Want to come up with a world-changing business idea? First step, think locally. What exactly does your community need? Jennifer Spencer Published 11:00 am CST, Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Westend61 | Getty Images 5 Simple Ways to Identify Business Ideas That Could (Really) Change the World 1 / 1 Back to Gallery It’s one thing to be able to identify industries and businesses that are poised for major market success. But entrepreneurship requires more than just finding an idea that can make a lot of money. For entrepreneurs to tap into the motivating power that drives … [Read more...] about 5 Simple Ways to Identify Business Ideas That Could (Really) Change the World
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Pay attention to the mundane and focus on simple improvements. Your key to crazy entrepreneurial success might just be sitting there on the kitchen counter. Linda Sawyer Published 2:00 pm CDT, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 Photo: Maskot | Getty Images Photo: Maskot | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Maskot | Getty Images Want a Brilliant Business Idea? Wash the Dishes. 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Two years ago, my co-founder Alison Matz and I left big corporate gigs to launch Skura Style, our ecommerce startup, which ships attractive and functional sponges directly to a growing number of happy subscribers in kitchens across the United States. Now, a year post-launch, we've garnered lots of national … [Read more...] about Want a Brilliant Business Idea? Wash the Dishes.
It’s no secret that reading can help you get ahead. The most accomplished peopletend to love to read. However, starting a new book can seem daunting and overly time-consuming. The good news is there are several short business books loaded with powerful information about selling, managing, and investing. We compiled a list of the best business books under 150 pages that you can start and finish in an afternoon. 'Who Moved My Cheese?' made it on 'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John's list of business books that changed his life. Johnson's parable was an instant hit when it came out in 1998 and has continued to be a bestseller over the past decade. It tells the story of two mice, Scurry and Sniff, and two sprite-like people, Hem and Haw, living in a maze where the location of the cheese suddenly begins changing every day. Johnson wrote the book as the internet started becoming more accessible, causing companies around the world to adapt and learn new ways of doing business. Its … [Read more...] about 9 brilliant business books you can read in an afternoon
Is your brilliant idea a gold mine or a guaranteed flop? John Boitnott Published 6:30 am, Tuesday, July 3, 2018 Photo: Shannon Fagan | Getty Images Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Photo: Shannon Fagan | Getty Images How to Know When That Business Idea Is Good Enough to Pursue 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Eureka! You’re overcome with a genius (or so you think) business idea while going about your day. But, is your idea good enough to actually act on? Knowing when it’s time to start a side-gig or better yet, to leave your job can be challenging. Related: 7 Audacious Startup Ideas That Eventually Became Wildly Successful This article will give you some guideleines to help you better understand if it’s worth acting upon your supposedly game-changing business idea. Can the business model be … [Read more...] about How to Know When That Business Idea Is Good Enough to Pursue
Starbucks‘ decision to shut down all its stores in the US for anti-bias training has sparked debate. Since the coffee giant announced plans to close 8,000 company-owned stores for the afternoon of Tuesday, May 29, people have been split on the wisdom of the decision. The decision to temporarily close stores came after two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia Starbucks after they tried to use the bathroom without ordering anything. Footage of the arrests went viral, sparking boycott threats. Rough calculations from Business Insider estimate that the closures could mean $US12.4 million in lost sales. And that’s purely from several hours of shuttered stores – not considering wider repercussions. Despite the backlash and the lost sales, Starbucks’ decision to close stores is built on a solid business plan. Here are three reasons why Starbucks is making the right choice with the closures. Starbucks’ reputation is vital Much of the plan to close stores for … [Read more...] about Starbucks is set to lose $12 million by closing stores for racial-bias training, but it’s still a brilliant business idea