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Most Profitable Solar Business Ideas You Can Start in 2017

Do you want to start a business in the renewable energy sector? Find here 5 most profitable and trending solar business ideas for your ready reference.

Sunlight is an important source renewable energy. Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), or indirectly using concentrated solar power. Anyone can use solar cells to generate electricity from sunlight.

Nowadays, the demand for solar arrangement as an alternate source of energy is growing very fast. Basically, the demand for the different type of solar products is increasing in the countries like Japan, China, India, Germany, Italy, UK.

This expanding popularity is making a gigantic potential for the business people for beginning a solar based business. By and large, you can begin both the item and administration based business in the sun powered industry. Nonetheless, you can likewise offer a product or service to a particular specialty as opposed to drawing in …

How To Start Home Based Cookie Making Business

Biscuit and cookies are the delicious foods. Additionally, a major portion of people still prefers freshly baked cookies. If you have some space, you can start a home based cookie making business. Here in this post, we put a detail step-by-step guide on how to start a home-based cookie making business.

This business is very profitable and revenue wise a lucrative business. Additionally, a home-based operation eliminates the upfront cost of securing a place. Furthermore, the business doesn’t demand very large space for the operation.

Therefore, any individual passionate about baking can start this business full-time or part-time basis. Even this business is perfect for women, housewives, and moms. Additionally, if a student wants to earn some extra cash, he or she can start this business at home.

Cookie Making Business Plan
In starting the business, do some market research. Identify what type of the products are most popular in your area. Because you must produce the biscuits and cook…

3 Keys To Every Successful Internet Business

We all have to start from somewhere, and there is no shame in that. Few people even dare to begin something new. So take a moment to congratulate yourself on trying something to broaden your horizons.

Now that you’re excited and ready to begin, let’s talk about the basics. To succeed in any online business, either an extension of your offline business, or an entirely web-only biz, you need a few basic ingredients.

The 3 Keys To Every Internet Business:
1) Traffic
Without visitors to your site, you have nothing. There’s an entire world of techniques and methods to get traffic to your site. We will focus largely on search traffic, but may also touch on paid advertising and social media

2) Content
Giving your visitors something of value is key in creating any sort of relationship with them, including turning them into paying customers. This topic will cover creating good content for your blog or site. How to get the most out of it with appropriate tagging, metadata, and other ways to en…

The Best Business Ideas And Why Managing In The UK Is One Of Them

Through out the globe there has been a good deal of unrest regarding the political and economic landscapes that individuals are being even more vigilant than before when starting up a service. There is this worry now that Brexit has been initiated that even your best business ideas won’t hold any weight in this unstable market. Nevertheless, it is significant that within all these different business sectors, the reply ought to still be the very same – the UK (United Kingdom) is an ideal place to start a firm. As a nation, it has always been a bubbling center for business and recognized as one of the important locations of the best business opportunities. For that reason, instead of treating this next step as an experience to be dreaded, have a look over of this article and take a look at why the uk is still a primary leader in the business community.

One of the main purposes for why you ought to look into the different business markets in the UK is for this specific reason – diversit…

17 Hyper-Specific Business Ideas Ready for Stealing

Here are 17 ideas I’ve had in my phone for the last four years. I hope someone has the time to make one or more of them happen.

Apply the “gig economy” concept to salespeople. Airbnb for business development. People can outsource themselves (time and passion) to sell a product or service they care about at an event, online, etc.Start an ebook writing company. Get a 30,000-word book written about your life in two months. Have a fictional, comedic short story written about your life. Fill out a form, answer some questions, and then receive an ebook or actual book and a link for anyone to order it. Cost $999.Invent a to-do list timer clock like a chess clock. It shows the next thing on your list and counts until you hit it for the next task, starting a new timer. Bluetooth, so it integrates with Harvest or other time-tracking project management software.The Yell Cone. Studies show yelling released endorphins into your brain stream reducing stress and increasing happiness. This cone mutes …

Middle And High School Students Will Pitch Their Business Ideas April 5th

LAKELAND – Young entrepreneurs will get a chance to pitch their business plans to a panel of Polk business leaders in a local version of “The Shark Tank.”

On Wednesday, April 5, sixteen student entrepreneurs will take the stage, dressed as young professionals, and be ready to wow local investors.

Students in grades 6 through 12, representing 16 businesses from the Young Entrepreneurs Academy of Polk County (YEA! POLK), a chapter of the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce, will each have five minutes to pitch their business plans to prominent local members of the business community.

