7 Tips for Thinking Up Creative Ideas

Chris Smith
2 min readMay 31, 2023

Techniques to help you come up with creative ideas for your business.

A sign on a wall that says “This is the sign you’ve been looking for”.
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What are some of the ways you use to help you come up with ideas?

Have you ever used any of these?

Funny ideas

Sometimes thinking up a silly or funny idea may just trigger one which is actually sensible and which may turn into a genuinely good business opportunity.

Opposite ideas

Look at your customers or potential customers and try to think of the worst possible things your business could do for them.

Lateral thinking

Take a look at other sectors or industries or other countries and cultures.

Examine them for ideas and see how they could be adapted for your own business.

Alter your routine

Surprise your brain by doing something different. Our brains are basically lazy so it is good to do something different from time to time.

So if you always stop for a cappuccino at Starbucks in the morning why not alter your routine and have, say, a tea somewhere else instead?

Start from a different place



Chris Smith

Freelance marketer and writer of various things for clients.