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Farm Business Ideas - Turn a Lifestyle Into a Money Maker

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 Peter Bissel (November 13, 2008)  People from time immemorial have always practiced farming. This being so, there very many farming business available and they can be transformed into highly profitable incentives. Most people have been able to venture successfully and made a niche business from these ideas. Such Farm business ideas are like; * Herbs Farm-It is obvious that herbs and anything herbal nowadays enjoy a big .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Side Business Ideas

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 Peter Bissel (November 13, 2008)  For most employed people it is always a great idea if one can come up with an extra income generating side business. These business come handy in case of a big financial need and you are unable to get money through any other means. You always have an extra coin in your pocket with these businesses. Some common business ideas are explored in these paragraphs below. - Appliance repair .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Small Business Ideas For Women - Some Most Affordable and Practical Ideas

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 Peter Bissel (November 13, 2008)  Women nowadays face what we all agree is a constellation of problems. And as such are in dire need of incentives which could help them attain a platform for making daily revenue to support their lives. What women need are small business ideas for them. These ideas generally mean some incentives which will be easy and viable to maneuver. Most important is how possible is it to start up .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Small Niche Business Ideas - The Best Incentives You Can Try

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 Peter Bissel (November 13, 2008)  The excitement of watching ones income generation practices become realities is more or so every man's dream. In fact in this world of general recession all we need is smart small niche business ideas which can consistently transform into major investments. It is commonplace knowledge that an idea is a notion in the mind, implementing it is something else and achieving the goals set .. (Entrepreneurialism)

The Best Ideas For a Good Business

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 Peter Bissel (November 13, 2008)  Low cost business incentives are very attractive to those of us who want to venture into business with small amounts of funds. For them, small is better since it is manageable. The most promising feature of these small incentives is that, the gradually grow into very successful niche business or even corporations. So how can we get these smart business ideas to work for us? We need to .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Top Small Business Ideas For Any Smart Entrepreneur

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 Peter Bissel (November 13, 2008)  When one thinks of investing in a small business, it is all about the resources and how these resources will suffice to provide sufficient support to offset all the requirements and allow functionality in the startup. This means we all have to have some management skills to get things done in entrepreneurship. However small an incentive maybe, how we manage it and our commitment to the . (Entrepreneurialism)

Entrepreneurial Options - Creating Your Own Discount Perfume Outlet Vs Affiliate Marketing

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 Michael Rares (November 13, 2008)  Recently, Marionnaud Parfumeries, a French perfume outlet, sold for over $500 million. And, believe it or not, there are many other perfume outlets that have even reached billionaire status in terms of their accumulated revenue. So, it stands to reason that there's a lot of money that can be made in the perfuming business. Yet, how does an aspiring nose, or discount perfume/cologne .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Entrepreneurial Woman - Are You Doing What You Really Want?

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 Aunice Reed (November 11, 2008)  What would you do for free? That's right. What do you love doing so much that you'd do it for absolutely nothing? Yes, it's the ultimate dream of a lifetime: Doing what you do just for the love of it, not simply for the money, but getting paid for it anyway. The primary reason people stay stuck in careers or jobs that don't suit, or fulfill them is to pay the bills-to survive. To put .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Make Concrete Blocks - Build Your Own Concrete Block Machine

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 John Mowatt (November 11, 2008)  Making concrete blocks is a highly profitable enterprise. There is a constant strong demand for them. They are a basic commodity which is used in building projects all over North America and as a matter fact around the world. Concrete blocks are not here today gone tomorrow gadgets which are in demand today but not next year. They are a necessary item for many types of building from .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Golf, Pet and Hunting Products Share an Amazing Entrepreneurial Quality

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 Geoff Ficke (November 11, 2008)  My marketing consulting company reviews hundreds of new product submissions every year. We specialize in consumer product development. The items we analyze run the gamut of product categories. The most creative, prolific and many times, the most commercially exciting are golf, pet or hunting and fishing products. The reason I have come to believe that there is so much creativity in .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Start a Gourmet Food Product Business (Or Any Product) On a Shoestring

