Published: June 22, 2017, 3:55 am
The 5 Steps You Need to Take Before Writing Your Business Plan
If you want to start a business, you need to have a business plan. However, before you even begin the drafting process for your business plan, there are some steps you should take to get your personal finances, logistics, and ideas in order. Without that foundation, writing a business plan will be substantially more difficult, so take the time to organize yourself in advance.
Steps to Take Before Writing a Business Plan
Follow these steps to give yourself the best platform for writing a business plan: (Read more...
Published: June 12, 2017, 1:52 am
Be Your Own Boss by Becoming a Franchise Owner
You’ve finally decided it’s time to be your own boss. You’ve savored your dream for quite a while, and now you’ve had it up to here with working for someone else. It’s time.
You’ve been scrimping and saving for a while, too, and you have some money set aside that you can use to kick your new business off.
But Where Do You Go from Here?
You could start your very own business, you think, and build it from the ground up. That is, you could (Read more...
Published: May 31, 2017, 6:51 pm
Learn Digital Marketing Skills FREE via Google Primer
Yesterday I received an email in my inbox from Google Primer. I was not too sure what Google Primer was but the email insisted, “Primer is a fast, easy way to learn new business and digital marketing skills in 5-minute bite-sized lessons.” The App was free, sounded like something I could use since I own a blog and so I downloaded the Google Primer App.
Today I received my first Primer lesson and it was really good so I thought I’d share it with you online marketers, or hopeful marketers and (Read more...
Published: February 16, 2017, 4:30 am
3 Steps to Start a Seasonal Business
More entrepreneurs than ever are starting seasonal businesses. These might be accountants who put together tax firms in the spring or holiday proprietors who create pop-up stores for Halloween or Christmas. Either way, these types of seasonal businesses have a very specific window to launch. After all, they need to make as much money as possible before their season has passed. That means they don’t have time for complex problems and convoluted contracts. Follow these 3 tips to get your business launched in a few weeks so you can take advantage of (Read more...
Published: January 26, 2017, 2:45 am
3 Reasons Why A Business Loan Is Good For Your Start-Up
If you are only getting started in business, financing could be your biggest dilemma. Even if you have the best business idea that you are certain will turn into cash, without capital it can be impossible to get it started. Of course, you have probably read somewhere that something like 90% start-ups fail, but don’t let that deter you. Most times a business will fail from lack of capital so get a handle on that and be a member of the 10% that succeed club.
Equity or Debt?
The (Read more...
Published: January 26, 2017, 2:28 am
How to Become a Successful Solopreneur
Perhaps the most sought after kind of freedom is business autonomy. More and more people are risking everything to go “solo.” I mean, who wouldn’t want to be their own boss? You set your own hours, enjoy all the profits, and most of all, there is no boss breathing down your neck all day. But of course, this is no mean feat. As a lone wolf, you lack the support and amity that comes along with being part of a team. Being short of an extra pair of hands to share the (Read more...
Published: January 19, 2017, 5:10 am
Garage doors are more prone to getting damaged than other doors in the home; the reason being that they are used more frequently and are in close proximity to automobiles all the time. It is important to thoroughly inspect these doors on a monthly basis to check for any unusual sounds and signs of damage. Noticing wear and tear promptly allows the door to be mended in a timely fashion. Timely inspections have been known to prevent malfunctions, major expenses, and accidents.
While a great number of home owners are very comfortable with carrying out this inspection on their own (Read more...
Published: January 9, 2017, 3:03 am
Thinking of Opening a Business In Canada? Here is What You Need to Know:
One of the best ways to improve is to observe others. The African Small To Medium Business landscape is still heavily underdeveloped in comparison to the North American one. We focused on the Canadian SME market to detail their struggles and solutions, some of which are very applicable for Africa.
An Overview of SMEs in Canada: Top Struggles and Solutions
As of December 2015, there were 1.15 million small to medium enterprises (SMEs) registered in Canada. They account for 97.9% of all Canadian firms (Read more...
Published: January 3, 2017, 7:00 pm
I believe that there is money in just about everything. The reason some people make it while others don’t is that they focus on how well they execute, rather than on coming up with the perfect idea. It's not about what you choose to do, but rather how much you commit to becoming the best at it.
To decide if you have the right idea, divide your concept into two distinct categories: ideas that fulfill needs, and more complex ideas that fix problems. Ideas that fulfill needs focus on an existing solution that you think can be executed better (Read more...
Published: December 9, 2016, 8:16 pm
Crowdfunding has exploded as an opportunity for companies to raise money before ever putting together a product or having to worry about manufacturing costs. This also works as a way to engage with customers, presell units, and gain press/marketing exposure all with relatively little resources upfront.
Recently, four college freshman launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their new product, Band.it. What started as an idea while they were still in high school became an overnight sensation. They didn’t have degrees in business or engineering, nor did they have enormous funding behind them. These are the five steps they followed (Read more...