Category : Start Up

FREE Logo Design for Your Small Business in Ten Minutes or Less

Thanks to industry leader LogoMaker, creating a logo design for your business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or other small business is easy, fast and FREE! All it takes is three easy steps: 1) Choose your icon 2) Use the design tool to create your logo 3) Get your logo It’s so simple, anyone can do it! And they already have… In fact, more than 200,000 satisfied small business owners and entrepreneurs, among others, have used ... [ Read More ]

Affordable Business Opportunity Startup and Other Expert Advice When YOU Need It Most

We’ve talked a lot in these pages about just how important it is to have a mentor to guide you in buying, starting and growing your own business opportunity or other small business enterprise. In fact, study upon study where entrepreneurs have been asked what helped them most in becoming successful shows the same thing… Entrepreneurs need the advice and counsel of other entrepreneurs. Sometimes that means developing an ongoing and ... [ Read More ]

Cruises Inc. Business Opportunity Giveaway for Teachers Starts Now!

Are you a current, laid-off or retired teacher who is looking for an additional source of income or the opportunity to pursue a second career in the exciting and high-demand travel industry? If so, Cruises Inc. wants to help you launch your very own small business this summer…for FREE! In honor of the fact that next week is Teacher Appreciation Week, the company is awarding five ... [ Read More ]

If You’re Looking for a Small Business to Buy, What Are Your Startup Funding Options?

As you will soon see when browsing BusinessOpportunity.com, there are literally hundreds of great businesses for sale, and they take many forms. While some of the home, online or other business opportunities, distributorships, franchises or licensee opportunities you’ll find here will offer prospective and qualified buyers assistance in finding the necessary startup capital, ... [ Read More ]

Managing Your Business Opportunity, Franchise or Other Small Business Online

It has never been easier to start and run a successful business, or so history tells us. Recession brings many negative things to bear on Americans, but one of the few silver linings of hard economic times is that it tends to bring out the entrepreneurial spirit in many of us. In fact, a recent study found that more than 50% of 2009’s Fortune 500 companies was ... [ Read More ]

New FREE Business Structure Wizard Helps Entrepreneurs

What will it be? A LLC (Limited Liability Company)? A C- or S-Corporation? How about a Sole Proprietorship? Even a Non-Profit Corporation? Or maybe a Partnership or LLP (Limited Liability Partnership) would be more appropriate? Confused about how to organize your new or existing business venture? Join the club… If you’re thinking about buying a business opportunity, franchise or any other small business, knowing just how to structure your new ... [ Read More ]

Startup Calculator Helps You Assess Your Total Business Opportunity Investment

Now your total business opportunity or franchise business opportunity startup investment doesn’t have to be an unexpected and unwelcome surprise thanks to an easy-to-use startup calculator provided by the Wall Street Journal. Designed to take much of the guesswork out of the startup process, this simple tool is one any aspiring home-based or other small business owner can’t afford to live without. While on the face of it buying a ... [ Read More ]

Two Men and a Truck Founder Encourages Prospective Franchisors to Learn from His Mistakes

In a recent article on Entrepreneur.com, a founder of the hugely successful moving franchise, Two Men and a Truck®, opened up about the critical missteps he, his brother and mother made when they were first starting out. “We were not prepared at all for franchising,” Brig Sorber, the franchise’s CEO, concedes. “Absolutely everything went wrong.” Thankfully, that kind of uncertainty and upheaval is a thing of the distant ... [ Read More ]

Women Execs and Start-up Success…Is There A Connection?

According to a new report, there very well may be. Entitled “Women at the Wheel: Do Female Executives Drive Start-up Success?” and conducted by Dow Jones VentureSource, the study found that venture-backed companies with female executives at the helm are more likely to be successful than those where the leadership is predominantly male. So to all you women out there who are shopping for a business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity ... [ Read More ]

October Web Chats to Help Women Start or Grow a Business

Business opportunities for women abound, and women-owned businesses in particular are on the rise. In fact, about 30 percent of small businesses today are owned and operated by women, compared to just 5 percent in 1970. It’s an accomplishment worth celebrating, especially during the month of October, which once again has been named National Women’s Small Business Month. Highlighting the month’s designation as such, the U.S. Small Business ... [ Read More ]

Launch of Google for Entrepreneurs Provides Encouragement and Support

Marking its first annual Google for Entrepreneurs Week, Google announced the launch this week of Google for Entrepreneurs, a website that will serve as a hub for all of the company’s ever-increasing efforts to support startups and entrepreneurs worldwide. The focus of the site will be three-fold: 1. To foster partnerships with strong organizations that serve entrepreneurs in local communities 2. To link entrepreneurs to apps, online ad services and other ... [ Read More ]

50+ Prospective Entrepreneurs, October 2 Is Your Day!

Are you retired and/or age 50 or older and thinking about starting a business or even buying a business or licensee opportunity, distributorship or small franchise of your own? Well, you’re far from alone. In fact, if and when you take that step, you’ll be among thousands of ambitious, like-minded and similarly seasoned individuals across the country who collectively are making such a large impact that they even have ... [ Read More ]

New Mentoring Program Helps Young Start-up Entrepreneurs

Are you a young, ambitious and energetic young person who believes that starting or owning a business opportunity, franchise or other small business is your destiny? If so, this Labor Day weekend marked the launch of a great resource for you, and it’s free. Spearheaded by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) and international financial conglomerate Citi, #StartupLab is a virtual mentoring program that connects young aspiring entrepreneurs who are looking ... [ Read More ]

NYC Seminar Is a Must for New Entrepreneurs

If you live in or near New York City and are thinking about starting your own business or buying a business or licensee opportunity, distributorship or franchise, then SCORE’s upcoming seminar, entitled “Starting Your Business: What You Need to Know,” is designed specifically for you. Taught by experienced small business owners and executives, this seminar is your opportunity to find out if you have what it takes to own ... [ Read More ]

70% of Entrepreneurs Say They Would Encourage Others to Start a Business Today!