Based on the appeal and merit of the students’ plans and presentations, representatives from companies such as Bank of Central Florida, McGee Auto Service & Tires, and SunTrust will determine the amount of funds to allocate to each business.

The investors will also select one business to advance to the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Saunders Scholars Competition, where they will compete with students across…

Firm to Empower Youths With Ingenuous Business Ideas

INTAFACT Hero’s Foundation has kick-started its annual activity aimed at empowering youths between 18 to 35 years of age with ingenuous business ideas.

Godwin Oche, General Manager,  Intafact Beverages, said in a press briefing that adequate preparations have been put in place to ensure that the second edition is bigger and better than the previous edition.

“The Intafact Hero’s Foundation Kickstart is a CSI initiative uniquely focused on helping the youths to build their future. Our plan is to continue to tackle obstacles to entrepreneurship such as ambitious measures to facilitate start-ups and new businesses, improve access to finance, and give the incentives to inspire niche business ideas from young people,” he said.

Oche explained that the process is simple and straightforward. “Applications are received and screened rigorously by experts. The successful applicants are trained on business rudiments and then given seed capital to either start up their proposed business ventures o…

Shropshire's Young Entrepreneurs Showcase Business Ideas

Southwater Shopping Centre was host to 20 Young Enterprise Companies formed of students from across Shropshire.

The students were tasked with creating a business and fulfilling their appointed roles as managing directors, marketing directors and finance directors – selling their businesses to the public.

Mayor of Telford, Councillor Rae Evans, gave some words of encouragement after being amazed by how inspirational the students were, saying: “Young Enterprise is an initiative that every school should look into.”

Teachers, local business advisors and judges from a variety of backgrounds all supported the students during the event which saw a range of business ideas from personalised candles, custom made t-shirts and cookbooks.

Student Tamara Fox from the Shrewsbury School whose company Icarus was one of the companies formed by the students said: “The communication between us has improved dramatically and learning our individual roles and the part they play in a business has helped us …

Entrepreneurship Prize Open to Canberrans

Aspiring Canberran entrepreneurs will have the chance to impress the nation with the launch of a $100,000 prize by Australia Post.

The competition, called Regional Pitchfest, allows rural Australians to submit a 60-second video ‘pitching’ a business idea.

Using the Shark Tank format, entrants’ ideas will be judged by an expert panel on their potential profitability, scalability and the gap in the market their ideas address.

Winners at state level will proceed to nationals, where large prizes and potential seed funding await. Entry is free and entrants of all ages are welcome.

“Australia Post is committed to helping all small businesses thrive, wherever they are,” said Rebecca Burrows, General Manager Small Business at Australia Post.

“We know there are amazing innovators throughout regional Australia who may not have the same level of access to the resources or platforms to take their big idea to the next level.”

The award was founded by Dianna Somerville, a Navy mum whose experience…

Plains Art Museum Hosts Breakfast to Brainstorm Art

FARGO—Business leaders know that ROI stands for return on investment, but Sandy Thompson said there's another way to think about the term.

Instead of only focusing on dollars and cents, the Plains Art Museum development director said it's important to look at the return on imagination, initiative, innovation, ingenuity, inspiration, insight and invention as the local business and art communities search for better ways to cooperate.

"These are all qualities that not just the arts community possesses, but the business community possesses, so how do we get them together?" he asked.

There was no answer Tuesday, March 14, during the museum's first Art & Business Breakfast, but the dozens of arts, culture and business leaders who attended offered ideas that could shape things to come in Fargo-Moorhead.

Statistics show an undeniable return on investment, said Andrew Maus, director and CEO of the Plains Art Museum. Across the nation, the arts had a $140 billion econ…

Campbellsport Team Wins First Place in 2017 IGNITE! Youth Idea Challenge

FOND DU LAC - Eight area high school teams pitched their big ideas to a panel of five judges or “sharks” plus an audience of 100 supporters at the Second Annual IGNITE! Youth Idea Challenge on March 8.

Engaging high school students is a focus strategy of IGNITE! Business Success, the network of 18 local organizations supporting area entrepreneurs. Job and wealth creation relies on new business startups and scaling up innovative existing business. Identifying and unlocking entrepreneurial potential among youth is vitally important as they are our future economic drivers.

Each team worked with a business mentor to refine their idea, submit a mini business plan and prepare for the “pitch” event. Judges evaluated each team’s pitch based not only how they presented, but also how clearly they described the problem and their solution, value proposition, target market, marketing, how they would make money and key metrics.