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 Geoff Ficke (November 11, 2008)  The first issue we see nascent entrepreneurs almost universally attempt to address is the perceived need for working capital. When we ask how much investment they believe is required to get their product to market, they never can justify what they identify as their magic number. I have yet to read a business plan that can justify the assumptions that are utilized to support the capital .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Importance of Personal Growth and Development Today

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 Hunter Ogletree (November 10, 2008)  The importance of personal growth and development today in business cannot be overstated. This is true for the small brick and mortar business, the home-based online business or the large corporation. In fact more and more individuals and businesses are realizing that personal growth and development is a continuous process that never ends. The following saying sums up the importance of .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Life Cycle Phases Apply to People and Small Businesses

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 Phillip Schein (November 10, 2008)  A person, like a business, typically moves through distinct phases in their lifetime. They begin in a “seed" phase when they assemble or are taught skills necessary to sustain growth and maturation in their future “life". Depending where and how they live, people learn and practice additional skills that are valuable or “marketable" to their “village", their .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Help in Starting a New Small Business

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 Leon Edward (November 10, 2008)  Welcome to the American Dream! You have an idea that you really think would make a great business concept, or perhaps you have a passion that you want to become your source of continued income for your family. Your very intention of moving forward on your business idea already places you in the top tier of society that makes the American Dream become reality! Many people dream of being .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Make Money Quick

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 Kenneth Edwards (October 21, 2008)  I know times are tough and seem to be getting tougher everyday economically. The separation between the “haves" and the “have nots" is further increasing. And it seems that the chance of EVER crossing over to becoming a person that actually has everything they need instead of struggling everyday, week to week, is becoming increasingly more difficult. But there is ONLY two . (Entrepreneurialism)

The Secret to Making Money - How it Works

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 Jerry Robkoff (October 21, 2008)  Money is a wonderful thing. No argument there. If I had my choice between being poor or being wealthy, I'd definitely opt for the wealth. However, it's also very important to understand and keep in mind exactly WHAT money truly is. Money is nothing more than energy. It is a vehicle for barter and exchange. That's all that money is. You can't eat it. You can't wear it. You can't marry .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Find Your "Tribe"

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 Christine M. Kloser (October 21, 2008)  Have you noticed that successful entrepreneurs all have one thing in common? They all have a “tribe. " It's true. Think of any entrepreneur who has achieved a certain level of success and you'll discover they are surrounded by people who support, believe and help them to realize their goals and dreams. Having just returned from one of my mastermind gatherings in Martha's .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Top 6 Most Frequently Asked Questions About the Holiday Lighting Business

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 Tanner Larsson (October 20, 2008)  The holiday lighting business, also known as the Christmas light installation business is a highly profitable and easy to operate business. Despite the growth of the industry and that it is one of the most solid opportunities an entrepreneur could find, the fact remains that there is very little quality information avail be to the public regarding this unique service. Therefore this .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Recession Proof Jobs - Do They Exist?

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 Tom Houston (October 02, 2008)  There are very few things in life, which come with a lifetime guarantee. Most would be dependent upon some or other factors. Your job, no matter how good you are at it, would almost always depend upon the overall economic conditions both nationally and internationally. This means that in times of economic recession , your career and finances would both suffer. This brings us to a .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Venture Investors Are More Common in a Bad Economy

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 Terry Hart (September 25, 2008)  This may sound counter-intuitive, but in a bad economy or in an economic downturn, entrepreneurs with innovative and new business concepts are in a much better position to get venture capital investment then when the economy is riding high and here's why. . . Inflation becomes arrested when an economy begins to tick over slower, this means that investment opportunities in the .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Starting Your Own Retail Business

