Browsing Category : Small Business

7 Effective Ways to Generate Positive Word-of-Mouth


Do you just walk into the store and make your first purchase of any products or services? You most likely will if it doesn’t cost you significantly or if it’s consumable goods. But if you’re purchasing, say a car or electronic gadgets, chances are you’ll ask someone else for opinions. You could also go online and read reviews of the…

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5 Rules I Have in My Business


It has been a little over 7 years since I left employment to start my own business. There were a lot of trials and errors along the way. I’ve lost money and time starting something then having it shut down a few months, some a few weeks later. It just didn’t work out because I didn’t know what I wanted.…

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A Guide to Selling at Weekend Bazaars


If you’re a small business with products to sell, the best way to reach the audience to showcase your products is through weekend bazaars. Weekend bazaars are usually organized in neighbourhood malls, commercial buildings and even shopping malls.  You’re reaching out to the same crowds as the retail stores in the areas but without the commitment to all the time…

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Should You Go Full Time or Part Time?


Whenever we hear the word “entrepreneur,” we instantly think of someone who is full of ideas and willing to take the risk to begin any ventures. That’s not entirely true although those are the traits we commonly see in entrepreneurs. Take me for example. I’m a rather risk-averse person. While I do take risks, I only take calculated risks. I…

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Entrepreneur Mindset versus Employee Mindset


When I wanted to start a business, I was asked this question on the purpose of starting a business. Before I know any better, I said that because I wanted to be financially free, you know, like what I read in Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki. I think most people in the Generation Y era can relate to…

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3 Things Homepreneurs Wish Family and Friends Understood


If you’re a homepreneur, you could probably relate to this. While running our business from home have many advantages, there are some challenges other than the business itself. It can be quite emotionally draining having to deal with family and friends who don’t understand how we work.  There’s an article by Kevin Daum published in Inc.com with the title 6…

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