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5 Tips for Launching a Pet Friendly Salon
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5 Tips for Launching a Pet Friendly Salon

Starting a new business comes with risks, and the beauty space is a competitive market. However, the beauty industry also produced revenues of up to $49.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2019. That means if you have the right idea or the right product, there's plenty of money to be made. Given that homes with pets in the United States are expected to climb to 71 million households by the end of 2020, it just makes sense to incorporate pets and a pet-friendly environment into the salon experience. Not only does it provide a social experience for clients with dogs, but it also allows for a relaxing trip knowing your pet isn't home alone. Still, there are unique challenges when starting a salon that's also welcoming for pets. If you don't know where to start, let's go over five tips for launching ...
Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Boss
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Holiday Gift Ideas for Your Boss

2020 has been one for the record books, but luckily the holiday season is right around the corner and with the year it's been, we could all use some holiday cheer. Few things quicken the spirit like listening to Christmas tunes, paying way too much for whatever Starbucks decides is the flavor of the season, and shopping for family and friends. This year when you do your holiday shopping, you should consider putting your boss on the list. Getting a gift for your boss isn't about scoring points — even though you shouldn't turn the points down if you do score some — it's about the same thing gift-giving is always about, showing people you care. Continue reading to get some gift ideas your boss will love. A Plant Here's a fun fact for you: not every Christmas gift has to have a power ...
How to Make a Great First Impression on Potential Investors
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How to Make a Great First Impression on Potential Investors

Anyone looking for investors for their business knows the importance of a great first impression. Research tells us that people can form powerful ideas about others in as little as seven seconds. The look, smell, and body language of an individual give clues about the way they behave, think, and carry themselves throughout life. Whether we develop insightful feelings about others or not based upon these first seconds of a new interaction with strangers is irrelevant when seeking startup or continuing business funding. What matters is using this to your advantage in order to always leave a great impression on those you hope to receive money from. Here's how to make an impression your investors won't forget. Know your stats like the back of your hand. A surefire way to make an impact whe...
How to Start A Home Improvement Blog
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How to Start A Home Improvement Blog

You’ve got a great eye, some expertise, and you’re ready to write! Starting a blog can be a really exciting and fulfilling project, especially during the pandemic. Starting out, you’ll just be writing for a small audience, but eventually, your blog may get enough traffic that you could be sponsored and make some money off of your passion project. One of the hottest topics right now is home improvement. From the more technical aspects to styling aesthetics, people are looking for guidance and inspiration, which you can absolutely provide. Wondering how to get started? Here are a few tips to start you on your blog writing journey. Give yourself a lot of options. When you’re first starting out, you’re going to have a lot of different ideas about what pieces you’d like to write and high...
Top 10 Benefits of Car Ownership
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Top 10 Benefits of Car Ownership

Cars are almost sacred in today’s society. They're a rite of passage from adolescents to young adulthood. They symbolize more than just transportation. With COVID-19 and the current state of the world, cars represent even more to an individual. Here are 10 reasons why you should consider car ownership. Accessibility Even when public transportation isn’t shut down, there isn’t an easier way to get around than a car. It opens access to jobs, locations, and people you might not have otherwise had. Your opportunities open when you have access to your own means of transportation. Flexibility Another aspect of car ownership is being able to set your own schedule and adjust that schedule on the fly. When you own a vehicle, you are in charge of leave times. You are able to decide that you can,...
How to Start an Online Business in the Health Niche
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How to Start an Online Business in the Health Niche

If you're just stepping into the online world of health and nutrition, there's some catching up to do and a few things you need to consider. If you're wondering how to effectively open up an online health business with minimum hiccups and struggles, there are some things you should consider. With your new online business, you get an expansive reach for potential consumers by following some of these steps on how to start your online health business. Do your research. As with any new endeavor, there are some necessary steps and protocols with the process. For a health-related online business, these steps mean researching current products, brands, and your potential customers. All of these are important so that you can create a vision for your company that sets you apart from your competi...
Mortgages and How They Work With Display Homes
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Mortgages and How They Work With Display Homes

A display home may just be the perfect investment for you and your family. Whether you are buying to move in or to rent, a display home provides a steep discount for a great product. But what about the mortgage rate for these reduced real estate listings? Well, a display model is a home that was built for the purpose of showing off the features a contractor can use in future homes to be built when prospective buyers place an order in the new development. Some can come with all the upgrades, leaving you with an extravagant house to consider as a potential buyer yourself. In essence, the mortgage process is no different when buying a display house for sale than it would be in the paperwork when purchasing any home. But there are some significant pros in the mortgage equation when putting ...
5 Tips for Starting a Small Business
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5 Tips for Starting a Small Business

As an aspiring business owner you have specific career goals that you want to achieve, but you may find yourself unsure of how to start. There are many resources and tools available that will allow you to successfully become your own boss, but you have to know how to best take advantage of them. It's important to consider all your options before starting your own business and be aware of what it takes to sustain your company. Consider Becoming a Franchisee If you're an entrepreneur who is looking to start their own business but you're unsure of where to begin, becoming a franchisee is a wonderful small business opportunity. There are thousands of franchisors across the United States, and doing your research will help you find a franchise opportunity that's right for you. The UPS Stor...
3 Ways to Rebuild Your Church After COVID-19
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3 Ways to Rebuild Your Church After COVID-19

People look for comfort in different places during times of crisis. For some, it's at a local church or place of worship. However, since the COVID-19 pandemic began, most of these spaces were closed during lockdowns. As things reopen, you may wonder how to re-build your church to meet the new needs of congregations still suffering the ongoing public health scare.   Even before you're ready to re-build and reopen for in-person services, you can help your community find comfort in their church. Offer programs to help their mental health, faith-based grievance groups, and live chat support for those who need help during this time. If you're focused on re-building for in-person services, make sure you do so at the right time, meet your customers' expectations, and ensure the health ...
5 Tips for Giving an Effective Presentation
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5 Tips for Giving an Effective Presentation

Whether you are tasked with giving a presentation for work or school, the aim is to give the most effective demonstration of your skills as possible that will also portray your knowledge of the topic and your dedication to the outcome. To help you get started, here are five tips for giving an effective presentation. 1. Research The most effective aspect of any presentation is the preparation that goes into it. Before you start putting together your PowerPoint presentation or choosing your blazer, you need to know the topic inside and out. Your background information should only include what is absolutely necessary. If you are giving a 15-minute presentation, a general rule is that after the first five minutes, you should be discussing the data or new relevant information. The purpose ...