Posts Categorized: Business Ideas

5 Rules for #Entrepreneurs & Small #Business Startups and

Entrepreneurship is the art of finding profitable solutions to problems. Every successful entrepreneur, every successful businessperson has been someone who’s been able to identify a problem and come up with a solution to it before somebody else did. If you want to start a business, read these five tactics for finding entrepreneurial success: Find a…read more

An Entrepreneurs Love Hate Relationship With Groupon

As entrepreneurs we utilize the tools in front of us to get exposure for our business. Forbes previously reported that Groupon¬†may be the fastest growing company ever.¬† This is a company that has “tipped” and you can expect to read a lot more about it in the mainstream media as we get closer to the…read more

Costa Oil – 10 Minute Oil Change

When I took over Quick Change in Harrisburg I was simply happy to be self-employed, it wasn’t until later I had aspirations to create a brand. After I opened my 5th store, it became obvious that the smart move would be to rename the stores under one uniformed name. This helps for a myriad of…read more

How-To: Raise Money – Asking Your Friends For Money To Start A Business

Looking to raise capital for your new business? Start by approaching the people who know you best. If your face appeared on the 10 o’clock news, how many people would say, “I know that person”? The list is probably longer than you think–and more than you’d imagine could be prospective investors in your business. Making…read more

How-To: Market On A Budget In 2017

Do you have ambitious growth plans for your company, but a limited marketing budget? There’s no need to compromise your goals. There are lots of great, budget-smart tactics that will put your business on the fast track–even if you don’t have deep pockets. Here’s a list of eight proven marketing tools and tactics specially created…read more

How-To: Start a Business Coaching Business

Be a business coach and help clients go for the goal. The old joke goes, “The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you’re still a rat.” So it’s no wonder more and more fast-track executives, sick of spinning their wheels on the rodent track, are starting to seek out business…read more

How-To: Starting a Bookkeeping Business

If you’re detail-oriented, a lover of numbers, and honest to a fault, a bookkeeping business might be the perfect match for you The fact that so many people dislike doing bookkeeping is good news for anyone who enjoys the ins and outs of financial record keeping. Lacking time or inclination, entrepreneurs and growing businesses often…read more

Should You Still Be Advertising in the YellowPages?

If you’re not advertising in your local Yellow Pages, you could be missing out on a critical source of leads. What It Is: Line or display ads in the Yellow Pages section of your local phone book(s) Appropriate For: All businesses Typical Cost: Free, if you’re purchasing a line ad. But the cost of display…read more

Assume Lease On That Business You’re Purchasing?

Move-In Cost Getting a new lease typically involves upfront cash in the form of a security deposit and advance rent, which translate to heavier financing requirements to start your business. On the contrary, to make their offer more attractive to tenants, businesses looking to get out of their lease can be lenient and may allow…read more