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Lawn care is one of the mainstays of local business archetypes. As long as people have lawns, they’ll need their lawns maintained. It’s certainly not a bad gig, especially if you’re interested in seasonal work. Even with all of the technological advances we’ve experienced in recent years, people still need their lawns kept. After all, grass doesn’t cut itself. So the market remains as ripe as ever for lawn care. If you’re looking to get…

Opening a business is an adventurous process. After many years of planning and preparing, you finally to open that store. Bellow, we compiled 10 grand opening ideas we feel every retail store should check out. 10 Grand Opening Ideas For Your Retail Store Step 1. Budgeting and Planning For the Event Budgeting for an event in advance is essential because it keeps you from getting overexcited and spending everything you have. Some entrepreneurs prefer to…

You probably love vaping and believe that vaping is a better product than traditional smoking. But, is opening your own vape shop a good idea? Don’t jump head in first, launching your own business yet. Find out more information about building a plan for your business before you start building your inventory. When considering opening any business, you need to educate yourself about the local market and the industry. Having your eyes wide open when…

As cameras become more affordable and easier to use photography as a hobby and a profession continues to grow at a fast rate. With the technology advancements in the last decade, more people are joining the photography profession. But, even with the large numbers of photography businesses, it’s still possible to become a professional photographer. For success, you need a passion for the field and a willingness to work hard at making your photos stand…

Who doesn’t love a t-shirt? They’re comfortable, fun, and accepted by almost everyone, women and men alike. Today the ever-popular t-shirt is a casual wear staple in most closets. Because of the endless artistic options of their blank canvas, the online t-shirt business popularity grows each year. Entrepreneurs entering the online business world find t-shirts a solid business with little start up costs. Many aggressive entrepreneurs make the t-shirt business a second or third in…

All established entrepreneurs, and to a lesser degree, aspiring ones, are quite familiar with how exciting, and also exceptionally challenging the proposition of starting one’s own business is. Exciting because the idea of stepping into the business world and be your own boss is enough to kick off the adrenaline rush, and challenging. Because it needs a lot of resources, research, hard work, patience and the vigor to keep going in spite of numerous obstacles.…

With the juicing trend and green business market strong and thriving at $2 billion annual revenue, you may be considering opening your own juice bar business. If so, there are four major things you’ll need in order to be successful: a strong blender, delicious fruit, hard workers, and a great online presence. With thousands of juice bars in large cities and small towns alike, you need to differentiate your shop with a strong brand and…

Opening a photo booth business doesn’t require a very high skill level and is a fun business. If you want to know how to start a photo booth business, with some technical ability and between $5,000 and $10,000, you can make upwards of $100 per hour or more. You may need a basic understanding of camera settings like ISO, but you don’t need professional skills. There’s no adjusting settings for each person or group, just…

Opening up a laundromat may not be the most glamorous small business idea. But, if executed well, it can be a sustainable and even lucrative business. Starting a laundromat can cost between $200,000 to $500,000, depending on location, the size of operation, and current revenue. In a lot of ways, laundromats are one of the rare business models that can easily make money on their own. Most laundromats make some sort of profit within a…

When considering our careers, most of us want a job that challenges us, giving us the satisfaction we crave. We start on a career path. But five years in, things change. The career we worked at isn’t satisfying any longer. Today’s employees planning a career change aren’t looking for the typical eight to ten-hour corporate job. Those changing careers are considering retirement from the general workforce for a home-based business. Life as an entrepreneur is…