How to Run an eCommerce Store. (Guest post by Jun Loayza, as part of our Side Hustle Series. I met Jun two Summers ago and he’s always creating something new! Great great guy to learn from – I hope you all really enjoy this :)) I’m a huge proponent of multiple sources of income. Ever since I read the 4 Hour Work Week, I felt the need to increase my passive income slowly but surely, with the goal of never having to work a full-time job again. My side hustle: MintedRepublic.com – an online e-commerce store that sells day dresses and other luxury women’s clothing. We ran into many obstacles along the way, but once we finally launched, we were able to enjoy a steady stream of dependable income. Step 1: Get the distributor A business partner of mine has a close family friend that is a clothing manufacturer in Los Angeles, CA.
Dropship model: we sell the clothing – the distributor is responsible for the rest: fulfilling and shipping the orderWe pay wholesale pricing on the clothing Step 2: Build the site Total Costs. Brochures - Welcome to The Coffee House. How a Small Business Grant Can Make Your Idea a Reality. Welcome to Business Grants 101, Penny Hoarders. I’m starting this class with an analogy: Small business grants are to small businesses as scholarships are to colleges.
I always hated analogies, but this sounds promising, right? If you’re looking to start a business — or fund an existing one — a grant could be a great financial solution. Read on to learn more (and decode that pesky analogy — sorry, guys). What’s a Small Business Grant? Let’s consult the expert. Hal Shelton, a SCORE mentor and the author of “The Secrets to Writing a Successful Business Plan,” likens business grants to “free money.” “There’s no obligation to pay back anything, and you’re not giving away any ownership in your company,” he says. So just like a scholarship (and unlike student loans), you’re not required to return the money, nor are you expected to pay principal or interest. However, similar to a scholarship, you’re often expected to report your progress and prove the money’s being put to good use. 1. 2. 3.
Fundraiser Ideas | RWJ University Hospital Foundation, Inc. Thank you for considering hosting a fundraising event to benefit the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) and/or Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital (BMSCH). Find an idea from among those on the list below, or use our suggested activities to help you start thinking of your own event. Be sure to review the Fundraiser Guidelines and complete and submit an Event Proposal Form before launching any kind of fundraising event.
House Party-Host a fundraising party at your home for friends, family, co-workers and neighbors. If you or someone you know has been a patient at RWJUH or the BMSCH, share your experiences and ask them to support a cause that has made such an impact on you, your family and the community. Benefit Night– Throw a fundraising party at a local establishment. Charge your guests an entrance fee (donation). Spaghetti Dinner-Encourage your place of worship, work, school or other organization to host a spaghetti dinner to benefit RWJUH or the BMSCH.
Why My Lifestyle Business Has Been So Successful. If you haven’t noticed I’ve been talking a lot more about business building lately than I have in the past. Why? Because the site is evolving. I am evolving. Two years ago I was unhappy, clueless, and didn’t know how to get the things I wanted in life. Now? This post is one that many of you have been hounding me on for awhile (see comments). I realize that if I’m going to launch Location Rebel and essentially tell you exactly how to build a business you can run from anywhere, I better be able to back it up with some real numbers.
That said, this isn’t easy for me. It helps build my credibility. When I left my job, my goal was to make my income from as many different sources as possible. However, before I go into the details, let’s actually share the secret to why I consider my lifestyle business so successful. I’ll say this right now, I don’t make a ton of money. That said, I consider myself just as successful as any of them. The best part of having a lifestyle business is the lifestyle.