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To find out what business to what we think we like it or excites us a lot to do, we think we know what to do or know it well, or we think that where we can have advantages and differentiate ourselves from the rest.
To find a business idea can also choose to research the market and try to identify needs, problems and desires, analyze changes and trends, and to talk to others about business.
But an effective way to know what business is to go to Internet sources such as where we can find business ideas we can implement, to refer, or they can serve as inspiration.
The following is a list made ??up of 50 small businesses at some point have been mentioned in Business Grows , and you can implement, or take as a reference or inspiration to develop your own idea.
Small businesses are treated most cost-effective, requiring no further investment, and you can start immediately:
dance classes : each more people interested in learning to dance, and if you love dance, this business could be a good alternative.
Yoga classes : no need to be an expert, simply search for people seeking a place where they can meet others to practice this discipline.
Martial arts classes : no need to be an expert, just know that this art and you are willing to teach and share what you know.
Sales of organic products : organic products are increasingly in demand due to the tendency that exists for the care of the environment.
manufacture and sale of biodegradable bags : this idea would allow you to capitalize on the trend for the care of the environment, but also work directly with this care.
marketing of electric vehicles : every time there is an increased interest in the care of the environment and these vehicles.
recycling company : which could be dedicated to all the recycling process, or simply collecting waste materials, or serve as a repository.
manufacture and sale of solar panels : If you do not have enough investment, you could dedicate to the manufacture of low cost solar panels, which could make at home.
small business consulting : orientándote could start only at a certain business area and later include other.
Child care : you could set up business at home and as you have some requirements degree in education and many children like it.
repair of household appliances : If you are an expert, you can start doing small jobs, as you acquire more knowledge and experience.
computer repair : you could start this business almost as a hobby, offering your services to family, friends and acquaintances.
English classes : if you master the English could dedicate to providing tutoring in this area, starting with children.
math : if you’ve always been good with math could provide tutoring in this area, starting with children.
create a web page or blog : where would earn money by renting advertising space or by selling its own products or third parties.
store : a store let you take advantage of the fact that an increasing number of purchases made ??online.
affiliate program on the Internet : where would earn money every time you get a referral to visit the website where the products are sold, and make a purchase.
selling products on auction sites : you buy products and sell it on auction sites such as eBay and MercadoLibre.
Virtual Consulting : brindarías consultancy or advice on a specific topic, through a website.
write an ebook : who would you sell on your own website, third-party Web sites or through affiliate programs like ClickBank.
selling photos online : you sell photos through special websites such as iStockphoto or Fotolia.
soccer academy for children : an academy or school of football is probably the first thing that comes to mind when a father wants his young son in sports.
rental of artificial turf : the soccer fields with artificial turf are increasingly required by football fans.
manufacture and sale of jeans for ladies : jeans are a garment for mass use and high turnover especially in women.
T-shirt store: T-shirts have a good demand on the Internet because they are trying to simple garments for which one would hardly dissatisfied.
selling baby clothes : the clothes shops often neglected segment of the babies, which could take with this business.
Fitness : This business will allow you to take advantage of the trend in people for wanting to feel good, have a sexy body and be in good physical condition.
spa : This business will allow you to take advantage of the trend in people for wanting to feel good, look for physical beauty and be relaxed.
shop for technology products : the increasingly technological products have a lower life cycle and increased demand.
Pet care : you could set up business at home and a requirement that you simply must like animals very much.
Pet spa : are increasingly people who want to pamper their pets and give all necessary attention to make them relaxed and calm.
selling pet accessories : they are increasingly people who want to buy their pets accessories of all kinds, ranging from extravagant belts to sunglasses.
Pet Cemetery : Many people often find themselves in the situation of not knowing what to do with their pets die.
Dog training : are becoming more and more people want their dogs calm and tame.
Dog walks : business where you would not need to have more knowledge, experience, investment, or other requirement not to have love and patience with the dogs.
night tours by major entertainment centers of the city : which usually have good demand in short supply in tourists and travel agencies.
Party organization : people love to celebrate and usually do not like the routine and rather always seek novelty.
web design company : they are more and more companies are in need of a website to promote themselves and create a good image among consumers.
advice on social networks : social networks are increasingly used by enterprises and independent to promote their products and services.
