One of the best ways to make more money is to start a business. If you are interested in owning your own business, it can make sense to buy a business, rather than start one from scratch. Purchasing a business or business franchise, provides you with access to a business model that has already been … Read moreWhere to Find Businesses for Sale
After my grandfather sold his dry farm and retired as a supervisor in a local sugar factory, he found himself at loose ends. He needed something to do. So he took the necessary courses and became a real estate agent. Becoming a real estate agent can be one way to boost your income. Real estate … Read moreHow to Become a Real Estate Agent
One of the ways that many entrepreneurs start out is with the help of a franchise. Buying a franchise can make it a little easier to own and operate a business, since you get a degree of support from the franchisor in terms of marketing materials, supplies, and training. If you are looking for a … Read moreHow to Start a 7-Eleven Franchise
When you achieve a certain level of success with your business, it makes sense to want to expand. But that doesn’t mean that you have to create a huge corporation. Instead of doing all of the expansion yourself, you can encourage others to do it for you. Franchising your business can provide you with a … Read moreHow to Start a Franchise and Become a Franchisor
As a freshman in college, I saw an ad in the school newspaper looking for envelope stuffers. To me, the idea of stuffing envelopes at a rate of $1 per envelope seemed like a great “business opportunity.” I had a scholarship, and I was working at the university cafeteria for spending money. When I saw … Read moreIs It a Business Opportunity or a Scam?
One of the best ways to improve your financial situation is to start a side business that grows into a full-time income. But operating a business as a sole proprietor leaves you and your personal assets little protection from lawsuits. To better protect your assets set up your business correctly from the beginning as a … Read moreHow to Start a Small Business LLC
Aren’t we all ready to tell our boss off, walk out, and start our own company that will be wildly successful? Don’t we all have those great ideas that we know would be successful if only we had more time to dedicate to nurturing it? We see success stories all over the internet and TV … Read moreEntrepreneurship and the Risk of Personal Guarantees
Have you ever seen a great location in your town and thought that it would be perfect for a coffee shop or restaurant? Some people dream about opening up a little Mom and Pop restaurant and running their own business for a living. Unfortunately, the failure rate is very high for these businesses. An alternative … Read moreAre Top Franchises Worth the Initial Investment?
Since becoming a parent, I’ve been noticing just how many of my fellow stay-at-home-mothers are supplementing their income through direct sales jobs. We’ve all had some experience with one of these companies—either going to a makeup or candle or scrapbooking party, having a friend become a consultant, or even going to one of the big … Read moreDirect Sales: Perfect Job for Stay-At-Home-Moms?
It can be tempting to chalk up all your entertainment expenses as business expenditures but you must resist the temptation or face the music from the IRS. Small business expenses do have rules and if you break them, you could find yourself in tax trouble. Entertainment expenses including those for meals out are sometimes the … Read more5 Guidelines for Deducting Entertainment Expenses from Your Small Business