Per the instructions of my Philadelphia chiropractor, I sat in bed for a week to heal my aching back. How my back became so injured that I was bedridden for a week is quite a funny story. My family decided to have a family reunion this year, and we went hiking up a mountain. Of all the things to cause me injury that weekend, I thought it would be the mountain, but it actually wasn’t. I was able to hike up and down the mountain without any problems. The problem came at the picnic after we hiked back down the mountain.
During the picnic, we had music playing from a speaker attached to a media player. Whenever I hear music, I can’t resist the urge to get up and dance, no matter how much of a fool I look like while doing it. I did my signature dance where I lean backwards, and something unexpected happened. Continue reading
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If you plan on receiving third party financing for you home business then creating a small business plan is something that you absolutely must do. Most people starting small businesses do not write out a business plan and from a academic standpoint this is large mistake.
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If you’re thinking about starting your own e-commerce business there’s no shortage of information and “how-to” advice out there about how to go about it. The last thing the blogosphere needs is yet another “How to Start Your Own E-Commerce Business” article (1. Select Your Product, 2. Pick an E-Commerce Platform, etc.).
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Scott Stropkay decided to start his own business soon after leaving a good position for what seemed to be an even better one. After rumors that the division he was hired into would be sold, Stropkay was laid off, and his career path was left at a crossroads.
Having always been interested in pursuing his own business, Stropkay took the entrepreneurial plunge and started Essential Creativity, a Boston product design and consulting company. “The way I see it, the best chance at job security I can have is to work for myself,” he says.
Whether starting your own business is something you’ve always dreamed of or it’s one option after an unexpected layoff, there are several points to consider before striking out on your own. Jan Norman, small-business newspaper columnist and author of What No One Ever Tells You About Starting Your Own Business, offers wisdom gathered from the 101 successful entrepreneurs she’s interviewed.
This article is part of our “Business Startup Guide” – a curated list of our articles that will get you up and running in no time!
People are always asking for a list of fundamentals they can use to start their own businesses. From your business type to your business model to your physical location, there are so many variables it’s not easy to come up with a list that will work “exactly so” for everybody.
With that being said, here are our seven steps to starting your own business. The key, regardless of what type of business you’re starting, is to be flexible!