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A Soy Candle Making Business is Not Easy #low #cost #business #ideas


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A Soy Candle Making Business is Not Easy

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You love candles. You love them so much that you think you want to start a business making them. They are fun to make, it s true! And it s so lovely to have your house constantly be filled with those wonderful, delightful fragrances!

I myself, did not realize all the work that goes into a soy candle business, or any candle business for that matter, because you soon realize that it is not just about making the candles. I don t want to discourage you. No. Because a soy candle making business can be a nice profitable home business for you! But I want to make sure you realize all that goes into it, because if you are just starting out, or just thinking about starting, then you don t know all the work that goes into candle making and marketing and selling.

This is the reason I decided to close my business after 4 years. If I didn t have kids I may have stuck with it, but the fact that I have 3 boys (I only had 2 when I first started my soy candle business) and was working my business and trying to homeschool, and on top of that, living in a small home, I had to make a choice on what my priorities were and I decided I wasn t enjoying the whole candle business all that much anymore even though business kept growing, so I closed the doors. In fact it was because of the growing customers that I decided to call it quits. The more customers the more busy it got and I didn t have anyone to help me with it all!

That does not mean that you can t do it, and enjoy it though! Everyone is different and this business can work for you!

Below is a rundown of all the things involved with making, marketing, and selling soy candles. If you can outsource a few of these things, it will make your business so much less stressful and you can focus more on your candle making!

  • Making soy candles from scratch (melting wax, preparing containers, placing wicks, cooling time, thinking up new fragrances, testing, testing,testing, cleaning up your mess, cleaning your tools)
  • Ordering supplies
  • Putting on tags and warning labels and any other decorations
  • Packaging your soy candles (mainly votives, tarts and tealights)
  • Packaging for shipping
  • Printing shipping labels
  • Creating and maintaining a website
  • Answering questions
  • Marketing your business whether online or offline
  • Preparing for and traveling to craft shows
  • Did I mention maintaining your website.
  • Doing taxes
  • Thinking and thinking and thinking about this, that and everything to do with soy candles!

Now, like I said, if you can afford to pay someone to do some of those things above, or you have a partner to help, a good size kitchen(better yet a separate area to work), then you will probably have a much easier time of it!

I know I might have caused some doubt in your mind of whether you want to even try this business, but really, you won t know until you try. I loved it the first 2 years, it s just that I had so many other things I was trying to do too, so the candle business just didn t end up fitting with the lifestyle I wanted.

But I hope I ve made you seriously consider some things and if you think you want to give it a go, then go for it! Procrastinating will get you nowhere, and, like I said, you won t know until you try!

Until next time,

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Would you like to save a ton of time that you could be using to work on starting your business instead of searching all over trying to find how to make this kind of soy candle, or that kind, or how to find the best wick, what supplier to use and so on, etc etc ?

That is exactly why I created my new eBook The Soy Candle Making Book You can download the book and have everything you need to make amazing soy candles that your customers will love!

No need to go searching around the net for every piece of information because it s all right here!

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5 Things Not to Do Running a Small Business #cheap #business #ideas


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5 Things Not to Do Running a Small Business

January 12, 2016

I ve been a creative entrepreneur since 2005. My first design company was a partnership with my significant other. It was largely a freestyle experiment in running a business, conducted live over the course of five years. As a business, it was marginally successful. As a learning experience, it was my equivalent of a masters of business administration.

So, by the time I had started my second and current company, I had a pretty good blueprint of don t s for running a small business. I had been fortunate enough to make the mistakes that have yielded five valuable lessons learned — lessons that have truly paid off the second time around.

1. Don t rush into partnerships.

It was only after my original partner and I parted ways did I recognize that we should never have had a professional partnership in the first place. Just because someone is your best friend, long-time coworker and / or significant other hardly qualifies them as the perfect candidate for maintaining a business. I say maintaining because it s far easier to get excited about the prospect starting a company than being able to handle the day-to-day reality of running it efficiently.

The best partner is typically someone whose skills and approach are the polar opposite of yours. The first ensures the you are able to cover a lot more ground without additional employees. The second may create conflict, but it ll force you both to defend your business instincts and weed out lesser ideas before you waste resources.

