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How to Start a Vending Machine Business
Are you looking for a new business opportunity that requires no special skills or training, can be done part time and/or as a home-based business, and can get your whole family involved? How about starting a vending machine business? According to U.S. statistics from brandongaille.com: Vending machines average over $7 billion a year in sales. The snack and vending machine industry...
Get Started: After downturn is a good time to start business
BAD ECONOMY, GOOD TIMING The best time to start a business may be right after companies crash and burn. That's the finding of a researcher at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business. Companies founded from 2009 to 2011 had a nearly 51 percent chance of still being in business five years later, almost 3 percent higher than the average...
Want to strike out on your own and start a business? Here's what I learned
It’s official. I survived the first year as a new business owner virtually unscathed. Of course, I rode the roller coaster of emotions that most new business owners or entrepreneurs face during the first year — the highs of a new adventure to the valleys of self-doubt or fear of failure. If you can get past the negative emotions...
Here's How I Took My Business From Paper to Profitable With Minimal Marketing Spend
When I was a senior in college, I pitched my undergraduate capstone project as such: I was going to start a business . . . on paper. As a marketing major stuck in an artsy honors program, my capstone project options were limited to literature seminars or the like. So, I tracked down my favorite marketing professor and begged...
4 Side Gigs You Can Start Today
It’s no secret that we’re shifting gears into a “gig-economy.” The typical 9-to-5 workday is slowly becoming a thing of the past as skilled freelancers are able to generate six-figure incomes around multiple side-gigs and a flexible work schedule. If you’re looking for work or a full-time employee looking for extra sources of income, I strongly suggest picking up a...
Boomer entrepreneurs are making it big by doing what they love
Bryan Kravitz has seen his career come full circle. He began repairing typewriters in the 1970s and continued his work until computers came on the scene. Then he moved into direct mail and marketing. But much to his delight and surprise, typewriters are back. And now Kravitz, at age 67, is back in the business of fixing them with...
Why 2017 Is The Year To Make The Entrepreneurial Leap
There has never been a better time to start a business than now. The abundance of tools and resources available for entrepreneurs has skyrocketed in recent years – and will continue to throughout this year. Numerous aspects of starting a business have become easier. Everything from finding real estate to uncovering freelance talent is now right at your fingertips. Here are my top...
Three Ways To Attract Success Into Your Life With Little Effort
Throughout the centuries, thought leaders have alluded to the possibility that success, just like any other thing, can be attracted into one's life simply by thinking and doing. In her timeless 1940 novel, The Secret Door to Success, new thought author and metaphysical writer Florence Scovel Shinn suggests that "Success is not a secret, it is a system." We give validity...
Start a Tech Business: How to Uncover an Unexpected (and Highly Profitable) New Vertical
You see a technology. It's interesting, but clunky. It's useful, but only partly so. You have an idea for how to use that technology to transform the way businesses do business. But which business do you choose to transform? Which market do you choose to go after? You can't do everything... so how do you decide where to focus your...
The Secret to Starting a Business Is Managing the Changes
Starting something, whether it's a new business, product or service, exercise or morning routine is exciting, motivating and comes with a healthy dose of vision, too. These are the things that get us through the first week, the first two weeks, the first month and so on. But things can get hard. We face challenges that run the risk of derailing us. I've...

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