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We’ve reached that time of year.  I make my predictions for small business. I experienced a good run for about 5 years. But this changed the last few years. So this week, I called in an expert. 2020 Megatrends Rohit Bhargava founded the Non-Obvious Company. And for the last 10 years, he published quite accurately
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If you’re an entrepreneur in Minneapolis, Atlanta or New York, these programs could help fund your business idea. January 16, 2020 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Building a business is not an easy undertaking. Whether it’s time management or trying to increase profits, there are many hurdles all entrepreneurs
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Flea markets offer tons of opportunities for entrepreneurs. For example, not only can can apply as a vendor to sell your wares, but you can also find unique items that you can flip and turn into something even more valuable. Whether you’re already a flea market flipper or just getting started, you can always use
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Opening a nail salon proves to be fun and profitable. Do you want to get a headstart? You might want to consider one of these 10 nail salon franchise options. Nail salons continue to grow in popularity over the last couple of decades. As a result, we’ve  seen a boom in recent years. Nail salons
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Paint and sip businesses have really taken off over the past decade. A few of the big names in this space, like Painting with a Twist and Pinot’s Palette, actually launched in the 2000’s. But the concept has moved into many more communities thanks in large part to franchise programs over the last several years.
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Food is one thing that will never go out of style as everybody needs to eat, several times a day. That’s why starting a business centered on food can be a truly rewarding enterprise. Food Business Ideas Here are 84 examples of food business ideas to consider. Meal Planning Similar to the dietician, a professional
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During the holidays, many people dread the idea of wrapping piles of gifts for each person on their list. So a gift wrapping service that covers this process for them could really attract a ton of customers this time of year. This opportunity could be especially beneficial for creative entrepreneurs and those who are looking
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Throwing axes for fun has been gaining popularity across America for a few years now. As a result, more and more recreational facilities and even bars offer this alternative activity. They are either its main entertainment feature or a quirky side hustle. A thousand years ago during the peak of the Viking period, throwing axes
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Nothing heralds the season quite like a Christmas wreath pinned onto the front do. It creates some magical Christmas cheer. As a result, it’s no wonder this much-loved Christmas decoration never goes out of fashion. Do you enjoy crafts? Then consider one way to create a business this holiday season: wreaths. Check out this list
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A powerful thing a freelancer can do for her career is to figure out when to fire the bad clients. Firing bad clients is an essential step on the way to finding better ones. Identifying a client mismatch: The most obvious is a skills-based gap. They need something you’re struggling to do well. A temperament gap. They’re
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White elephant exchanges are popular at workplace holiday parties. Usually, each person brings a fairly inexpensive gift and coworkers pick items and can even steal from one another. Sometimes, the gifts are serious and useful, but there’s usually a funny element to them as well. Are you going to a White Elephant party at work
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If you’re interested in exploring online business ideas, ecommerce can be the perfect way to go. Selling online looks a bit different for everyone. With so many different platforms, products and business models to choose from, there’s no shortage of ecommerce business ideas out there. More and more people are buying products online, from everyday
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Daycare businesses brought in more than $57 million in revenue last year. Though many of these providers are small businesses, it’s still possible to start a daycare business that is able to grow and scale through the years. Daycare businesses are always in demand. Here are some steps and tips to follow while starting a
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Two new apps are providing online green business certifications. The company behind them is The Green Business Bureau (GBB). As a result, small businesses can manage, certify and prioritize environmentally friendly practices with them. Small Business Trends contacted to Bill Zujewski, CMO of GBB, to learn how SMBs can use these tools. “The Green Business
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Tailored offerings and great customer service allow Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs) to forge deeper personal relationships with customers, according to a survey conducted by Zendesk. The Big Expectations, Small businesses: What Customers Want survey (PDF) indicates that 91% of respondents prefer small businesses when convenient, while 74% actively search for opportunities to support SMBs
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