Archive for October, 2018

Small Business Investment Ideas – Pool Cleaning Services

October 29th, 2018

I know a lot of people are looking for the best small business investment ideas. The best rule of thumb is to take a look at your community and see what is in need. A friend of mine who lives in Southern California noted that most of the people in his neighborhood had pools, but there simply weren’t enough pool cleaning service companies to service them all. That’s when he got his bright idea.

At first, he didn’t think he’d be able to pull it off because he only had a few thousand dollars to start with. The more he thought about it though, the more he realized that most pool owners already had the basic tools and chemicals needed to clean their pools. He started out by offering very basic pool cleaning. Friends and family quickly hired him and recommended him to their neighbors. Before he knew it, he had over a dozen clients.

As the time came to close the pools for the winter, he used his profits to invest in more specialized tools for deeper cleans and pool closings. He was also able to buy a van and have it professionally painted with his business name and logo. Before he knew it, he’d hired several employees to work with him.

The most successful small business ideas always focus on finding needs that people have and filling them. My friend is an example of starting with a very small investment and building it up until you have a thriving business.

$3,000 Small Business Investment – Make $25 an Hour With Promotional Buttons

October 23rd, 2018

How a Great Home Business Investment Brings High Returns

October 16th, 2018

There are an abundant of great home business investment opportunities found everywhere you look on the internet. The concept may not be as simple as it appears. But, for those who truly want to make a change of circumstances, you’ll find no better return for the investment.

So, let’s break it down into the three decision points you must consider. What is the investment required, opportunities available for you and the return or results on your home business investment.

Home Business Investment Criteria

Investment of Time – You will need to set aside time for your business, 10 – 20 hours per week minimum. If your able to devote a full time work schedule great. Your investment of time will include both learning and applying or taking action in your business. It’s an absolute must.

Investment of Money – Any business requires startup cost and monthly operating expenses. The key to home based business is these expenses are typically a far cry from traditional business models. The low investment and flexible time scheduling is exactly what people find so appealing.

Business investment compared to typical investing. Consider what it takes to invest in stocks, bonds, IRA, annuties, real estate, property, land etc. You still need time and money but a business can become highly profitable in a shorter amount of time. Particularly a home business because of the small initial investment.

Great Home Business Opportunity Models

  • Your own product or service
  • Affiliate Marketing
  • Network Marketing

Promoting your own product or service may require a little more work. It will require design and development of the product and marketing materials. Maybe your bringing your current business online. This may still require learning how to market online.

Affiliate Marketing – here you’re promoting products and services for other people or businesses. Basically, your acting as part of the sales team by driving traffic to the main product site. No need to worry about product creation or support. That is all the responsibility of the product owner. You business is to market and collect commissions.

Network Marketing – here again you’re promoting a product or service for someone else. The difference here from straight affiliate marketing is you can also build your own team of business partners. Much like have your own affiliates and you get a percentage of commissions from the total product sales.

Home Business Investment Returns

Residual income that grows each month. The power of marketing working 24 hours, 7 days per week. In the case of Network Marketing your also leveraging income based on your team.

Business Equity – Any product or website you personally own can be passed along to your family or sold. You can see how having multiple websites can become very profitable.

Change in Lifestyle – Hard to put a value on how your lifestyle and outlook on life will change. The relationships and impact on other people is far more rewarding than imaginable.

Business Investment Opportunity – A 6 Point Check List

October 10th, 2018

As an investor, business opportunities are a great place to make maximum returns far superior to managed funds or the stock market. Many investors have a good eye for the business investment opportunity and therefore make some startling returns on their money with little more effort than signing the check once the due diligence is completed. Below is a series of things to look for in an upstart business that are signs of a good investment.

1) The pay off…
I always look at the upside first simply because that is what I need to know first before examining the risks. If there is not much upside potential due to a saturated market or what ever may be the reason, there is no need to waste further effort assessing the business. Believe it or not I want a return of 10 times or more annually. That is a 1000% return and I will tell you why and how I do this before you fall off your chair.

I invest small amounts and rarely over $10,000 this is small change to me and particularly safe because I know I will inevitably make mistakes and not every choice I invest in will pay off and I know I will lose my high risk investment maybe 2 times out of 10.

I often don’t invest more than a few hundred dollars and for this reason I have my line in the water so to speak and play the odds. If it dies, so be it…on the other hand I might have just bought a 5% steak in the next Microsoft! You never know and commonly the truth is somewhere in between.

2) The risk
The risk is an obvious consideration and the downside has been adequately taken care of by my strategy outlined above. I don’t want to lose a single cent, but I am able to play aggressively because I use small amounts and shoot for high returns in any business investment opportunity.

3) The management
Will they be around in a year? What kind of people are they and more importantly, the decision makers, what is their past track records.

4) Current Assets of the business
If the business has assets, this can be a good way to secure your investment capital. You may try negotiating hard on your percentage steak and then give back a few percentage points back to the investment in exchange for some equipment of value or other tangible assets. In this way your investment can be salvaged if things go south of the border.

5) Exploring the industry
Apart from taking a micro look at the business you are preparing to invest in you may want to stand back and take a look at the big picture. What is the future of the industry, what kinds of challenges does the industry face and what are the future prospects. This is ideally for the long term investment but should also be looked at for short turn around investments (under 5 years)

6) Speed of returns
Making 1000% in under a year is far better than making the same amount over 5 years. Speed of returns is what investment is all about so never be absent about being aggressive on your returns, when a start up is desperate for cash, they usually know that cash and the purpose for it will make them incredible money, otherwise they wouldn’t risk it themselves. So be aggressive, often they will look at your deal as a way of getting the money fast and will often give you all the available profits for the first year so they can then continue without you after you have been paid. Get as much as you can!