30 search results for “home business ideas”

6 Free Online Tools Every Business Owner Should Know About

6 Free Online Tools Every Business Owner Should Know About

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Often short on time, sleep, and money, new business owners need all the help they can get.

Thankfully, there’s no shortage of free online tools designed to help streamline and simplify day-to-day tasks. By taking advantage of these resources and improving your workflow, you’ll get more done, and spend less while you do it.

Below is a list of our favorite free tools for new business owners.

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The 10 Best Places Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Go To Find Product Ideas

The 10 Best Places Ecommerce Entrepreneurs Go To Find Product Ideas

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Coming up with a great idea for a product to sell online will occasionally strike when you least expect it. Many times though, it’s something you need to be proactively on the lookout for. The internet contains a wealth of ideas and inspiration, but as a new entrepreneur, where do you begin? Aimlessly searching online will only get you so far so we have compiled a list of the best resources to give you direction and get you started.

 

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7 Ways to Be More Productive While Working from Home

7 Ways to Be More Productive While Working from Home

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Working from home is something we've all dreamed of.

You know, being able to work your own hours, wear pajamas all day while enjoying the freedom of doing what you want, when you want..

While all of that sounds incredible, it can be hard to stay productive with all the different distractions at home.

How can you stay focused when your cute new cat is rubbing up against you just begging to be cuddled? How can you stay productive when in the back of your mind, a pile of dishes has been growing in your kitchen?

That's why we wrote this post. We'll go over some simple ways you can be more productive while working from home.

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The 10% Strategy: Growing Your Business by Making Small Incremental Changes

The 10% Strategy: Growing Your Business by Making Small Incremental Changes

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This article is written by author Jacqueline Biggs.

The 10% strategy is all about growing your ecommerce business by making small incremental changes. As you know, marketing is part big ideas and part process. As an entrepreneur you have the ideas, so I'm going to help you with the process part. In this article I'm going to show you how a small increase in key business metrics has the potential to create a huge impact in net profits. 

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The Malcolm Gladwell Guide to Starting a Business: Lessons From Impressionists, IKEA, and Goldman Sachs

The Malcolm Gladwell Guide to Starting a Business: Lessons From Impressionists, IKEA, and Goldman Sachs

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Malcolm Gladwell’s most recent book is called David and Goliath, published last October.

It features the roundup of interesting stories and psychology research that we’ve come to expect from Gladwell. David and Goliath gives plenty of examples of how qualities we perceive as strengths may actually be vulnerabilities, and vice versa.

Though Gladwell rarely gives concrete advice for running a business, his books are often categorized as Business books. But even if you can’t really use his books to understand how to calculate discounted cash flows or how to register for incorporation, you can use his books to think about operations at a high level.

And so if The Tipping Point can be used as a business strategy guide, David and Goliath might be used as a guide to figure out the type of business you want to start.

Gladwell writes about a dozen stories in David and Goliath around a theme of “deceptive strengths.” We pick out three of these stories because we think that they’re particularly useful for learning about the type of entrepreneur you can and want to be.

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How to Start An Ecommerce Business Without Spending Any Money

How to Start An Ecommerce Business Without Spending Any Money

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This is a guest post by Noah Kagan. Noah is the founder of AppSumo and built two multi-million dollar online businesses before turning 28.

When most people think about starting an ecommerce business, they have a vision of selling some amazing product that will enable them the freedom to work on something they truly enjoy. But despite early enthusiasm, sometimes they end up not taking action.

So what happens to these people?

    • They don’t have any idea of what to sell
    • Worrying about failing prevents them from starting
    • They have an idea but are not sure what to do next

Does that sound like you? Don’t worry. We’re going to show you some meaty and actionable stories of how two people were able to start their own ecommerce businesses without spending any money.

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How To Start An Online T-Shirt Business: The Ultimate Guide

How To Start An Online T-Shirt Business: The Ultimate Guide

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The t-shirt is a staple in casual wear and has been universally accepted by both men and women the last few decades. Not only are they a classic piece of casual wear, but t-shirts are a blank canvas for artists and entrepreneurs alike. Because of this, online t-shirt businesses have become a popular business choice these days. For many entrepreneurs, starting an online t-shirt brand is a great and inexpensive way to start an online business, whether it’s your first, second, or tenth business.

With the growth in popularity of t-shirts businesses, there's no doubt you'll be facing some stiff competition. So to break through, you'll need to have designs people love, a brand people cherish and quality people trust. In this guide we will go through the creation process for starting your own t-shirt line and online store. We will look at each of the steps involved and the keys to success to help you get started as a t-shirt entrepreneur.

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How to Find Time to Build Your Ecommerce Empire While Working a 9 to 5

How to Find Time to Build Your Ecommerce Empire While Working a 9 to 5

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I know first hand how difficult it is to work a day job and still manage to be a “sidepreneur”. There is a significant lack of time to run an ecommerce business while working a 9 to 5, and you still need to commit yourself first to your employer.

I’m here to tell you that the good news is that it’s very much possible to grow and create a successful ecommerce business on the side. Many others before you have done it and I’m going to show you how you can, too.

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How We Built an Ecommerce Business from Scratch and Generated $922.16 in Revenue in 3 Days

How We Built an Ecommerce Business from Scratch and Generated $922.16 in Revenue in 3 Days

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It all started with a challenge – build an ecommerce business from scratch and see how many sales we could generate in three days.

And that's exactly what we did. 

In this case study you’ll learn step-by-step, exactly how we decided on a product to sell, sourced a supplier, and sold nearly a $1,000 worth of product in just a few short days.

WIN THIS BUSINESS: Click through to read the blog post for your chance to win this business plus 6 months free of Shopify Professional Plan

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Announcing Shopify's 3rd Build-A-Business Competition Winners

Announcing Shopify's 3rd Build-A-Business Competition Winners

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Today we’re thrilled to announce the five winners of our Build-A-Business competition.

During the 8 months of the competition period, over 10,000 entrepreneurs created new online businesses that sold more than $55 million in products. The five new businesses that sold the most over any two months of the competition each win a $50,000 US investment.

We’re also sending each of the winners on a VIP trip to New York City to meet with the industry experts who served as mentors to the participants throughout the competition (Timothy Ferriss, Daymond John, Tina Roth Eisenberg and Eric Ries).

In addition to the grand prize investment and NYC trip, each winner gets a special one-hour media strategy training session with editors at Fast Company Magazine, and $20,000 toward digital advertising for their business.

Here’s a visual overview of the competition, including our five amazing winners. You can click on the image to view in full-screen.

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