging idea for this product because we thought it should nicely be packed in order to make even better sales. Though this product has got to have different flavours so that people are spoiled for choice, we thought, maybe we should have one mild flavour, take it to patients in hospitals and old age homes as those people have to be exposed to less flavourands as possible.
Expected impact of your idea on sustainable development
This idea can change the could be good to change diet of people who eat unhealthy snacks to try this one, enjoy and stay healthy, we will take any responsive marketing strategies to make sure this product is known and enjoyed by many people. We are positive already because like I mentioned before, shortly after we discovered and enjoyed this product, we took it out freely for people to taste, then we got convinced that this would indeed be a good business idea. This product needs good parckaging in order to further attract even more customers, which is what we are working on also, we will continue doing more research on how successful we can run this business furtherly should we get our finances sorted.
Plans for implementation and sustainability
We are planning on writing proposals give to funders and inquire funds. We are yet to register this business as a company of 2 people for a start as the main owners, the conceptualists of this business. It will stay a company for two until a need arises for selling shares, we had already used the money from our mushroom selling business but it was not enough for both. So we decided to stop and focus on one until we can get enough to sustain the mushroom pops. It is our greatest hope that we get financial injection from anywhere before anyone could use our idea because that is normally what happens in our country, people may just pretend to be funder's collect as much ideas as possible from the youth and use them because they have money and we do not.
I am a business woman, did my diploma in business management to strengthen my business skills and hoping to further my studies as time goes on. I was raised by a single mother who tried her best to raise me and my brother as good as possible so that we can have a better future, she took us to private schools and one way or the other there was always one thing or the other that we would not get an opportunity to have, this NEVER frastrated me, instead it instilled a business woman that I am today, I have tried many small businesses already failed at most but still on it. I have been a leader from an early age at church, at school would always be in a leadership somehow and really it helped me a lot in making decisions, in communication skills, writing skills, sitting for meetings, making sure my network is brought. From an early age I knew that with the support and exposure I would one day become a successful business woman, that is one of my reasons for entering this competition. I am 28 years this year and very happy to explore new things