If you know me, you know I love to talk about side hustles on occasion. I have a profitable one and am always looking to expand. Upon researching garden-related side hustles, I found some of interest. The one I found the most intriguing dealt with mushrooms. If you're looking into starting a rather simple to set up and profitable business, learn about this mushroom side hustle I want to try out.
You can grow mushrooms many different Read more [...]
I am all about new business ventures. I am a woman of ideas, generating off-the-wall ventures every day. My follow-through has not always been there, but I am working on that. Aside from writing part-time, I am looking for something new. I had the idea to partner up and go in on a joint Airbnb business. While I could be basic and go for a normal residence, I decided I want to turn it up a notch and go for an off-the-wall themed unit. The question is, is it more profitable starting a themed Airbnb Read more [...]
I really enjoy investing my money. Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of extra money to invest. Therefore, I have to find ways to invest just small amounts. I also really enjoy supporting small businesses, especially local ones. So, earlier this year, when I heard about the app Small Business Bond (SMBX), I decided to check it out. And you know what? It's been a good experience!
What is Small Business Bond (SMBX)?
SMBX is a platform where you can invest in bonds for specific small businesses. Read more [...]
I've worked as a freelance writer for well over a decade. Over the years, I've frequently wondered if it's time to hire someone else to help me. Hiring someone is scary because it costs money out of pocket. I don't feel like I have that money. However, I'm also not sure that I can grow my business if I continue to try wearing all of the hats myself. Would I earn more money if I hired someone to help me?
I've Hired Subcontractors In The Past
There was a point in time where I hired people to help Read more [...]
I'm currently taking a 12-week online business class for women entrepreneurs. Whether you have an Etsy shop, a blog, or another small business, it's helpful to learn some business basics. I've worked for myself for years, but returning to these basics reminds me of some key things that will help me improve my business. Right now we're working on calculating our break even point. It's hard! The formula is easy, actually. However, figuring out my own money choices is hard. And working through that Read more [...]
You already have a wide range of skills that can help you start a business. Sometimes you don't even realize it. However, think about all of the things that you do on a daily basis. Now, consider how you might do those for someone else for cash. For example, you could start a cleaning business. You already know how to clean. And there are plenty of people who would pay you to do it. So let's get started!
Daydream Your Ideal Cleaning Business
The first thing that you need to do to start a cleaning Read more [...]
Opening your own gift shop can be a terrific business idea. Whether you want to open one online, in person, or through a hybrid model, you can definitely have fun while making money. However, it’s not all rainbows and roses. Before you start this kind of business, you definitely need to think about the pitfalls of opening a gift shop. You also need to consider the equipment you will need to invest in before opening! For example, have you looked into how to code software for barcode scanners? Read more [...]
Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart: Supposedly only one in 10 new businesses survives more than five years. One of the key differences between those that succeed and those that don't is whether they embrace the lean starup ideal -- meaning they keep spending to a minimum. With that in mind, here are five tips on how to rein in your overhead expenses.
Right Size Your Promotions
Although online advertising is presented as a cheaper alternative to offline promotions, things can work out Read more [...]