Baby shop : specialty stores often focus on the segment of adults and children, but are usually few that focus on infants.
Baby room design : if you made ??a great decoration for your baby’s room, you could make this skill a business.
health food restaurant : this business enables you to take advantage of the trend that exists in favor of healthy eating and food against very elaborate.
home delivery menu : you dirigirías people who eat menu every day and do not have a good restaurant near their homes or workplaces.
caterer : If you like food and do not have enough capital to open a restaurant, a catering company could be a good alternative.
homes : if you do not have enough capital to set up a building, you could simply dedicate to the purchase and rental departments.
online travel agency : Due to the increasing use of Internet, people increasingly prefer to plan and organize their trips and make reservations and payments through this medium.
backpacker accommodation : if you have a good-sized property near a resort, you could make this an accommodation or hostel for backpackers.
Tour Guide : for this business enough to have mastered foreign languages ??and know the area well where brindarias your services.
car rental : you could dedicate to hire minibuses, motor homes, vans, cars, motorcycles ARENA, yachts, boats, kayaks and even bicycles.
virtual journal of tourism : are getting more people using the Internet to find information about travel destinations and tourist attractions.
The Asian culture is very different from Western culture and especially in Latin America, noted for his joy and demonstrations of affection in public. Follow these tips cultural and succeed in trade negotiations with these countries.
Claudia Patricia Alvarez, Director of Business Administration Program and organizer of the Symposium on Agricultural Trade Relations with Asia, shares cultural 7 tips to be taken into account to achieve success in trade negotiations with these countries. Read the rest of this entry »
For those who do not know, Jeff Bezos is the founder of Amazon, the giant of online cultural distribution recently and after a long wait came to Spain. His last major project is the Kindle electronic book that is destined to revolutionize the publishing market.
Then we point five of the most interesting quotes Bezos on businesses, which can be understood as good advice for entrepreneurs and businessmen.
1 – The dangerous thing is not to evolve
We had already discussed in an article on Baldwin steam locomotives : business must reinvent itself or die . Even if you succeed, if you fail you fail to evolve.
2. There are two ways to understand the business:
Make an inventory of the things which are good and develop from your skills. Or determine what your customers need, and work in this direction, even if it means having to develop new skills. The Kindle is an example of that.
Although there is no doubt that personal skills are important to achieving business goals, the most important thing is to respond to the needs of clients
3. A brand for a company is like a reputation for a person. I feel like trying to do the hard things well.
This issue we have also detailed in the interview that he gave José Vicente Rojo few months ago, it is clear that brand image is crucial.
4. If you create a good experience, customers discuss it among themselves, the living voice is very powerful.
Again we’re talking about image, but also how interesting it is for a company to rely on the advertising “free” from satisfied customers. Implicitly, we also discuss the opposite: a negative experience shatter the image of the company, is made a lot of publicity.
5. The good news is that with innovation, there is one last nugget. Each new thing creates two new questions and two new opportunities
This quote comes from a speech comparing Bezos Internet frenzy of the late nineties with the gold rush of mid-19th century in California. A famous French writer said something like a TV show. He said that knowledge is like a balloon. The more knowledge we have about the world, over the balloon is inflated, and the greater the surface contact with the unknown, thereby generating new questions. Innovation happens in something. It is a process that never stops, and so, as I said the first quote: “the danger is not to evolve.”
After deciding that you want to obtain financial investment for your start-up from a venture capital firm or an angel investor, you should consider writing a business plan which you will send them in order to get their attention on your business idea. The most important thing your business plan should demonstrate when investors just take a look on it is discipline. If you want to start your own business and you think that you can manage it well, you should firstly prove that you are as organized as to write a sharp, interesting and effective business plan.
Click here to download the Business Plan Template for your venture
In order to achieve this, you should organize your ideas and vision statements in an executive summary of your business plan. Thus, you should write it by taking into consideration the following executive summary:
Introduction/Overview – this is the part where you present and name your business, its characteristics and its specific elements; Company – this field should state the actual development stage of your business and your intentions for the company, including the idea for which you need external funding. Please note that this idea has to respect the following characteristics: it has to be able to bring huge amounts of money in a short period of time.
