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Start Your Own Business
When Steve Riggs launched his outdoor lighting business in 1999, he came up with a clever way to slip inside gated communities in order to distribute advertising flyers. “I waited for a mail man or delivery truck to go through the gate and I slid in behind them while the gate was open,” he recalled. [...]
The economy is nothing short of “lousy.” Business is really tough. Customers are canceling events. A local party and event rental company asked its team what they could do to create an adequate amount of revenue to survive the recession. The group had the benefit of being together for a number of years. They wrote [...]
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If your thoughts are primarily fear based, if you’re envisioning the worst for yourself and your business, if your conversations are focused predominately on bad news, then you’re seriously impeding your own success. Instead of giving succor to all the negative blathering, buckle down and determine to take three actions every single day to improve [...]
Each month, residents of nearly 45 million households throughout the United States and Canada open their mailboxes and find the familiar Valpak® envelope filled with money-saving offers and incentives. The company has been in business for over four decades and its trademark blue envelopes have become even more ingrained in consumers’ lives as the downturn [...]
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Looking to start a business where you can work flexible hours from home? Technology and the Internet have made it possible to establish a global enterprise right from your kitchen table. We’ve rounded up 10 fun, quick and easy moneymakers you can start right away. 1. Online Auction Business: You can start an online auction [...]
In 1986, John Scardapane developed the Saladworks concept while working as a gourmet chef at a southern New Jersey country club. The idea: provide fresh, made-to-order, entrée-sized salads as an alternative food offering for consumers on the go. He believed that consumers deserved a meal that was healthy, quickly accessible and delicious. When Scardapane pitched [...]
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You don’t need big bucks to bankroll your startup. We’ve rounded up 20 businesses you can start for $100 or less. With a home-based launch, you’ll save on overhead. We present these small business concepts as food for thought. Conduct your own due diligence research to determine if the enterprise could work in your region. [...]
Jon Goldman’s plan backfired but he’s happy the way things turned out. Goldman was Managing Director at Elite Formal Accessories, a company that manufactured formal wear accessories—tuxedo vests, neckties, cummerbunds and cufflinks. Doug Black was a top salesman at Mel Howard Accessories, Goldman’s biggest competitor. Goldman wanted to hire Black but Black wasn’t interested—he had [...]