I am an online adjunct professor of business and leadership for Liberty University in Virginia and Southeastern University in Florida; and onsite instructor for UCR Extension in Riverside, California. 1. Website-Your website is the cornerstone of your marketing activities. Instead of an “old school” corporate site, think about using a hard-hitting sales letter approach. Use rich media and integrate a personal video into your site. Also, be sure to include a “squeeze page” asking for visitors’ e-mail addresses. 1. They see things as they can be and not as they are. In a recession it becomes more difficult to earn a profit on a regular basis. Even Internet marketing businesses have a tougher time making sales when people are not spending as much money. Imagine the CEO of a large corporation calling one of his vice presidents to a meeting. At the meeting, the vice president is informed that he must raise $20,000 in employee contributions for a foundation the company is going to sponsor. The CEO is not concerned with the means the vice president uses as long as they result in a check for $20,000. Raising such a sum requires getting $100 from each employee-a daunting endeavor! The vice president considers the various ways he could accomplish this task. It would be both easy and quick to approach the employees using control. He could use physical force or threats on their life to obtain the money. This do-it-or-else mentality would get immediate results. The long-term impact, however, would likely involve rebellion, revenge, and resentment. What about coercion? Surely the employees would provide the requested donation if they were told doing otherwise would negatively affect their next job evaluation. Would this tactic get immediate results? Sure. Again, however, the long-term effects would be resentment, rebellion, and revenge. Starting a tiffin services is a very viable home based business idea. Everyone need food, if you are good at cooking tasty food at reasonable price you can start this business. You need to do proper market research before starting this business. Investment required for this business is very low. Tasty food and timely delivery is success mantra of this business. Next business idea is laundry shop. You can start laundry shop with a low investment in a rented shop. You need labor helping you in doing laundry work. This business is for low-skill uneducated people. Everybody wanting to start a business should be aware that it is going to involve plenty of challenges, hardships, stress, worry, and a multitude of other issues. The process of starting a business has often been likened to jumping off a cliff, and building an aeroplane on the way down. It will mean sleepless nights, long working hours and the unwavering support of family and friends around you. This is real, and the reason so many start-up businesses fail.
1. Rahab: Joshua 2:1-22; 6:17-25. Rahab was a businesswoman who ran a lodging place and provided for her family members. Often misrepresented as a prostitute, there is no evidence of this in the Bible. She became known for her willingness to take great risks to negotiate with new people for the protection of herself and her family. Running a lodging facility meant being able to manage a staff of workers, keep clients happy and serve the needs of people from all backgrounds. It also meant being misunderstood by those who didn’t understand this nontraditional business role for women. The leadership qualities and skills of Rahab included being industrious and wise, having a business plan, management abilities and negotiation skills. Project management is therefore about deciding the various success and failure criteria of a project and then organizing and running the project as a single entity so that all the success criteria are met. This process involves setting up and managing a project team that may consist of a number of different individuals with different specializations. The project manager must weld this group of individuals into a team and then drive the team to perform successfully. The team itself, like the project, will only last a certain time. Once the project is completed the project team will probably be disbanded or be moved on to the next project. For an entrepreneur to pursue a growth strategy he must understand the ways in which a business can grow. If your business’s success depends mainly on marketing, you need a CMO. That might be you-but only if you have time to keep up with competitors, oversee the marketing implementation, and still do the rest of your job-and do it well. Otherwise, you need to look for the person with the sunny disposition, Blackberry in hand, keeping up on what’s hot and what’s not. 4. Medical & pharmaceutical education, along with R&D should be globally and governmentally subsidized to take the profiteering aspects out of healthcare as well. Second, many mobile oil change operators are not very good salesmen. They are usually very honest people and ones who are very passionate about what they do and you gotta love that but I have found that most owners of mobile oil changes are terrible at the sales end. They are usually the type who try to charge way less than the going market rate and think they can tell a few people about their “awesome service” and wait by the phone. That never works. You have to go out and get them. You have to do a copious amount of cold calling. You have to talk to a lot of fleet managers and sale yourself first and then your service. Most in the mobile oil change business do not fully understand this or never really apply themselves to this side of business. Its probably the most important part not just in the mobile oil change business but any business for that matter. I will go out on a limb and say that if you are a great salesmen you will do well running a mobile oil change business or franchise. If you know about cars but not sales then I recommend working for a new or used car dealer for 2-3 months and get the experience. It will be tough and gruesome but that is the quickest way to get good a pure hard core sales without a lot of the “fluff.” Then open your mobile oil change company.