2. Don t get discouraged.

Running a company isn t a goal — it s a long, winding road. Enjoy the process! Unless your goal is to cash out, and you ve got some built-in exit strategy, chances are you want a long-term entrepreneurial career. You will have ups, and you will have downs — possibly in the same week or even day. You will gain amazing clients and lose others for reasons fair and unfair. That s all part of having a business.

I ve yet to encounter a single business owner who s reached some grand, stable plateau beyond failure, disappointment and doubt. We all experience it. Instead of discouragement, focus on becoming more resilient, on learning how to handle stress productively.

3. Don t forget why you wanted to start a business in the first place.

Whether it s following a passion or having more control over your time to devote to family, always remember why you started down this road in the first place. It s easy to get carried away and forget what it was you wanted from your own business. I, for example, was driven by quality-of-life factors, especially time off for my other passion — travel. At times, temporary sacrifice may be truly necessary, but it pays to be conscious of when you re in danger of permanently shelving the very thing you wanted most.

4. Don t try to do everything yourself.

I started my first company with $500 — barely enough to cover the costs of incorporation. So, right away, I developed an addiction to doing everything myself. My partner was only capable, willing and able to do so much, and I found myself doing a lot of admin tasks I never anticipated. Those tasks came with learning curves, and they took up valuable time and energy — energy that could have been directed at helping the business grow.

I didn t make this mistake twice. With my second, far more successful attempt, I contracted my business half just a couple of months in. Although my expenses grew, now I could focus on doing better work as well as devote time to business development. Both actions helped to grow the company far quicker than my former money-saving attempts at being my own bookkeeper.

So, resist the urge to cover all the ground alone. Saving financial resources is important, but don t let your task list undermine your big goals.

5. Don t stop evolving.

Your strategy, your marketing plan, your target market — nothing is set in stone. The world is changing more and more rapidly each day. Your industry will likely experience a shift, whether slight or monumental, at some point. As a small business, you are at a disadvantage, because your resources are a lot more limited. But you have a priceless advantage in ability to change course and adapt far quicker than a larger organization.

The best way to remain relevant is keeping your eyes open for changing tides, your mind open to new ideas and staying flexible.

And, of course, don t be too afraid of making your own mistakes!



Not Using My Car: Does it Need Insurance? #insurance, #car, #not #used,

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Not Using My Car: Does it Need Insurance?

By: Sally Aquire (6 Jan 17)

The law states that all registered vehicles that are being used on public roads must be both taxed and insured. If you are caught without insurance, you can be fined and given penalty points on your driving licence. You can potentially be Disqualified from Driving for a while too. Although you are not legally obliged to insure vehicles that are currently off the road and being kept in private garages or on private land, you should make sure that your car is insured if it is being kept on a public road. There are also practical reasons for making sure that any vehicles registered by you are fully insured, regardless of where they are being kept. Your car can be involved in an accident without being on the road – the handbrake could fail, an electrical fault could start a fire or the car could be stolen. Without insurance, you are not covered for these types of situations.

If you are not going to be using your car for over a month, you can contact your insurance company and ask them to suspend your insurance cover during this period. They may also refund part of your insurance premium for this period too. This applies if your absence from driving is not related to the insurance cover (for example, you cannot usually do this if you have made a claim because your car has been stolen or damaged). The refund is usually paid when your insurance cover is reinstated again (i.e. when you begin driving again). Insurance companies such as Direct Line and RAC operate in this manner. During the suspension period, your car will still be covered for loss or damage that occurs as a result of theft or a fire, provided that it is locked away in a garage.

What type of insurance do I need?

That depends on where you intend to keep your car while it is not in use. If you are going to be parking your car in your garage to take advantage of suspended insurance cover while your car is off the road, you need to get insurance that covers you against theft and fire, but this will not cover you against third party accidents (which shouldn’t really be a problem if your car is locked away). If you are going to be parking your car on a road, you need to be covered for third party accidents as well.

Do I need to do anything else?

You need to inform the DVLA that your car is going to be off the road for a significant time through the Statutory Off-Road Notification (SORN)certificate, which you can request from them. Using your car while the SORN is in place will result in a fine of up to £5000 and a possible prison sentence. The SORN lasts for a year, and must be renewed if you need to keep your car off the road longer than this. This can be done online at the DVLA website if you have a V11 form, a V58/1 form or a V5C form. Alternatively, you can do it by phone instead. If your local Post Office branch issues tax discs, you can take your V11 form there too. If you want to apply by post, you can request the SORN V890 form, and return it to DVLA, Swansea, SA99 1AR.

