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Business Plans for Nonprofit Organizations: What to Consider

Having a business plan is just as important (if not more important) for nonprofit organizations as it is for profit-generating companies. Like their corporate counterparts, nonprofit organizations need a business plan as a means of formalizing their strategy and carving out a roadmap. Nonprofits, however, have their own unique set of requirements and concerns to take into account. Are you planning to launch a nonprofit organization? If so, here are…

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Top 10 Business Ideas for 2015

Are you ready to venture out and become your own boss this year? Starting your own business can easily become overwhelming, particularly if you are unsure if your business will succeed in this modern world. Here is a list we compiled that we consider the hottest business ideas for 2015. 1. Kid Friendly Apps! No surprise here, applications for androids, apple, and windows is still an excellent opportunity. Parents are…

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Launching a Bakery: Half a Dozen Tips for Your Bakery Business Plan

If baking is your passion and entrepreneurship is your calling, then opening your very own bakery is something you’ve probably considered. Launching a bakery can provide you with a healthy return on investment, a steady salary, job satisfaction, and a sense of achievement. Reaching that point, though, requires plenty of research and preparation as well as a carefully crafted strategy. If you’re ready to sink your hands into the dough…

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How to Get a Business Grant

Landing a business grant is not an easy process. Particularly with government grants, there is a lot of red tape involved with the application and awards process and you’ll likely need plenty of patience as such proceedings tend to take a lot of time to finalize. However, applying for a grant is worth a shot, especially if you’re in a line of business that provides some sort of societal good….

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Food Truck Business Plans

5 Things to Know Before You Launch From ice cream and sandwich carts to burger and burrito wagons, cities all over the United States are home to thousands of food truck businesses ready to serve up flavorful fare to some hungry customers. In fact, the food truck is a staple of American culture, with pizza trucks in New York City being veritable tourist attractions. If you’re considering starting up your…

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Finding a Distributor

These days, many businesses simply don’t need a distributor. A business that sells durable iPhone cases, for instance, can quickly and easily set up an online shop through Amazon Marketplace or Shopify, accepting payments via PayPal. It’s never been easier to skip the middleman. But is it always the right decision to forgo a distributor? No, not in every case. In some instances, partnering with a distributor can help your…

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Finding Your Company’s Niche

  Competing with one-size-fits-all and mass production businesses is nearly impossible in this day and age. Powerful conglomerates and big box stores like Walmart have made successfully launching a generalized product or service offering a very difficult endeavour. Consumers think: Why buy your ordinary cotton athletic socks when I can get an almost identical pair for cheaper at Target? Since the boring pair of white socks your pushing has nothing…

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Start-Ups in the Sharing Economy

  In 2011, Airbnb reached a milestone: its one millionth listing booking. It was a clear sign that the sharing economy had been embraced by people all over the world. Today, three years later, it’s evident that the sharing economy is here to stay and that the Airbnb model can work in other sectors. Boats, office space, parking spots, and bicycles are just a few things available to rent via a…

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10 Small Business Models for Under $1,000

Not all business require six-figure business plans and budgets to get off the ground. Here are 10 small businesses that you can launch for under $1,000.   Tutoring Business If straight As and sky-high GPAs is what you’re all about, then consider launching a tutoring business. All you need are a few basic tools – workbooks, calculator, a website, flyers – and you can start marketing your services right away….

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Business Plan Writing for Mobile App Businesses

Nearly sixty percent of Americans have a smartphone today, a phenomenon that has created new business opportunities and even new markets. One of those emerging markets is the mobile app space. Everyone from solo, home-based developers to multinational corporations have gotten into the mobile app market. As a result, the app space is flooded with a wide variety of games, productivity tools, and utilities, making it difficult for developers to…

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