This is a guest post written by Chris Brooks, If you want to contribute a guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines and join our information sharing program.
You’ll often hear that becoming a successful business owner doesn’t happen overnight. It’s true, but it is possible to make something out of nothing…or at least not much. Entrepreneurs are creative producers of success. In some cases, it’s a natural intuition that leads a business to success. In other cases, it’s stone-cold grit, hard work and burning the midnight oil. In most cases, it’s a mix of both. After you’ve educated yourself, it’s smart to look at models of success.
The following 7 entrepreneurs are great examples of business owners who made a lot out of a little.
1. Jill Blashack Strahan
Blashack Strahan started a gourmet food company with $6000, a backyard shed and a table. She faced moments of failure when she couldn’t pay the mortgage, employees or bills. In spite of these fearful moments, she kept going. She says she kept focused by saying to herself,
“This is your dream. Recommit and get to work.”
Twelve years later she has a $120 million dollar business. Continue reading
The cost of care-home living continues to rise at an alarming rate and is causing an increasing number of people to take drastic measures. Currently, 1,000 homes per week are arriving on the market in order for people to fund living in care.
But depending on the housing market, selling up isn’t always the most lucrative option. Releasing equity from your property is an alternative way of getting cash from your house that is not repayable until the time is right to sell.
There are two fundamental types of equity release scheme: lifetime mortgages and home reversion schemes. Continue reading
Despite its recent economic trials, America remains a trend setting nation in terms of marketing and workplace methods. So with approximately one in three U.S. Citizens are now operating as freelancers, it should come as no surprise that a rising number of UK residents are adopting the same working practices. Britain is now home to a burgeoning demographic of accidental entrepreneurs who have responded to rising unemployment by establishing themselves as self-sufficient freelancers.
Freelance Networking : 3 Steps Towards Getting it Right
When making the switch to freelancing, it is important to ensure that you present a professional manner at all times. Networking and winning contracts are one of the most important tasks that you will ever undertake as a freelancer, and it is crucial that you are remembered for all of the right reasons. Continue reading
Nine out of ten children in the UK attend state schools which are funded by the government. All state schools are required to follow the National Curriculum.
Education departments in England, Scotland and Wales fund schools through a Local Education Authority. In Northern Ireland, schools are largely financed by public funds from five Education and Library Boards.
The differences in comparison to the US education system are extensive. The main differences come in terms; the terminology used to describe grade years and the methods of assessment of pupils and students. Before studying for a degree, students in the UK must gain GCSE’s and A-Levels where as in the US students must gain a diploma.
Students from the UK can move to the US to study a degree provided they have A-Levels, and are able to pass an American SAT test to be accepted into American universities. Fees for universities in the US can be extremely expensive, costing upwards of $30,000 which is equivalent to £19000.
There are four stages to the education system in the UK
#1. Primary School
Children attend here from the age of four until 11. These schools are usually mixed gender but some schools do have a religion based intake. Continue reading
Guerrilla marketing has been knocking around for a while now but it takes a truly bold brand to successfully pull off these daring campaigns. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best and brightest efforts in this field in recent years.
- The Blair Witch Project
One of guerrilla marketing’s key tenants is to surprise the public in an unexpected way and in the run-up to the release of the 1999 film, the Blair Witch Project, the movie’s makers went on the offensive. The creators of this ground-breaking, low budget flick concocted an urban legend surrounding the Blair Witch via a website and some expertly-placed ‘missing’ posters.
The film went on to be the highest-grossing independent movie until October 2002. Continue reading
Press releases are a great way for any organisation to get their message out and the dawn of digital means that the distribution process is easier than ever. But with so much choice, how do you decide the best way of spreading your missive?
Before you consider distribution, you’ll first have to put your press release together. There are two main avenues for this – either writing it in-house or outsourcing the writing to an agency.
Writing a good press release that will get picked up by journalists is a deceptively hard task and while keeping its creation within your company will dramatically cut costs, there’s a danger it might fall short of what you’d hoped for.
While it’s more expensive to hire an agency for the task, they will usually bring a lot of experience and expertise to bear on the project. The former option is typically best for small or medium-sized companies, while the latter tends to be ideal for businesses at the larger end of the scale.
If you are an Indian then you might have seen how we do shopping, we need to bargain in almost all of the items we purchase. Especially the ladies are well known in Indian markets that they will not go to buy anything without proper information about the product and at the right price after a lot of discussion for the bargaining.
In the same way when we will talk about the online shopping and how to bargain in the mean time the discount coupon sites come into action and and then you will find the market leaders like Groupon & Snapdeal but in this article I’ll not choose those who sells on their own platform but it’s necessary to have a site like CouponzGuru in the mind which deals with heavy discount coupons for other mega online retailers and gives you the complete freedom to choose the products from where you want.
Discount Coupon Sites
To sell the products in masses the retailers create the discount coupons to motivate the buyers to buy the products as soon as she finds the same on the attractive price range while the competitors loose because of the extra price tag.
On the basis of business model these coupon sites can be of two types :- Continue reading
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#1. Top 15 Best Websites For Online Shopping in India
It was a list post basically to make you all aware about the online shopping and the Indian online retail stores where you can order your wish with confidence because they are the leader in online retail in India.
You should do shopping online if you thinks you don’t have time to visit your nearest best market and more time to choose the best products in right price. There a variety of tools and services are being offered by these retailers to create a marketplace online and seems they are succeeding and you are loving the way to shop from home.
It not only saves your time but also gives a great way to compare more frequently and find the best deals at the right price. Continue reading
This is a guest post written by Ted Hosford, If you want to contribute a guest post on this blog, check out the guidelines and join our information sharing program.
Consumers around the world now expect to enjoy the best products regardless of the limitations of nearby retail outlets. Shopping online allows a hermit living miles away from the nearest neighbor to buy trendy clothing and the newest electronics, as long as they have an address for delivery.
Starting an eCommerce business is a great way to join in this growing market, but selling things online can be a surprising amount of work.
Dropshipping has the potential to reduce your workload dramatically. However, there are also a number of other challenges that arise when you base your eCommerce business around dropshipping services.
In a dropshipping business, you set up a website or a web store on an existing platform. You list hundreds or thousands of products at prices you can usually set. Instead of having to purchase all of these items with your investment capital, you simply pull a catalog of products that are owned and stocked by a fulfillment company.
This means you don’t have to find Continue reading
Every organization should be registered to be unique and highlighted among the fans, followers, clients or customers and for the purpose they uses a symbol, image or text as an identity also known as logo.
Yes logo reflects the brand identity.
So it is necessary to have a business logo if you are planning to register a business name in 2013, because due to the involvement of the technology and popularity of eCommerce it really matters for profit that how you represents your company in front of the global marketplace.
Free and professional Logo maker ?
There are hundreds of thousands of logo designers are available but you have to be aware about their pricing and credibility because you are a start-up who have the limited budget and also the fact that you can’t lose the market because of the cheap looking logo. So, what is the solution and what should be your next step ?
I have a recommendation for you.
Online Logo Maker
Online logo maker is a free logo maker or say free logo creator where anyone can design the logos for any purpose with a bunch of editing tools that comes at account dashboard.
Keep reading and I will show you how online logo maker is the best available web based tool for the peoples who Continue reading