Hot Entrepreneurism How-Tos

How To: Sell at Your Local Farmers Market

Are you interested in selling your products at the local Farmers Markets? Many small mom and pop food crafters get started selling their artisan breads, homemade cakes, cookies, pies, biscotti, candy, seasoning mixes or regional barbecue sauces direct to customers who visit local farmers markets and farm stands. What better way to start than with those visiting the local farmers market; a captive audience expecting a wide variety of seasonal fruits and veggies; along with specialty products t...

How To: Begin your own blog and make money online

Have you always dreamed about quitting your day job to pursue your true passion in writing about tips on how to bake your famous cupcake pops? Stop dreaming and start doing! Thanks to the prevalence of the internet, blog writing is more popular than ever, and successful bloggers actually make quite a hefty chunk of change doing what they love.

How To: Select profitable books to sell on Amazon

Have an Amazon store for yourself? Sell books? Well, you may be wasting your time listing certain books when they'll never sell, but there are some ways to make sure you're listing only the most sellable and profitable books on Amazon.com. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to select profitable books to sell on Amazon, and how to know which books aren't worth it and to avoid.

How To: Write a great mission statement

Award winning author Susan L. Reid teaches us how to write a great mission statement for your business. 1. First, write your "purpose statement". This answers what your business wants to accomplish and what problem or need your business is trying to address. Simply state the answer to this question. 2. Write your "business statement'. This describes the activities or programs your business must do to support it's purpose. Ask yourself what you are doing to address the need identified in your ...

How To: Write a mission statement

In this video, we learn how to write a mission statement. The mission statement answers the question of what your organization's core purpose is. You will have a great mission statement if you keep it short, memorable, and inspiring. It should also be market focused, knowing who you are serving and what value you are providing. Keep in mind what you want to be remembered for and take that into account when you are writing your mission statement. It should say who you are and be something that...

How To: Write a quick memorandum of understanding for work

If you're looking to write a memorandum of understanding, this tutorial should be a big help. If you don't know what one is, it;s basically some form of an agreement between two parties that doesn't really imply any kind of legal commitment. It can be used as a contract in certain cases. This is sometimes referred to as a letter of intent. So if this is what you need, check out the video above to find otu exactly what you need to write one. Good luck!

How To: Write an executive summary

An executive summary is one of the most important parts of your business career, because it's the first thing investors will look at. Placed at the beginning of a business plan, the executive summary is the hook that lures investors into wanting to learn more about your business. See how to write one in the best way possible.

How To: Source products to sell on eBay for beginners

New to eBay? Don't worry, setting up an account and buying and selling doesn't take that much effort at all. Everyone who has an Internet connection has at one point come across eBay, to find the perfect gift for their loved ones, to find the cheapest deals on plasma televisions and computers, or to get rid of their dusty, old record album collection in their web store.

How To: Improve the performance of an underperforming employee

One of the trickiest parts of being a boss is handling an employee who isn't performing up to their potential. This video features tips from a business consultant on how to handle these situations, focusing on having a conversation with the employee about their performance, handling the situation calmly and effectively. Hopefully, if you follow these tips, then you won't have to take the unwelcome step of firing the employee.

How To: Use a focus group for new brand name candidates

Focus groups strike fear into the hearts of even the most season marketer, and with good reason. In a world where everything is subject to change based on public opinion, from movie endings, to popcorn flavors, to logo colors, focus groups can make or break a new idea, but it doesn't have to be that way. A focus group is just a way to gather opinions in a vigorous way and can be very useful. Watch this video tutorial to use a focus group to develop and test a new brand name or corporate ident...

How To: Market a Self Storage Facility

Self-storage may not be a new industry, but it is one that is rapidly reshaping its operations to suit a progressively more modernized customer base. In order to stay competitive with your self-storage facility, you'll need to keep an open mind, embrace current marketing trends, and most importantly, have a well-defined set of marketing goals. Your main focus should revolve around the following points:

How To: Patent an Idea (Creating and Selling Your Concepts)

Want to know how to patent an idea, but you just don't know how to go about doing it? It doesn't take a lot of money to get a provisional patent. The real thing you want to know is the process of taking an idea that you have all the way up to getting it patent. I will take you through each step from the beginning when you have that great idea all the way to getting your invention marketed.You Need an Idea (Obviously)Your idea doesn't have to be earth changing. It just needs to be something pe...

