Before You Build: Construction Industry Concerns for Small Business Owners

Real estate offers a lot of opportunities, particularly when you have construction skills and can handle rehabs in-house. When you have those construction skills, starting a small business centered around repairs and rehabs can seem like a good way to pay the bills.

Refurbish a house

Before you decide to go into business for yourself as a builder or repairman, you need to have a handle on the challenges and problems. While construction can be a very lucrative industry, it also has its fair share of potential pitfalls. Make sure you have a plan in place to avoid the worst roadblocks you can run into.…

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Business Travel Just Got Luxurious

Want to do your business travel with a private jet? Today, you can do so without the premium price tag.  Read on to find out more what flying privately can offer you and your business.

Private jet for business travel

More and more CEOs are buying back time by flying privately, and not paying the price tag usually associated with a private jet. They’re cutting out the hassle and stress that often comes with travelling commercially, but not paying prices reserved for the rich and famous.

Private Jets Going Cheap

Even for those of us for whom private jets are a little way off – there’s no denying the luxury of it all.…

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3 Small Business Ideas Available In The Beauty Industry

Starting a small business can often begin as just a side job for additional income. Many people are looking for some cash on the side and have something they enjoy doing. Jobs in the beauty industry come naturally to many women and are exceedingly enjoyable. With nearly $8 billion being spent each year in the nail industry, it is clear that women enjoy the pampering and gossip that takes place in their favorite salons.

Make up artist

Fortunately, getting started as a small business owner in the cosmetology industry is fairly simple. Included here are a few of the best small business opportunities available in the beauty industry.…

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8 Business Ideas to Start at University

At the University there is a lot of time at the student’s disposal yet most of them are always broke. It is wise to think of possible, feasible business ideas one could venture into to make some cash. The big companies like Google and Microsoft started off from a basic idea, and the business sprouted to eminence.

College students

To do my university essay, I have explored multifaceted business ideas that a student can engage in while at the University. Prior to deciding on the specific business ideas to settle on since they are many, it is logical to conduct research on what people need.…

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How Successful Entrepreneurs Deal with Pressure, Get Stuff Done, and Enjoy Life

The life of an entrepreneur is both exciting and challenging. There would be times when you will be pressured to perform. However, this is one of the great things about becoming your own boss. At the end of the day, your success is up to how you perform in times of high pressure.

Successful young entrepreneur on the phone

Here are several different ways in which entrepreneurs can deal with the pressure and enjoy their lives.

Think Long Term

It is vital to think long term when you own your own business. This will force you to make decisions that are good for your business over the long haul.…

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Crowdfunding for Property Investors: What you Need to Know Before you Begin

Crowdfunding for real estate offers a new way for investors to get into the property market. The basis behind crowdfunding is for developers and real estate investment fund managers to raise capital from multiple investors for investment purposes.

Crowdfunding for property investors

Investors have the advantage of owning a share of a large property investment that might otherwise have been out of reach. Another significant benefit is the ability to get started in the property investment with a relatively small investment.

For example, some online crowdfunding portals will allow investors to get started with as little as £50. Others may require a larger initial investment to get started, with many ranging between £5,000 and £50,000.…

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For New Entrepreneurs: Lessons and Advice from Inspiring Business Experts

How exactly do entrepreneurs find success? Do they use a special set of skills, or do they simply use the same skills that everyone else has? What life lessons do entrepreneurs today find most useful?

Gary Vaynerchuk startup quote on success

Chappel and Matthew’s (http://ChappellandMatthews.co.uk) real estate advisors to rising stars of the entrepreneurial world, share insights from some of the most inspiring stories of success in the entrepreneurial world, and the life lessons there to be learned.

Believe in yourself; but also be critical

American Document Services in Las Cruces, NM is a successful document shredding service that pulls in $1.5 million in revenues each year, retaining 16 full-time employees.

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5 Ways To Make Some Cash for Your Next Big Idea

The thing about having a big idea, is that often to make it happen, you have to have money. And unless you’re already independently wealthy, it’s logically improbable just to have enough extra cash floating around that you can throw it at a new project, and still maintain your current lifestyle.

Funding a business idea

Thus, many next big ideas won’t ever get started. However, there is hope! If you break your idea into sizable chunks and figure out how to get the cash flow going using these five potential avenues, at least you’ll give your concept a fighting chance to be born into the world.…

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4 Misconceptions about Running your Own Business

Running a business is a dream job for many and becomes a living nightmare for others. For the ones on the latter side, this may be partly due to what they thought running a business would be like compared to what it actually is.

Overwhelmed entrepreneur

We all see really cool stories of the Richard Branson’s of the world buying up islands because they happened to have the same name as their companies or the billionaire 30-somethings that jet set around the world while Anderson Cooper tags along. We then think, “Wow that could be my island” or “That could be me and my friends going to surf by private jet.”

The reality is, these realities don’t always work out for everyone.…

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Self-Employed at Last: The Top Common Blunders to Avoid at Any Cost

Being self-employed is a lot of fun, but it’s also a lot of work. Most new business owners make a lot of mistakes. Here are some of the most common, and how to avoid them.

Making business mistakes

Failing To Budget

Small businesses are especially prone to accounting mistakes, unless they happen to be accountants.

Make a budget, and stick with it. Budget out, to the penny, how much money you need to keep the doors open. Then, round up. Yes up. Add in 10 percent to that rounded figure. This gives you a nice cushion – a safety net – that hopefully you’ll never have to use.…

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