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The beauty sector is an industry that continues to attract a large number of entrants every year. The competition is also high and introducing a new brand can prove to be an upward task. Entering this market as an entrepreneur grants you the chance to make a living out of your passion. The following are seven things you need to know before getting into the beauty business. You need a plan A detailed plan is essential to cope with challenges and capitalize on your strengths. Prepare a flexible plan which allows for variations that do not...

Did you know that a fair share of food and perishables in the supply chain are lost to spoilage during transport and storage every day? While businesses spoilage very seriously to reduce their losses, this loss can be averted if the perishables reach the needy in time. Spoiler Alert, a technology company, can help companies reduce losses by connecting them to the needy well in time. Spoiler Alert has a network of non profits that are looking for donors and suppliers to provide them with resources, which businesses can provide before they...

No matter what kind of business you run, if you produce your own products, chances are you have a factory. Often, factories suffer the fate of being ignored by the business owner and other members of management team. But the truth is, a business must make sure its factory is being run as well as possible if the rest of the business is to succeed. After all, that is where the products are actually produced, and the quality of those products determines largely the success of the company. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of...

Image Source – Pixabay A lot of people don’t associate the construction business with innovative technology. Many people seem to believe that construction hasn’t really changed all that much in decades. Well, to the casual observer, you can see why this mindset has taken hold. Pass by any regular building site and you probably would be hard-pressed to point out any real technological advancement. After all, much of the core work hasn’t changed in any mind-boggling ways, the way it has in so many other industries. Other modern...

A lot of people are well aware of the benefits of running a business from home. But a lot of people might think that involves sitting at a desk and on the computer all the day. Not necessarily. If you prefer fixing or making things, working with your hands, you can do that as well. All you need is the right space for it. For a lot of businesses, the garage is a perfect fit for that space. Pic by Alvimann Why use your garage? The most obvious of the benefits of starting any business from home is the fact that it’s a lot cheaper. Not...

At one time, credit cards, bank loans, and affluent family members were the most commonplace ways to secure funds. This has all been changed by the young platform of crowdfunding. By simply uploading a detailed business plan to a popular crowdfunding platform, business owners are able to draw a significant amount of capital from a large group of supporters. As this niche continues to grow, here’s a look at how crowdfunding has changed the way start-ups get the ball rolling. You Don’t Need to Be Great at Pitching   Image from Flickr Before...

Have an idea worth sharing, or perhaps worth investing into, you may want to look at Josephmark if you want to get funded for those brilliant plans. It is very rare that good work is appreciated and applauded, and it is even rarer that the world acknowledges wacky innovative designs that may improve existing traditional ideas. But don’t let the world be your critic, if it is an idea that will help a community, is brilliant in its own right or just plain different from an existing one, you own it to the world (yes the very people who...

No matter what line of work your business is in, there are some common problems that crop up in every office. Sometimes they are just completely unavoidable. But that doesn’t mean you should let them spoil your whole business! In fact, you can usually overcome them with some simple solutions. Here is a list of common office problems and their solutions so you can keep things running smoothly! Image Source Technology Issues Every office has various equipment and pieces of tech in it these days. You should expect something to go wrong...

Running a small, fledgling start-up and needing an office space is a pretty tough position to be in. While managing remote workers is easier than it’s ever been before, there are times when you simply need a commercial premises to keep the business growing and operating healthily. Obviously, you want an office that’s going to be engaging and practical for your purpose. However, you also need to stay within budget! Here’s a few pointers for finding the middle ground. As with any big decision, you need to start with the practical...

Running a business or a design company are two completely separate entities. But what if you could combine the two? No doubt your passions lie in being creative or designing for other companies as a freelancer. If you decided to run a business, there are many start-up opportunities that you could use as a platform for your creativity. For example, a very popular and cheap method is to start a screen printing business. It is a lucrative venture which works to the benefit of your creative outlet.  If this is something you have thought...