Published: October 13, 2017, 2:43 am
Why an Online Mattress Business Is the Right Business for You
It might surprise you to know that an online mattress business is one of the up-and-coming business models right now.
People are choosing to purchase more and more of what they want and need online, including mattresses. People love being able to purchase anything they want or need from the comfort of their own homes. Entrepreneurs, always on the lookout for new opportunities, stand to benefit from these digital trends, too, because they can make their products and services available to millions of people everywhere.
Beyond these obvious points (Read more...
Published: October 13, 2017, 2:39 am
How Benchmarking Can Help Your Organization Crush the Competition
How good of a driver are you? If you make your own espresso at home, how would you rate yourself? If you play basketball, how good are you at free throws? What these assessments have in common is that they rely on your generally having formed an opinion about your abilities based on comparing them with somebody else’s. They’re examples of informal benchmarking.
The only real way to know the quality of your free throwing, for example, is by sizing up the competition (hopefully it’s not Shaquille O’Neal) and then (Read more...
Published: October 13, 2017, 2:37 am
6 Innovative Apps for Buying and Selling Used Products
Thrift store shopping and antique shop hunting is always fun. But sometimes, you just don’t feel like going out. Thanks to the continual growth of e-commerce and some innovative entrepreneurs, there’s a way to do both!
Instead of heading out to your local second-hand store, download one (or all) of these online discount shopping apps and shop for gently used luxury items, neat gadgets, cool accessories, or whatever else you have your heart set on.
And if shopping is not exactly your thing, you could clear out your garage with one (Read more...
Published: October 11, 2017, 8:25 am
What Are the Pitfalls of Working as a Freelancer?
Many people dream of ditching the 9-5 routine and working for themselves instead. But what about the pitfalls of this type of career move?
Over recent years, a rising number of people have actually managed to achieve the goal of being their own boss. They have broken free from employment to enjoy the many benefits of working for themselves on a freelance basis.
However, it is important to consider the pitfalls of working for yourself. Only then can you make an informed choice about whether this is the right move for (Read more...
Published: October 11, 2017, 8:16 am
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Steve Wozniak’s Words of Wisdom for New Age Entrepreneurs
When you think about the famous company Apple, you probably also think about Steve Jobs. We know Jobs as the founder of Apple and its ubiquitous iPhone, but there was someone else behind the development of this powerful company as well. And that person was Steve Wozniak, Apple’s co-founder. I’m here to tell you that you should learn more about this guy, because he’s super intelligent and influential in both the business and the technology worlds. Keep reading for some of his (Read more...
Published: October 11, 2017, 8:15 am
Is Your Appearance Honestly Good for Your Business?
Speaking of your appearance, do both of us a favor and go to a museum or art gallery. Be sure to note how the lights, displays and pedestals are focused on the main feature. This is good presentation of the artwork. This high quality, attentive focus highlights the product. It influences you to think it’s highly valued and worth coveting.
In business, you are the product. And you need to spend as much attentive focus on presenting yourself as well as art pieces are presented in galleries.
Fashion trends (Read more...
Published: October 11, 2017, 8:13 am
An Income Conveyor Belt: How to Build Passive Income
Passive income is everyone’s ultimate dream, right? Having passive income is like having an income conveyor belt that allows you to make money for your business while you do absolutely nothing. However, achieving the reality is far from easy.
Being able to rely on a passive income requires hard work upfront. There is no magic switch you can install on your business’s website. You’ll have to be willing to do the work in the beginning and keep things running with routine maintenance after that. That’s because if there’s (Read more...
Published: October 11, 2017, 7:49 am
Using Freelancers in a Small Business: The Pros and Cons
One of the ways that many small businesses can be flexible when it comes to spending is by relying on freelancers for some tasks.
Operating any small business naturally means keeping a tight rein on costs. Most small business owners minimize expenditures by focusing spending on those elements that make a difference to customer service. In other words, they focus on the customer’s experience and the quality of their product or service.
Companies that make sure their cost structure is flexible are better able to cope with a fall (Read more...
Published: October 7, 2017, 1:27 am
How to Get Tax Breaks Before You Even Start Your Own Business
It’s an exciting time for entrepreneurs to be starting up their own business. Never before have there been so many unique niches in the market. What’s more, any one of them can be properly filled by a nascent business that understands how to stay lean and mean. Especially if it does what some of the bigger corporations can’t.
Yet it’s also an extremely competitive business world. That means that every penny saved during the startup portion of a business can truly make a difference. This is true (Read more...
Published: October 6, 2017, 2:35 am
Promoting Your Company in the Information Age
Today’s business owners face challenges in promoting their companies that are very different from the ones their parents and great-grandparents faced. Gone are the days of a few local competitors, to say nothing of the days of one general store in each town.
Today’s business world is cutthroat and crowded, full of monolithic online competitors and an ever-changing cast of local challengers. It’s a fast-moving world. It’s so fast-moving, in fact, that the very terms we used to describe the changes of the 1990’s and 2000’s—terms like “information superhighway” and (Read more...