Category Archives: Business Start up
We are in a recession, no doubt about that and it is tough. However recession and a tough economy can bring out the entrepreneur spirit in many people. In tough times people are almost forced to step it up. Some of the greatest companies in the world were created during tough economic times. There are many, one of those companies is Apple, can you believe that?
Amazing stuff! It seems that due to our own economic downturn we could very well be in the middle of our own entrepreneurship boom and I think a lot of that is fueled by the super quick growth of technology. Take a look at the infographic below to give you an idea of where innovation is happening:
- Technology Growth: Look Beyond Silicon Valley For Your Next GIG [Infographic] (anisesmithmarketing.com)
- Millennials Are Rockin’ Technology But Don’t Rule Out The Rest of Us [Infographic] (anisesmithmarketing.com)
- INFOGRAPHIC: Generation Y, Employment And Facebook (scoop.it)
So my solution is business development! Create your own, start small or start big it doesn’t matter it only matters that you start. That is if you are interested in developing an additional or primary source of income if you are searching for employment.
Getting started can be the largest hurdle to jump. So take a look at some of the resources below that may help get you started.
- Getting Started
- Videos for Entrepreneurs
- 10 Reasons to Start a Business
- Starting a business in Delaware
- Business Branding
- Blogging Platforms
- WordPress Blog
- Effective Social Media
- Hiring a Social Media Expert
- Facebook Landing Page
- Social Media, Blogging & GREAT Content
- Virtual Meetings and Cloud computing
- Cloud computing
I often discuss going into business because I a huge advocate of having multiple streams of income. Yeah..yeah..money isn’t everything but It sure does help you pay the bills. This is one of the reasons that I never put all of my eggs in one basket as my grandmother use to say.
Some of he hottest businesses were started in tough economic times, from basements, in dorm rooms and with a very tight budget. I posted a huge video collection of Videos that Entrepreneur’s need to watch recently and it was a big hit. So watch that again and read more about some of the Best Industries to venture into now.
As usual, if you have any comments, good, bad, ugly or indifferent feel free to leave them here, chime in on Twitter or post directly to my Facebook Wall.
I try to write about business start ups because I value the importance of having multiple sources of income. It has saved my can, many, many times so I try to stress the importance of starting a business no matter the size, no matter the type. The goal is to have an additional source of income, especially in this economy.
When planning to start a business we tend to think about the financial aspects, what kind of business to start, and fantasize about divorcing our boss. Oops sorry I may have been projecting. LOL Well anyway, one of the things that we must consider before we even think about any of this is creating a brand. Some of you are like oh OK, cool others are like WT-Heck Anise, what are you talking about.
Effective brand building starts with your color scheme and ends with making an impact with your colors and logo. Think about some of the largest brands in the world, their colors and logo. The Brands that stick out in my mind are Pepsi, Home Depot, Snickers and Dunkin Donuts. The colors and look of these brands stick in my mind because of effective branding. Lets think about the Snicker brand for a minute. A while ago Snickers did an entire marketing campaign which swapped out the actual word Snickers and added another. Yet we KNEW that the campaign was still an ad for Snickers. THIS is what I mean by branding. You need your brand to be memorable, just like some of the bigger brands.
Branding starts with Color so give some careful thought to what color you would like your brand to be. Check the resources below for more information on color selection. Also consider the book, The 22 Immutable Laws of Branding .
I try to write about things that I’d like to read on blogs and things that I know interest my readers. Sometimes I venture off the track, :-) .
I’ve always had an interest in business ventures because they’re fun, you can make some Cha-ching and most importantly NO JOB is guaranteed. Did you hear that NO JOB IS GUARANTEED! So I was never one to place myself in a position to be at the mercy of one source of income. All you need is for your boss to have a bad day and your financial future could be screwed every which way from Sunday. Ummmm been there, a time or two. What has prevented the screwed every which way has been my belief that one should never depend solely on one source of income. This is especially important in this economy.
So with all of that said, if you are thinking of starting, expanding or partnering in a business and or entrepreneurial venture check out the 10 videos that should help you along. I saw this information posted on INC and couldn’t wait to share it with my readers. As usual, I welcome comments, good, bad, ugly or indifferent. So feel free to post here or leave them directly on my facebook wall.
Developing the CEO Within You
Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
Muhammad Yunus: The Social Business Model
Can a “Green” Business Also Be a Profitable One?
Seth Godin: Ideas That Spread, Win
The Best Business Advice on Donny Deutsch Show From the CEO
Steve Jobs 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Energizing Office Yoga
How to Craft Your 300-Second Elevator Pitch or Networking Introduction
Entrepreneurial Advice From Billionaires