Entrepreneurial Ideas, Success Stories, Unique Small Business Start Ups and How to Make Money

7 Businesses You Could Start Today



by Curtis

It doesn’t have to take months of planning, raising money, or fast cash to start a side business. Many people just need quick income and do not have a long period of time to get things going. Here are a few quick business ideas that you could start tomorrow if you had to. Many of these could even be started as part-time business and then worked into full time later.

I’ll try to add to this list as I run across ideas that have worked for other entrepreneurs. If you know if an idea or two please let me know so that I can add it to the list. You do not have to work for someone else the rest of your life. We have the best opportunity in the United States to start our very own businesses and make as much money as we are willing to work for.

Get busy today and stop making excuses!!

1) Student Tutor – if you know math, spelling, English, Spanish, art, science, history or any other school subject you could start a tutoring business as quickly as you could round up a few students. Tutors make great money and can find new leads just by word-of-mouth alone.

2) Gadget Repair – If you have a knack for fixing things you can buy up broken and non-working gadgets. Take the working parts from the bad gadgets and put them in the good gadgets to make “like new” gadgets. Repairing iPods, cell phones, watches and cameras would be perfect for this business model.

3) Drop Shipping – advertise a product you do not actually have but can have drop shipped to a customer. The customer pays you plus a profit, you pay the wholesaler and have the product shipped. Beware of drop ship company lists. Find your own companies to drop ship for online.

4) Party Clean Up – advertise a clean up service for fund raisers, weddings, showers, school functions, business retreats and reunions. Most people hate the clean up after any event. It’s a niche you can cover.

5) Bicycle/Lawn Mower Repair – everyone and I mean everyone needs their bike or lawn mower repaired at some time. Most times the only repair is just replacing a broken or non-working part.

6) City Website – create a website for your city listing restaurants, parks, things to do and entertaining news. Report on openings and closings, history and upload local pictures. Sell ad space on the site, create a classified page and add some AdSense ads.

7) Piano Tuning – they all need tuning sometime!

8) Branch and Shrub Trimming – find an old saw and clippers and you can get started, Be sure you have access to a vehicle that can haul the limbs.

9) Mister Muscles – Advertise that you will carry boxes up to the attic or down to the basement. Let people know they can contact you to move furniture or just a few pieces of heavy equipment. Help contractors move materials or help roofers carry shingle to the roof.

 

More ideas to come!!

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How Entrepreneurs Should Think



by Curtis

If you don’t think like one, how can you become one? I spent many years saying to myself, “I wish I was an entrepreneur.” I never thought, in my mind, that I would become one. That is the mistake many people face today. How are you going to become a successful entrepreneur if you don’t wake up every morning thinking like one?

How do you think like an Entrepreneur?

The first step in anything is believing that you can do it. You MUST say to yourself every day that you are an entrepreneur and you are creating the steps that are building your empire. You must believe that you can do it before anyone else is going to believe it.

An Entrepreneur carefully considers options on what type of business to start. Whether it’s how to form an LLC in California or incorporate in Florida they thoroughly understand the liabilities associated with each business type. An entrepreneur is always looking for business ideas and new ways of improving their current position. Entrepreneurs research new ideas and look deep into creating new concepts and improvements on existing ideas. Don’t waste a single day sitting idly by waiting for an idea to come to you. You have to make the idea happen!

Think of ways to create a service that has never been offered before. Combine two services to create a new one. Find a way to improve an existing product and make it better than ever before. Discover a way of doing something that has never been tried. These are the types of ideas that create successful entrepreneurs. You must make something remarkable, memorable and mentionable.

That’s thinking like an entrepreneur. You should be jotting down ideas at every red light, every lunch and every place of business you frequent. Always write down your ideas. If not, you WILL forget them. Research, study and read. The more information you have the more powerful you will become. I promise!

Stop thinking like an employee and start thinking like an entrepreneur! Every person on the planet COULD start their own business if they believed they could. What do you believe?

Here are a few helpful suggestions:

  • Read Entrepreneurial Magazines
  • Watch Shows Like Shark Tank
  • Follow Entrepreneurs on Twitter and Facebook
  • Find a Mentor that is an Entrepreneur
  • Listen to Audio Books on being an Entrepreneur
  • Keep a Bookmarked Folder with Entrepreneurial Links
  • Subscribe to Entrepreneurial Blogs
  • Attend Entrepreneurial Bootcamps and Classes

Those are just a few ideas to get you started. Many people are not born entrepreneurs, they just learn how to become one. There is no better time than the present!!

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10 Unique Small Business Ideas

May 20, 2012

by Curtis D. Tucker Here’s a quick list of 10 unique business ideas that popped into my head. See if you can take any one of these and build on it to create your very own entrepreneurial venture. Good luck! 1.) Juggler – juggle your way into every kids birthday party, every town event and […]

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5 Fun Entrepreneurial Ideas For Kids

May 18, 2012

by Curtis D. Tucker Start your little crumb crunchers out early by helping them start their own entrepreneurial business. Here are 5 quick and easy businesses that most any young executive could start. 1.) Lemonade Stand – of course I was going to mention this one. But don’t have them set up just any lemonade […]

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Funny Business Ideas & Start Ups

May 17, 2012

by Curtis D. Tucker Looking for a fun time or wanting to start a business that will tickle the funny bone? Laughter can not only be great medicine it can be very profitable. Some of the most successful TV shows and movies are comedies. What does that say about our thirst for humor? Why not […]

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Traits of an Entrepreneur

May 17, 2012

by Curtis D. Tucker I don’t believe just anyone can be an entrepreneur. Well, anyone CAN be an entrepreneur but not everyone will have the motivation to become one. The traits below can be found in just about anyone, but the people that put them into practice are the ones that will become entrepreneurs. All […]

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Make Money With Google AdSense

May 16, 2012

by Curtis D. Tucker Welcome to the website fellow entrepreneurs! I’m glad you found me and I hope in some small way I can help you create your future and become this countries next entrepreneur. I’m going to start out with a quick and easy idea. This money earning system, once created, becomes a cash […]

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Start A Part-Time Holiday Business

October 30, 2011

by Curtis D. Tucker October 2011 The holidays are quickly approaching and many people are looking for ways of making a little extra spending money to make it through the season. Here is a quick list of part-time holiday businesses you can easily start and maintain through the season. Good luck and enjoy. 1.) Gift […]

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Thinking of Making Money Online?

March 31, 2011

by Curtis D. Tucker One of the most sought after ways of making extra money these days is using your computer and the Internet. There are literally dozens upon dozens of different ways to make Money and the Internet has created thousands of online entrepreneurs. I am one of those lucky guys that is able […]

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Taking Risks As An Entrepreneur

March 28, 2011

As a child, Steven Le Vine always had a solid work ethic. Maybe he learned it from his family of hard workers. His grandparents, Sally and Ed, had started their own well known rug business in the 1950s and worked tirelessly to keep it going for forty years. And his father Marc, a councilman and […]

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