- By Phil Williams
- February 12, 2016
It’s never easy starting a business from scratch. There’s 2,344,543 things that have to be considered before you even begin the process. Unfortunately the number 1 problem with starting your own business is always money.The very notion of having to invest thousands of dollars into a business idea that you may not be confident in is downright terrifying.
And let’s face it, most of us don’t have that kind of money to begin with. So we’ve come up with 12 business ideas with low investment that you can start right away. A lot of these ideas don’t require much more than a little knowledge and sweat equity.
Top 6 Business Ideas with Low Investment
Graphic designer, writer, accountant, bookkeeping, data entry, web development, web design, these are only a few possibilities when it comes to freelancing. A freelancers greatest weapon is knowledge, and how well he does whatever he’s knowledgeable about. There are dozens of services that cater to freelancers looking for work.
- By Phil Williams
- January 6, 2016
Just a few years ago the very idea of dress boots would have seemed out of place, if not outright weird. Not anymore.
I remember going to church when I was a kid and wearing a pair of black boots with my slacks because I couldn’t find my dress shoes. At the time my mother was furious with me but I couldn’t help to think they looked WAY better than my boring oxfords.
Apparently, that view point is now very much accepted in the fashion community. And with that said, it’s come to our attention that every gentleman should know when to wear, how to wear and to what to wear dress boots with.
Especially because its become obvious this fashion trend that began at the end of the Victorian era is not a trend at all, but a style staple that’s here to stay.
What Exactly are Dress Boots?
Good question. Dress boots are distinctly different from outdoor boots in a few ways. One way is that they are not as readily made to be used outdoors. The best dress boot is actual a dress shoe with an extended upper portion to cover the ankles. They are made in a very similar way to dress shoes.
- By Phil Williams
- December 28, 2015
1. Start with what you have
You may think that in order to start a successful business you need to have everything in order; a business loan, an office, a staff of in house marketers and maybe even an assistant. Well sorry to burst your bubble but it rarely happens that way.
Take a note from Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine, who started in his kitchen with a small 1,000 dollar loan from his mom. He put the first magazine together himself, by hand, and didn’t put a date on it because he didn’t know if there would be a second issue.
2. Be Consistent
“Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” – Robert Collier
The problem with success is that it doesn’t happen overnight. Without being consistent in your efforts you miss out on your opportunity of success. Pat Flynn creator of Smartpassiveincome.com is the poster boy for consistency and posts his monthly earnings online every month (October earnings $120,217.15).
Being that most of his monthly income comes from his daily continuous efforts in digital marketing, search engine optimization, back linking, and pod casts; He would never have gotten where he is today without consistency.
3. Work smart, but never be afraid to work hard
The main goal of any business person is to make money. Making money fast through get rich quick schemes never work out. At best the money you make is at the cost of exploiting someone else’s ignorance and at worst it could mean doing something illegal.
A perfect cocktail for low temperatures and nights out in the city with that double-breasted winter peacoat you’ve been dying to wear.
There’s not much better than a glass of melted butter mixed with your favorite golden spirit. This drink was the result of colonial New Englander’s habit of putting rum in everything.
It just so happens, this combo actually taste good.
This version was created out of a Boston cocktail bar in Hawthorne, and makes the winter warmer with the all-important addition of ice cream and black tea.
The Recipe: Serves 18-20 Glassware: Mugs or Rocks
The American dream has shifted somewhat over the years, changing from the traditional wife, nice house and 2.4 children to no wife, massive house and 2.4 million.
The core aspect of this new American dream is timing, reaching the ultimate goal while you’re still young enough to enjoy it.
Doing this is definitely easier said than done, and although you may have some exciting business ideas floating around in your head, it will definitely help to get some tips from young entrepreneurs who have been there, and done it.
Tips for the Tech Geek
At the tender age of 17 app developer Ed Hardy created the ‘Edge ski app’ which provides maps, weather updates and much more for thrill hunters on the slopes.
So how did he do it?
- By Fred Hernandez
- October 22, 2015
So you’re in the market for a stylish suit that won’t leave you penniless? You’ve come to the right place.
There are many things to think about when looking for a suit: fit, style, fabric, color, etc. Sometimes it may seem a bit overwhelming, which can lead people to buy any old suit off the rack. In those cases, suits may end up looking too big or too small on you.
Nowadays there are plenty of stores like H&M, Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, and J. Crew that have suits that are dapper yet budget-friendly. If you know what you are looking for, you can score a great looking suit that can last you for years to come without breaking the bank.
- By Fred Hernandez
- July 29, 2015
So you’re barely moving out of your parents house or have already experienced the pangs of living paycheck to paycheck. Everyone needs a course refresher on how to handle money once in a while, especially if you’re dream is to become wealthy.
Here are 5 insightful and easy to read books that will help you become a wise investor, a frugal spender, and a generally more happy and fulfilled person.
1.) How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
This book has been in print for probably longer than your grandparents have been alive. It contains tried and true methods to strengthen relationships, alter people’s behavior towards you, and generally become a more likable person.
Although most of the advice
A friend of mine called me this morning sounding very desperate. He sounded like he’d committed some terrible crime. I asked him what the hell was his problem and he told me that he got a girl’s number. She was a very beautiful girl, he said. In fact, she could be one of the great ones.
“That’s great! So what’s the problem?”
“Our first real date is this Friday.”
“Oh ok. Sorry, I still don’t see the problem.”
“I don’t know where the hell to take her, man.”
“I’m new to this city, after all. And it’s not like I’m rollin in the Benjamins.”
“No of course not.”
“Do you any good spots around town? Unique spots? Maybe places that not everyone knows about. And also of course, not too pricey.”
I had to think about it for a second, but eventually I was able to think of a few.
Music has the ability to transform our lives if we learn how to tap into its potential. It not only has brought people together since prehistoric cultures, but now we are learning more about the benefits it can have on an individual. These benefits range from improving your emotional and physical health to increasing your productivity.
Music is a tool that can enhance most problem areas of your life. If used wisely, it can act as a natural mood and performance enhancer. It’s basically the cheapest drug on the market.
Here are a few ways music can improve your well-being.
5. Music Can Help You Increase Your Endurance
Don’t mind the disco ball. (It’s just there for effect.)
Problem: Pretty Girl with Headphones = Unapproachable?