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 Alice Lane (September 25, 2008)  If you have decided that opening up a retail shop sounds like a good idea, there are several items that need to be taken into consideration first. While opening up your own shop and being your own boss sound quite tempting, one must also realize that the world of retail is a very competitive place to be. If you are opening up a business with your life savings, the decision probably .. (Entrepreneurialism)

A Venture Capital Boom is Coming

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 Terry Hart (September 24, 2008)  A venture capital boom could well soon be on the horizon. With a bad economy comes opportunities not seen during the heady days of a heated economy and when things get quiet, that is when investors typically get a little more aggressive with their money. It is true money becomes tighter in a downturn and lending criteria become stricter as consumers spend less. But what this means .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Start Up Capital For Your Hot New Business Idea

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 Terry Hart (September 24, 2008)  Start up capital for your hot new business idea may be the best way to go about taking on a new project. Apart from the fact that you defer all the financial risk or at least most of it to your venture capitalist, they often bring some quality business experience and insight to your idea that will make it even more likely to succeed. If you are looking for start up capital, you may .. (Entrepreneurialism)

The Power of Practice

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 Barbara Winter (September 24, 2008)  It was one of those Blink Moments that Malcolm Gladwell writes about, a moment of instantaneous knowing without explanation. It happened as I was leaving the supermarket and passed a woman who looked utterly miserable. The moment that look registered with me, I thought with great certainty, “She's not just discontented today. She's perpetually miserable. " By the time I got to my .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Turnkey Business Opportunity Offers Better Training Than Franchise Opportunities

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 Andy West (September 24, 2008)  If you've ever started a new job, you know that there's a certain amount to learn. Some jobs require more training than others. A job working at a movie theater box office may require a week of training, whereas a job working as a legal assistant could take years before truly mastered. When you start your own business, how do you learn the ropes? Not every entrepreneur knows every in .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Give Your Business Opportunity the Advantage of Guidance

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 Andy West (September 24, 2008)  Every trade requires tools, even more so, the right tools. A roofer needs a nail gun or hammer - else he or she won't be able to nail the shingles to the roof. Not only is it ill advised to remove one's boot, but a boot won't serve as a hammer to construct an entire roof (even though you might use a boot to put a nail in the wall on which to hang a small picture). A roofer with shingles . (Entrepreneurialism)

A Private Investor - Examining Things From Their Side

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 Terry Hart (September 24, 2008)  A private investor is a high net worth individual who spends their time and earns their income finding and uncovering worthy business opportunities. A private investor typically looks for entrepreneurs and people with a good business concept. They examine many things including the character of the proposed management team and their track record. A private investor is very thorough when .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Sports Bar Business Plans

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 Edward Dean (September 23, 2008)  Opening a business takes a lot of research and a lot of careful planning. In order to ensure that a new sports bar is going to produce profit margins there are considerations to be made. Easy to follow guidelines are available over the internet and in book stores that will aid in the creation of sports bar business plans. Below are some items that will want to be covered within any .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Looking For a Great Business? Try Home Computer Work!

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 Kimberly Clay (September 23, 2008)  Have you considered home computer work as a good way to begin a home-based business? You should! Our society is more “plugged in" than any generation has ever been, and you can take advantage of that fact by starting your home-based online business. Working from the comfort of your computer desk chair is a good start, don't you think? When you are looking into home computer work, .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How Much Should I Charge When I Start a Cleaning Business

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 John F Smith (September 23, 2008)  Starting a business is quite an easy thing if one has already made up his/her mind about something. Like for example, when setting up a cleaning business. But there are still so many things to think about and go over before finally opening it up. One of the most important is as to how much I charge when I start a cleaning business. This is one of the most crucial because it is in the .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Start Your Own Cleaning Service Business

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 John F Smith (September 23, 2008)  Starting a life dealing with profits and risks in the world of business is one of the newest trends in our lives today like engaging in a world where capitalists are predominantly spread out to the market with competition but still with the goal of fulfilling the aim of every entrepreneur, and that is to have more and more profits or the increase of their financial return as an exchange . (Entrepreneurialism)

