Six Places to Go to Develop Ideas and Inspiration

Six places to go to develop ideas and inspiration by Shirley George Frazier

Your office is not the only place to create business systems and goals. Try these six places to go to develop ideas and inspiration.

Choose your destination

Standing atop a roof, as the picture illustrates, is not a practical place to think about your business and its development.

Neither is a hospital room, a noisy environment you may end up in if you attempt rooftop meandering.

Your office is the logical idea-creation spot. While it’s your main space, it’s not always the most inspiring. Sometimes you have to get up and go out to develop business goals and ideas.

Potential locations to develop plans are everywhere. Your favorite setting depends on the type of place that motivates your thinking. It may be a quiet zone or one that’s active with low-tone talking in the background.

Ready to get away? Try one of these places.

Six places to go to develop ideas and inspiration


This is still a top favorite of mine. The one I visit has partitioned spaces set up with chairs in a corner far from the main entry door so you can work on a laptop or spread out with pen, paper, and books.

House of Worship

Not every church and synagogue is open on a regular basis or open to the public 24/7. If a building also houses other activities that serve the public, you may be able to enjoy this space on your own. Also, be willing to offer the church a small donation for their assistance.


This place isn’t always absolutely silent, especially if it’s popular and well traveled. However, there are rooms in museums with special collections where silence can be found along with benches to sit and contemplate your next business move.

Is an active area better? Try these spots.

Hotel lobby

Lodging facilities with sofas, chairs, and tables in the lobby or breakfast area may be your perfect idea nook. Staff will not bother you unless you are disruptive, and that won’t happen outside of what you’re creating to change an industry norm.

Public bus or train

The onboard rocking motions and consistent scenery are a combination that may create eureka moments. Remember to bring earplugs in case a passenger is speaking too loudly on a cellphone (unless the voice is motivating, not irritating).

Coffee shop

You’ll find lots of activity here, as you may already know, if specialty coffees or teas are part of your daily diet. If you have a favorite shop, consider visiting other locations to see if a different place has a vibe you like better.

The choice is yours

I have a good feeling that if these spaces aren’t available to you, for whatever reason, reading about the possibilities and other available options has brought to light local inspiring environments to pursue.

Where will you go to develop your plans?

About Admin

Shirley George Frazier is an author and speaker on small business, marketing, and content creation. She is also the world's expert on the gift basket industry. Call Shirley at 973-279-2799 or email to invite her to speak at your next online or in-person event.