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Top Ways to Boost WiFi Signals – Improve Performance #wifi #network #not

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Top Ways to Boost WiFi Signals Improve Performance

Equipped with a wireless router from your ISP, most WiFi networks are usually fairly efficient. For at-home setups, a quality router will usually be more than enough to run a decent network. After all, even your close neighbors can normally see your wireless network. Of course, there are some exceptions.

If you live in a very large house or your ISP installed your router in a strange location like your closet, your WiFi signal may not reach every part of the house adequately. When it comes to streaming media, a weak WiFi signal result in extreme lag and choppy videos.

Luckily, there are several things that you can do to help boost WiFi signal strength. Here are some of my top recommendations for improving weak WiFi. Note that this article focuses on WiFi specifically and not on your Internet connection.

If your Internet connection is slow, check out my article that talks about the many ways you can boost your Internet speed .

Use Latest WiFi Protocol

Wireless AC has pretty much become the standard, but if you have not yet upgraded to a Wireless AC router and are still using Wireless G or N, you may want to consider upgrading. Wireless AC has proven to be a much more capable technology that not only produces greater WiFi range, but improved and more consistent signal strength as well.

Of course, a Wireless AC router will be most efficient with Wireless AC devices. If you are using a newer device with a built-in wireless card, such as a laptop, check to see what wireless protocol it supports.

It s also worth noting that after AC, there will be AD, AH, AJ, AX and so on. You don t always have to be using the latest protocol, but you also don t want to be several protocols behind. Wireless N and AC also support MIMO, which allows for multiple antennas.

Get a Dual-Band Router

You may have noticed that some routers offer a feature called dual band. This means that it supports both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz networks. So what s the difference? 5 GHz allows for much greater speeds than 2.4 GHz, but over a shorter distance.

A dual band router can be helpful because you ll get faster speeds when you are closer to the router, but you can switch to the 2.4 GHz network when you are farther away since 2.4 GHz signals can travel farther and penetrate more walls. Unfortunately, you mostly have to manually switch between these two networks.

Call Your ISP

Since most people use the default router given to them by their ISP, it s a good idea to make sure you have the best one they have to offer. Most ISPs will install a cheaper router with less speeds and less features and then try to get you to upgrade later.

If you are getting service connected, you can usually make them give you the best router before you sign up with them. If you are already a customer, you can always try to threaten to leave. Unfortunately, to get a better router, you normally will have to pay a monthly cost or buy it upfront.

However, if you buy the router upfront, never buy it from the ISP. Instead go to Amazon or eBay and buy it from there. You can always call out a technician to come and install the router, if you don t feel comfortable doing it yourself.

Use a Cable Signal Booster

If you have cable internet, several factors can play into the actual cable signal strength coming from the cable company to your home. If you live in a busy neighborhood with many households, the actual cable power that your home receives may not be optimal. Aside from this, things like splitters that allow for a cable outlet in every room tend to weaken the signal, and the more splitters you have, the weaker the signal will become.

A cable signal booster can help give your home WiFi network the best possible signal by acting as an amplifier. Basically, these devices look and work just like normal coaxial splitters. However, they are engineered to distribute cable signals in the most efficient manner. Cable signal boosters will also improve the signal strength to your television.

Optimize Router Update Firmware

This one is pretty much a given, but it’s always best to have the most up to date firmware for your wireless router. As technology changes, firmware updates are needed to keep the router running at peak performance.

You should also tweak the settings on your router for maximum output. For example, if you are getting a lot of interference, you may want to switch channels. Most of the time it is set to Auto, but sometimes it s worth manually configuring. It is best to consult a router’s user manual for firmware and settings tips.

Re-position the Router

For best WiFi coverage, a wireless router should be placed in a central location within a home. It should also be positioned not too close to the floor, but not too close to the ceiling either. WiFi signals travel in a lateral pattern, and most of the time, WiFi devices, such as laptops are used at midpoint within a home. For example, you usually sit on the couch when using a laptop; you don’t lay on the floor (most of the time), and you do not stand on a ladder.

