Below are a bunch of articles that we’ve covered over the years about small business and entrepreneurship…
Business & Entrepreneurship
Working from home is an excellent option for people who want to be with their families and still earn a living. When you work from home you can usually build a lot of flexibility into your schedule so that you can attend school functions for your children, care for sick family members, and tend to your household responsibilities . . . .
I remember sitting in my cubicle, with cloth walls surrounding me – or should I say caving in on me – with the sterile glow of a fluorescent light above my head. I had to stand up and look 50 yards in either direction just to catch a glimpse of sunlight. I still remember the […]
The new college school year is coming up, and with college costs getting higher each year, one of the recurring challenges is trying to find jobs to help finance your education so you don’t have to rely so much on student loans. Jobs aren’t so easy to get these days, especially when you have a limited schedule that has to leave plenty of time for classes and homework.
You’ve probably heard of “the 80/20 rule.” The technical term for this common phrase is called the Pareto principle, named after . . . you guessed it, a man named Pareto . . . .
For the purposes of the article I am defining Multi-level Marketing as any business that has a downline. Meaning members earn a percentage of the earnings of those they recruit. I currently have family members in MLMs, some friends in MLMs, have been recruited by Primerica and many others, and my wife even sold Stella and […]
A 2012 survey found that just 19 percent of workers – less than one in five – are happy with their careers. Another study said a majority of us would like to work for ourselves – but as most of us understand, self-employment can be a risky move. Would a franchise be the first step to freedom and wealth? Let’s look at the pros and cons of starting a franchise business to shed some light on the decision.
Over the past four years or so I’ve been using proactive envelope budgeting software called MoneyWell. It’s available on the Mac platform and there’s a companion app called MoneyWell Express for iPhone and iPod touch. Here’s what you need to know about it!
One day a couple of years ago we were snowed in and decided to have a little garage sale. Yep, that’s right: a garage sale in the middle of winter! Okay, okay, we didn’t have an actual garage sale, but used eBay to sell some of our stuff and make a few extra bucks. At first, I didn’t think we had anything to sell, but it turns out we had enough to bring in an extra $240!
A question came in awhile back from a reader who asked the following: “Should we embark on a project without first counting the total costs and later believing that God will provide?”
A while back I did an experiment to see if I could start a profitable Ebay business. This article shows how I did it and what my results were…
If you haven’t heard of Etsy, well basically is it a website that allows you to create a simple storefront to sell your crafts, homemade items, vintage items, or a lot more. It has exploded in growth over the last few years and many artists are finding it to be a great way to earn money from their creations.
Let me start of by saying that I am a Christian and these are my views about Christians working on Sunday. My views probably don’t match up exactly with every person who reads this article, and that’s okay! I encourage you to discuss and share your thoughts on this article in a respectful way . . . .
If you need to move out of your current home but can’t sell it due to market factors, you have another option. You can rent your house out until you can eventually sell it. There are advantages and disadvantages when renting out your house, but depending on your circumstances it could work to your overall benefit.
Personally, I’m not a big fan of business trips. It’s okay every once in a while, but I find myself out of routine and I definitely miss my wife and kids. But duty calls every now and then and it’s part of my job. Overall, I prefer to take a positive outlook on business trips, so here’s a list of things you can do to get some fun and productivity out of your next business trip!