Blue ocean ideas are prolific and there are more just waiting to be discovered. But finding them is often like a trying to find a specific shell on a huge beach. Commercially compelling blue ocean ideas are surrounded by cool but unprofitable ideas, red ocean ideas and some truly awful ones. There are six methods that can be used to sift viable blue ocean ideas from the random tangle of possibilities. Business owners should be prepared to begin with the end in mind when building-out business strategies.
Starting a landscaping business can be quite lucrative - especially if you have a bit of a green thumb. It is easy to find people almost anywhere that don’t like to do yard work themselves or who want to change their yard but don’t have the technical knowledge to do so. The good news is that you can launch an eco-friendly landscaping business that not only makes you money, but looks out for the environment as well. There doesn’t need to be any compromise between owning a business and staying green, so if you are thinking about launching your own landscaping business, here are a few tips on how you can help make people’s lawns look better while watching out for the environment.
It is about that time of year again - orange and black in every store window, the fragrant aroma of cinnamon sticks and apple cider in the air, and a Halloween Store in every city - maybe more than one. Have you ever wondered about these great big giant stores that pop up out of nowhere, last for 2 months and then close back up almost over night? Well we did a little research and discovered how they operate. While it may be too late for this year, you might want to think about opening one for next year.
Business contracts are a very important part of doing any kind of business. It is critical that you make sure your contracts are done correctly by a professional, that they are signed and legally binding and that you are fully aware of the obligations and implications of the agreement you are entering into. Here are a number of reasons why you need a good lawyer on your side when you are entering into a contract:
Leasing a vehicle through your business but still need to keep to a tight budget? It can be done! Leasing is a more cost effective way of getting your hands on a brand new car, truck or van without worrying about depreciation and big upfront costs. Whether you’re planning on leasing from here or just browsing for ideas, check out this helpful guide below to ensure you know how best to spend your hard earned cash:
There are many compelling reasons to want to work from home. Perhaps you have small children at home or you can’t stand office politics. Or, maybe you just cannot take the one hour commute to work every day – each way. Whatever your reason, I’m sure it’s a good one. For me, I just like waking up a bit later, working in my pajamas if I want to and never listening to a boss I find to be a complete imbecile.
The advent of the internet has fundamentally changed the way we do business. No longer confined to the limits of your local area, it’s now easier than ever for businesses to connect with customers from all over the world whether they’re a multi-national conglomerate or a startup based at home. With such power, comes a little responsibility, though, at least if you want to be successful. If you want to fully understand the different markets around the world, staying on top of the latest news regarding their currency is essential.
Just last month I was contacted by a young man named Chris who said he had discovered www.BusinessOpportunities.biz, back in 2014 while he was 17 and still in high school. He said he started his own app development business and had grossed more than $4MM as of August 2016. He wanted to say thank you for the wisdom in our blog pages. Today very young people like Chris are becoming millionaires at an astounding rate. Students today are bright, sophisticated and technologically savvy. They use offers from websites like pay for essay to get their homework done, so they can get busy writing code, creating apps or developing entire websites and creating their own livelihood. Thinking about all these young entrepreneurs inspired us to put together a list of the Top 10 Business Movies that every young person should. Here it is:
Christmas is a time when we show our appreciation to family and friends by exchanging gifts that are personal and meaningful. So, why shouldn’t this be the case with your customers and employees too? As the festivities approach it can be difficult to find the time to start organizing something for everyone within your business but this could help to further your business’s success the following year.
Getting customers into your store is one of the biggest challenges you may face as a retailer. If you make sure you get enough people into your store in the first place, you can obviously make more sales. But what can you do to increase foot traffic? There are many tricks and tips that you can take advantage of to get more people into your store AND put them in the mood to buy. Here are a few to get you started so that you can give your foot traffic and revenue a serious boost.