5 Home Improvement Franchises to Consider in 2017


Everyone who owns a home can all agree that you can always find a way to fix, polish or improve something. With today’s hectic schedules, it’s much easier for homeowners to let the professionals handle all home related issues. That’s one of the major reasons why the concept of investing in a home decoration franchise can prove to be extremely lucrative. In fact, statistics indicate that home decoration is a $300 billion market that is expected to rise. In this post, we’re going to take a close look at five of the best home improvement franchises that are available.

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Your Concise Guide to Starting a Food Business

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A small food business could be just what you’re looking for if you are ready for a new adventure in your career. Whether it’s a café, a street food van vendor or a restaurant, when you’re running a small food business for the first time, it’s important that you understand how to handle, store and serve the food that you sell.

Your key to success is ensuring that you keep your customers safe, and ensure your produce is safe to eat and free from any allergens. You should follow the EU Food Regulations to make sure the food that you serve is correct as per the regulations. Erudus, a company which stores and shares food labelling information within a data pool for customers’ benefit, has helped to put together this start-up guide for those aiming to run their own small food business:

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Opening a Restaurant: A Step by Step Mini Guide for Nervous First Timers


Starting your business can be very challenging especially for first timers. There are number of items you need to take care of before you can open the doors for business. Opening a restaurant is even more challenging due to number of health and employee related regulations and permits you need to address. Ni wonder first time entrepreneurs feel stressed out even before they can start the business. It helps to have guidance from someone who has been in your shoes before. It also helps to do research and learn everything you can before jumping in the water. Here is a mini guide we have developed for first-time restaurant owners to help you navigate the treacherous waters.

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Starting a Home Business? Answer These Questions First


Home based business is a perfect way to get a jump start on entrepreneurship. You can do it with little investment. You can manage it on part-time basis while you work on making it an established business. Many well-established businesses of today, such as HP, Google got their start in the home garage.

While it is easy to start a home-based business, it doesn’t mean you don’t need to worry about any regulations or laws. There is a more to consider besides visibility, access, and parking. Failure to do so can put you in hot water down the road. Here is a checklist of items to investigate before hanging up your shingle.

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Startup Saviors: Everything You Need to Know Before Take Off


Are you preparing to go it alone? Are you swapping the 9-5 job for running a business or going freelance? If you plan to launch a new venture, it’s not just about having a fantastic product or a new studio. There’s a lot to consider before you take off. Failure to consider various aspects of running your own business can lead to failure and loss of your hard-earned capital. Here are some essentials you’ll need before you go into business.

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The Startup Resume


For many of us, our resumes are currency. Most things we do, in a business sense, depend on those small pieces of paper. Every time we apply for a job, we do our best to sell ourselves. Every time we have a career gap, we worry about how we’re going to cover it. But, when you go it alone, what your resume says ceases to matter. You no longer have to sell yourself to a big boss or go up against other candidates. Instead, it’s all down to you. But, that doesn’t mean you can forget about your credentials altogether. We’re going to look at the resume you need to master for starting your own business.

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Unique Concepts to Help Start Your Online Business


When people think about starting their own business they have misconception that it needs large investment or requires deep technical knowledge. That is simply not true. With the advancement of technology and globalization it is now possible to start a new online business with little effort and minimal investment.

As a matter of fact, you can start an online business with a variety of topics that you might like to do that are outside the realm of the usual businesses out there. Below we discuss some out-of-box unique concepts you could use to start your online business.

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10 Common Mistakes Tech Startups Must Avoid


Starting a new business is certainly a rewarding venture. However, it can also be risky. Launching a tech startup can be even more challenging. Entrepreneurs have to build their company from the ground up and some of them may have little to no experience in the business world. Other problems such as handling finances and hiring employees on a limited budget may also arise.

Due to these reasons, a good number of tech startups end up in failure. If you don’t want your startup to become another statistic, here are ten common mistakes you should avoid at all costs:

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Is Your Small Business Playing to Your Strengths?


Being in charge of a small business is very exciting. There are day to day challenges, you’re constantly trying to find new and inventive ways to improve your company, and you’re inspired by the possibility of greater things yet to come. However, being in charge of a company does have one drawback – it’s hard to know when to step back and not do a task yourself. Like it or not, you’re not an expert in everything, and if you’re taking care of too many details then you’re not bringing your skills to the company. Here is how you can make sure you are playing to your strength in managing the business.

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3 Tips for Starting Your Own Aesthetics Practice


Everyone dreams of starting their own business at some point in their life. The reality is very few are able to make it. There are number of things you need to take care of and be willing to take risk before you can make that jump the land of entrepreneurship. Those working in the field of aesthetics is no different. Why work for someone else when you can do the same job working for yourself. It is easier said than done for many. However, with the right guidance and attitude it is possible to start your own aesthetics practice. Here are the tips to help you get there.

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