All posts tagged "business ideas"

  • How to spot consumer trends early

    If you want to get ahead in business and beat the competition, it’s really important that you are able to not only follow trends, but identify them before they become big, so you can stay...

  • 7 Cool fintech tools to help your small business operations

    Flourishing small businesses are a sign of a sound economy. The market niches not taken by the government or large corporations are usually filled with small and medium enterprises. These enterprises follow a more inventive...

  • Money is everywhere. You've just got to know how to get it

    Money is everywhere. You’ve just got to know how to get it

    Do you ever wake up dissatisfied with your life? With your career? With what you’re getting paid? With where you’re at in your life? Are you making money a bigger problem than it needs to...

  • The comparison conundrum

    The comparison conundrum

    Have you ever felt lost, flat or completely deflated in your career or business? Or sometimes, even in your life? We’ve all been there… sitting next to friends at brunch, when one turns to the...

  • Top 5 tips for success as an Olderpreneur

    Top 5 tips for success as an Olderpreneur

    The phrase ‘olderpreneur’ could apply to me because as an over fifties baby boomer, I am finally now my own boss. Age discrimination does not exist when you are your own boss. See below for...

  • Curb appeal: why you should focus on your storefront

    Curb appeal: why you should focus on your storefront

    In an ever-expanding and evolving digital age, it can be a challenge to keep a more traditional store, with physical premises, thriving. However, there are still plenty of people who enjoy the shopping experience, and...

  • If you’ve got a business idea and you think it could really make a splash in the market, it’s up to you to make it a reality. But to make that happy, you need to have a way of paying for the creation of your business. It’s not cheap to do that, but it’s something that you should definitely think carefully about. If you’re not sure where to turn to make your business turn to reality, here are some ideas that you should consider. Pitch to the People With Cash There are some people out there whose sole job is investing in businesses that might help them make even more money going forward. These are known as angel investors and they have plenty of money to spare. These are the people you should be pitching to if you think your business idea really is innovative and has the potential to make big money in the future. Earn, Invest and Save You don’t necessarily have to turn to other people when you’re in need of cash to get your business started with. You could simply stay in your job for longer and save that money. You should also invest some money so that startup capital has the chance to grow. Commercial investment properties might be for you if you want to grow your cash. In the end, that money will help you start your business. Go to Your Bank This is the most obvious and straightforward option, but it’s not necessarily always the best for everyone. If you want to get money, it makes sense to head to a bank where they have lots of it. Their loans might come with harsh interest rates that could cause you plenty of problems further down the line though. That’s not the case with the other options on this list, so keep it in mind. Crowdfund It Crowdfunding has really taken off in a big way over the last few years, so if you’re in need of cash and you think this is something that has the potential to get people excited, you might want to try this funding model. The sooner you get started and get creative with your crowdfunding campaign, the sooner you’ll start to draw more people in. Apply for Startup Grants Grants are great for people who don’t know where else to turn. If you have an unusual idea that investors and banks are scared of and crowdfunding doesn’t seem like a realistic option for you, it makes sense to apply for startup grants. These are often give to niche startups that don’t have anywhere else to get financing from, so explore the grants that you’re eligible for. You can’t do anything with that business idea of yours until you’ve found a way to get it financed. It’s something that you need to think about carefully because each of the options that have been discussed here has its own benefits and its own drawbacks; don’t forget that when you’re making your decision.

    How to finance your business idea

    If you’ve got a business idea and you think it could really make a splash in the market, it’s up to you to make it a reality. But to make that happy, you need to...

  • How does a startup climb to the top?

    How does a startup climb to the top?

    If you’ve created a startup then you likely have a lot of ambition but (perhaps) not a lot of experience. Whilst ambition is essential if you’re going to build a company from the ground up,...

  • How pivoting Your Business Can Help it Grow (Big Time)

    How pivoting your business can help it grow (big time)

    As people we evolve. And eventually our businesses will, too. 15 to 20 percent of companies have undergone a transformation that made them radically different than when they first started — which isn’t surprising at...