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42 Home-Based Businesses You Can Start Today

 42 Home-Based Business Ideas You Can Start Today

Back in the 1980s, Tears for Fears had a hit song with “Everybody Wants to Rule the World.” Thirty years later, a more appropriate title might be “Everybody Wants to Work from Home.” Over the last decade, high-speed internet, a proliferation of devices and applications, and changing attitudes about the nature of work have made... READ MORE

LLC, Corporation, Partnership, or Sole Proprietorship: Which Legal Structure is Best for Your Business?

Before you start your business, you need to give careful thought to the type of legal structure that you will choose. The decision that you make will likely have dramatic implications for years to come, especially regarding personal liability exposure, taxation, your potential to attract investors, and your ability to main control of your company.... READ MORE

How to Write a One-Page Marketing Plan

 How to Write a One-Page Marketing Plan

Never underestimate the power of brevity. Marketing plans can run for pages, and sometimes they should. But for many situations a one-page marketing is fine, if not even better than a longer plan. A one-page marketing plan forces you to coalesce your thoughts into one short, succinct document. Like the one-page business plan, the single-sheet... READ MORE

Find an Ideal (and Cheap) Office for Your Million-Dollar Idea

Looks are important in business. Everyone understands this simple fact. But how important are looks with regard to office space? Is the aesthetic value of an office a tangible thing? Companies live and die by branding and image. If you’ve got clients coming to your reception area and rolling their eyes at the décor, you’re... READ MORE

7 Traits Every Successful Business Leader Needs

  There is no perfect skill set for a successful business owner, and the 'cookie cutter' approach some people take is wrong. Businesses vary, and as a result, the skills needed to own and run them vary also. That being said, the following are 7 traits every successful business leader needs: 1. Optimism You must... READ MORE

How to Enhance Your Personal LinkedIn Page

  LinkedIn: You've seen it evolve from a buzzword to a bona fide networking tool. You’ve received requests from colleagues, friends, and even relatives, some of whom you didn’t even think were active in the business world. You understand fully the importance of the social media platform and know you need to have a presence... READ MORE

3 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Finding a Business Partner

  When you are considering joining businesses with another person, there is a lot to be considered before you sign on the dotted line. If you are married, think back to when you first met your spouse. Typically, if the connection was there, the two of you spent every possible moment together, right? That is... READ MORE