Judges/sharks included:  Beth Kuehl, founder of the Great Plate; Mike …

BeingSmart Phones by Salman Khan gives New Business Ideas

Dating Apps to Comedy Shows Bollywood superstar Salman Khan is all set to launch BeingSmart Android mobile phones business soon. The 51-year-old actor has already registered BeingSmart trademark for his smartphone venture. Salman Khan is also the founder of Being Human, a philanthropic foundation which also has its brand of clothing and jewellery line. Salman Khan, one of the profitable actors in Bollywood whose movies sets cash registers ringing is proving to be one of the leading entrepreneurs in the country. After seeing Salman’s interest in the smartphone business, BeingSmart, we are thinking which business Bhaijaan should invest next in? In our minds, there is a list of new business ideas, from – dating apps to producing comedy shows, which Salman Khan can invest to leverage his Being Human parent brand.

According to an Economic Times report, Salman Khan is planning to launch smartphones brand for the middle-class segment. The mobile phones will be reportedly going to be priced …

PHS Students Share Business Ideas

Plattsmouth High School Business Program students used their researching skills to make the most of it for group projects presented to local city officials last Friday.

The students are enrolled in the second course of the High School of Business program. Their Make the Most of It project was required in Dawn Danauskas’s business class. Groups were asked to research possible uses for empty lots and buildings in Plattsmouth.

They presented their project results to Plattsmouth City Administrator Erv Portis, Plattsmouth Mayor Paul Lambert, Plattsmouth Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cindy Cruse, Plattsmouth Main Street Association Director Charles Jones and the new Cass County Nebraska Economic Development Director Jenny Serkiz.

Each official gave a brief summary of his or her duties. In addition, Portis gave them a few tips on economic development projects.

No project, he indicated happens overnight. “We started having conversations with Casey’s five years ago,” Portis said. In 2…

K. Kavitha Welcomes Women Entrepreneurs to Come up with Innovative Business Ideas

Hyderabad (Telangana), Mar 06 (ANI): Diageo in association with the British Council celebrated the success of The Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development Program in Hyderabad on Monday. The program hosted panel discussions on women entrepreneurs and K Kavitha, Member of Parliament attended the program as chief guest and talked about policies and business opportunities for women in the state as well as the country. She welcomed women entrepreneurs to come up with innovative business ideas.

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Minister Chagger Encourages Young Entrepreneurs to Pursue Their Innovative Business Ideas

Conference helps GTA teens develop and pitch solutions in such areas as financial literacy, youth mental health and more

TORONTO, March 6, 2017 /CNW/ - Access to meaningful learning experiences helps young entrepreneurs explore their passions and sets them on a course for success. This is the message that the Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism, delivered to an audience of young entrepreneurs at the Y2 Entrepreneur Conference for Teens at Seneca College. Minister Chagger also encouraged teens to keep bringing their ideas forward to drive Canada's entrepreneurial culture and create new jobs for the future.

Founded in 2015, the Y2 Entrepreneur Conference allows high school students between the ages of 12 and 18 to learn how to bring an innovative idea from concept to customer validation to pitch presentation. Throughout the conference, students participate in workshops led by business leaders and benef…

TransferWise to Help People Develop Their Business Ideas

The deadline for submitting ideas to is 31 March 2017. By that time, the Startup Surgery team expects to receive the description of the business idea or prototype. Up to six candidates will be chosen for the three months’ mentoring and development programme...

The Estonian money transfer company, TransferWise, has launched a mentoring programme, Startup Surgery, to help people with innovative business ideas develop their products or services.

According to Kaarel Kuddu, the company’s product lead and one of Startup Surgery’s initiators, the TransferWise team wants to share its experience and knowledge with others.

“Our story is often set as an example of successful entrepreneurship,” Kuddu said in a statement. “We would like to take it one step further and boost people’s confidence so that their smart business ideas can succeed.”

Kuddu added that the programme was designed for people with an idea or a prototype that needs an extra pair of eyes or expert advice to take it to the next lev…

Easy Startup Business Ideas For College Students

Building a startup business in college may seem daunting but there are easy and simple ideas that can help students earn a little bit on the side. Who knows? This may even become into one of their primary sources of income.

There are a lot of things that college students can do to build their startup business. Intuit shared five ideas that college students can do to startnjj.

