Business Ideas Articles For Entrepreneurs & Small Business Owners

Protecting your Business Ideas in 2013: Recognizing the Importance of Intellectual Property

Even as the global economy continues to recover its bearings, there are significant challenges facing business owners and entrepreneurs. With a paucity of jobs being created and a fluctuating level of consumer confidence further complicating the issue, those in charge of their own commercial course must strive to make the most of every single advantage [...]

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How To Identify Business Opportunities

Are you a business owner looking to increase revenue? Want to learn how to identify business opportunities for your company? Whether you own a small mom and pop shop or a multi-million dollar international corporation, identifying new business opportunities is a cyclical process that needs to repeatedly happen in your business’ lifetime if you are [...]

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Evolution Within The Automotive Industry – How Entrepreneurs Have Sought Advantage

We live in undeniably strange and contrasting socio-economic times, as although technological advancement continues to empower aspiring entrepreneurs their dreams are often restricted by the threat of global recession. While many may give up on their goals, however, there are a select few that have sought out opportunity amid a barren economic wasteland. Take the [...]

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Marketing Millionaires: How These Coupon Moguls Made Money by Saving Consumers Cash

Most consumers know what a coupon is and the benefits associated with it. Traditionally, this is a document that allows a you to get a specified discount when you purchase a product or service from an outlet or a network of outlets. But that’s the concept of traditional coupons. Enter online coupons and big money [...]

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2013 Business Opportunities – Great Business Ideas For 2013

As a forward-looking entrepreneur, think about your life style trends.  Address the future needs of your market and plan your business around them.  Many businesses would benefit from expanding their market – through untapped sectors of the society or going global.  Such situations open up opportunities in the marketing services.  Be a marketing expert who [...]

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5 Things to Remember When Setting Up an E-Commerce Business

The UK has one of the fatest growing E-Commerce markets in Europe and having a website makes your business instantly international – it’s entirely possible that your business and the products that you are offering may be more in demand outside of the UK than inside it. Here are the crucial things to think about [...]

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Where Do Great Business Ideas Come From?

We often think big businesses lack the fresh ideas, creativity and agility of the small and new businesses.  Three huge companies – Procter & Gamble, Intuit and Google – prove this is not always true.  P&G had its Clay Street, a unit composed of choice employees launched in 2004, to rehabilitate its Herbal Essences shampoo [...]

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Winning Strategies for Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Sarah Wayland, project manager of Winning Strategies for Immigrant Entrepreneurs, shared with The Globe and Mail her studies on the experiences of entrepreneurs who immigrated to Canada.  She found them hungrier to succeed and more hard working.  Despite their disadvantages as to language and culture, their willingness to succeed and business acumen have served them [...]

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Entrepreneurship and Sourcing Business Ideas

When it comes to creating a business venture, any future success is bound to have its origins in the initial concept. So long as the core business idea is well conceived and suited to the contemporary consumer market, it will be afforded every possible chance of long term success. The issue that faces most novice [...]

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Audax Health CEO Shares His Story

Grant Verstandig was a sophomore at Brown University when he decided to quit school over his knee injury.  Grant was a lacrosse player and he was devastated when told he could no longer play his favorite sport.  He searched health websites about his condition but he was disappointed with the experience.  He wanted a safe place [...]

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Empowering Your Staff as an Entrepreneur: 3 Steps to Success

While the current economic climate hardly lends itself to commercial growth and prosperity, the practice of entrepreneurship continues to remain a viable option for many. As concepts such as outsourcing, social media marketing and networking have driven down the cost of business start ups throughout the world, it has become far easier for entrepreneurs to [...]

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Viable Business: Things to Keep in Mind

While developing a business idea, you should keep in mind dozens of factors that will work for its successful implementation in real life. However, several aspects require special attention. 1. Identify the target consumer of your product/service or target group that you aim for. You need to carefully examine the needs and preferences of this [...]

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Cafe2U Vans Bring Coffee to Consumers

Lee Johns went all the way to Australia to learn how Cafe2U International conducts business and makes coffee, said an article in BendBulletin.com.  With the information he gathered, he brought home with him the rights to set up Cafe2U franchises in the United States.  Johns envisions 1,000 Cafe2U vans across the nation in five years.  [...]

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Successful Small Business Ideas

Business ideas spring from filling a need.  Successful start-up businesses start with a unique and sometimes quirky idea that addresses a need.  We could just smile and say, “I wish I had thought of that”.  Below are two such examples of startup business ideas, as reported in All Business, that visionaries had turned into million [...]

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McDonald’s Franchisees Put up Car Chargers for Customers

A few businesses have started installing charging stations for electric cars in their stores.  This is in anticipation of the future where electric cars will be more common as our dependence on oil decreases.  FoxNews.com reports that the McDonald’s franchisee in Huntington, West Virginia, has two such chargers installed last year.  Walgreens, too, has some [...]

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3 Great Ways to Interest Your E-Learners

What do people do with their computers nowadays? They basically check email, surf the Internet, and post on Facebook. With this in mind, why don’t you think about creating an online training course that imitates these actions? Most e-learning courses have a typical structure, are centered on communicating data, and lack interactive features… sometimes this [...]

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A Bad Idea Isn’t A Strategy, Just A Bad Idea

“It’s difficult to maintain enthusiasm for your leadership when you keep getting beat up by that old man.” – Alfanz, Fool’s Gold, Warner Brothers (2008) You have to admire Google. They’re masters at giving stuff away free and making it up on the backend … selling your click, interest, movements to others. O.K., that’s about [...]

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Leadership Strategies for Women

Forget what you heard about “being one of the boys,” “having it all,” and “going for the jugular.” Here is how real women get ahead. Get In Line According to Catalyst’s 2002 Census of Women Corporate Officers and Top Earners, women fill less than ten percent of line positions held by corporate officers and just [...]

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The iGen

Gen X, Gen Y … Creating Havoc for Marketers “Whatever you’ve got to tell me, I’ll find out through the natural course of time.” – Dr. Emmett Brown, Back to the Future (1985) We hate kids…O.K., the word “hate” may be a little too strong. We’re jealous of ‘em!!! There, we said it…we’re glad…we’ve got [...]

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L Is For Linked In

Everyone seems to be using Linked in at the moment. If you’re going to be on any social networking site, Linked in seems to be it. But, how do you use it to its maximum potential and get business from it?  1.   Write your profile Make sure you’ve set up your profile on Linked in. [...]

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