Our Friend Nairobi Paul has given me an idea, with his post Biz idea.
Heather had a great idea of starting an import-export business between Kenya and the US. We’d fill up a shipping container with this artist’s furniture and sell it through an exclusive group of stores in appropriate shopping areas in the States. (Denver – think Cherry Creek.)
One huge problem is just figuring out all the problems. One small example – the beautiful wood is probably banned from export. (Can you say “governmental laws to prevent deforestation”?)
By the way, this is another example of a “jua kali” (hot sun) artisan. The storeroom floor is indeed dirt and grass. (Hey – it’s pretty low overhead.)
Now, my idea is not for an import/export business, but for an article on how to go from the raw idea, like this one, to a concrete action. What are your thoughts? What would you do first? What specific steps, and what general lessons can you and I dream up together?
Yes, I mean you! You, personally! Please, share your thoughts in a comment or an email.
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