Use a Multi Router Network Setup

All the methods mentioned above still won t help you if you live in a very large home and the distances are simply too great, even for the latest wireless protocol with MIMO technology. In these types of cases, you probably need to setup a second router.

This can come in the form of a wireless extender/repeater, wireless bridge, or simply a second wireless router. I ve already written about setting up a second separate network using a second wireless router. but you can also add a second router to the same network.

For example, if you have Verizon FIOS, you can purchase another identical router and configure it as a MoCA LAN bridge. You can configure the second router with the same wireless SSID and password, so devices will connect to whichever router is closer.

Purchase a WiFi System

These days, there are a lot of companies selling WiFi systems. These are basically wireless mesh networks. They include multiple identical routers that you connect in different locations in your home.

The main advantage these systems is that they configure themselves and talk to each other automatically. This makes them really easy to setup and you can add as many devices as you want to keep extending the range of your wireless network.

Eero is one example of a WiFi system. It comes with three access points for about $500. You can control and configure everything via an app and it takes half an hour to set it all up. Of course, you lose all the flexibility and control that you have when you purchase a traditional router.

Another company that I know is popular is Open-Mesh. Luckily, consumers can buy it too and it works just fine for residential purposes. Again, these are much more expensive solutions, but you ll be one happy camper at the end of the day.

Add a WiFi Booster Antenna

Depending on the exact model of your WiFi router, it may be compatible with an add-on WiFi booster antenna. WiFi antennas seem to have a varying degree of mixed reviews from purchasers, but for approximately 50% of people, they are worth the purchase. WiFi booster antennas work with the same concept that retractable antennas on old boom boxes work. While the default antenna may be built-in or minimal, a standalone WiFi antenna may help improve WiFi network signals.

Use Powerline Adapter

For some people, you just can t get a wireless signal into a certain area of the house. Maybe the wall is made of a material that blocks WiFi and therefore nothing but a direct cable connection would work. You can always try to drop a network or coax line to that location, but if that s not feasible, then a Powerline adapter might be a good alternative.

Speeds are nothing to write home about, but it s definitely better than nothing. You basically plug them into the wall, one where your router is and one where you need an Ethernet connection. Most have just one Ethernet port, but some like the Actiontec one above, have several ports to connect multiple devices.

Turn Off Other Devices

If you are a heavy gadget user and have tons of devices connected all around your home like cameras, phones, monitors, IOT devices, etc. it might be worth turning some things off to see if there is some kind of interference.

Other appliances like microwaves can also cause interference, so try to keep your router away from any other electronic gadget.

Using any of the above methods should help strengthen your WiFi network and using a combination of the methods should greatly boost the WiFi in your home. Any other good ways to help improve WiFi signals? Leave us know in the comments! Enjoy!



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On August 5, 2017, Fleece Thank You is hosting their first ever Make a Fleece Thank You Blanket Day.

It is their goal to make 5,000 blankets around this campaign so they can continue to provide armor for our warriors during these summer months.

The actual event is taking place at High Velocity Sports in Canton, MI, but what is super cool is that you can make blankets and help contribute to our goal from ANYWHERE!

All blankets can be paid forward on this main event page. Any blankets purchased can be made at the event on August 5th, OR they can arrange to get the kits to you to make elsewhere that week!

They also have sponsorships still available as a community engagement piece if that is applicable to you.

They just need LOTS OF BLANKET MAKERS.

In partnership with the DIA and the new Commerce Library, the Commerce Twp Downtown Development Authority is coordinating an art exhibition from Monday, August 7 to Monday, August 14, 2017.

The display, with the name DIA INSIDE/OUT POP-UP, will exhibit reproductions of master pieces from the valuable DIA collection.

The following Impressionists paintings will be in display: Portrait of postman Roulin, by Vincent Van Gogh; Gladioli, by Claude Monet; Spring, by Dwight W. Tryon; Summer, by Dwight W. Tryon; In the garden, by Mary Cassatt.

As part of this event, on Thursday, August 10, from 7 to 8:30 P.M. a representative from the DIA -with the title Behind The Seen- will speak about the paintings, the masters and their work.

Sunny Days Activity Time

Community Education Center – Room LL2

Sunny Days Activity Time – Come explore with us!
Join us for stories, crafts, and explorations of science all around us!

