Published: May 22, 2017, 1:42 am
New York Is the Place to Start a Business: 5 New Businesses Making Waves
When hundreds of thousands of immigrants made their way to New York City, they sought the American Dream. Their goal was to start a business that could help them go from rags to riches. Many achieved this goal, helping New York grow into the massive and diverse city it is today.
New York City is still an ideal place for starting a business. The economy is strong, and there are millions of residents in this metropolitan area. There’s also a strong tourism economy, thanks to the (Read more...
Published: May 22, 2017, 1:39 am
3 Highly Profitable Business Opportunities You Won’t Find on Craigslist
Building a new business is exciting. You’ve got a blank slate to be creative and innovative, along with the potential to become highly successful. With so many available options, how do you choose which type of business to start? Do you need to create your business from scratch, or can you find success in a franchise?
While you don’t need to start from scratch to be successful in business, you do need to start with a product or service people want or need. If you’re looking for some profitable business (Read more...
Published: May 22, 2017, 1:20 am
3 Conferences You Need to Visit in 2017 to Expand Your Small Business
Scaling up a small business is not easy; if it were, we wouldn’t have any small businesses because they would all rapidly grow. As simplistic as that analysis may be, we probably all know at least indie store that would love to grow into a chain, or an online company that can’t expand past a handful of core customers. Take your pick of reasons: lack of money, lack of confidence, bad luck, or poor decisions.
So, where can we find inspiration and ideas? It’s easy to believe (Read more...
Published: May 22, 2017, 12:59 am
Your Home Office on the Road: A Converted Mercedes Benz Camper Van
Are you self-employed? Do you dream of taking your life—and your business—on the road? Do you see yourself traveling from town to town, living as a troubadour of old, except for the fact that you use your phone as a hotspot so you can do freelance work for clients at will? Well, here’s an idea that could put you a step closer to that dream: a plan for converting a Mercedes Sprinter into a luxurious camper van. (If you’re going to dream, you might as well dream in (Read more...
Published: May 19, 2017, 5:47 am
3 Alternative Ways to Fund Your Start-Up
The market has changed beyond all recognition in recent times, regardless of which industry or sector you care to analyze. One of the universal changes revolves around how business owners and entrepreneurs fund their operations, as traditional bank loans have become increasingly inaccessible to households and commercial ventures alike in recent times.
With this in mind, entrepreneurs would be well advised to seek out alternative funding methods in the modern age, including the suggestions offered here.
Access Equity Crowdfunding
Since its emergence in 2005, crowdfunding has helped to fund and sustain (Read more...
Published: May 19, 2017, 5:17 am
What Is a VPN and Does Your Business Need One?
Every business needs a strong and fast internet connection, but what about security and privacy? A reliable virtual private network, or VPN, can give your business online anonymity as well as protect it from hackers, snoopers, and malware. In addition, a good VPN can ensure that you’ll be able to access any website in the world, including those that restrict access based on the user’s geographical location.
If all of this is new to you, as it is to many of us, you might be wondering, what does a VPN (Read more...
Published: May 19, 2017, 5:13 am
How to Make Your Workplace Safer and More Attractive
If you’re looking to give your business a much-needed boost, you might want to consider making it both safer and more attractive. The happier your employees are, the more productive and motivated they’ll be.
Here, you’ll discover the best ways to make your business safer and more attractive.
Making Your Business Safer
Health and safety should be a number one priority for your business. Making your workplace safer won’t just lower the risk of injury-related absences, but it will also save you a lot of money and provide reassurance to (Read more...
Published: May 17, 2017, 2:46 am
Tips for Women on How to Score Business Funding
More than 126 million women around the world were starting or running their own businesses in 2012, and their numbers continue to grow. Globally, social norms and cultural restraints leave women lagging behind men when it comes to business, but nonetheless, women account for about one-third of entrepreneurs in the world.
Here, we offer ideas about loans, grants, and government contracts, along with encouragement to keep going until you’ve found ways to fund your dream.
When it comes to guarantor loans, most financial institutions do not look at (Read more...
Published: May 17, 2017, 2:27 am
Why Small Businesses Need to Test Their Electronic Equipment
As a small business owner, you’ve probably purchased some form of insurance, invested in cyber security to protect your customers’ data, and installed a surveillance system for your premises. While you may have put all of these preventative measures in place, you might not have given a lot of thought to your electrical equipment.
Nowadays, the majority of businesses use technology, such as card terminals, computers, and electrical tools, plus kettles, microwaves, vending machines and water coolers in communal areas. This equipment may be used by your employees, customers and (Read more...
Published: May 16, 2017, 7:54 am
More Hope for Young People Looking to Enter the Housing Market as Average Prices Fall in the First Part of 2017
If your business has anything at all to do with real estate, now could be a profitable time for you. That’s because falling housing prices create opportunities for first-time homebuyers.
The situation in terms of getting on the property ladder has been a point of contention between millennials and their elders for some time now. Where previous generations sought to be homeowners as young as possible and were in a market where this was possible for a lot of (Read more...