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Turning Your Skills into a Business

There was a time when manufacturing was the largest single segment of the United States ‘ economy, but that is no longer the case. The service industry is now one of largest.

So, you might ask, what exactly IS a service business? A service business is simply a business that provides a needed service to customers. There are thousands of variations that can range from arranging and leading venture vacations, preparing healthy meals, to washing windows, or dog sitting. A service business does not sell products. A service business simply sells service and the time required to provide the service.

Your next question is probably,  “Who can start a service business?” The answer to that one is “anybody.” That is, anybody who has the willingness to work hard and wants to work for themselves.

There are a great many advantages of having your own service-based small business. Among the advantages are that you are your own boss, you have direct oversight of your future, and you get to make all of the decisions.

Now, lets think about a few small service-based business ideas you could possibly start depending upon your skills and passions. For example, maybe you are really good at cleaning a house. You could begin your own housecleaning service business. Maybe you throw better parties than anybody else. You could start your own party/event planning business. Anything and everything that you do well is a skill even if you have never thought of it as a skill. And there really is a market for all skills.

One of the neatest things about having your own service-based business is that it can either be a part-time business that you use just to supplement the income from your day job, or it can be a full-time business. Plus, you don’ t have to make

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Is Online Learning for Small Business Owners?

It doesn ‘t matter whether you call it “online learning,” “distance learning,” or by some other name, it all means the same thing. Taking courses online has been popular for a long time now, and it is becoming more and more popular every single day; and not just for people of college age, either. More and more small business owners are taking advantage of courses online. Some of them are even opting for getting their degrees in business management.
“Why”, you ask, “are small business owners opting for online education”?  The answer to the question is simple, but it isn’ t a single answer. People are signing up for online learning in record numbers, but each one

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