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Start Your Own Business
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 […]
Check out our newest issue landing on the stands this Winter!
Think of how many times you’ve been in your local supermarket and witnessed an unruly toddler pulling cereal boxes off the shelves or in a clothing store watching a mother frantically search for her child who’s hidden inside a rack of dresses. Your heart goes out to the parents but at the same time, you […]
Here is a question for all of you. As a customer, how many of you have had a bad customer service experience? Hmm. Looks like it’s all of you. So think about it, if all of you have had a bad experience, it means that most likely all of your customers have had one too. […]
Time-starved parents need help and that’s why businesses that cater to children are really booming. Take your pick: 1. DAY CARE: You might have to be licensed to set up a day care center in your home so do some checking first. You’ll probably want to be heavily insured and bonded to protect yourself from […]
If you love animals, you can start a high-profit business taking care of pets or creating a product or service that pet owners need or want. Here are 25 suggestions to get you started. 1. PET FURNITURE: If you have a knack for making furniture, you can clean up by making fun furniture items for […]
Everybody makes mistakes and entrepreneurs are no exception. But for an entrepreneur with a limited budget, committing mistakes too often can be very costly. Here are 7 costly small business marketing mistakes every entrepreneur must avoid: 1. Failing To Realize Marketing Is About Value Creation To create a sustainable small business, you have to market […]
Slow and steady wins the race…just ask Steve Jackson, president of Hungry Howie’s Pizza, one of the nation’s largest franchised pizza chains and “The Home of the Original Flavored Crust Pizza.” Jackson is refreshingly modest when talking about the pizza chain that began in a converted 1,000-square-foot former hamburger shop outside Detroit in 1973 and […]