BUSINESS IDEAS YOU CAN START TODAY : COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY

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Computers and Technology
Computer Repair
In today’s computer-based society, computer “downtime” can be both costly and aggravating. As a repair professional-equipped with some basic diagnostic equipment and technological savvy-you can get clients’ computers back up and humming again.

Computer Consulting
Tap into a surging market as a computer consultant. Whether you’re an expert at Windows 95, putting together hardware components, or networking, a growing number of computer “newbies” will surely benefit from your services.

Internet Research

Practice makes perfect when it comes to surfing the internet. With some search-engine and self-marketing savvy, put information at clients’ fingertips–and “net” profits at yours.

Web-Site Designer
With specialized software, creating websites comes easy, so long as you have some basic technical and graphic savvy. Home in on business by helping businesses establish a site; existing clients will need help keeping their websites up-to-date, as well.

 

There is really no end to the computers and technology business opportunities. New ones are created every day, if you are interested in this field seek more counsel from those already in the field.

 

Have a blessed day,

Cynthia Mwangi

 

Source :Guen Sublette runs her writing-and-editing-services business from her home in Redondo Beach, California.

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BUSINESS IDEAS YOU CAN START TODAY : HOME SERVICES

AMBITION

 

Home Services
Packing and Unpacking Service
Packing up to move to a new home or office–not to mention unpacking on the other end–is enough to leave one feeling upended. Thank goodness for packing and unpacking entrepreneurs who, with their hassle- and time-saving services, make moving seem like magic.

Carpet Dyeing
For a fraction of the cost of replacing unsightly or stained carpeting, carpet-dyeing professionals provide hotels, community centers, nursing homes and other businesses an attractive alternative. So go ahead, lay the options at your clients’ feet . . . and start making wall-to-wall profits.

Home-Entertainment Installation
Just watch a novice attempt to connect the wires, cables and other components of their new or relocated stereo and television equipment, and you’re likely to view consumer impatience at its finest. But with your sound electrical and wiring expertise, you’ll have all systems buzzing in no time.

Pool Services
Make a splash in the pool-services business with little more than some cleaning equipment and a water-test kit. Just load up your tools in your car and make the rounds in your neighborhood. Then dive right into business by marketing your service to homeowners’ associations, apartment complexes and individual residences.

Lawn Care
When push comes to shove, you’ve probably got what it takes to make some “green.” Just roll up your sleeves and start mowing, clipping and fertilizing lawns for office complexes and residential clients alike.

House Painting
Brush up on your painting skills, and get ready to paint the town red–or white, blue or beige, for that matter. Just load up your truck with brushes, rollers and ladders, and get primed for business!

Local Moving Service
Be a mover and shaker with your own local moving service. This is no business for the faint of heart, however: Make sure you’re equipped with some upstanding leveraging techniques . . . as well as brawn.

House-Sitting
Is there a sitter in the house? If so, homeowners can rest assured that, while they’re away, their plants and pets will be tended to. Don’t wait for opportunity to come knocking; a reliable set of references get you in the door.

Home Decorating
Home in on the decorating business with your flair for design. Work with local furniture and accessory stores, paint shops, and carpet and drapery outlets to coordinate clients’ interiors. And remember: The key to getting in the door of this business is decorating your own home, first.

Miniblind Cleaning
Put an end to dusty miniblinds in offices, homes and other buildings with your miniblind-cleaning service. Immerse blinds in tanks of gentle, yet effective, cleansing solution . . . and give clients a squeaky-clean new perspective on the world outside their windows.

Pet-Food and Supplies Home Delivery
Lugging pounds of pet food and supplies from the store each week or so can be a burden on pet owners, but it’s certainly not too much for pet-delivery entrepreneurs. Once you’ve sniffed out some leads, start serving up success by delivering pet supplies directly to customers’ doors.

Custom Closet Systems
Calling all closet-organizing fanatics: It’s time to come out and show your stuff! With a few hooks and shelves, and a lot of creativity (but checking any fear of small spaces at the door), you’ve got the makings of a custom closet-systems pro . . . with plenty of room to grow. New homeowners and long-time closet accumulators alike make up your potential clientele.