Venturing in a House Cleaning Business

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 John F Smith (September 23, 2008)  Dealing with a life in a world of business would be such a very superb idea of earning profit, specifically when decided to get indulge in the field a profitable activity such as the business of house cleaning. Listed here are the ten known reasons why some start a house cleaning business. Number one reason would be when starting business in cleaning service; you need not give large .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Uncensored - How to Ask For Help From the Rich and Famous

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 Paul Godines (September 23, 2008)  Start BIG when you need “To Ask For Help From The Rich and Famous" with a Project, New Business Launch etc. Approach them with your needs list in hand. Be clear about what you want, and how they can help and what it means to you if they help and most importantly remind them what's in it for them if they help. That's the easy part, that's your sales pitch, but we all know that .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Being Self-Employed Means Setting Important Goals

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 Eartha Haines (September 23, 2008)  Becoming self-employed first starts with setting goals. Goal setting gives you a plan to follow and helps you to realize why you want to work for yourself in the first place. The first goal I set was to decide when I wanted to leave. Setting a timeframe made it much more realistic for me. I set a date and became excited with each day that passed as I worked towards it. Another .. (Entrepreneurialism)

How to Find the Best When it Comes to Investors and Entrepreneurs

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 Helen Cox (September 23, 2008)  In order for an entrepreneur to make their new business venture a success they need the start up capital to make it happen, so what is one of the best ways for an entrepreneur to do this? One of the best ways to fund a new business venture is through the help of a private investor. Private investors are generally successful business leaders or professionals who make significant .. (Entrepreneurialism)

What to Do With Your Old and New Ideas?

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 Tim Tyrell-Smith (September 23, 2008)  Cleaning out your bottom drawer Everyone has a place for things that they're just not sure what to do with. For you it could be a bottom drawer or an old cigar box. It may include letters from an old girlfriend or a part to an old record player. It may hold a few old baseball cards or a necklace left to you from a great aunt. Why keep them? Well, for one, you may need them someday, .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Entrepreneur Ideas That Are Simple and Easy

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 Terry Hart (September 22, 2008)  People often say that nothing is easy, that business is tough and that only fools believe otherwise. This mindset if you swallow that goop is a terrible result and if you believe something will be hard, you create inefficiencies yourself sub consciously that prove the belief you have. Believing something is hard makes it hard by your own perceived reality and that is unfortunate. But .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Your Own Business - A Case Study on Its Risks and Rewards

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 Wim Venter (September 22, 2008)  Introduction Entrepreneurial ventures are a vital part of the economy. For the individual entrepreneur the potential exists to fulfill dreams and become financially independent. Over time we have seen entrepreneurial businesses grow into powerhouses, but also apparently successful business that went down the drain. An interesting observation is that entrepreneurs within successful .. (Entrepreneurialism)

10 Philosophies of the Ant!

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 David L Allred (September 22, 2008)  I attribute my knowledge of this philosophy to the one and only Jim Rohn. I am sure this analogy has been around for some time now. What a visionary he truly is and what an entrepreneur. I guess it makes complete sense that in order to effectively teach people to become entrepreneur minded, you must know what you are teaching about. True knowledge comes from doing and doing creates .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Work a Home-Based Business to Achieve Financial Freedom - Fact or Fiction?