Who: Ages: 3 6 Monday/Wednesday July 17 August 9
Ages: 7 11 Tuesday/Thursday July 18 August 10

What: Science, Story and Activities
Where: CEC, Room number LL2
When: 10:30 AM 11:30 AM

**Because each child deserves to have their own time learning we request that you do not send siblings if they are not in the specified age group. Instead, we request that siblings spend time with parents during those sessions that are not for their age group**

PDF File Sunny Days Activity Time Flyer

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Online Back-to-School Packet Open Computer Labs

Walled Lake Central High School

Computer labs will be open with support staff to assist with the Online Back-to-School Packet process on the dates below. Families from any school and any level can attend any of these open lab sessions. You must have a parent account ID and password in order to participate in the open lab sessions. Parent account requests will NOT be issued on site.

Wednesday, August 9th, 3 pm – 6 pm at Central High School

Arabic, Japanese and Spanish translators will be available at this sessions.

Visit the WLCSD Online Back-to-School Packet Information website for more information!

In partnership with the DIA and the new Commerce Library, the Commerce Twp Downtown Development Authority is coordinating an art exhibition from Monday, August 7 to Monday, August 14, 2017.

The display, with the name DIA INSIDE/OUT POP-UP, will exhibit reproductions of master pieces from the valuable DIA collection.

The following Impressionists paintings will be in display: Portrait of postman Roulin, by Vincent Van Gogh; Gladioli, by Claude Monet; Spring, by Dwight W. Tryon; Summer, by Dwight W. Tryon; In the garden, by Mary Cassatt.

As part of this event, on Thursday, August 10, from 7 to 8:30 P.M. a representative from the DIA -with the title Behind The Seen- will speak about the paintings, the masters and their work.

Sunny Days Activity Time

Community Education Center – Room LL2

Sunny Days Activity Time – Come explore with us!
Join us for stories, crafts, and explorations of science all around us!

Who: Ages: 3 6 Monday/Wednesday July 17 August 9
Ages: 7 11 Tuesday/Thursday July 18 August 10

What: Science, Story and Activities
Where: CEC, Room number LL2
When: 10:30 AM 11:30 AM

**Because each child deserves to have their own time learning we request that you do not send siblings if they are not in the specified age group. Instead, we request that siblings spend time with parents during those sessions that are not for their age group**

PDF File Sunny Days Activity Time Flyer

In partnership with the DIA and the new Commerce Library, the Commerce Twp Downtown Development Authority is coordinating an art exhibition from Monday, August 7 to Monday, August 14, 2017.

The display, with the name DIA INSIDE/OUT POP-UP, will exhibit reproductions of master pieces from the valuable DIA collection.

The following Impressionists paintings will be in display: Portrait of postman Roulin, by Vincent Van Gogh; Gladioli, by Claude Monet; Spring, by Dwight W. Tryon; Summer, by Dwight W. Tryon; In the garden, by Mary Cassatt.

As part of this event, on Thursday, August 10, from 7 to 8:30 P.M. a representative from the DIA -with the title Behind The Seen- will speak about the paintings, the masters and their work.

9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

WLN Pom Car Wash Fundraiser

Commerce Car Wash, 2490 Union Lake Rd.

WLN Pom Car Wash Fundraiser

Saturday, August 12 from 9 AM – 3 PM

Commerce Car Wash, 2490 Union Lake Rd.

DIA Art Exhibition

In partnership with the DIA and the new Commerce Library, the Commerce Twp Downtown Development Authority is coordinating an art exhibition from Monday, August 7 to Monday, August 14, 2017.

The display, with the name DIA INSIDE/OUT POP-UP, will exhibit reproductions of master pieces from the valuable DIA collection.

The following Impressionists paintings will be in display: Portrait of postman Roulin, by Vincent Van Gogh; Gladioli, by Claude Monet; Spring, by Dwight W. Tryon; Summer, by Dwight W. Tryon; In the garden, by Mary Cassatt.

As part of this event, on Thursday, August 10, from 7 to 8:30 P.M. a representative from the DIA -with the title Behind The Seen- will speak about the paintings, the masters and their work.

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

WLN Boys Soccer Car Wash

SUPER CAR WASH (8393 RICHARDSON RD. COMMERCE TWP.)