Idea #1: Tutoring Service
This is most probably the easiest business that college students can start with. You already have the skills necessary to be a good tutor if you study hard and make sure that you understand your lessons. Plus, you can tutor fellow college students or those in high school or elementary.

Idea #2: Cleaning Service
Another easy business to try would be to charge a fee to clean other students' dorm rooms. You can start there and offer your cleaning services to people in the campus community. You can get ahead of larger cleaning companies by charging a lower price. This also requires li…

What's your brilliant business idea?

Accessible Markets for Start Up Businesses

People in the UK have a much greater desire, now, to start up and run their own businesses, and this represents a massive untapped potential in our economy. It’s broader than just trends in business. There are societal trends and educational trends at play: the corporate-ladder job for life is much less of a priority. A faster pace of change in communication and technology makes it easier – and in some ways harder – to run businesses. But there’s no question that the small-business economy now works in a different way, and I see in that a greater ability to contribute to the economy.

Anyone can start a business now, because markets are much more accessible. Traditional corporates think in terms of geographical markets; entrepreneurs, particularly in the technology space, think less in terms of country borders and more in terms of one open market, because that’s how information flows.

It’s also much more accepted to start up a business, bu…

Autism App wins top prize at 2017 BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp

A group of budding Irish entrepreneurs have walked away with the grand prize at the 2017 BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp with their app for people with autism.

Held in NovaUCD – University College Dublin (UCD)’s start-up incubator – the BT Young Scientist Business Bootcamp brings together some of Ireland’s brightest young entrepreneurs to show them how to set up and run a start-up.

This includes how to write a business plan, create a marketing campaign, draft a budget and present their ideas competently to senior academics and business people.

After four days of workshops, all students took part in a pitch competition to show off their business ideas and products in front of a panel of judges.

A group of teenagers from Galway, Cork, Kilkenny, Offaly and Dublin won the top award for their app designed to aid those with autism.

The winning app – called Mi Contact – is based on applied behaviour analysis to enhance early intervention programmes, and to encourage children with aut…

[METHOD] New Way to Create and Promote Dropship Business

Business Idea: Dropshipping Profit: $2,000 - $30,000 per month
Want to earn 6-7 figures a year? Why not try dropshipping! They are already hundreds and thousands of successful dropship entrepreneurs earning millions a year. And most of these entrepreneurs ordered products from AliExpress and sold it double at their online shop.

Did you know that most of the AliExpress/Alibaba items are sold on Amazon and eBay, and not only those that are delivered from China? AliExpress is the retail arm of Alibaba, the wholesaler. I've been looking at reviews and sales numbers for AliExpress items on eBay and Amazon to give me a superior thought of what sells best in USA and UK.

I've discovered that there is a considerable amount of low-quality items on Aliexpress and that you must be watchful who you purchase from. But I listed down some reliable sellers and items worth selling. A high rate of positive reviews doesn't really mean a lot – it's normal for sellers to give rebates or di…

4 Ways to Make Extra $100 on Social Media

What if I offered you an extra $100 today, would you take it? I know I would. Extra money definitely comes in handy.

Many individuals concentrate on saving money, yet expanding it is the opposite side of that coin. You can use your skills, your social media on your spare time to make few extra cash today.

Social Media 1. Sell Photos Do you have many followers on Instagram? try selling some of your photos. Stock photo sites hire photographers, professionals, and amateurs alike.
2. Sponsored posts. If you’ve got a large following on social media, brands will pay to get access to them. You can charge per post, or set up a long-term agreement with a company. Try applying for a Famebit Creator account, promote your social media profile to advertisers and make easily $100 or more. 3. Work as a freelance virtual assistant. You can use your skills to build a company’s social media. You can charge $30 an hour easily, and make $100 in less than four hours. You may want to create a gig in Fiver…

[METHOD] Make Money through Facebook Page + CPA Affiliate Campaign

I recently saw some Facebook pages doing some giveaways . They were mainly about luxurious cars Range Rover, BMW, Mercedes etc. Maybe some of you have seen them too they are still out there.
I didn't like the idea but anyways I decided to test it. 
Results : I made ~ $1000 in 3 days. the fake page & FB account I was using got taken down.
I'm no longer using this method since it's not that sustainable but I feel it may help someone get started in IM or provide someone with new ideas on how to make money on fb
1.) Have a Facebook account.  You should preferably not use your real Facebook account if you want to use blackhat on this method.
2.) Create a Giveaway Page. Have a creative story on your page like this one:

Win 1 Of 2 Beautiful [car name] (Ends on [date])

This will be the first time in Facebook History that we at [car name] will be giving away 2 Beautiful [car name] to two winners that we will randomly select on [date]

Want to join this amazing giveaway for a cha…

Business Tips Before Opening a Coffee Shop

The retail value of the PH coffee market is more than P50 billion. But at P100 a cup, cashing in on our collective caffeine addiction isn't always a given. Savvy experts share what they've learned.