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 Daniel Herzner (September 21, 2008)  When you hear the term “American Dream", what comes to mind? Ask 100 different people this question and you're sure to get 100 different answers. Because of the wonderful nature of individuality, there is no one correct answer to this question. At the same time, I guarantee that if you were to ask this question of 100 different people, not a single one would say “to work for . (Entrepreneurialism)

How Do I Start a Cleaning Business

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 John F Smith (September 21, 2008)  Starting a business is the most crucial part of getting profits in the future. First you have to be very sure that what you have in mind will be ‘in’ for the greater amount of public. As how the public receive your idea will be its standing ground. A cleaning business is among the easiest as well as most promising businesses of all time. Why? Everyone wants a clean home, .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Retractable Awnings - How They Can Grow Your Business

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 AJ Vanderhorst (September 21, 2008)  As an entrepreneur, if the word “awning" has ever crossed your mind, you probably didn't associate it with carving out a larger piece of market share. But, put to the right uses, retractable awnings can help you do exactly that. Do you own a business? Track profit margins and make purchase recommendations? Manage commercial or multi-housing properties? If this picture sounds .. (Entrepreneurialism)

4 Sound Methods For Building Your Customer Base

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 Robbi A. Gunter (September 21, 2008)  Doing business the same old way, day in and day out-maintaining the status quo-equates to nothing more than a mediocre business.   In today's competitive environment, you must continually reevaluate your business.   Build a strong, enthusiastic customer base and you will flourish. One successful approach to increasing your customer base is to learn about the customer.   Know about .. (Entrepreneurialism)

3 Capital Ideas For Budding Entrepreneurs

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 Terry Hart (September 21, 2008)  One of the first considerations for a new entrepreneur with a good idea is to find the seed capital for the project. Most entrepreneurs would do their due diligence and feasibility study first to get a handle on the potential market and to get a strong indication of whether the idea would deliver the expected financial results. This documentation is then typically used, if the .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Starting Your Own Business From Scratch

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 Terry Hart (September 21, 2008)  The best thing about starting a business from scratch is that you are completely in charge and have full control. Making an income under your own steam is one of the most satisfying things in the world. Many people want their own business and buy an ongoing concern that costs them a lot of money but with a little effort and skill you can easily develop a business from scratch if you put . (Entrepreneurialism)

Venture Capitalists - What Makes Them Tick?

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 Lee Lister (September 20, 2008)  Are you in the process of launching a business and having a major problems when it comes to financing. The difficulty is that even with a great idea and a great team of people, venture capital companies are hesitant to put any money into a company that is not already making millions. What can you do? Venture capitalists understand risk very well. When reviewing your business plan - you .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Entrepreneurs - Want to Grow Your Successful Business Into a Much Larger Business?

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 Lee Lister (September 20, 2008)  What can a larger small business do to break through that plateau phase that most of us hit? If you have good annual sales but feel like it's time to grow larger. Should you be pouring lots of money in to marketing? Or should you up production? Or is there something else you can do? First of all congratulations on establishing your business and being ready to reach the next level - .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Entrepreneurs - Selling the Benefits of Your Products to Your Wholesalers

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 Lee Lister (September 20, 2008)  Do you know in my heart that the products you sell can greatly benefit your customers but are struggling to get companies to believe in what you do. Do you want to increase your customer base and sell more to your existing customers? You need two great advantages that you should work on. You need to know what the benefits of your products are and what your wholesalers want. With .. (Entrepreneurialism)

Entrepreneurs - Do You Disagree With Your Boss and Want to Start Out on Your Own?

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 Lee Lister (September 20, 2008)  Do you have a problem with your existing boss and think that they will not listen? Have you made numerous, time tested, industry accepted suggestions, but cannot seem to get this person to make changes that would benefit the company? So do you want to distance yourself from this company and do it yourself? Set your own company up and do things your way? Here's a few suggestions for you. . (Entrepreneurialism)

Entrepreneurs - How Do You Find a Lawyer For Your Company?

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 Lee Lister (September 20, 2008)  When choosing any professional to work for your company, a recommendation from a fellow business or friend is the best way to go. If you don't have this then here is a suggested check list: 1) Identify about 5 possible lawyers who practice the kind of law that you are seeking. You can find these by a local internet search or via your yellow pages, contacting your Small Business .. (Entrepreneurialism)




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