Window Washing
Business has never been clearer for window washers. Grab your bucket, squeegee, and glass-cleaning solution, and rap at the dirty windows of local businesses and residences alike. Add repeat customers, and you’ll soon be on a winning streak.

Residential Cleaning
Not only is residential cleaning a good way to keep a body busy, but it’s also a way to clean up some profits while you’re at it. Start on the ground floor by mopping, sweeping and dusting one house, and work your way up from there!

 

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Cynthia Mwangi

Source : Guen Sublette runs her writing-and-editing-services business from her home in Redondo Beach, California

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BUSINESS IDEAS YOU CAN START TODAY : MARKETING AND SALES

A JOURNEY

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”

Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Marketing and Sales
Sales-Lead Generating
Streamline salespeople’s efforts by identifying prospects and generating sales leads. Some footwork, market research, and a phone set you on the path to compiling a list of potential customers for your clients.

Public-Relations Agency
A way with words, enthusiasm and persistence are all necessary in this competitive business. Networking–by developing contacts with reporters and other media–is also crucial to helping your clients go public with press releases and more.

Copy writing and Proofreading Service
Wanted: creative writer with a knack for finding typos and misteaks . . . er, mistakes. Writers who help ensure clients’ advertising copy is both catchy and fault-free may not win a Pulitzer, but they will have some profits to write home about.

Public-Relations Agency
A way with words, enthusiasm and persistence are all necessary in this competitive business. Networking–by developing contacts with reporters and other media–is also crucial to helping your clients go public with press releases and more.

Sales Training
Don’t sell yourself short: With some self-promotion and marketing know-how, you could have what it takes to build your own business as a sales trainer. By sharing your sales savvy with other busy business owners, you not only help boost clients’ bottom line, but yours, too.

 

Source : Guen Sublette runs her writing-and-editing-services business from her home in Redondo Beach, California

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BUSINESS IDEAS YOU CAN START TODAY : BUSINESS SERVICES

    This weekend I had the privilege of getting a front raw seat at my colleague’s wedding. One James Gichana. I have seen him grow from an intern, to a producer, deputy head of radio. He is a blessed man. I wish him and his beautiful wife Liz a happy and blessed marriage. 

One thing I saw from the day they said they want to get married, was the bond they had with friends and family. That does not come easy, its work, commitment and selflessness.Where people are going extra miles to make sure your life is better.  I pray that as you continue to build yourself you have people who will stand with you, walk with you in every aspect of your life.  No one ever made it on their own.

My contribution to your next step, again is my sharing with ideas that should you decide to take up, wil propel you even further towards your dream.

  It’s the little things you do. That’s what will make the difference. Wangari Maathai

 

Business-Plan Consulting
Not only is a business plan crucial in obtaining bank financing, but it’s an invaluable tool for anticipating–and tackling–a business’s inevitable ups and downs. With your writing skills, spreadsheet know-how, and general business savvy, show clients how to present their best-laid plans . . . while accomplishing your own.

Packing and Unpacking Service
Packing up to move to a new home or office–not to mention unpacking on the other end–is enough to leave one feeling upended. Thank goodness for packing and unpacking entrepreneurs who, with their hassle- and time-saving services, make moving seem like magic.

Business-Travel Management
Make the skies even friendlier for business travelers–and less costly for business owners–as a business–travel manager. Help book low-price tickets, keep expense records, manage frequent-flier miles . . . and reap the high-flying rewards.

Specialized Staffing
Helping clients meet their workforce needs is a matter of finding a niche and filling it–and keeping up with human resources trends. Work your way up in the industry by developing a roster of specially skilled workers, then use your “people skills” to build your business.

Business-Words

 

Executive Search
Take your business to a “hire” level: As an executive-search specialist, help busy clients find the right man–or woman–for the job. Your job involves placing ads and conducting interviews to screen potential employees for clients. Put on your best interviewing suit, and get down to business.

Freight Brokerage
One sack of flour for a dozen eggs . . . Gone are the days of such no-frills, local trade. In their place: a sophisticated global commerce system requiring a thorough knowledge of land, sea, air and rail shipping rates and regulations. Knowledgeable freight brokers are indispensable to this burgeoning scene.

