Monthly Archives: March 2012

10 Low-Cost Weekend Businesses to Start

Whether you want to just make some extra money in your free time or desire to one day quit your day job and create a full-time business, starting a low-cost business on the weekend is an easy way to test … Continue reading

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Dog-walker in Chief Meet the man behind thousands of dogs across the country–and soon, the world

Dog walking is one of those in-between occupations–something you do to get through law school or while waiting for your script to be picked up. That also means it’s often a fly-by-night service, where professionalism is the exception. At least, … Continue reading

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Pamper Pets by Selling Upscale Pet Products

This article was excerpted from Pet Businesses, a startup guide available from SmallBizBooks.com . The urge to splurge on pet clothes, toys and other goodies has been around for awhile now. But ever since Hollywood starlets started carrying their pooches … Continue reading

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10 Businesses You Can Start From Your Smartphone

You’re out of work. The job listings are thin. You have no money to start your own business. Maybe you don’t even have a computer to assist in conducting a proper job search. Rest easy, we’re here to help. We’ve … Continue reading

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New Plan Asks Entrepreneurs to Sound Off on Immigration

If you think our nation’s immigration policy could use some tweaking to help stimulate the economy, here’s your chance to give the Feds your opinion. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USCIS, director Alejandro Mayorkas announced a new “Entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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How to Create a Profitable Business Idea

Breakthrough entrepreneurship is about solving problems — but it’s only half the battle. If you’ve brainstormed a business idea and have a sense of the customer pain your product can solve. The next step in your billion-dollar business generating process … Continue reading

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Your Eyes and Ears on the Ground: SXSW Interactive

Austin, Texas has a reputation as a bustling city. But for the past week, things have been eerily calm. It’s the calm before the storm, and that storm is the five day 19th Annual SXSW Interactive Festival (and then five … Continue reading

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How to Make Working at Home Work: A Banker-Turned-Entrepreneur’s Story

“I really didn’t want a ‘real job.’ I wanted to work for myself,” Bill Buckley recalls. “And I loved working from home.” That was 1995, after Buckley had spent 25 years in the banking industry. He did a 180 to … Continue reading

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