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For many of us, each New Year brings with it a mishmash of emotions and challenges, some good and some bad. It’s a time to reflect on everything that went right in the year gone by as well as an opportunity to initiate the process of making positive changes moving forward. But change is rarely ever easy...
For many small business owners, the holiday season can be overshadowed by the unpleasant reality that the latest tax season is upon us. Yes folks, it’s time once again to answer to Uncle Sam and the IRS (Internal Revenue Service, as if you didn’t know!). And while some SMB (small- to medium-sized...
Deciding whether or not to stage an exhibit at a trade show or other networking event as part of your marketing mix for 2014 is something you as a small- to medium-sized business (SMB) owner might be thinking about right now. If so, you’d be one of many. Contrary to speculation in recent years that...




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October is National Women in Business Month, so what better time to talk about the incredible strides that women are making in becoming business opportunity and other small business owners.  It’s also a great time to talk a little bit about why business opportunities are a specifically good fit for women...

As is true of so many successful and industry-changing businesses, it all started with the desire to build a better mousetrap, according to Edmond Travis, Maximus Airtech’s Business Development Director. After more than a decade in the fire, water, smoke and mold cleanup, removal, remediation and restoration...



As the marketplace gyrates under the pressure of severe change, it forces most everyone to re-evaluate or at the very least discover if they have what it takes to compete—the competitive edge, if you will. Looked on favorably, economic uncertainty provides legitimate cause for many of us to rethink...

According to the Joint Center for Housing Studies at Harvard University, home spending on remodeling activity is on the rise and could grow by double digits by early 2013. That’s great news for prospective home-based small business owners in particular because there are literally hundreds of proven and...

Announcing the opening of its 100th studio in Geneva, Illinois just last week, Elements Therapeutic Massage is one of the fastest growing franchises in the $20 billion massage industry today. Additionally,...

Any prospective small business owner who is shopping for a business opportunity or franchise needs to be looking at current industry as well as societal trends. It’s no secret that those trends drive demand, and one of the hottest ones right now―one that is getting hotter with each passing year―revolves...

In a Kauffman Foundation FastTrac® Survey conducted just this summer on Forbes.com, 36% of the more than 5,000 individuals surveyed who have a sincere interest in becoming entrepreneurs named “money” as their “biggest obstacle to starting (their) own company.” Following at a close second? “Knowing where...

When it comes to shopping for work-from-home or other business opportunities or franchises, there are lots to choose from.  So aspiring entrepreneurs would do well to start by looking first at the industries that most experts agree will offer the greatest prospects in the foreseeable future. This year,...

For anyone considering starting a business in the travel industry, the reasons for selecting a particular Travel Agent Business Opportunity fall into five categories. They are: technology, training, support, the company’s reputation in the industry and the financial stability of the parent company. First,...

We’ve all heard about the onion and how when you peel off a layer it reveals a new layer and how, as you peel, it gets stinky and makes you cry. Choosing between travel industry host agencies is similar to that onion. You really need to peel the layers and get to the stinky core―you may even shed a few...

“The Great Recession has changed the way Americans shop,” according to IBISWorld, Inc., the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research. Unanticipated changes in income actually have had what may very well be an irrevocable impact―at least for the foreseeable future―on...

Big-name high-dollar operations like McDonald’s and Subway may be what first comes to mind when you hear the word “franchise,” but it’s the lower-cost franchise opportunities that entrepreneurs covet the most these days, according to a new report released by independent market research firm Franchise...

Citing the fact that the economy is growing again and that gross domestic product is up 2.3% compared to just 1.7% last year, among other factors, the experts at Inc. assert that “some pretty favorable business conditions” prevail right now that make business ownership an attractive option for many....

Pet lovers who are in the market for a home-based or other small business opportunity or franchise that feeds their passion can also look forward to making a profit, according to two recently released market reports―“Dog Population and Dog Owner Trends” and “Cat Population and Cat Owner...

