Making the food-to-table process faster and more efficient can be a logistical challenge. This is especially true in large urban areas where cafés and restaurants are crying out for fresh fruits and vegetables. However, firms like Farm One are setting up indoor farms in busy metropolitan areas like Manhattan. Their example shows that a vertical hydroponic farm offers an innovative solution. If you fancy carving yourself a slice of the action, here are three steps to setting up a hydroponic farm.
Are you thinking of foraying into the world of online business? Then it’s likely you’re contemplating which e-commerce platforms to go with. This is obviously one of the first thresholds to starting an online store. It’s been some time since e-commerce platforms first hit the market. Since then a lot has evolved. It’s interesting to see which of the current e-commerce platforms will serve your needs well. Here are some you can consider.
Perhaps you’re looking to earn some extra “walking around” money. Or maybe you’re having trouble making rent. Whatever your reasons, if you’ve hit this article, then you’re likely looking for a side hustle. That is, you’re want a spare job outside of your other work. Stepping into another faction of the work force is a daunting task. But don’t worry; we’re here to help. This article includes 6 battle-tested tips to help you step out into the hustle. In the process, you can earn a little extra dough and have a little fun.
Are you serious about starting a business, but you’re afraid you won’t experience success? Don’t worry, this is an incredibly common fear. We’ve all heard the grim statistics. Only about a third of small businesses survive until their tenth year. But there are measures you can take that will ensure that your business is among these lucky few.
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.
If you’re eager to launch your new business but finances are holding you back, you’re not alone. Funding is one of the most common barriers to starting a business. As a matter of fact, most entrepreneurs have to get creative to launch their ventures. Crowdfunding, borrowing from friends and family, and applying for SBA loans are common approaches, but there are other options, as well. One avenue that many people don’t consider is refinancing their student loans.
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.
If 2017 saw you finally launch the startup of your dreams, you have probably spent recent months working on fine-tuning your processes, getting as many customers as possible, and sorting out your finances. However, it’s important to think about ways to keep growing your venture, so you can start to achieve your goals ASAP. To help you do this, read on for tips you can follow today and over the year.
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.
Starting out with your small business can be an exciting but stressful time. Generally, any new venture requires a lot of time, capital, and passion to get it off the ground. A lack in any of these departments can land you in all kinds of trouble. The time and passion aspects of building your small business are central to your own work ethic. However, making sure your cash flow is in the best possible situation can sometimes be a little difficult for anyone new to entrepreneurial circles. It may be difficult to keep on top of your cash flow at a time in business that is notoriously volatile. Nonetheless, there are ways to make sure you are doing everything you can to keep costs down and profits up when you’re starting out.
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 decide to start your own new business, you know that it won’t take place in a vacuum. Whether you’re providing services of some sort or you’re selling products, it’s going to take interaction with clients to get your business off the ground.
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.
When you start a new business, you’re often tasked with doing a majority of the work yourself. Therefore, sorting through your options for various pieces of software is likely low on your list of priorities. However, there are many types of software that can make things easier for you. What’s more, they will also be beneficial to your business. This is true not only in your company’s starting phase, but as it continues to grow. Here are 3 pieces of software to consider.
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.