Maximize online "Don’t forget the internet!," says Lehman. "There are many tools that can be easily used to capture additional revenue by offering your most unique products online.”

What can a coffee retailer do online? Plenty! Lehman’s site, Crema-coffee.com, sells bags of beans, gift certificates, coffee subscriptions, home-brew necessities from respected brands and even books and travel guides -- because coffee can be a lifestyle as much as it is a drink.

Listen to your customers "Define your identity, but adapt," says Phil Goodlaxson, the owner of Corvus Coffee Roasters. "When we started, we only did pour-over. Morning customers asked for a quicker option, so now we brew by the batch, too.”

Do the math Wondering about sales needs? Estimates to star…

10 New Ideas for Earning Money on the Side

Consistently we make similar new year resolutions, such as losing pounds or to stop smoking. Shouldn't something be said about profiting?

While there proven approaches to make additional money on the side, regardless of the possibility that you have an full-time work, if those haven't worked out for you in years past, then consider these 10 new ideas for gaining some extra cash on the side.

1. Join the sharing economy. "The sharing economy is growing at an exponential rate," says Nigel Wilson, managing director at Hitwise. "Thousands of sharing economy companies have sprouted up around the world, and consumers are actively engaging in collaborative consumption.

According to PwC, 44 percent of all adults in the U.S. are aware of the sharing economy and 19 percent have engaged in a sharing economy transaction. It is imperative for brands to consider how to support and participate in collaborative consumption, rather than compete against it."

The sharing econ…

6 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Cash

6 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Cash
Entrepreneur

If you’re like millions of Americans, you dream of starting your own business. But of course, there are dozens of obstacles that may keep you from actually doing that. You might not have enough motivation, for example, or time to actually see the work through; or you might not even have a solid idea to begin with -- yet.

But where most people get stopped cold is their realization that it takes money to start a business -- money they don’t have.

Still, consider: There are loans, grants, and other fundraising options, like crowdfunding, available to get you what you need; so money is not a good excuse not to start a business. And, beyond that, there are certain types of businesses you can start with almost no cash.
What it takes to start a business

Your first step is to explore what it takes to formally “start” a business, and which of those items cost money.

Planning.  You’ll need to come up with a business plan and f…

Podcast: How to Make Your Start-up Idea a Reality

Podcast: How to make your start-up idea a reality
Financial Times
In 2017 you are going to make that great business idea a reality. But who do you turn to for advice?
In this bonus episode of FT Start-Up Stories, I chair a discussion in front of an audience with a panel of successful entrepreneurs to offer helpful insights. All my guests have built multinational businesses from scratch.
Shakil Khan is co-founder of Student.com, a university accommodation marketplace, while Tristram and Rebecca Mayhew are the husband and wife team behind Go Ape, a treetop adventure business.
They are joined by John Lynch, founder of apparel manufacturer Lynka; Diane Young, chief executive of marketing industry magazine and events company The Drum, and Lopo Champalimaud, co-founder of Treatwell, a health treatments booking service.
The audience puts questions to our panel members, who answered on matters relating to start-up ideas, such as whether it is wise to go into business with your spouse.
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Slack Makes Another 11 New Investments in its Slack Fund

Slack makes another 11 new investments in its Slack fund
TechCrunch
As Slack’s rapid growth begins to slow a little bit, the company is looking to become a wider productivity platform — and that includes getting as many developers as it can building applications that can figure out new and unique use cases for it.
That’s part of the reason it established the Slack Fund, which makes investments in startups that are building tools on top of Slack. Jump-starting that ecosystem is going to be critical as Slack, as a startup, needs to allocate its resources properly and let other people figure out new ways to use its slick work messaging platform. The company is announcing that it’s making 11 new investments today as part of its continuing effort to invest in the ecosystem.
In July, the company said it invested $2 million in 14 startups through the Slack Fund. With these companies, Slack has made 25 total investments. Slack described the latest startups as ways to improve a variety of work …