How much time are you currently dedicating to expanding your professional network? Some entrepreneurs attempt to build their businesses solely through the use of networking. However, others neglect the possibility altogether. And they have no idea what they’re missing out on.
Today, entrepreneur Kumari Fulbright is here to talk about getting a Woman- or Minority-Owned Enterprise Certification (WBE/MBE). Kumari has helped several MBE/WBE firms secure contracts on big projects like the new Dallas Cowboys Stadium, Dallas Museum of Art and Dallas Love Field Airport. She has also played the role of consultant. As such, she provides tips on what WBE/MBE firms can do to land government contracts and grow their business edge among the competition.
Lots of people have a startup idea. Some of those people actually get serious about owning their own business. Are you one of those people? Many people hold back on pursuing their startup idea for one reason or another. Often, that reason is funding. You might think you have to have some property to put up as collateral for a loan. You might even have heard that you need to have good credit to get funding for a startup idea. However, in today’s world, there are numerous ways to find the money to start a business. Read on for some creative ideas.
Starting your own business is at once thrilling and exciting. It’s also frightening and intimidating. It’s thrilling to think of breaking away from the 9-to-5 and the constraints of a fixed income. It’s exciting to finally start following some of your true passions. And it’s inspiring to think about waking up every day to the prospect of doing work that you enjoy. Conversely, it’s only natural to be frightened at the prospect of giving up a predictable paycheck and an established routine. And it’s intimidating embarking on an adventure into uncharted territory. For all of these reasons, franchising is one of the options you should consider when you’re making your decision.
So you’ve decided you want to go to law school? With the cost of post-secondary education on the rise and an economic downturn that may be pointing to a looming financial crisis, many law school hopefuls will need to be strategic. They’ll have to both compete for coveted spots and plan ahead to ensure successful completion of the program. Whether you plan to use your law degree for starting your own practice or you’re aiming for a position in an established firm, here we list some tips that could help.
These days an increasing number of people are waking up to the notion that they are not limited to a single meager source of income. Thanks to some new money-making opportunities, a good number of people are earning extra cash by working from home. They have found that they can easily supplement their income each month just by thinking outside the box.
Perhaps you’re one of those people who has shown a knack in the past for choosing investments that are profitable. As a matter of fact, your investments outperform whatever market they might inhabit. If that is the case, there is a good chance that you’ve been able to make a pretty penny from such activities. But there is another way to benefit from this expertise as well. That is, you could become an independent investment advisor.
The financial crisis of 2008 is a decade behind us. However, the top financial challenge facing small business owners continues to be access to credit. When they do seek funds, they often turn first to those they know: main street banks. However, traditional loans are notoriously difficult to get, so small businesses are increasingly turning to alternative financing options.
Have you ever imagined yourself having a full-time freelancing career? Or maybe you are looking for a little extra cash on the side. No matter what your reason is, being a freelancer has its rewards. However, it also has some serious challenges. The thing with freelancing, though, is it will only reward you based on the amount of effort you put in. To help you get started with your freelancing, we’ve come up with a few tips on how to be successful as a freelancer.
Car sharing is hot right now. In fact, the car sharing business is so hot that many car manufacturers are afraid that the traditional model of car ownership is about to collapse. Between 2010 and 2015, the total annual revenue for car sharing businesses doubled. Before 2024, experts believe it could increase another 34 percent to $16.5 billion. It’s safe to say that now’s a good time to get into the business of car sharing. Fortunately, running a car sharing company isn’t much different from running any other business. Here are the steps you need to start your own car sharing business.
You might think you can’t have much of an effect on society’s problems, especially if you run a business of modest proportions. The problem is, if everyone thinks this way, no one will step up to the challenge. But you could be that business leader who changes your customers’ lives for the better. You can do this by providing more than just the goods and services you offer for a fee.
Americans are increasingly working from home. More sophisticated communications technology and greater acceptance from mainstream workplaces make this possible. Last year, more than 43 percent of American professionals reported spending at least some time working from home. That number is expected to rise continuously over the next several years. If you’re currently in a traditional work environment, or if you’re working from home only part of the time, this could be the year you fully transition to remote work. If it is, you have a critical opportunity on your hands. You could move, and now is the perfect time to do it.
If you run an online business, you’ve likely considered incorporating an affiliate program to boost your earnings. If so, you’ve probably wondered how to make a success of it. In this article we will discuss the ins and outs of running a successful affiliate program.
Starting your own automobile-related business is extremely profitable. And that’s because automobiles, like people, will always need maintenance and repairs. If you’re short of ideas on which sector to start in, here are a few ideas worth considering.
Jumping from the daily 9-5 routine of working for someone else to becoming your own boss can seem like an all-too-distant dream. Nonetheless, ideas for profitable businesses you might want to start float through your mind day and night. However, you fear that there simply isn’t a sufficiently strong market for the business idea that most appeals to you. Or you might be afraid that most businesses would require you to spend money you currently lack. But wait. You could actually be mistaken on both counts. Here are some ideas for exciting and profitable businesses that would require only a modest financial outlay from the start.
If you’re a good communicator and have the knack for making sure people have a good time, events management could be your calling. With the right equipment, staff and savvy, you could soon be earning a decent living. What’s more, you would be doing so by pulling together product launches and sumptuous soirées for exciting clients. But your new career requires research. Here are 5 hacks for launching an events management startup.
Successful entrepreneurs often spot innovative opportunities that mere mortals overlook. They’ve got a knack for recognizing the potential of an innovative product or service. Or they develop an entirely new way of marketing things that already exist. But the vision to view a situation from a unique angle isn’t always innate. It sometimes sharpens after a career that’s more of a roller coaster ride than a rocket trajectory. Whatever their particular journeys, here are 4 specialist businesses that spotted a gap in the market.
Are you currently thinking about starting your very own business? If so, your head is probably spinning with business ideas. That’s because you know that before getting too far ahead of yourself, you should first come up with an ingenious idea. And it’s true: your niche can make or break your business right from the very beginning. The good news is that there are plenty of business opportunities that will be sure to last a lifetime. Within this guide, you will discover amazing business ideas with unbelievable longevity.
Are you creative, talented, and hardworking? Would you like to turn your website or blog into a reliable engine for passive income? You can do exactly that with affiliate marketing.