If you’re an entrepreneur who is interested in starting your own small business opportunity or franchise and being an eldercare services provider is something you might be interested in, the nation’s most trusted independent source of industry and market research,

If you’re someone who has decided that you’ve got what it takes to be an entrepreneur and you don’t want to start from scratch, buying into a home-based or other business opportunity, franchise, distributorship or licensee opportunity is a great option. However, finding the one that is right for you...

As America and the world make strides to recover from the worst economic downturn in history since the earlier part of the last century, many things are uncertain.  However, one thing remains clear.  There are some important trends that are having and will have a tremendous impact now and in the future...

A recent poll of 250 unemployed, middle-aged men commissioned by Newsweek and featured in the April 25 issue’s article entitled “Dead Suit Walking,” found that 84% of them had been unemployed for six months...

Buying a business opportunity, franchise, licensee opportunity or distributorship is a big decision, one you shouldn’t take lightly.  Thankfully there are some serious regulations in place at the federal level as well as within many states that are designed to protect you from making a bad decision or...

Work-at-home scams are becoming more commonplace than ever thanks to the downturn in the economy.  That’s not to say that there aren’t a whole host of legitimate and potentially very rewarding home-based or other small business opportunities and franchises out there for you to choose from.  There most...

Today, I serve up a Sweepstakes Gaming Software business opportunity that can make you money 24/7 with very little investment of both your money and time.  And it’s fun too!  What more could you want from your next business? The Donation Zone, LLC:  Investment $1,000 to $5,000 As...

There are millions of homes as well as businesses and other establishments in the more outlying areas of the United States that are either still suffering with dial-up Internet service or don’t have any at all.  In fact, the U.S. is ranked just 16th in overall broadband penetration worldwide....

Stonehenge Telecom makes converged voice and other communications services available to its customers like never before!  Stonehenge customers make unlimited calls from anywhere in the world to anywhere in the world for one low, fixed monthly fee.  Now you can start your very own fast-paced and lucrative...

Now you can start your own business working in the exciting, cutting-edge and fast-growing interactive digital display industry, and you don’t even have to have a technical background.  Lusens Inc. is a technology company that designs, integrates, customizes and supports multi-touch, gesture recognition...

The environmental, health and financial benefits of organic gardening have really been in the spotlight lately, as groOrganic’s franchise opportunity continues to capture national media attention on shows such as Access Hollywood, Tori and Dean and the Biggest Loser, among...

The singles market is a multi-million dollar growth industry, and introduction agencies have become an entirely acceptable way for people to meet today.  Additionally, there is growing demand among men in the West for women who are less tied to Western culture and ideals and who are committed to being...

As the baby boomers approach their golden years, it’s estimated that by 2020 as many as one in four Americans will need some type of assistance applying for disability benefits.  Individuals applying for benefits can do so in one of three ways:
  1. They can do it themselves, which is seldom successful;
  2. They...

If you’re shopping for your own home-based, internet-based or other small business, there’s a good bet that you’ll come across a whole range of what would be considered network-marketing opportunities in the process.  How could you not?  After all, network marketing (also referred to as multi-level marketing,...

Many people confuse predatory pyramid and Ponzi schemes with legitimate multi-level or network marketing programs.  Tasked with protecting consumers from deceptive and misleading practices that negatively impact the free market, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will periodically make a proactive...

Bedbugs are back!  In fact, they’re a worldwide pandemic―one that is growing by the day.  The media has been all over this issue for the reason that bedbugs, once you’ve got them in your house, your clothes or anywhere else for that matter, are virtually impossible to get rid of.  Well not anymore!

There are thousands of home-based and other small business opportunities, internet-based opportunities, distributorships, licensee opportunities and...

From being green to making green, today’s marketplace is filled with some great ideas that today’s most savvy entrepreneur should know about.  Here are two really hot, ground-floor opportunities that any “foodie” will particularly appreciate: RD Fresh:  $5,000 Environmentally friendly,...

Did you know that more than 18 million US households still suffer using a dial-up connection to access the Internet?  If you remember dial-up―and I know that I do―you know just how slow the connection can be.  Living that way in this day and age is so frustrating, let alone unnecessary!  Well, now...

A great business opportunity is one that is portable and will grow for years to come.  One licensee opportunity that fits the bill is Image One Mobile Billboards.  Image One Mobile Billboards:  $35,018 to $47,014 Print advertising in many mediums is becoming less...

