When I was in my late twenty’s, I had a horrible experience buying into a popular franchise concept. I am a lover of all things business and have been self-employed most of my adult life. After my sour franchise experience, I have investigated hundreds of franchises trying to find just the right thing. At this point I consider myself a franchise investigation pro. Here are the questions you need to know to ask in order to properly vet a franchise.
I was travelling years ago and picked up a copy of the “How to set up an online business” magazine at the airport. The book was so helpful I ended up reading it multiple times – earmarking pages, high lighting, underlining and making notes. This book is amazing…
Does the nature of your business require you to work from home? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 24% of U.S. workers did their work partly or entirely at home. There are many who thrive in a home environment and actually find it to be quite conducive for productivity. However, there are others who dread the temptations that come with the territory — pajamas, television, and puppy videos galore, just to name a few. It takes a lot of discipline to keep yourself productive while you work from home, but here are a few tips you can practice from the comfort of your living room couch.
The renovation of old buildings is unique work, and it takes a unique mix of personality, tools, and skills to be successful at it. When you’ve got the right combination, it can make you a very good living. Here is an article on how to develop a business restoring old buildings!
I have learned one of the most important things about starting a new business is to just get going. You can personally get so tied up in the planning stage that it can be paralyzing. Not to mention that everyone you tell your business idea to will undoubtedly have a negative comment to make. It’s not that they don’t believe in you. Rather, it is the fear inside of them that they project onto you; in an attempt to spare you from the failure they fear themselves.
If you work from home, or are planning to, it is important to know what to look for when buying a new home with the perfect home office space.
You want to start a home business, but your current home isn’t really suited to it. So, you’re on the hunt for a new one. Here’s what to look for in a home that’s suitable for running a home business.
I realize there are a lot of real estate “flippers” out there. With all of the television programs on it makes it all look almost too easy. Most flippers will tell you that buying the property is the hardest part. Most successful flippers will also say, buying a property is when you make your money. You have to buy it right and make sure you do not over pay for the property.
I have a friend, let’s call her Colleen. She’s been down on her luck the past few years and has not been able to catch a break. Divorced, lost her job, 16 year old son causing her grief – I’m sure you get the picture. Colleen has always worked for someone else and she is tired, frustrated, pushing 43 and looking for a better way to live.
If 2016 is the year you were going to start your own business, allow me to point out it is now June 30th, 2016 and half the year is through. So if this is your year, it is time to shake your tail feathers. Take a look at the list below and see if any of the 2016 Trending Opportunities could be just what you are looking for.
Sometimes aspiring entrepreneurs are just looking for a little inspiration. If you fall into this category, we’re here to help.