India is agriculture based country. A demand for Agriculture based equipment’s and product are growing every day. Thus, starting an Agriculture Equipment or Fertilizer Distribution would be a profitable option. There are many local and foreign manufacturers of these tools, who are looking for distributors for specific regions. If you are from a rural area where the demand for such products is high, you can think of starting this business. Benjamin, thank you for your encouraging comments and positive feedback. Servant Leadership is an excellent model and most others are self-serving. I have read and taught Collins’ Good to Great and since this article have written a couple papers on servant leadership. It seems the main difference between Level 5 and servant leadership is that Level 5 is centered more on the goals and objectives of the organization and servant leadership as defined by Robert Greenleaf more centered in the followers. Thank you for your insights. “Good leadership is about mentoring, guiding, coaching and leading from behind. In doing so you give people the opportunity to develop, innovate and contribute to the success of the overall organisation. People should stop blaming the government, blaming the rich, blaming the insurance companies, blaming blaming blaming. Most children with congenital hearing loss will be enrolled in auditory rehabilitation therapy, obtain services from a teacher of the deaf (hearing itinerant), or speech therapy services. Often, there is a provision for assistive technologyâ€ in the Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP). If you do not live in a state that requires health insurance coverage of hearing aids, you may be able to get some assistance from Early Intervention. ActionFlow is a time-saving small business tool that gives you access to over 50 different pre-defined business processes that you can instantly put in place within your business. Whether you need strategy help, a social media marketing plan or better systems for managing sales, marketing, human resources or customer service, ActionFlow has an immediately actionable set of tasks that will allow you to avoid the tedious process of trial and error. Candle making is low investment business idea. This business can be started from home also. You need raw material such as mold, material for making wax. You can think of buying readymade candle making machine for bulk production. The concept of readymade Namkeen and breakfast is very famous today. People are fond of Namkeen. They usually prefer readymade Namkeen and breakfast instead of cooking at home. This makes Namkeen shop lucrative business idea. You need to do a moderate investment in this business.
Next small business idea is of Ice. There are many events and purpose where people need Ice for cooling. Thus starting a business of Ice could be very good affair. You are evading my arguments. I can tell you just how much things like obesity, diabetes, traffic accidents, cost of education, cost of malpractice insurance, etc, etc, etc cost our healthcare system, but you don’t care. You can try and word it to sound as bad as possible, but it’s trade. Companies spend money to develop something, they have the right to charge for it. If they make a profit and come up with something else to help other people, good for them. All of the low investment or no investment business ideas included in this article are organized here for easy comparison. They are linked to their descriptions above. Being a Laissez-Faire leader means two things; first the leader, Allows followers to have complete freedom to make decisions concerning the completion of their work or ask questions of the leaderâ€, and second, The leader provides the followers with the materials they need to accomplish their goalsâ€ (Money-Zine). From an interview with two of Christy’s employees, it is apparent she holds both of these traits. When asked Are you left to work, manage, and motivate yourself?â€ The answer both of them gave where usuallyâ€ and somewhatâ€ (B. Borninski, personal communication, February 25, 2011). It’s worse than that, they expect that somehow companies should be able to spend $8 billion on research and only make $100 million in sales. When the government ‘provides’ everything for them, through taxing and raising public debt(which increases cost of living, essentially stealing money from everyone), they get the mentality that everything can be done for free, somehow, if the government just carries the debt. Unlike you I have read the bill in it’s entirety and I am well aware of what is in it, the conversation was about the Obamacare tax not about people having to buy insurance, there they are simply purchasing a service. Wedding planners are always in demand. If you have planning skill and staff, you can start your own wedding planning services. This business demands moderate investments. The case of GM is equally perplexing. In the early 1980sâ€”the very years in which GM’s main business, passenger automobiles, seemed almost paralyzedâ€”the company acquired two large businesses: Hughes Electronics and Ross Perot’s Electronic Data Systems. Analysts generally considered both companies to be mature and chided GM for grossly overpaying for them. Yet, within a few short years, GM had more than tripled the revenues and profits of the allegedly mature EDS. And ten years later, in 1994, EDS had a market value six times the amount that GM had paid for it and ten times its original revenues and profits.