Starting A Business

Is Opening a Consignment Business Right for You?

Fueled in part by America’s recent recession and by our growing interest in recycling of all types of things, consignment stores are growing in popularity. According to America’s Research Group, about 15 percent of Americans will shop at a consignment/resale shop this year. When you compare that percentage to the 11 percent of Americans who shop in factory outlet malls, the … [Read more...]

3 Counterintuitive Lessons Artists Can Teach Entrepreneurs

We live in an age of unprecendented opportunity. Everywhere we look, technology is making everything easier. From the books we read to the groceries we buy, our lives are becoming more and more automated. Which introduces a whole new opportunity: Never before has the need for creativity been greater. We need you to make something, to launch something we've never seen, to … [Read more...]

How to Start a Childcare Business

Working parents rely on quality facilities to care for their kids while they are on the job. Despite the recent recession, growth in the childcare industry has remained sound, and the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the industry should grow by at least 5 percent through 2020. If you love kids and are looking to launch a small business, opening a childcare business … [Read more...]

How to Start an Online Business on a Tight Budget

Starting a business from scratch with an unforgiving budget is a reality that many entrepreneurs face. It’s not easy – in fact, sometimes it feels almost impossible. When budgets are tight, an entrepreneur is tested to the max and must hustle to make ends meet. Here are some things that you can do to help you along your online startup journey. Forecast Well and Plan … [Read more...]

How to Succeed in Business by Really Trying: Tips I Wish Others Had Told Me

There is nothing like starting a successful business. You have complete control over focus, process, time, initiatives, and direction. The problem is, now you have complete and independent control over focus, process, time, initiatives, and direction! I got what I hoped for, and it’s completely exhausting. It is a fantastic position to be in and I wouldn’t trade it for … [Read more...]

Your Mission Statement: Don’t Let Perfect Be the Enemy of Good

Writing a mission statement for your company can seem so daunting. How do you boil down all of the most essential values of your business into a single, concise statement? How do you make sure it communicates the right message to your team and to customers? It seems like there’s a lot of pressure to get it just right, and this becomes a point of paralysis for many business … [Read more...]