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Start Your Own Business
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 […]
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One morning last fall, Michael Lezberg was handed a message marked urgent. It said, “The ship is sailing. Call immediately.” Returning the call, Lezberg, owner of a pillow factory, discovered that the ship was a major luxury cruise liner and it really was sailing the next day. “But they needed 3,000 sleep pillows, or they […]
As much as Joe Assell loved golf, he was ready to walk away from it in order to focus on starting his own business. But almost as fast as you can say, well, fore, instead of leaving the sport behind, he simply found a way to do both. “I was looking to get out of […]
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The first look is a casual one that is usually followed by a double take. The scrutiny grows more intense by the third go-around—and even though they’ve been told what they are seeing—most people continue to shake their heads in denial. “That’s brick, so where is the asphalt?” they say with the smug satisfaction of […]
Home builder Michael New’s inability to be in two places at one time provided the inspiration for him to found DirectBuild, a turnkey franchised business that provides consulting services to homeowners who act as their own general contractor to build a home, make renovations or add on to their present homes. New was already a […]