It’s another fine showing for the United States in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Once the games end and the world forgets about the Olympics for the next two years, many of these athletes will return to what most people would call, normal life. They have families, jobs, and dreams that don’t just include […]
There are a lot of reasons to start your own business and if you were to ask each business owner why they took the chance you would get a very personal answer. Probably far down the list of reasons would be the host of tax advantages for the self employed. Let’s take a look at […]
What did your parents teach you that made you what you are today? Sadly, not everybody has the most positive memories of their parents but each of us learned the valuable life lessons that took us in to our adult years. If you’re an entrepreneur with children, maybe you hope that they will follow a […]
Remember the old saying, “sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite”? For most of our lives bedbugs have largely been thought of as a thing of the past but just like some illnesses that are making a comeback, so are bedbugs and recently, the stakes got a little bigger. Canadian researchers found that some bedbugs […]
Two San Francisco roommates had a problem. They wanted to start a business but had difficulty paying for their rent. So they offered their apartment to out-of-town attendees at a business conference when the rooms at area hotels were fully booked.
As Shakespeare wrote, “Leisure is a fine garment for a day, but is horrible daily attire.” Retired individuals are discovering that business activity avoids excessive leisure. Some must keep working to supplement their incomes. Others simply enjoy working.
What do you love to do? Can you turn that hobby in to a business? For many Americans, what they love to do and what they do for a living are two very different endeavors. “After all, that’s why they call it work” is one of those common American clichés that drive the point home […]
Conducting a market test is the best solution to uncertainty about the feasibility of your business concept. If you think this will cost too much money, then think again. Here are three anonymous but very real entrepreneurs who tested each of their ideas for around $50.