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How to Start Your Own Business in 10 Steps

How to Start Your Own Business in 10 Steps

Tweet     Many people have great business ideas, but do not know how to get started. Luckily, starting a business is not as difficult as one might think; most of us just need a little guidance to get started. Here are ten steps on how to start your own business. 1. Business Plan: Whether […]

Five Tips for Making Small Business Saturday a Success

Five Tips for Making Small Business Saturday a Success

Tweet Small Business Saturday is scheduled for November 24th this year.  The annual event saw a large turnout last year.  According to American Express, “Over one hundred million people came together to Shop Small in their communities on Small Business Saturday.”   This year’s event is likely to be even more successful thanks to additional advertising. […]

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Your Kids for Your Small Business

The Pros and Cons of Hiring Your Kids for Your Small Business

Tweet If your home business is like mine, then kids are constantly running around it.  And if you’re a natural business thinker with older children at home, then you’ve either considered or implemented a plan in which your children act as employees.  While the tax benefits are great and so is the ability to teach […]

How to Grow Your Own Handmade Business

How to Grow Your Own Handmade Business

Tweet Do you have a burning desire to be your own boss?  Do you want to put your talents and skills to use by engaging in soul-satisfying work?  If you do, you’re the perfect candidate for starting your own business.  Keri Chapin, author of The Handmade Marketplace and the newly published, Grow Your Handmade Business: […]

Make Extra Money on the Side By Being a Product Merchandiser

Make Extra Money on the Side By Being a Product Merchandiser

Tweet So, you need some extra cash but you can’t take on a part-time job due to time constraints. Have you ever thought about product merchandising? In addition to earning additional income, being a merchandiser affords you the luxury of having a flexible schedule. This will allow you to work your full-time job and take […]

Tips for Using Pinterest to Promote Your Business

Tips for Using Pinterest to Promote Your Business

Tweet Promoting Your Business on Pinterest If you’re not familiar with Pinterest, you should be.  The social media photo sharing site is taking the world by storm.  In fact, it is one the fastest growing social services.  With 3.3 million users, it’s a great place for you to promote your business. Here’s how it works.  […]

How to Turn a Hobby Into a Business

How to Turn a Hobby Into a Business

Tweet Did you know there are over 20 million sole proprietorships in the United States, and those individual businesses account for about 80 percent of all small businesses? The entrepreneurial spirit has fueled innovation and economic growth in this country since its inception, and people today are keeping the spirit alive and well. It makes sense because […]

How to Make Money On the Side In Your Free Time

How to Make Money On the Side In Your Free Time

Tweet You never can have too much cash and with today’s economic times zapping your bank account in increasingly subtle ways, so there is no better time to get out there and make some extra money. In fact, many people are changing banks thanks to all of the new fees, which just make it even […]

Five Things You Need to Make Your Home Office More Efficient

Five Things You Need to Make Your Home Office More Efficient

Tweet I’ve done it!  I’m finally living my dream of working from home full-time.  I have a regular gig that pays the bill and am eternally grateful for having some really cool clients that trust me and can vouch for my work ethic.  With that being said, I have to be really organized to be […]

Bootstrapping Your Start-Up Business with Little or No Money

Bootstrapping Your Start-Up Business with Little or No Money

Tweet When unemployment rates start creeping up, those of us who are having a tough time finding work start thinking about opening our own businesses as an alternative.  Whether its inspiration or desperation is beside the point, but the thought of being your own boss could never be more appealing then after being unemployed for […]