Published On: Mon, Mar 12th, 2018

Innovative Companies Solving Everyday Issues

The most successful companies and entrepreneurs are the ones who understand that their sole purpose is to solve other people’s problems. They understand they must know their target market well. They also know how important feedback is to understand their target customers’ needs. The better your understanding, the better your product or service.There are also some creative people who find and fill a gap in an already existing product or service rather than creating a new one. Sometimes people have problems they might not even know they have or even little problems that are really annoying.


One problem that is common to most of the population is that they are overwhelmed and don’t have enough hours in the day to get the things done that they need to do. Some entrepreneurs have picked up on this need by creating businesses that are all inclusive in one particular niche.

HomeAdvisor makes home improvement easy by providing a site where homeowners can visit to find trusted home service professionals for almost every category like carpentry, heating and cooling, roofing, cleaning services, flooring, windows, electrical services, plumbing, and much more.

Boat Planet is an online resource for “all that floats”. It is an online community of passionate boaters and expert service providers. It makes boating enthusiasts’ lives easier by providing one place that “connects businesses with new customers and helps boat owners find everything they need to enjoy their time on the water.”

How many times have you had to get a new charger to fit a new phone? This can not only get expensive if you get new phones often, it is also annoying. uBeam has a solution for you. How much easier and convenient would your life be if you could have a system with the ability to charge many devices at the same time? Even if you switch from iPhone to Android, this same device is for you because it will work across multiple brands.The product is not ready yet but will be soon to solve your problem of needing multiple chargers for every device you have.

Do you have an iPhone, tablet, laptop, and a desktop that are all connected to the Internet but not to eachother? IFTTT (If This Then That)provides an easy way to automate tasks by guiding users through a process called “recipes where some type of event in one device or service automatically triggers an action in another”.

Solving problems has led the way for innovative businesses in every industry. Joan Fallon was a pediatric doctor that noticed her autistic child patients were low on an enzyme that processed protein and that these patients all had similar diets. She left her practice and built Curemark, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company in an effort to develop alternative treatments for neurological and other disorders.

Business owners face the daily challenge of creating work schedules for their hourly employees. Many use programs like Excel and some smaller companies still use paper and pencils. Neither of these options is very efficient and can cost the business time and money. When I Work is an Online Scheduler that makes employee scheduling easy and addresses the communication needs of businesses in most industries including retail, nonprofits, customer service departments, restaurants, and healthcare organizations.

Cybersecurity is a real concern for everyone and because most people access the Internet via their cell phones, mobile security could present a problem. Most of the solutions to this problem focus on locking down your phone to prevent access. Zimperium provides real-time on-device solutions by focusing on the data that is stored on and transmitted by the device. It offers a complete layer of mobile security for protection against both known and unknown threats for customers and businesses of all sizes.

Most entrepreneurs do realize that their business goals should be to solve problems if they want to be successful. Before starting your company, you should research the marketplace to see if there are other solutions to the problem you want to solve. Evaluate their effectiveness and think about how your solution is different than the others. What makes it a better solution? Do yourself a favor and do your homework before starting a business. Market research and competitive analysis are time-consuming but in the long run, it will be time well-spent.

About the Author

- Paul Linus is an eminent online journalist who has been writing news, features and editorials on different websites from across the world for about a decade.

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