The Business of Pets

In January of 2017, the Pet Industry Leadership Conference had its second gathering in Laguna Beach, California. There were product manufacturers, veterinary service providers, food manufacturers and hundreds of retailers gathered to swap ideas and best practices in the industry. The conference was presented by the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council. Dr. Terry Clower, a leader at the George Mason University’s School of Policy and Government, revealed the results of the economic impact of the pet industry. The study, funded by the Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council and Pet Leadership Council, showed that it amounted to $221 billion in sales in 2015 with almost $23 billion in taxes for the state, local and federal levels.…

Considering Getting into the Business of Buying and Selling Cars? What You Will Need to Get Started

Ready to change up your career and get into the car trading business? Before you do, it’s important to understand exactly what it takes to operate within the car buying and selling business. Below you’ll discover everything you need to know before taking the plunge. Where will the business be based? Deciding upon where you’ll store the cars you buy to sell is the first important decision you’ll need to make. It’s common for traders to start out from the comfort of their own home.…

The Big Business of Checking Car History

In recent years, there’s been a significant rise in the number of companies offering a car history checking service. It’s a booming business and prove invaluable to those looking to buy a second-hand vehicle. So, why are more buyers than ever before choosing to use these checking services and how can they help? Why are car history checks carried out? A history check is usually carried out on second-hand vehicles. It provides you with an extensive range of information on the car, including its previous owners, service history and whether it’s been reported as being stolen.…

Making a Decent Living Even If You Don’t Have a College Degree

A college diploma is certainly valuable in today’s highly demanding and competitive job market, but this doesn’t mean that non-degree holders don’t stand a chance in making a decent living. Good ideas, a positive work ethic, and a marketable skill set can be as valuable, if not even more so, than a formal education. There are several ways that you can make a decent living despite not having a college degree, but we’re focusing on two noteworthy means to earn money and pave a way for your success: the first one is becoming officially certified and recognised for your existing skills and knowledge, while the second one is freelancing.…

Own a Salon? Consider Including Mobile Tanning

There are many reasons why people consider tanning to be an integral part of their beauty routines. These people have a good reason to obsess over the perfect tan. In fact, a survey showed that people are rated hotter when they are slightly tanned. It is clear to see why more than one third of Americans use tanning beds. Owning a tanning salon seems like a good idea, but there may be an entire market that you are missing, which deals with mobile tanning.…

5 Healthcare Businesses You Can Start Today

If you’ve got an advanced degree in healthcare, such as a master in public health, you might be thinking about starting your own business. Even without such a high level of education, there are options available to you, some more traditional than others. Here are five you could start up right now. 1. A Health Care Blog Blogs are often overlooked as just a hobby. However, done right, a blog can earn you a full-time income. There are many ways to monetize a blog, from advertising to affiliate marketing.…

What is a Career Pivot and How to Make it

Last year, it was revealed in a report by the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) that almost half of the UK workforce wants to change their job. But even though so many of us want a career change, a high number of us are held back by an uncertainty of what to switch to, or a fear of failure. ‘Career pivoting’ is an option which is seen by many as a viable way to keep their careers interesting, stick to what they know and to change jobs safely all at once.…

5 Side Jobs That Pay Well

All humans can agree on at least one thing – never having enough money. Whether you have a family to support, bills to pay or a wardrobe to fill in, there is never enough of it. However, there are ways you can earn some money on the side and still be able to enjoy your free time. While you can simply get a part-time job, or start your own business, the less time-consuming solution might be using the skills or hobbies you already have and make money out of them.…

5 Reasons to Sell Energy Efficient Products and Services

Society is becoming increasingly aware of energy consumption. More than ever it seems, people don’t want to waste energy. According to a recent survey, people want to save energy for three reasons: To save money To protect the environment To preserve quality of life for future generations It’s wise for business owners to ask how they can take advantage of this emerging trend. Are there products or services in your industry which are more energy efficient that you can sell? By getting in early you can get ahead of the competition and find yourself in a rich vein of demand.…

Finding a Business Idea that is Sustainable

If you want to generate a business idea which will stand the test of time it needs careful consideration. It is easy to become passionate about a particular path, however unless you do some early research to ensure it is viable, you could end up a victim of the statistics which say that half of all businesses will go bust within the first five years. Generating Ideas The first step is to generate a range of small business ideas which you should then examine in more detail.…