WLN BOYS SOCCER

SUPER CAR WASH FUNDRAISER

SUNDAY AUGUST 13 TH

8393 RICHARDSON RD.

ALL TIPS BENEFIT WLN BOYS SOCCER

PDF File WLN Boys Soccer Car Wash Flyer

DIA Art Exhibition

In partnership with the DIA and the new Commerce Library, the Commerce Twp Downtown Development Authority is coordinating an art exhibition from Monday, August 7 to Monday, August 14, 2017.

The display, with the name DIA INSIDE/OUT POP-UP, will exhibit reproductions of master pieces from the valuable DIA collection.

The following Impressionists paintings will be in display: Portrait of postman Roulin, by Vincent Van Gogh; Gladioli, by Claude Monet; Spring, by Dwight W. Tryon; Summer, by Dwight W. Tryon; In the garden, by Mary Cassatt.

As part of this event, on Thursday, August 10, from 7 to 8:30 P.M. a representative from the DIA -with the title Behind The Seen- will speak about the paintings, the masters and their work.

High School Registration Dates

Walled Lake Central, Northern and Western High Schools

More information and registration schedules coming soon!

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

WLN Boys Golf Scramble

Edgewood Country Club

PDF File WLN Boys Golf Scramble Registration

High School Registration Dates

Walled Lake Central, Northern and Western High Schools

More information and registration schedules coming soon!

High School Registration Dates

Walled Lake Central, Northern and Western High Schools

More information and registration schedules coming soon!

Presidents and Principals PTA Breakfast

Educational Services Center

PTA/PTSA President and Principals Welcome Back Breakfast

Educational Services Center, 850 Ladd Road, Bldg. D, Walled Lake.

High School Registration Dates

Walled Lake Central, Northern and Western High Schools

More information and registration schedules coming soon!

3:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Online Back-to-School Packet Open Computer Labs

Walled Lake Central High School

Computer labs will be open with support staff to assist with the Online Back-to-School Packet process on the dates below. Families from any school and any level can attend any of these open lab sessions. You must have a parent account ID and password in order to participate in the open lab sessions. Parent account requests will NOT be issued on site.

Monday, August 21st, 3 pm – 6 pm at Central High School

Japanese and Spanish translators will be available at this sessions.

Visit the WLCSD Online Back-to-School Packet website for more information!



8 Reasons Not to Get a Business Degree – CBS News #sba

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8 Reasons Not to Get a Business Degree

Last Updated Jan 24, 2011 5:46 PM EST

Business degrees are hot, but you might want to reconsider your decision. Here are eight reasons why you should not major in business :

1. Business majors don’t learn much in business school.

That’s one of the bombshell conclusions of Academically Adrift . a new blockbuster bestseller that suggests that 45% of college students don’t learn much of anything in their first two years of college, while more than one out of three students graduate with no improvement in writing and analytical skills.

Among the students who learn the least in college are social work, education and business majors . In contrast, the researchers found that students majoring in the humanities, social sciences, hard sciences and math do relatively well.

2. You won’t make as much money as you think.

When PayScale looked at starting and mid-career salaries of college graduates in dozens of college majors . business came in as the 56th best-paying college degree. It fared worse than such “impractical” college degrees as philosophy . history and American studies .

3. The job market is crawling with business majors.

It’s hard to stand out from the crowd when more than one out of every five new college grads is a business major . What you’re telegraphing when you major in business is that you want to make money, but do you have what it takes to some day earn that corner office?

4. Your quality of life could suck.

Prominent labor economists examined what Harvard Business School grads were doing 15 years after graduating and certain business majors were having a difficult time juggling career and home life. Here’s a post that I wrote about the study: The Perils of Majoring in Business .

5. Majoring in business could hurt your MBA chances.

Not having an undergrad business degree can actually help when applying to MBA programs . At some MBA programs less than 25% of their students possess undergrad business degrees. One study documented that business undergrads actually performed worse in MBA programs than non-business majors.

6. You don’t need a business degree to work in business.

You’re kidding yourself if you think a business degree gives you the skills to work in the corporate world.

A employer survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers indicates that workplaces most value these three skills that you are usually more likely to find with a liberal arts eduction:

  • Communication skills.
  • Analytic skills.
  • Teamwork skills.

