I seen a couple of posts on the forum about networking, specifically on how to do it well. With many of the members being teens, going to a local business function may not go so well with the parents. But you can do it another way- through online. This is my experience with building a [...]
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Many teenagers make money by babysitting for neighbors and friends. Babysitting is a terrific job for a teenager and has some tax advantages that you may not know about. Several years ago a special category of workers was created called household employees. Parents reading this may remember that during the 1990’s several federal cabinet appointees [...]
One thing I noticed about successful entrepreneurs when they first start their business is that they know their personal monthly expenses, to the last dollar. They find ways to minimize their monthly expenses as much as possible and invest what they can in their business. Their goal is to have their business build up enough [...]
Starting a business doesn’t always have to involve getting a loan. The following entrepreneurs have done it without the need for business startup loans. You will get the “Are you kidding me?” reaction also.
1. Making Chuck Norris Famous (Again)
Five years ago I accidentally made Chuck Norris famous again through a comedy website I started. I [...]
So you want to start a web startup. Great, we need more ambitious people like yourself. But creating a web startup is really hard. Before going through the steps on how to start an internet business, ask yourself these questions to help plan out how the web startup will be successful. Quick Stats Most web [...]
This is a technique derived from a combination of what happens in the consulting world and crowdsourcing content. HARO, aka HelpAReporter.com is an email list that goes out to people that want to respond to news queries. The queries come from media outlets big and small. Recently, a lot of people have started using HARO [...]
The name of your website is really important. It’s what people will remember and associate. If you have a memorable name, people will also remember your message. If your name doesn’t stand out though, you have a disadvantage in distinguishing yourself from your competitors. Here are some things I noticed in naming a website. Shorter [...]
From the time EBay first appeared on the scene in 1995, people began selling items and making a profit. Fifteen years later, can someone still start a business on EBay? From my experience and from others I know, it’s still possible. Moreover, it should be encouraged that someone start their business on EBay first. What [...]
Starting a business in college is a great idea. But do you know the common mistakes that most entrepreneurs make? Here are some lessons that successful entrepreneurs learned when they started their businesses in college.
The economy is not doing well- we all know that. It may have come back up a bit but it was no where near in 2005. When the banks starting falling, housing prices went down and people started to foreclose on their properties. People needed money and they had to sell whatever they can. Investors [...]