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By: editor
Published: June 3, 2016, 1:22 am
The Blueprints After the purchase of their first home, Cohen and her husband soon discovered how difficult it was to find reliable home improvement contractors. Working a 40-hour week left little time to search for names of trustworthy painters, plumbers and carpenters. It occurred to Cohen that if she was having difficulty, other new homeowners must face the same challenge and that’s when inspiration struck. Cohen conceptualized a homeowner referral business that would not only be a referral source for busy homeowners but would also help busy contractors by serving as an outsourced sales and marketing force for their (Read more...)

By: Irma Hunkeler
Published: June 1, 2016, 8:58 pm
New infographic shows that we struggle to make our wages last all month, with 34% of people running out of money completely before the month is out. We could all do with that little bit of extra wiggle room in our finances couldn’t we? We can’t all become ‘dotcom’ billionaires, but there are so many nifty and not-too-time-consuming ways to make a few bob on the world wide web. Explore some top tips and solutions below. Content for cash Recent scandals have shook the market for ‘content’, with Instagram stars breaking down the walls of production around this fledgling (Read more...)

By: editor
Published: May 28, 2016, 10:28 pm
Copyright: megaflopp / 123RF Stock Photo It’s no secret that many Americans consider themselves entrepreneurs. In fact, there are approximately 27 million working-age Americans currently starting or running new businesses, according to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). Many of those entrepreneurs are in the healthcare industry, with emphasis on digital health, wearables and telemedicine. While it can be more difficult to get started in this marketplace, the hurdles that can hinder entrepreneurs, once overcome, become barriers to entry for your competition. This is where Hubert Zajicek comes in. As CEO of Health Wildcatters, a nationally-ranked, mentor-driven, 12-week seed accelerator program for (Read more...)

By: Experts Editor
Published: May 27, 2016, 4:11 pm
Copyright: bowie15 / 123RF Stock Photo There are few ways to be effective in business without the necessary qualifications, especially nowadays. Only a few decades ago, the idea of a self-starter was a mainstay in the field of entrepreneurialism, with the likes of Alan Sugar moving from the rank of wheeler and dealer to high-flying CEO thanks to a few fantastic business decisions. Now he’s on television and situated in the CEO equivalent of an ivory tower, unaware that success stories like himself are few and far between in today’s climate. The millennial generation (also known as Generation Y) are (Read more...)

By: Experts Editor
Published: May 25, 2016, 10:56 am
Copyright: limonzest / 123RF Stock Photo A career in catering is a fast paced, exciting path to take. But, it’s important you seek out the experience and necessary training before applying for catering jobs (bookmark this post, because once you’re ready to apply for roles they can be found here). So what do you need to know before embarking on a culinary career path? You must be passionate A career in catering will only develop into something successful if you have plenty of passion to throw into your work (talent is of course important, but it’s arguable that everyone can (Read more...)

By: Experts Editor
Published: May 24, 2016, 4:47 am
Copyright: goodluz / 123RF Stock Photo Ease of transactions is one way for businesses to acquire a reputation for being smart and forward thinking, and the technology behind digital transactions means that businesses now have another way to make their systems more efficient. The technology behind digital transactions is cloud technology, the use of large groups of servers – or networks – as well as aspects of virtualization to manage process-heavy operations. Traditionally, transaction management has involved an often burdensome combination of people, documents, and data, with the result that transactions become bogged down in inefficiency and delays. Digital transaction (Read more...)

By: Experts Editor
Published: May 20, 2016, 10:14 pm
Of the five million people listed as self-employed by the UK, more than 60% are based at home, according to the Office for National Statistics. Dubbed “homepreneurs”, almost 30% of these upstarts are first-timers in the small business world which means many are feeling their way through what can be a relatively tricky operating period. As a fledging entrepreneur, you often don’t know what dangers lurk around the corner simply because you’ve never peered around the corner before. Fortunately, there are millions of people who have crept around the proverbial corner and strolled down the boulevard of (Read more...)

By: SImon Slade
Published: May 16, 2016, 7:45 pm
Operating an online store presents an excellent opportunity for a source of passive income, but many people don’t know where to start. Just a few easy steps can get you off the ground and turning a profit. Read on to find out just how to break into online sales and gain financial freedom. 1. Choose an Awesome Product There are a lot of factors to consider when deciding what to sell. Personal interest plays a small role — it’s more fun to sell things you are passionate about — but it’s also important to consider the quality of a (Read more...)

By: Experts Editor
Published: May 12, 2016, 9:19 pm
Men, time to move over! Women are taking over the driver’s seat — 80 percent of car buying decisions today are up to females. With that buying power, it’s important for women to stop being taken for rides in the car-shopping experience. That’s why Ruby Davis founded, and self-funded ChickDriven.com dubbed America’s #1 car website for women. After her own intimidating experiences by pushy car salesmen, Ruby committed to creating a helpful resource with a trustworthy voice that would empower women navigating the car market. Self-funding the business, ChickDriven.com is dedicated to helping women searching for their next vehicle (Read more...)

By: Cheryl Wood
Published: May 9, 2016, 2:19 am
Launching a speaking and/or coaching career is an excellent way to create a viable home-based business that can generate generous profit margins. Oftentimes, business owners only think of speaking as it relates to live appearances on big stages, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Speaking spans across many platforms, including virtual platforms that allow you to serve others while in your pajamas, offering all or majority of your programs and products virtually. There are multiple home-based, revenue generating options in the speaking and coaching industry including, webinars, podcasts, teleseminars, virtual training programs, video training programs, expert interviews, individual (Read more...)

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