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If you are 55 or older and considering a change of career, we won’t waste your time suggesting you look into greeting customers at Walmart or taking drive-thru orders at McDonald’s. It may be that you don’t want to work but have to, due to the current economic climate or other reasons beyond your control. Or maybe you just aren’t ready to retire, want to continue working, and perhaps even transition into a brand new field. Consider the eight careers below if you’re looking to try something new. We’ve included links to reputable resources that provide more information about each of these careers.
The things we fear are probably feared by others, and when we avoid them, we're doing what others are doing as well. Which is why there's a scarcity of whatever work it is we're avoiding. And of course, scarcity often creates value. The shortcut is simple: if you're afraid of something, of putting yourself out there, of creating a kind of connection or a promise, that's a clue that you're on the right track. Go, do that. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
WINDHOEK - The previous two columns briefly introduced the readers to the definition and the potential we, as Namibians, have to groom entrepreneurs in this country. This month we are going look at various forms of entrepreneurship namely: social, ethnic, and community, indigenous and international entrepreneurship that each citizen of this great country can engage in, starting with social entrepreneurship today. My classification of the various forms of entrepreneurship is based on the scholarly works of Peredo, Dana and Aldrich. When we talk of social entrepreneurship, we talk about those groups of people or individuals within the community who aim at giving innovative solutions to the problems that communities are faced with. These people are usually ambitious, persistent and try their level best in tackling social issues and to offer new ideas that can bring about change in Namibia.
WINDHOEK - Since the second half of the twentieth century, many people from all corners of the world started heading towards more developed economies/regions to seek better entrepreneurial opportunities. The objective of this column is to explore and facilitate the understanding of this movement. When we talk of ethnicity, we are referring to the differences that exist between categories of people. For example: when nationalities from France, Zimbabwe or Zambia move to Namibia, the interactions, which will be shared by these people with a common national background doing business, can be referred to as “ethnic entrepreneurship”. As we learned the importance of social entrepreneurship last week, ethnic entrepreneurship is critical to discuss, as immigrants can bring a lot skills to the host nation.
Believe it or not, the economy is slowly getting better. I’ll grant you, the last two calendar quarters for which we have numbers (2nd and 3rd quarters, 2011) have seen pretty sluggish growth but it was growth nonetheless. Meanwhile, the NFIB reports two consecutive months of improved (if still pretty low) Small Business Optimism Indices, the National Association of Home Builders notes a positive trend in multifamily housing construction that bodes well for the near future, and the National Retail Federation tracked better-than-expected consumer spending during the holiday shopping season (see below). It is during times like this that the world seems wide open to the would-be business owner who is paying attention and has the kind of vision that can see next year’s opportunities embedded in this year’s chaos.
13 Jan, 2012 22:04 CET Boasting easy entry and rising revenue, a handful of retail sectors offer promising prospects for interested entrepreneurs By IBISWorld Industry Analyst Eben Jose
It’s the night before a big American holiday and for most, the preparatory eve of a huge cooking extravaganza. Google’s Analytics real time stats feature shows us what people are looking for on Squidoo right this second . It’s like having Xray vision, or being a mindreader. Thought you might like to see the biggest search terms landing people on lenses right now, this very second.
You've made the decision to start a business. Now you're asking yourself, "What type of business should I start?" You already know that there's a world of possibilities out there for anyone who wants to start a business. How can you possibly winnow them down to find the type of business that's right for you? The approach outlined in this article will help.
Business ideas are all around you. Some business ideas come from a careful analysis of market trends and consumer needs; others come from serendipity. If you are interested in starting a business, but don't know what product or service you might sell, exploring these ways of getting business ideas flowing will help you choose. 1) Examine your own skill set for business ideas. Do you have a talent or proven track record that could become the basis of a profitable business? The other day I spoke to a man who had spent years managing cleaning services at a hospital.
Starting a new business is not a mystical process. Brainstorm and come up with the idea for your business is the first step in many steps that you will take. Get ready to dive in and learn how to get your idea figured out for your business and how to take action. Many people are concerned about the economy or other factors that keep them from starting a new business.
Cheat Sheet Working from home is all about setting up a good home business. If you spend time now researching the best business for your talents, creating an effective business Web site, recognizing scams that prey on at-home entrepreneurs, and setting up a productive business atmosphere, you’ll go a long way toward ensuring that your home business is a successful one. High-Tech and High-Touch Ways to Earn Your Living from Home Whether you like working with the latest technology or you prefer working with people, you’re sure to find a home business opportunity that meets all your wants and needs. If you want to start a business out of your own home, but aren’t sure what to pursue, use the following information as a platform to launch your research into finding out what’s best for you.
It's also true that most of your friends have more friends than you do . The law of large groups is at work here. This explains why the people you see at the gym tend to be in better shape than you are.
September 14th, 2011 by Rich Christiansen No matter how great your new business idea is, it will never succeed if you are the only one who thinks it’s a great idea. People have to want what you’re selling for you to have a successful, lasting business.
Recipe for cooking up a great small business idea
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