Direction – this is where you say a few words about yourself, you degree of expertise in the domain you want to obtain funding, your previous accomplishments, your qualities and your flaws in running a business which determine you to consider yourself as one of the managers or which prevent you from directly managing your business. Read the rest of this entry »
Your business plan is like a road map to long-term success. Have you ever been in a situation where you didn’t have a map to find your destination and got lost wasting precious time and money? Well, the same can happen to your business if you don’t plan out your business strategies.
Why you need a business plan.
It gives you a clear direction where your business is heading. Many business owners just jump into creating a business
without researching and making a concrete plan. Inevitably, they soon find that they are out of money and
have no time or clear strategies how to market their business.
Here are 8 simple steps to creating your own business plan (this is by no means a comprehensive plan but a primer to get you started):
1. Name of your business – create a name or reevaluate the name of your business. Does it integrate well with what you are selling? Is it easy to spell and remember? Is it a name that can be well branded over time?
2. Vision – what will your business look like 5 years from now? Think of how you may want to expand it to include other branches or extra employees.
3. Mission statement – this defines what your business really does, what activities it performs and what is unique about it that stands out from your competitors.
4. Goals and objectives – clearly define what you want to achieve with your business. Make sure they are quantifiable and set to specific time lines. Set specific goals for each of your products or services.
5. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats (SWOT) – by analyzing these characteristics in your business, you will get a clearer idea of what it will take for you to not only to survive but also prosper.
Many entrepreneurs start their business with great enthusiasm, sacrifice together with capital to set up his small business, are working to produce or get the best product and deal with every detail.
Except for one, often tend to leave last. A very important aspect: how to sell your products? How will your customers what they offer? How do you ensure that your business becomes known? This fundamental part of your business is called: Sales Strategy.
And that is regardless of the size of your company’s sales strategy has to do with the set of ideas and techniques to use to your prospects know about your product. This group of people who need to get is usually called by marketers as target market or target.
“In fact, 70% of your time should be invested in cash for new customers. Finally, they are the ones that hold your business. The other 30% can then quietly dedicated to serving and improving administrative processes, production and other activities.”
At this point you might be wondering how to bring this sales strategy especially if you have qualities of a salesman. If this is your case, do not cares, remember that an entrepreneur is just that, a person capable of finding solutions and alternatives to move forward with your business. Here are some tips to get started: Establishes sales goals . Design your strategy for the short, medium and long term goals allows you to work on. Not enough to want to sell, you should ask yourself and numerical objective goals that allow you to measure the effectiveness of your promotion and sales resources. For example, if your business is selling encyclopedias, your sales goals should be something like: Sell 50 units per year valued at $ 50,000. This translates into 5 units per month. This value should be divided by the number of people that make your sales team.
states that resources need to accomplish your sales goal . Once your goals have been defined, the next step is to determine what amount of resources (human and financial) needed to achieve those objectives. You set your budget, how much money you need to spend monthly on advertising and promotion to publicize your product and attract potential buyers to sell (as the example), those 50 units per year. Review your progress monthly.
As part of a process regular, you track the progress of each month. If, for example, has 3 sellers and each aims to sell 2 units per month, then you should verify that they are meeting this goal. Of course this involves looking at the equipment to your vendors to know the product and are preparing to sell it. As with all important aspects to achieve their share of monthly goal. This monthly assessment will determine the actions you take depending on market behavior. resources at your fingertips Your sales strategy, in addition should include the use of resources such as: Market Research. This involves the application of different marketing techniques to determine what your clients are looking for, where to locate, what is their consumption behavior and other factors important to finally get to sell them. Find out how to make easily a market study, you can click here. Advertising.
Advertising is an important tool to attract the attention of your customer. There are as you know, many advertising media such as newspapers, magazines, radio, TV, Internet, Facbook, etc., some more expensive than others and therefore more effective than others. However there is evidence that an expensive means, do not necessarily represent an increase in sales for himself. It is very important how the message is transmitted and the details that revolve around your product or service for the strategy is complete. Therefore it is desirable to consult with an advertising agency can help you choose the right medium and using it effectively to the benefit is reflected not only in sales but in profits.
