Updated on December 1, 2017 by admin
The unemployment rates are still high globally, and this means that an awful lot of people have to consider what they can do to make ends meet. There has been a trend of entrepreneurship over the last two years that has been driven by the lack of trust in the corporate world’s priorities and a need to improve living standards due to increased costs. There are several options of small business options that are fairly easy to begin with little or no startup capital. Read on to learn what small business options exist for prospective entrepreneurs.
Beginning a cleaning serviced can be done fairly easily. If you like to work with your hands and appreciate a varied schedule, then consider this small business opportunity. Buying supplies from your local cleaning supply store can be done for less than $100.00 and the only thing left to do now is to get the word out.
Once you have researched the local cleaning rates, you can make up flyers on your computer and have them bulk copied at your local office supply store in bright colors. Hang them on your church billboard, at the local grocery and stores that allow for local advertisements. You may have to take the first few jobs at a slightly lower rate than you want, but once you get some regular clients and referrals, you’ll be able to request higher pay.
Virtual Administrative Assistant
Thanks to the web, the ability for people to work from home is recognized by new entrepreneurs every day. If you have basic office skills, like typing, dictation or editing, you can offer your services as a Virtual Administrative Assistant. Check out the rates for this business on sites like Craigslist or iFreelance to see what other people are offering and what they charge based on the job criteria. There is a lot of work to be had in this field, but realize that your business reputation, as it grows, will help you set your own rates.
Once you find a direction for your small business, be sure to check State and Federal government guidelines and regulations for your business type and file accordingly.…
Updated on November 10, 2017 by admin
We all love the idea of money growing on trees. We all want to find the quickest and easiest way to make money. With the massive growth of the internet, many possibilities for financial gain have emerged, one of them being online gambling.
So how effective is this? Can you really make money gambling on the internet? My answer would be yes and no. Your success at gambling online will very much depend on two factors:
1. What games you play.
2. Your level of skill at the game.
Whatever you do, ensure you avoid casino games. Always remember that casino games have a house edge, meaning that over the long-run, the casino will always take money from you. It's simply not worth it – they are designed to guarantee that you lose if you play on a regular basis. Also bear in mind that it is incredibly easy in this day and age to upload more funds via credit card, so be wary of the addictive factor too.
This is why I would recommend a game of skill, such as poker, if you wish to make money gambling on the internet. Poker requires more skill than it does luck and, unlike casino games, will see you make money over the long-term, so long as you have developed the skill to play. Many poker websites are planned by poor players – "fish" – who have seen poker on television and fancy playing a few games themselves. Your aim is to be better than these guys, simply by practicing established strategies and fine-tuning them until you find you are winning more money than you are investing.
However, with all that said, I think there are better ways to make money online – and they do not require you to put a stake down to try them. Instead of investing your money in a playing fund, invest your money in a good ebook on blogging for cash. Instead of investing your time into learning gaming strategies, invest your time into learning all you can about blogging for money. Instead of gambling, invest your time in building blogs and monetizing them.
Ultimately the aim is always the same – to make money online. If you wish to try make money gambling on the internet, you're more than welcome to try; just ensure you choose the right game. If, however, you're just interested in the financial …
Updated on November 23, 2018 by admin
As the recession takes one rough turn after another, people are reeling from the effects of the market slowdown and the current state of the economy. Financial concerns are paramount, and worries about money are becoming more and more common, even among people who had earlier considered themselves reasonably financially secure.
However, many people are finding relief from the worry created by financial problems by starting their own online businesses and learning a healthy stream of revenue from their endeavors in this field. Online businesses offer their operators a host of advantages, including flexibility of work timings, freedom of choice as far as the business is concerned and the convenience of working from home in addition to the significant financial benefits.
It is essential, though, not to plunge into the first business opportunity you come across when you are planning to start an online business. You should make your choice of online business carefully, and ensure that the business is an enterprise that will bring you satisfaction and enjoyment as well as income.
The most important factor as far as finding the right online business is concerned is the stability of the online business opportunity you are thinking of undertaking. The company you are planning to associate with should be one which has a good name in the field; it should have been around for a fair length of time, and it should be able to make good its promises as far as income generated goes. There are many scams out there, and you must know how to separate the wheat from the chaff to find a legitimate business that will earn you good profits.
Next, you should choose an online business that suits you, both as far as your income requirements and your job satisfaction is concerned. Choose products that you have some knowledge of, or that you are interested in, and that there is a good demand for. In addition, the product you are going to be helping to market should be one that appeals to you personally, one that you are likely to use yourself. This is important because unless you are convinced of the quality of and need for the product, you will not be able to persuade others to buy it.
There are loads of opportunities available for online businesses, and you will, with a little application, be able to find the ideal one, that is just the right online business for you. …
Updated on November 23, 2018 by admin
Coming up with the right name for your business is one of the most important parts of starting a company. It’s a good idea to spend some time on finding a name that’s unique, memorable and reflective of what it is you have to offer your clients.
When I tried to think of a name for my animal massage business, I got a bunch of friends together at a bar and asked them to help me brainstorm. They came up with several ideas, one worse than the other, and I ended up going to bed that night without a single good name to work with. And woke up the next morning with the perfect (in my opinion) name for my business (Nimble Limbs Animal Massage). Sometimes your brain does its best work when you just leave it alone.
Here are a few other ways to come up with a great name:
1. Pick up a dictionary and just leaf through it. Or look at one online – the interactive visualthesaurus.com is fun to use and displays a “map” of related words for every word you type in.
2. Think of a tag line for your business (things like “The Touch That Heals”, or “Put The Spring Back In That Spaniel”). Sometimes it’s easier to start with that and come up with a name based on it.
3. Write a mission statement. You’ll need one anyway, and you might come up with the perfect name while thinking about what your business is all about and putting it on paper.
4. Brainstorm with yourself. Write down a bunch of words that relate to your business (animal, massage, pet, health, dog, etc.). Pick one word you know for sure that you want in your name, like “pet” for example. Then try on words around that, like Healthy Pet, Pet Comforts, Pet Pampering or Pampered Pet (I always like alliterations – the repetition of the first consonant sound in a phrase). Just play around with it. Sometimes you’ll realize that you don’t want “pet” in the name after all, and that’s fine, it’s part of the process.
5. Go on hoovers.com and look at all the business names listed there – something might trigger an idea.
6. Try out different names on domain registration sites (like GoDaddy or Domainsbot.com). Many will suggest other options to you, and since you’ll probably want a website or blog anyway, it’s a great way to combine your name search with a domain name registration.
7. If you’re completely stuck and don’t mind spending $99, enlist the help of the online community at namethis.com. You just describe your business, the members start brainstorming, and after 48 hours, you’ll be presented with several names.
I hope that at least one of the suggestions above will help you find the ideal name for your business. Don’t worry if the process takes several months – it’s an important decision that shouldn’t be rushed.…