Computer Consulting
Tap into a surging market as a computer consultant. Whether you’re an expert at Linux, putting together hardware components, or networking, a growing number of computer “newbies” will surely benefit from your services.

Limousine Service
With a limo and some insurance, you could be the driving force behind a new business venture. Stretch your market by adding more drivers and cars to your fleet. Then, once you’ve established a reliable reputation, start driving home your limousine-service sales.

Language Translation
Falling foreign-trade barriers and improved communication technology translate into success for language translators and interpreters. An ear for multiple languages puts you at the forefront of this global movement.

Office-Relocation Service
Helping businesses get plugged in to a new neighborhood comes easy for office-relocation-service entrepreneurs who, as “locals,” know who’s who in providing such services as printing, restaurant delivery and equipment repair.

Apartment-Prepping
Move in on the housing market with some basic plumbing, painting, caulking and scrubbing skills. Busy landlords and leasing offices can both benefit from your handyman skills, while you, in turn, make some handy profits repairing vacated units for clients’ new tenants.

Debt-Collection Service
Money makes the world go ’round: You get paid when your clients get paid by the people who you get to pay them. Sound complicated? It doesn’t have to be: As a debt collector, it pays in more ways than one to have some persistence in tracking down clients’ delinquent debtors.

Restaurant Delivery Service
When “Let’s do lunch” means eating at the office, an ordinary sack lunch doesn’t have to suffice. Thanks to restaurant deliverers, busy professionals can order their meals from local restaurants. By collecting a delivery charge and tip, operators get a good taste of entrepreneurial success.

Catering
a caterer’s place is in the kitchen . . . cooking up hot profits, that is. So long as your kitchen is commercially approved–and you’ve got a knack for stirring up some “dough”–you’ve got the makings for savory success. Service weddings, holiday parties, and other festive gatherings; if you’re lucky, clients will have your cake and eat it, too!

Seminar Promotion
If there’s one thing consumers can never seem to get enough of, it’s information. Give them an earful by planning and promoting informational seminars. You don’t need to be an expert yourself; just schedule the speakers, reserve a location, promote the event, and get ready to collect the profits at the door.

Professional Organizer
If you’ve got a knack for neatness, why not help the organizationally challenged? Messy closets, home offices and commercial offices alike could benefit from a more efficient setup. Put some order into others’ lives, and arrange yourself some pretty profits.

 

Have a blessed day,

Cynthia Mwangi

source :Young entrepreneurs,  Guen Sublette runs her writing-and-editing-services business from her home in Redondo Beach, California

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BUSINESS IDEAS YOU CAN START TODAY : PERSONAL SERVICES

 

Most young people have unfortunately found themselves in the ‘ serikali saidia ma youth’ choir. Even with the youth/uwezo fund, tenders generally reserved for Women, Youth and Persons With disabilities. 

  In the same breathe, they want to drive range rovers and live in Nyari estate. How they plan to achieve that, i don’t know.  As Wangari Maathai said,  It’s the little things you do. That’s what will make the difference.   My little thing is sharing what I think will take you a step closer to that range rover.

Like this article that gave 105  jobs you can start without a lot of capital, the jobs , all very relevant.

I’ll share them with you in 7 posts

1.Personal services

2.Business services

3.Marketing and sales

4.Home services

5.Computer and technology

6.Children services

7.Event services

 

Personal Services

Mobile Pet Grooming
Snip, clip and brush your way to success as a mobile pet groomer. Fido and his owner will both appreciate the convenience of a “doorstep” doggie-grooming service. With the proper training and experience, a van and some grooming tools, start barking up the right tree by marketing your business in your neighborhood and others.

Dry-Cleaning Pickup & Delivery
Are you clothes-minded? Then try on the dry-cleaning pickup-and-delivery business for size. Provide pickup and drop-off at a place that’s convenient for busy professionals, then follow suit by arranging with a local dry cleaner to do the actual cleaning.

Golf-Club Cleaning
Take your best shot with a golf-club cleaning service. Not only will you be offering golfers a clean edge to improve their game, but you’ll be offering a way to protect their investment from the rusting, pitting and discoloration of dirty clubs.