Business Contacts. They have to do with the environment which human you have to strengthen and publicize your business. The business contacts can help you get better prices and therefore reduce costs, profit in consulting, strategic alliances, obtain training and equipment sharing, etc.. If you want to find contacts in your area or to present your company using our registration of business contacts here. Public Relations. Additionally, it is often used as part of the strategy to publicize your company in different media as local newspapers, television, etc.. To do this, you can prepare a document known as “press release” you can send the media with information relevant to your company or product and eventually they may consider to give you some space to attract the attention of potential consumers.
Increasing globalization and modernization that is occurring in every business today has generated a lot of pressure to create new strategies to an improvement in terms of maintaining the economic profit gained in the past.
This pressure often causes a burden for managers who must take responsibility for creating new winning strategies, adhering to the traditional formats that are used throughout the commercial sector. It is important to consider that the business strategy is like the core of each project for a company whose approval not only depend on a good idea, but also, it must be demonstrated feasibility.
Logically, the business strategy is a fundamental working tool, as during its preparation, an analysis of how feasible this idea might prove, sought alternatives and propose courses of action once the evaluation is complete, then the strategy will be in action. To be clear we say that a business strategy, we start to make all the information necessary to make an assessment of the business or general alignments required to implement it. File a business strategy is a fundamental thing to start looking for funding from partners or investors to be able to begin with the company. During the realization of business strategy, often be interpreted in terms of business environment, evaluating the results obtained on the same actions in a certain way. It is usually defined variables that are involved in the project and decide the allocation of resources required to put the ongoing business strategy. Read the rest of this entry »
Develop a new business strategy has always been one of the main obsessions of most companies, but when that happens to become think winning strategies, ie those who enjoy guarantees of success over the medium becomes a true chimera.
In the last century and over again we hear the hackneyed phrase that the world is changing, but we never could imagine that this spiral of change was going to take more and more speed as he moved his business, reaching what now occurs annually at the new technologies that appear do change and break paradigms and references that we had so far, forcing us to rethink again and again the scenarios in which we live longer and as basic to give any market situation but have to be daily alert to adapt to such changes as soon as possible and not get lost in the forgetfulness of the customer.
And if that happens in life call it “normal” companies, the Marketing lives that much more intensely , because from beginning to end is affected daily by these changes that we discussed with the department must live more intensely these changes and should be more flexible in this new century. As we indicated renowned gurus of the discipline, the marketing must change.
And in this change, Philip Kotler gives us 7 strategies to consider winning to these new scenarios and the view that markets are increasingly competitive, as they have been tested in different business models and have shown they can provide us strategic models to consider implementing them in ours.
1. Low-cost strategy:
This form of business approach can be found in industries as diverse as those who use companies such as Ikea, Wal-Mart, or low-cost airlines such as Easyjet. Read the rest of this entry »
At the time we talk about what business to ride? and I even ventured to give you 7 tips when starting a business but, after a long time, there is the intrigue me if anyone can or should start a business. Let me explain.
You may be thinking up something but what motivates you to do? Money, avoid arguments with your boss, lose sight of these comrades, marcarte your schedule … (If you have not read the “Black Book of Entrepreneurship” I recommend it. Visit the What is your real motivation to take?)
Probably these reasons are enough for your imagination to get to work and begin to develop the most amazing ideas to build your business and that besides, you never have occurred to anyone. I say ironically clear. But the truth is that these reasons only ideal for this, for you to satisfy your imagination. It could be said to be a kind of safety valve for the frustration of which we spoke. Now, this is always exhaust valves? Actually not always, because sometimes if discovered genuine business opportunities, but be careful. Why? For that to be able to discover a business opportunity, as the book does not mean being prepared to supplement it. We must not forget. Read the rest of this entry »
Learn how to promote your business online, your page will not be alone with these tips.
Promote your business is one of the main needs of your business.
Without promotion no customers, no sales and ultimately no money.
Therefore it is absolutely necessary to master this skill if you want your business to thrive. On this page we will give a series of easy ways to put into practice and you can apply today.
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