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Openbusiness

— July 10, 2006 — Special
OpenBusiness is a platform to share and develop innovative Open Business ideas- entrepreneurial ideas which are built around openness, free services and free access. The two main aims of the project are to build an online resource of innovative business models, ideas and tools, and to publish an OpenBusiness Guidebook.

Implications - As Jeremy Gutsche often explains, times of uncertainty are lucrative breeding grounds for fantastic new business ideas. Sites like this make the most of this fact by giving business leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to bounce ideas off each other. Any company or person with a strong desire to make the most of a period of economic uncertainty would be wise to make the most of communities such as this.
Trend Themes
1. Openbusiness Ideas - The trend of developing OpenBusiness ideas around openness, free services, and free access creates opportunities for businesses to explore new avenues of revenue generation.
2. Online Resource Building - The trend of developing online resources of innovative business models, ideas, and tools allows companies to create a platform of sharing information that can result in disruptive innovation opportunities.
3. Guidebook Publishing - The trend of publishing OpenBusiness guidebooks provides potential entrepreneurs with a helpful starting point to explore and develop their business ideas through sharing knowledge and practices, which can lead to disruptive innovation opportunities.
Industry Implications
1. Entrepreneurship and Business Incubation - Industries that support entrepreneurship and business incubation can capitalize on the trend of OpenBusiness ideas to provide new avenues for growth and development for startups.
2. Technology and Innovation - The technology and innovation industry can leverage online resource building and the sharing of knowledge and practices through OpenBusiness to create a more innovative and collaborative business environment.
3. Education and Training - Industries that offer education and training programs on OpenBusiness can help aspiring entrepreneurs to gain the knowledge needed to develop successful business models and create disruptive innovations in the market.
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