Self-Defense Instructor
You can never feel too safe or secure. People of all ages and backgrounds can benefit from the self-defense skills you can teach them. Get your business jump-started by training others in the disciplines you’ve learned–Aikido, Karate, or simply basic safety-awareness skills.

Adventure Tours
got a taste for adventure? Whether it’s exploring South American caves or touring Masaai mara, you’re sure to find a fanatic following . . . so long as you do all the footwork first. Put your service on the road to success by coordinating transportation, food and lodging. Your clients only need to worry about one thing: having fun. e.g bonfire adventures

Pet Sitting
When it comes to creature comforts, most canines would choose their own backyard over a kennel any day. Thanks to pet sitters–who take care of pets while their owners are out of town or busy–Fido can have his kibble at home. This business isn’t just for the dogs, however; gear your services toward all creatures great and small for maximum profits.

Mobile Massage
Success is close at hand for mobile massage providers. Advertise your stress-relieving services at local workout clubs, spas and physical therapists’ offices. Then bring your trained hands–and a portable massage table–to clients’ homes or places of work.

Personal Chef
Cook up tasty profits as a personal chef. Those with culinary competence can likely find a hungry clientele  Or, market your business to clients for those special occasions when they prefer to dine in–complete with restaurant-quality food and service.

Mobile Mechanic
As a mobile mechanic, a good knowledge of automobile repair techniques and a list of referrals help you rev up sales. Put your business in the fast lane by bringing your service directly to clients’ homes or places of business.

Cover Letter/Resume Service
Not everyone knows how to look good on paper. With your editing and basic layout skills, a laser printer, and some high-quality stationery, you’re set to start showing clients how to put their best foot forward in their resumes and cover letters–and how to get in the door of potential employers’ businesses for an interview.

Mystery Shopping
Now, you can shop till you drop . . . and get paid for it! Just put on your shopping shoes and put service personnel to the test as a “mystery” shopper. Rate local retail stores’ employees on attitude, friendliness, and overall quality of service, then report back to your store-owner clients, helping them to ensure their service really is number one.

Tax-Form Preparer
One thing is certain: There will always be a need for tax preparers. Come tax season, businesses and individuals alike need help preparing numerous tax forms and understanding the latest tax regulations. Equipped with some specialized computer software, start scheduling your career as a tax preparer this fiscal year-and get ready for some returns on your time and investment.

Wedding-Guide publishing
for photographers, bakers, caterers and florists, wedding bells means big business. Help them get a piece of the action by publishing a wedding guide with space for local advertisers. Include some basic wedding-planning articles, and you’ll find June brides aren’t the only ones to benefit from your premarital publication.

Mobile Car-Wash and Detailing
Take your business on the road, and clean up on profits as a mobile car-wash and detailing pro. Let a little soap and water do wonders . . . along with a few rags, brushes, and elbow grease; then drive home sales by marketing your services to car dealers, rental fleet owners, and corporations.

Professional Organizer
If you’re got a knack for neatness, why not help the organizationally challenged? Messy closets, home offices and commercial offices alike could benefit from a more efficient setup. Put some order into others’ lives, and arrange yourself some pretty profits.

Tutoring
Thought your proficiency in high school algebra was all for naught? Think again: As a tutor, you could help others bone up on their studies. Whether it’s reading, writing or arithmetic, help your students reach the top of their class with a little experienced guidance and support.

Private Investigation
Blaze your own entrepreneurial trail while following others’ footsteps-literally. As a private investigator, make your mark in the industry by keeping a keen “eye” on other people’s activities. Clients include attorneys gathering evidence for a case, or individuals seeking information about a significant other.

 

Guen Sublette runs her writing-and-editing-services business from her home in Redondo Beach, California

Source :Young entrepreneurs

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YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS SERIES : JOSH SIMON

JoshSimonCPEWe all want to make it young, set ourselves apart. But what are we doing toward that?

Josh is a guy who has been entrepreneurial all his life, he had little businesses as a kid, worked doing what he was passionate about through college and has continued his progress after graduation.  I’m excited to share his story with you today.

Remember, these interviews are designed to motivate and inspire, and show how you can be successful at a young age.

