How to Start a Homemade Cosmetics Business

A homemade cosmetics business is likely to become a profitable venture, as people increasingly seem to prefer natural and homemade products to use on their hair and skin. If making homemade cosmetics is one of your hobbies, you can earn an attractive income by turning this hobby into a business.

How to Find, Buy and Operate an Independent Route Business

Independent distribution routes are often referred to by a number of different terms. Independent route, distribution route, delivery route, independent operator (IO or IBO) route,...

4 Ways to Make Your Business Plan Stand Out to Investors

When a start-up presents a business plan, it's the job of a savvy potential investor to poke as many holes in it as possible. They don't need to figure out why they should risk their hard-earned, non-refundable money into your start-up business.

How Big Is the Market

Do you know how many people out there might be interested in your product or service? Any investor or lender is going to ask how big your market is as one of their first questions, and the answer is an important factor in a business’s long-term success.

Pricing Strategy: Factors to Consider

How to price your product or service is a critical decision that your small business must make and will directly determine your ability to succeed in an uncertain economic environment.

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Location for Your Business

When deciding where to locate your startup, there are a number of factors to consider. With no clear right or wrong answer, I've put together a list of questions to ask yourself when choosing a location for your startup.

5 Misconceptions About Business Plans

How necessary is a business plan when starting a business? Is writing a business plan just a waste of time? Is a business plan the only way I can get my idea funded?

The Ultimate Small Business Start-Up Checklist

Launching a new business venture can be exciting—and more than a little exhausting. Follow these eight startup steps to help make sure you're as prepared as possible:

Elements of a Business Plan

A well designed business plan is an important tool for a business, helping in the search for investors and lenders and in every management. Each company will have a different business plan, but there are a few common core elements that will make any plan more effective.

Insights from a Successful Solopreneur

This post is going to talk about the journey of a solopreneur, Bjorn Forsberg, who successfully launched a Shopify product, OrderlyPrint, while continuing his day job. There are some interesting lessons from his journey that contradict a lot of what you read about entrepreneurship.

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