Business Development

3 Home Based Business Ideas for College Students

Posted by on Sep 19, 2011 in Business Development | Comments Off

3 Home Based Business Ideas for College Students

In this day and age, you must have a college degree in order to land a personally and financially rewarding job. As a college student, however, it can be tough trying to find time to study when you work a full time job to pay for books and tuition.

Instead of getting a job like other college students, do yourself a favor and start a home based business. A home based business can provide you with the flexibility you need to get your homework done while also providing you with the income to pay for it all. You’ll also learn valuable skills that will look great on your resume. Here are three business ideas you can use to create a home based business that supports your educational goals.

What to Do When You Must Close Your Small Business

Posted by on Sep 3, 2011 in Business Development | Comments Off

What to Do When You Must Close Your Small Business

People close a small business for many reasons. Some do so for personal reasons such as wanting to retire or having a baby. Others are forced out of business due to a violation of the law. But the majority of businesses close for one simple but powerful reason; no sales.

It can be disheartening to have to close a business because you couldn’t interest customers in your product. In fact, it can make you feel like a failure. You’ll even think that if you had tried a little harder then maybe the business would be a smashing success instead of a phenomenal flop.

The first thing you need to do is realize that entrepreneurship is a tough road to walk which is why a lot of people stay in the safe lane of employment. Instead of beating yourself up about having to close a business, you should congratulate yourself for being brave enough to try to make your dreams a reality.

If you have come to the decision to close your business, here are three tips to help ensure a smooth transition.

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