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By: Editor
Published: June 21, 2017, 1:49 pm
Moving house is the chance to start fresh and most people are relieved to leave their old house behind. Yet, if you have the available resources, keeping your old house and transforming into a holiday let can be highly beneficial. Additional Income The most obvious reason to turn your old house into a holiday let is because it can earn you between £15,000 and £30,000 every year. Of course, a successful holiday let needs to be based in a desirable location. If you are lucky enough to have lived in a holiday hotspot, then your income will generate (Read more...)

By: Bruce Hakutizwi
Published: February 13, 2017, 11:00 pm
Running a business involves a thousand little decisions and individual moments. It’s not just one grand success or failure, but a thousand tiny successes and failures that add up over time. Ninety-nine point nine percent of these moments and decisions will have just a momentary, mild effect on your overall business success and the shape of your future. Making mistakes with some of these decisions or failing to seize these opportunities will result in valuable lessons that can help you improve the business going forward. Only a small number of moments will define your company and its future. Failing (Read more...)

By: Priscilla Huff
Published: February 13, 2017, 10:19 am
Silver (and Gold) in Senior Services As boomers age, they will represent a huge block of potential customers for innovative entrepreneurs who can supply the right services and products. Here are fifteen senior-related, home-business ideas that may have you finding riches in these boomers’ golden years. $10K-$20K Investment Home Business Start-Ups – Visit the Home Biz Mag EXPO *Please note: Professional associations are primarily networking organizations and usually do not offer start-up information. Include a business-sized, self-addressed, stamped envelope with any written correspondence. 1. MEDICAL CLAIMS ASSISTANCE PROFESSIONAL Seniors often overpay medical bills; because they do not understand the insurance (Read more...)

By: Editor
Published: February 10, 2017, 12:34 am
Copyright: ra2studio / 123RF Stock Photo 1. Chimney Sweeper: Launching a chimney sweeping company is easily accomplished by searching out a mentor who already has a successful business running, and attaining an apprenticeship to learn the skills of the trade. To maximize income potential, entrepreneurs can become a chimney expert and have a dual chimney sweep/inspection business, offering both assessments to make sure the chimney is functional, and a deep cleaning at the same time. 2. Dog Breeder: There is no denying the high demand for dogs with online sites catered to spotting adorable pooches, and frequent social media posts shared of (Read more...)

By: Jeremy Ryan Slate
Published: February 8, 2017, 5:00 pm
It's a big question in the business space: Is it better to self-publish a book or pitch it to a big publisher? It comes back to why you're publishing a book in the first place. And with self publishing becoming easier than ever, Amazon has become loaded with best-sellers. Books published in 2016 only have about a 1 percent chance of ever seeing the shelves of a bookstore, begging the question: Why publish at all? Well, that’s the wrong question. The question that the savvy entrepreneur should be asking is: Why use a publisher at all? In 2015, Jared (Read more...)

By: Michael Georgiou
Published: February 7, 2017, 5:00 pm
At any given time, we have a number of ideas in our heads that we would love to see come to life. A business proceeds not just from an idea, but a burning desire to achieve something. Aspiring entrepreneurs often underestimate the sheer and relentless amount of work that goes into setting up a business, running it and ensuring that it goes on to become a successful undertaking. It may start with a brilliant spark, but from procuring funding to setting up an office, to hiring people and selling others your idea — starting your own business is wildly rewarding (Read more...)

By: Jeff Sass
Published: February 5, 2017, 5:00 pm
In crowded, competitive industries, unique standouts are increasingly difficult to spot. Brand exposure is often limited to on-shelf product, digital ads, and other sterile, removed interactions. However, for companies whose products or services are used for web building, hackathons may hold the key to a more accelerated product rollout and could also offer opportunities to boost brand awareness. They let anyone who provides a service that can be utilized by someone building a business online get in front of the makers who would use that service. Non-tech titans like McDonalds and Samsung continue to build momentum and interest around (Read more...)

By: Nathan Resnick
Published: February 2, 2017, 11:00 pm
As an entrepreneur, chances are you are always hearing the term product market fit. The meaning of this term is often unclear and the importance often left unknown. Product market fit means finding what the best target market is for your product. For a startup, this could make or break your business. If you have a great product but are targeting it towards the wrong people, your business will fail. Every product must fulfill a need and even the smallest of niches can meet the criteria. Entrepreneurs often find the problem their product solves, but fail to find the (Read more...)

By: Priscilla Huff
Published: January 26, 2017, 12:39 am
Savvy Business Start-Ups for 50+ Individuals Though it is illegal to discriminate in hiring individuals who are forty years or older, studies reveal prospective employers have been reluctant to hire older, jobless workers in these slow economic times because they believe they will have to pay them higher wages, or that they may lack updated job skills or for other reasons. As a result, many jobless, 55-plus persons have been compelled to become entrepreneurs and are successfully starting their own businesses to support themselves or to supplement their current job earnings or retirement incomes. If you are an older (Read more...)

By: Priscilla Huff
Published: January 23, 2017, 12:15 am
Service provider businesses make up the largest sector of home-based businesses. Here are 12 home-based businesses for you to consider: 1. Aquarium Set-Up & Maintenance– Help individuals and professionals pursue this popular and tension-relieving hobby, offering affordable set-up and routine maintenance packages. www.fishchannel.com/ Professional Services Type Home Businesses – Visit the Home Business Mag EXPO 2. Seniors’ Services’ Referral – Receive fees from pre-screened service companies you recommend to family and caregivers seeking care for their older relatives or clients. www.aginglifecare.org 3. Business Coach & Professional Mentor – Use your business-professional experiences to assist clients with (Read more...)

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