Count Me In helps foster women’s economic independence by providing loans, education and consulting. The online microlender makes loans from $500 to $10,000 available to women in the U.S. who have no access to that first all-important starter money. Visit www.countmein.org to learn more. Nell Merlino is the founder.
You can find useful resources and several online financial calculators to help you learn and understand more about the money you make and how to keep it. Visit www.MyMoney.gov.
You can get a look at your future social security benefits by visiting www.ssa.gov. The site will help you plan your retirement. You should also be receiving a statement every year around your birthday with a printout of these calculations.
Can’t afford to open space in your own outside facility? Consider piggybacking. You find a suitable business–either non-competitive or one that complements what you do–and rent space in their studio, store or workspace. Even the corporate giants are doing it with relationships between Baskin Robbins ice cream and Dunkin’ Donuts.
This group connects corporate American with minority-owned businesses The NMSDC provides new business opportunities for growth to minority companies of any size. Visit wwwnmsdc.org to learn or about how this group can help your small biz grow and prosper.
You don’t need any business experience to start a direct sales or multi-level marketing business. Currently, there are more than 14 million people in the U.S. alone involved in direct sales both full-time and part-time. The industry generates approximately $31 billion in annual sales. Well-known companies include Avon, The Pampered Chef, Discovery Toys, Tupperware and […]
You are guaranteed the right to receive a free credit report once each year from each of the major credit reporting agencies: Here’s how to contact them: Equifax: www.equifax.com, 800.685.1111 Experian: www.experian.com, 888.397.3742. TransUnion: www.transunion.com, 800.888.4213
Here are a few “evergreen” target markets you might want to consider. They all share the common denominator of doing well in any economy at both retail and wholesale levels. From time to time we’ll post other recession-proof opportunities but let’s start the small business empire rolling with the following considerations: Weddings, Funeral Arrangements, Medical […]
The Pyrex Company is based in Charleroi, Pennsylvania and the four-quart glass roaster is one of the company’s most popular products. To learn more, visit www.pyrexware.com.
Wendy’s is testing Black Label burgers and aiming for high-end tastes. The Bacon Portabella and Spicy Santa Fe burgers are “in the very early stages,” said Wendy’s spokesman Denny Lynch. According to GrubGrade, the sandwiches cost just under $5 each and feature ingredients such as mushroom sauce, Muenster cheese, guacamole and more. The fast-food chain […]
Auroral activity viewed in New Zealand…take a one minute break and check this out! View here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-BIc8FtYnFk
Franchising offers first-time business owners guidance, support and a proven business model. And in today’s economy, starting a business can provide more stability than a job in corporate America. Franchises in particular can be see as lower risk. A report by research firm IHS Global Insight conducted for the International Franchise Association estimates that after […]