45 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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How to Start a Business Before You Graduate (10 Kidpreneurs to Inspire You)

How to Start a Business Before You Graduate (10 Kidpreneurs to Inspire You)

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A 12-year-old pitches his business on Shark Tank. I’m watching it now on YouTube. At three times his age, hand plunged halfway into a bag of Cheetos, I realize: I am an underachiever.

Have you ever wished that you could break the space-time continuum and deliver wisdom from the future to your teenage self? What life lessons, learned the hard way, would you impart?

But, what else would I say? I’ve consulted some pretty bright young people to help me. These amazing kidpreneurs, both present and former, share their stories and advice for Generation Z.

Here’s what I wish I'd known 20 years ago.

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7 Ways to Start a Business (Without Quitting Your Day Job)

7 Ways to Start a Business (Without Quitting Your Day Job)

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Whether you’re looking to escape the 9-to-5 grind or you just want to earn some beer money on the side, there are plenty of ways to turn your skills and interests into cold hard cash online.

We’ve put together a collection of simple ideas that you can use to start your own business without ever having to leave your house (I mean, unless you really want to).

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How One Mother Uses Pinterest to Grow Her Online Business (And How You Can Too)

How One Mother Uses Pinterest to Grow Her Online Business (And How You Can Too)

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Pretty Presets was created to solve a pain point that many photographers experience: editing takes a long time. Pretty Presets solves that problem with pre-made alterations for Lightroom that cut photo editing time in half. 

Because the business is so visual, Pretty Presets quickly turned to Pinterest as a marketing tool. Over the years, Pinterest has become their number one traffic source, accounting for 10% of sales.

In this customer spotlight, we chat with founder Laura Thomas about how she uses Pinterest to drive traffic—and revenue—for Pretty Presets.

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How to Make the Most of Your Weekends to Grow Your Side Business

How to Make the Most of Your Weekends to Grow Your Side Business

Building your business on the side is not easy. You come home after a long day of work, you spend the little time you have with your family and friends, and you try to jam in a productive session, working on your side business before going to bed.

Your weekends allow you to get much more done in much larger chunks. They’re usually where you’re most capable of growing your business or having the most impact on your business when you’re working a day job.

I’m going to share my action plan, exactly how I structure my weekends, and what I do every weekend that has helped me grow my side business and maintain a great work/work balance.

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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 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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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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14 Bragworthy Gift Ideas for the Entrepreneur in Your Life

14 Bragworthy Gift Ideas for the Entrepreneur in Your Life

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These days, it feels like everyone is hard to shop for. Especially entrepreneurs. They know what they want, and they go after it. When they want a product, they buy it.

Fortunately, there are tons of awesome, untapped gifts out there. Gifts that are perfect for entrepreneurs. 

These bragworthy gift ideas promise to make the entrepreneurs in your life feel appreciated and help them grow—or start—their businesses.

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