 

1. Tell me about yourself?

Josh: Growing up I had a fascination with the building process and was captivated by construction projects. I’d walk down the street from my house to construction sites so I could experience the energy first hand. As soon as I got my driver’s license at 16, I started driving workers and materials to and from construction sites. I knew my career would be in real estate development.

So when I was 18 I had an opportunity that brought it all together. A particular development project was budding and although I had never navigated the entire process before, that didn’t stop me. I pulled together all of the pieces for a successful ground lease deal with the national restaurant chain Chili’s. When everything came together seemingly effortlessly, I knew that I had found my calling.

In the commercial real estate world, I’m one of the youngest principles in the country that is leading a nationally focused development company. My firm, SimonCRE, was established in 2010 and has quickly built an exceptional reputation for service and bold business decisions. I’ve been in the industry for a decade, starting on all days, April Fool’s Day in 2004. Since then, I’ve leased and developed millions of square feet of real estate across the country from our headquarters in Scottsdale, Arizona.

 

2. What was it like to start a company so young, when others are still in school or figuring out life?

Josh: I always new that success came from a couple of things – real life experience and getting ahead of everyone else. Doing the “normal” thing never appealed to me. So at the beginning of my freshman year of college, when most of my fellow classmates were getting used to dorm life and living on their own, I was searching for internships. Using my contacts, I landed an internship in real estate development, which was exactly where I wanted to be.

Things just clicked because I was completely focused on what I wanted to do.

 

3. What was the biggest risk you ever took? Do you regret it?

Josh: Going out on my own in 2010 was a huge risk because the market was still in a tough place and many people couldn’t understand why I would tackle it on my own. The biggest risk was being 25 years old and taking that leap of faith. Not having a ton of real world experience and saying that I could do it myself was really risky. But I was young and it was the right time for me. It was the best move I’ve ever made.

 

4. What about a failure – tell us about a time you failed at something.

Josh: I’ve started other small companies that weren’t successful because I tried to be everything to everyone. From those experiences, I learned that a business takes more precision than a spaghetti-on-the-wall approach. It needs to focused. Understanding that serves me well every day.

 

5. If you could make one change, what would it be?

Josh: In general, many people are afraid to say no. I would encourage them to say no more often – especially professionally. When you are successful, people look to you for insight and leadership. This often leads to invitations to sit on a board of directors, or help with a specific cause or spearhead a certain initiative. When you’re spread too thin, you’re of no help to anyone. Be intentional about what you do and do it well.

 

6. When did you make your first million, and do you think it changed you?

Josh: I was 25 years old when I earned my first million. I don’t think that it changed me much as a person, but there were a couple of day-to-day things that happened. I became a little more protective and aware of myself and I enjoyed life a little more.

 

7. Being younger, how are you currently managing your money (investments, professional help, etc.)?

Josh: I have a couple financial advisors, an attorney and accountant. My CFO and I look at everything together. Since I work in real estate, my investments are what I do, so I’m pretty hands-on. I also like to surround myself with people who are more experienced than I am – both with money and in knowledge.

 

8. Entrepreneurship or college for today’s high school grads? Which do you think is more important?

Josh: Depending upon your discipline and definitely in my college courses, I didn’t learn a lot from textbooks that I now use on a daily basis. A true entrepreneurial spirit isn’t something you can teach. Two entrepreneurial skills that are extremely difficult to learn in class are salesmanship and how to effectively build relationships. But college is important developmentally. It’s a great arena to meet and connect with people that aren’t in your normal circles. Some of my best friends today are my fraternity brothers whom I met in college.

The university atmosphere helps you grow and communicate more effectively. Those skills will guide you through your education, require you to ask the right questions, get the right information.

 

9. What advice do you have for young adults when it comes to money and entrepreneurship?

Josh: As far as money – live below your means. Save money from day one and continue to always put money away. Lots of people in their 20s don’t save a penny, and come to regret it later when they’re playing catch up.

For entrepreneurship – find something you’re passionate about and go after it. Hurdle over the roadblocks and be laser focused on what it is that you want. Also, continuing education is important, as is relationship building and networking within your industry. You never know where your next deal may come from.

 

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