Tuesday, April 11, 2017

10 Great Small Business Opportunities Right Now



What does it take for a business idea to make this list?

First, it has to meet the premise of this article and tap into current trends, on the theory that starting a business based on a popular trend will give a startup a better chance of success.

Second, it has to be feasible as a small business. Currently, for instance, there are many exciting business opportunities in biotechnology and resource extraction but these aren’t opportunities that most small business people would be in a position to take advantage of.
Third, there have to be few if any barriers to entry, meaning that just about anyone could start one of these businesses; you don’t need years of education or millions of dollars in startup capital.
And fourth, of course, they have to be legal and ethical.
With no more ado, my picks for the best business opportunities for right now are:

Thursday, April 6, 2017

6 Alternatives to Traditional Goal Setting



Not everyone likes setting business goals, or even personal goals for that matter. The goal setting process can be challenging because it requires a lot of planning, strategizing and, often, blind faith that things will fall into place once you get started. In fact, many people turn away from setting traditional goals because the process can be so overwhelming and inflexible.

The goods news is that even if traditional goal setting is not right for you, there are alternatives that can help you create a new focus and intention in your business for the coming year.
Here are six alternatives to consider.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

How to Knock Your Next Presentation Out of the Park



Many small business owners often consider turning to public speaking in order to boost their credibility as an expert and get themselves and their businesses in front of large crowds. The challenge? Fear of public speaking is one of the most common phobias in today's society. In fact, 75% of individuals suffer from this fear. Add to that any personality traits that make public speaking even more difficult — like being an introvert — and you have a tremendous challenge on your hands.


The good news is that it is possible to deliver a strong and memorable presentation, even if public speaking is way out of your comfort zone. It all boils down to preparation, practice and building up your confidence. Try the tips below to fine-tune the delivery of your next public speaking presentation so you can completely knock it out of the park.

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