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Featuring articles related to the topic of business ventures including business opportunities and business ideas, with focus on stories of entrepreneurs taking alternative routes in order to profitably compete in large scale markets.
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I remember the time before I started my own business. I was stuck in the rat race spending 40 hrs a week making other people wealthy.
Do you have a special talent that you could monetize? Do you have the ability to fulfill the needs of thousands (even millions) of people?
Here are some tips to keep in mind:
1) Offer a service you know people want.
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By Chris Brunner
Saturday, June 15th, 2013 @ 12:00 AM CDT
Ventures | Sign Spinners Turning Heads
I first saw them on the Ellen show this summer – her picnic in the park special. She used sign spinners to introduce each guest. And, frankly, I thought they were pretty cool.
Apparently, so do a lot of other people, as the sign spinning industry is growing at a rapid pace. Still not sure what a sign spinner is? Well, basically they are folks who carry signs around, shaped like arrows, advertising local businesses. But they don’t just wear the sign, sandwiched between two billboards hanging from their necks. Instead, they dance, spin, toss the signs… all to get the attention of passers-by (Still curious? You can see some in action on YouTube).
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By Michelle Cramer
Tuesday, May 7th, 2013 @ 12:02 AM CDT
Marketing, Ventures | A Market in Part-Time Ownership
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In the U.K. the concept has become a normal way of life, and though it hasn’t wholly caught on here in the states, part-time ownership is slowly creeping into the market. What exactly am I referring to when I mention “part-time ownership?” Well, here are some examples of businesses that have tapped into the industry:
Flexcar provides a range of membership packages to people who only have need of a vehicle part-time. Members designate when they need a vehicle parked locally and, instead of paying $500-$800 a month to lease a vehicle they hardly use, they pay an average of $100-$200 a month to only use a car when they need one. The business initially targeted residential markets, such as Seattle, where many people walk to most outings anyway. But Flexcar soon discovered that there was a need among members of corporate world, as well as those who couldn’t afford to purchase a car of their own. Not to mention the environmentally friendly benefits of the business, by reducing gas emissions.
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By Michelle Cramer
Tuesday, March 26th, 2013 @ 12:01 AM CDT