The opportunities to own your own business abound, whether it’s starting one from the ground up, buying an already existing one or opting for a proven successful business opportunity or small franchise. But is it really such a good idea to start a business of your own when the economy is still so, dare we say it, iffy? Well, according to findings from a new survey of small business owners ... [ Read More ]

Baby Boomers, the Time to Start Your Own Business Is Now!

An article on Monday’s Businessweek.com points out that business ownership among entrepreneurs between the ages of 55 and 64 is up significantly over the past 15 years. And although there is some degree of speculation as to why that is, one thing is pretty clear, as explained by Ting Zhang, an economist at the Jacob France Institute in the Merrick School of Business at the University of Baltimore. “Older people with experience ... [ Read More ]

Broadband Saves Start-ups More Than $16K

A new report by the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) and the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) illustrates how entrepreneurs can save well over $16K with high-speed broadband Internet. The analysis examines the top ten ways that broadband can create significant cost savings for new business start-ups in particular, including accounting, printing, telephone and website development/management. Click on http://internetinnovation.org/small-biz/ now to see a ... [ Read More ]

New Non-Profit Helps Vets Start Their Own Home-Based and Franchised Businesses

VetPower.org is a new non-profit charitable organization that gives America’s veterans the opportunity to start their own home-based or other small businesses, business opportunities or franchises. Founded by Kevin Humes and Frank Campanaro―two of America’s leading veterans advocates who are themselves Service Disabled Veterans―the organization provides the resources, training, networking opportunities, mentorship and support that veterans so desperately need to feel confident in not only launching a ... [ Read More ]

Seven Rules for Finding an Angel Investor to Fund Your Startup

If you’re an entrepreneur with a great idea but you’ve exhausted all your personal resources for startup funding―as well as your friends and family―it might be time to look for an angel investor. Angel investors are wealthy individuals who are willing to invest anywhere from a couple of hundred thousand dollars to as much as $5 million or more in an early-stage business opportunity or startup. They’re a viable ... [ Read More ]

Free Small Business Advice & Mentoring

SCORE mentors deliver FREE, confidential, valuable advice for your business needs. Whether you are a start-up or an existing business, our mentors will help you reach customers and achieve your goals. A nonprofit association dedicated to encouraging the formation, growth, and success of small business nationwide through counseling and mentor programs. Free Small Business Advice | How-to Resources | Tools | Templates … ... [ Read More ]

15 Great Business Opportunity Trends for 2012!

Once again a new year presents us all with the chance to reinvent ourselves and set an exciting new course toward prosperity by taking control of our own futures. If that includes, for you, starting your own home-based or other small business or franchise, you’ve come to the right place! The list of potential business opportunities and franchises, licensee opportunities and distributorships, can be downright overwhelming, so how do you ... [ Read More ]

Which Little Pig Are You?

When the stock market fell in 2008 and panic ruled the land, Dave Ramsey wondered what was wrong with him that he just wasn’t afraid. “I was not vulnerable to the mess that seemed to be looming,” he says. “I was like the little pig who built his house of brick, not hay or sticks.” In his new bestselling book EntreLeadership, Ramsey assures home-based and other small business opportunity start-up entrepreneurs ... [ Read More ]

Innovation Accounting: A Necessary Part of Any “Lean Startup”

In his recently released New York Times bestseller, “The Lean Startup,” entrepreneur and master business-startup blogger Eric Ries lays out a host of business strategies that have caught the nationwide attention of prospective and current business owners alike.  The basic supposition of Ries’ book is that the success rate for innovative entrepreneurial endeavors can be improved by following his five Lean Startup principles, one of which is “innovation accounting.” According ... [ Read More ]

Funding Your New Business Start-Up with Your 401K

Small business lending has been on the decline since its peak in 2008, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy as recently cited on CNNMoney.com.  As a result, countless ambitious entrepreneurs who are tired of working for someone else and who are interested in buying a business opportunity or franchise of their own are asking themselves where they can go to get the necessary ... [ Read More ]

Why America Needs Small Business Entrepreneurs and the Policies to Support Them

Entrepreneurship in America is a vital source of employment, economic growth and innovation.  In fact, it’s one of the few things that continues to make our nation great and that will ensure we remain globally competitive for the foreseeable future.  Policymakers and pundits alike would agree that encouraging entrepreneurship of any kind, including home-based and other small businesses and franchises in particular, will need to be a critical component ... [ Read More ]

Six Key Things to Think About Before You Go Into Business with Your Spouse

Mixing business with pleasure, they say, is never a good idea.  But millions of home-based and other small business owners who run successful businesses with their spouses would disagree.  Despite these success stories, the truth of the matter is that it just doesn’t make sense for everybody. So before you take the “co-preneurial” plunge and put any kind of money into something like a business opportunity, distributorship, licensee opportunity or even a small franchise, you need ... [ Read More ]

New News on Credit Ratings

If you’re in the market for a business opportunity or other small business or franchise, your credit standing may very well be a critical part of your ability to get started and stay afloat, especially during the first year.  That’s why it’s so important for you to understand what your personal credit rating is, what it all means and where you stand going into the lending process. A new rule passed just this past January will ensure ... [ Read More ]

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