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November 22, 2008 - Lisa Paredes Woeller

Today, many parents are searching for an affordable child daycare services. The new economy has forced many working parents to take their children out of traditional child day care centers. Yet, with every problem there is usually a business opportunity.

The Concept

If you love children and are looking for a great business that you can start from your home then consider starting a home-based child daycare business. These new smaller forms of a traditional day care business are becoming popular since more and more parents are working longer hours and second jobs. A home daycare business will not be able to take the volume of kids that a traditional daycare business does. Yet, this can be used to your advantage as you will be able to focus more on the children you have and their particular needs.

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November 20, 2008 - Lisa Paredes Woeller

Are you great at organizing? Can you create a memorable party atmosphere without necessarily having to be the life of the party? Are you searching for a way to make extra money; or considering, going into business for yourself? If, you answered yes to these questions, there is a perfect home based start up business for you.

The Concept

Home based party planning businesses are great for well organized extroverted individuals, who know how to put these skills to good use. And, as more people look to outsource activities that they no longer have time to complete, the industry is growing. There are typically elements of a good party that the average person forgets, such as contracts with the photographer, disc jockey or band, and caterer, that ensures things turn out as planned. However, it takes a skilled and flexible person to turn into a problem solver when surprises do arise. As a party planner, you can choose to tailor your business around particular types of parties, like wedding receptions and business parties; or, you can choose to offer a variety of party planning services.

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March 5, 2009 - Lisa Paredes Woeller

The fantasy of turning your hobby into a billion-dollar business bug has bitten us all, at one time or another. Yet, the biggest misconception about starting a craft business is that you have to start with a personal hobby. Although, this is how many craft businesses get started, it is by no means a prerequisite for success.

The fantasy of turning your hobby into a billion-dollar business bug has bitten us all, at one time or another. Yet, the biggest misconception about starting a craft business is that you have to start with a personal hobby. Although, this is how many craft businesses get started, it is by no means a prerequisite for success.

Before You Start

First things first, you will need an idea or craft. Common craft businesses include gift baskets, personalized merchandise, figurines, knitted items, wood working items, or models. Though this is not an all, inclusive list, it's a good starting point if you do not have a hobby. You should also brainstorm the things you enjoy doing or have an interest in learning to gain additional craft business ideas.

Next, you will need to know how much it costs to create one of your crafts. This is important because knowing the cost will help you set the price. And, should prevent you from selling your craft for less than it costs to make.

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Feburary 24, 2009 - Lisa Paredes Woeller

If you adore pets and have always had a "fido thumb", you could own your pet-sitting business! If you're thinking of establishing one, know what you're getting into. It's a major responsibility caring for other people's pets so it's not a business that you do on a whim.

Put on your thinking cap and let's start a pet sitting business!

Pet Sitting Business: Basic Guidelines

Consider the following before opening a pet sitting business.

1. Training - just because you've taken care of a friend's Chihuahua or Bichon Frisé as a teen, it doesn't make you a dog care expert. With the numerous dog breeds out there, you may want to familiarize yourself with the different personalities of dogs; some are friendlier than others; some require more exercise than others. Be a voracious reader; keep a collection of books or encyclopedias that you can consult when the need arises.

2. Decide if you want your pet sitting business to be full time or part time. Pets need tender, loving care round the clock. If you can invest the time and effort and make it a labor of love, success comes more easily. Don't run a pet sitting business for the purpose of making extra money on the side. There is no price tag for commitment and care.

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February 11, 2009 - Lisa Paredes Woeller

To succeed as a personal trainer with a thriving business and plenty of return customers, you not only have to play the part, you have to look the part. This means that if you're going to teach people how to be fit, you have to look fit. You don't have to be Ms. Body Beautiful, but you must give off the impression that you lead a healthy lifestyle. Look fabulously fit so you exude credibility and confidence. So rule # 1: shape up first!

Becoming a Personal Trainer: Factors to Consider If you want to become a personal trainer and set up your own business, here are factors to consider:

1. Do you have the personality and patience for hand-holding people who are easily discouraged and de-motivated? An effective personal trainer needs to be a nurturing and caring fitness coach. The idea is to consistently encourage and enforce a positive attitude. You must guide them in their weight goals so that they don't have unrealistic expectations.

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