I went searching for really crazy ideas on the Internet, from my friends and in books, to share here with you. Not to mention using my over active imagination. The result is detailed below. I have decided at this stage to just give you some of those ideas. Over time I will expand on them a bit more. But in the meantime have fun letting your imagination run wild.
Imagine yourself starting any of the following ideas in your local community.
Think about what your friends and family would say if you went to them and said:
Mother I'm going to start a "dog walking" business for example, or even better, how about a gourmet restaurant for cats and dogs, with specially prepared meat and fish dishes, specially prepared for those pets (minus their owners)? Just imagine this restaurant, the waiters, the chefs, etc.
Let's take this a bit further. What if you decided to start a Pet Rock project?
In Lagos we are lucky in that we have an oversupply of rocks. So you can create an Adopt-a-Pet-Rock project. There are many people without pets; this could be one way of giving people an alternative. They can talk to their pet rock, feed it, wash it, and love it. You can even write this pet rock history. Where it came from, who were their parents and siblings.
How about selling "Home Ground - normally referred to as dirt" - Yep, someone is doing just that. An Irish guy ships it worldwide by the bag full to Irish loving buyers that are home sick.