How To: Properly write business e-mails

Now, more than ever, many companies rely on using emails to send bits of information around faster than normal. Not only does it save paper, but allows work to get done faster than it ever has. But, if you don't know how to write a proper business email, it can be tricky. That's why this tutorial will show you how to write them so you don't have to worry about a lack of professionalism. Enjoy!

How To: Write a values statement

In this tutorial, we learn how to write a values statement. First, you will need to think of five to seven values that are important. Make sure these are more than one word and are shared ideas by everyone. There shouldn't be more than seven values, so everyone can remember them. The point is that everyone has values, find something that everyone has in common and guides your behavior as an organization. It may be in your mission statement, but don't worry about it, think of separate statemen...

How To: Start a handbag business

Eileen Duffy owns her own handbag business and she is here today to show you the steps she took to get to where she is today. If you want to start your own fashion business, then she has some great tips. Of course, the best thing is to start out by going to school and getting some training.

How To: Create and upload photos to help sell on eBay

New to eBay? Don't worry, setting up an account and buying and selling doesn't take that much effort at all. Everyone who has an Internet connection has at one point come across eBay, to find the perfect gift for their loved ones, to find the cheapest deals on plasma televisions and computers, or to get rid of their dusty, old record album collection in their web store.

How To: Locate a Certified Provider on eBay

New to eBay? Don't worry, setting up an account and buying and selling doesn't take that much effort at all. Everyone who has an Internet connection has at one point come across eBay, to find the perfect gift for their loved ones, to find the cheapest deals on plasma televisions and computers, or to get rid of their dusty, old record album collection in their web store.

How To: Attend and throw a yard sale

Do you need some extra cash? Is your clutter piling up on you? The perfect summer solution is a how-to on throwing and attending a yard sale. This week we show you how to prep and carry-out a successful yard sale, and show you how to spot a score. A few key points will help you spot the key piece for your wardrobe or next DIY project, whether it involves a yard sale or garage sale or what.

How To: Pay Off Your Car in Half the Time by Renting It Out with OnStar

Most of the time, asking to borrow someone's car will elicit a really long string of excuses. But unlike letting your buddy use your car, which usually gets you nothing more than an empty tank, GM has found a way to make car sharing beneficial for everyone involved. If you're one of the 6 million people who have a GM vehicle that's connected to OnStar, you're in luck: according to an OnStar employee, you can make up to $1,000 a month just by letting other people rent out your car when you're ...

How To: Evaluate a new product, service, or company name

Chances are, if you're a branding or marketing professional, you've been tasked to come up with a new name for a product, a service, or maybe even a company at some point in your career. Maybe you're trying to come up with a new brand name right now. Well, there are objective measurements for choosing new names, and if you need help figuring these out, watch this video tutorial to learn how to develop a new product or company name that will stand out among your competitors, presented by namin...

How To: Come up with a restaurant business plan

In this video from yourbusinesspal she talks about starting a restaurant business plan. Do you start with a restaurant from scratch with your own ideas or do you buy into an existing franchise? Starting on your own could be fun because you can come up with the whole concept of the business and use your imagination. Buying into an existing one can be fun and challenging as well. You can already buy into one with a successful record. There's no guarantee of success though. The main way to incre...

How To: Write a great business vision statement

In this Business & Money video tutorial you will learn how to write a great business vision statement. Why is the vision statement important? Because, it provides the inspiration for daily operations and motivation for strategic decisions. Vision and missions statements are different. Vision statement answers the question where is my business going; whereas your mission statement states why your business does exist. Vision statements are future focused and written with the end result in mind....

How To: Create and improve an About Me page on eBay

New to eBay? Don't worry, setting up an account and buying and selling doesn't take that much effort at all. Everyone who has an Internet connection has at one point come across eBay, to find the perfect gift for their loved ones, to find the cheapest deals on plasma televisions and computers, or to get rid of their dusty, old record album collection in their web store.

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