Operate this rewarding home-based cruise and travel business opportunity either full-time or part-time to meet your needs!  As part of World Travel Holdings, Cruises Inc. is the world’s largest seller of cruise vacations....

SafeCITY Publishing Have you ever wanted to be a superhero fighting crime in your community?  Now you can be a crime fighter and be in the publishing industry as well. SafeCITY Publishing is offering exclusive distribution rights to publish “Local MugSHOTS”―a tabloid publication...

So you want to own your own business and be your own boss?  When it comes to choosing a business that interests you and that meets your needs, the landscape is vast.  Maybe you’re looking for a small, home-based business opportunity that allows you to use your sales skills or you’re specifically interested...

This article is a must-read for anyone thinking about buying a business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or a franchise. Here we will teach you how to be a survivor instead of a victim! How often have you heard “This is a sure thing!” or “There is no way you can lose!”...

If you’ve been one of the unfortunate people that signed up for a home-based business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or even a small franchise only to NOT see the success you were sold on, I feel for you; however, you’re not alone. I have some tips for you to possibly revive that...

The difference between a licensee opportunity and a franchise is a fine line these days. What you don’t know can come back and hurt you. As a new entrepreneur, you have to understand how to manage any new hires, tax laws and all the basic functions of business technology and software that were once...

Many often ask this question of entrepreneurs, but have you ever asked it of yourself? Do I really love what I do? Maybe what you do is out of a real necessity or perhaps you feel the "need" to do it. If you are in business for yourself and don’t know the answer to this question, you need to ask it now....

Seeking sound legal advice when buying a business opportunity is a critical step one should take before signing anything. Consultation with a legal expert who can answer your questions while guiding you is worth the time and money. In addition, legal experts can review and evaluate documents before you...

While a Business Opportunity can have a lower threshold of entry investment with a fairly good shot of success, it doesn’t mean you’ll end up winning if you buy a Business Opportunity system versus a franchise system. In fact, a Business Opportunity has a couple of major pitfalls of which you should...

Buying a Business Opportunity is much easier than buying a franchise. This is not to say that buying into a franchise is a bad thing; it isn’t. Franchise investment has its own advantages that you may want to consider. However, a Business Opportunity has a few specific advantages that a franchise can’t...

MLMs (multi-level marketing), also referred to as 'Network Marketing,' used to be a questionable type of home-based business. This is no longer...

Starting a home-based business is a smart move in any economy, and this couldn’t be more accurate as we pull out of the recession and into a period of growth. Recently, we’ve discussed everything from how to start your home-based business to how to get organized, and even some tax tips to save you from...

One of the most common mistakes for all aspiring home-based business people is overlooking the fact that their brilliant new business model idea has probably already been done. Unless you have truly invented the better mouse trap or created a new service that consumers can’t live without, it is more...

Maybe it’s because you haven’t yet landed that dream job you hoped for right out of college. Or perhaps you’ve lost faith in what was once the more traditional standard for employment, where employee loyalty was reciprocated by employers. Maybe you’ve always been someone who takes the initiative and...

Retired and need some additional income? Maybe you’re older and wiser and want to pursue that long-held dream of being your own boss…finally! Looking to launch a second career? Read on... Over 300 people turn 60 years old every hour in the United States. Each of them is a Baby Boomer. They are an...

Information overload is something to watch out for in your search for the perfect Home Based Business Opportunity. If you're like me and always on the lookout for the next ‘best’ Business Opportunity, you probably get a ton of information from many sources promoting their 'perfect' program. In our quest...

If you're reading this, it's safe to say you have spent a great deal of time researching many different Home Based Business Opportunities trying to find the one that is the best fit for you. This can be a daunting task as there are 1000's upon 1000's of opportunities out there and it's very easy to be...





If you’ve ever wondered whether or not you have what it takes to become a travel and leisure entrepreneur, working from the comfort of your own home while earning as much as 100% commission on the sales of exciting cruises and destination vacations, then you owe it to yourself to listen to Terri Maldanado. As...
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