What’s more, a survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that 89% of surveyed employees said they want college students to pursue a liberal arts education.

7. You can make more money with an economics degree.

On PayScale’s list of the highest paying college majors, economics came in No. 10. Engineering majors dominated the rest of the top-paying degrees. Economics is one of the liberal arts so you are more likely to learn how to write and think in college, which is what employers covet in their workers.

Illustrious econ majors include Warren Buffettt, Steve Ballmer, Ted Turner, Steve Fossett, Henry Kravis, Diane von Furstenberg, Esther Dyson, Bill Belichick and Mick Jagger

8. Your parents want you to major in business.

Don’t be a wuss and major in business because your parents are nagging you. If you’re pressured into majoring in business or any other major, studies show that you’ll be less likely to succeed professionally AND financially.

More on CBS MoneyWatch:

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Lynn O’Shaughnessy is a best-selling author, consultant and speaker on issues that parents with college-bound teenagers face. She explains how families can make college more affordable through her website TheCollegeSolution.com ; her financial workbook, Shrinking the Cost of College ; and the new second edition of her Amazon best-selling book, The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price .



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U-Brew It is a brew on premises business which has revolutionised the brewing experience for beer lovers across Australia.

Brew on Premises describes the process where customers come into the brewery to choose a brew, create the brew using all natural high quality ingredients, leave the brew in our temperature controlled fermentation rooms for us to care for. They then return to can, bottle or have their beer transferred to a keg or kegs. Although, no experience is necesary, it appeals to people who like the idea of homebrewing, but don’t want the hassle of doing home brew or are disappointed by the results. You can be assured of a consistent, high quality, commercial grade beer from U-Brew It!

Established in Perth Western Australia in 1998 by Peter Hodyl and Geoff Pelham they had a vision that the people of Western Australia, like them, would love the opportunity to drink any style of beer they liked without being restricted by the cost and availability.

Opening their first store in Malaga using state of the art ‘Cask Brewing’ equipment, premium quality international ingredients, tried and tested recipes, they proved the very best beer can be produced in a micro-brewery environment. After experiencing success in Western Australia, U-Brew It soon after opened stores in Queensland, closely followed by Victoria.

Brew on premises is sometimes confused for home brew, but our process is far superior for the following reasons:

  • We have hundreds of tried and tested easy to follow recipes.
  • We provide commercial quality, easy to use equipment.
  • We source all natural, fresh ingredients at ultra competitive prices.
  • We keep our facilities and equipment clean and sterile for your health and a quality beer.
  • We have plenty of space to brew and socialise.
  • We have a filtering system that gives you a crystal clear product.
  • We have a gassing system to ensure a refreshing drinking experience.
  • We provide bottling, canning or kegging equipment.
  • We have friendly staff with the ‘know how’ to help you along every step of the way.

We’ve provided plenty of info on the Brewing Process. Canning or Kegging and also our Range Of Beers. so follow the links here or on the main menu if you are interested in finding out more. Alternatively give your nearest franchise a call and they’ll be happy to answer any questions.

All of the U-Brew It franchisees are totally committed to their business, quality brewing and to making your experience a truly enjoyable one so get involved and ‘JOIN THE BEER REVOLUTION’.

Also check out the new kegerator system available to experience your own beer on tap at home!



5 Things Not to Do Running a Small Business #small #business #idea


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5 Things Not to Do Running a Small Business

January 12, 2016

I ve been a creative entrepreneur since 2005. My first design company was a partnership with my significant other. It was largely a freestyle experiment in running a business, conducted live over the course of five years. As a business, it was marginally successful. As a learning experience, it was my equivalent of a masters of business administration.

So, by the time I had started my second and current company, I had a pretty good blueprint of don t s for running a small business. I had been fortunate enough to make the mistakes that have yielded five valuable lessons learned — lessons that have truly paid off the second time around.

1. Don t rush into partnerships.

It was only after my original partner and I parted ways did I recognize that we should never have had a professional partnership in the first place. Just because someone is your best friend, long-time coworker and / or significant other hardly qualifies them as the perfect candidate for maintaining a business. I say maintaining because it s far easier to get excited about the prospect starting a company than being able to handle the day-to-day reality of running it efficiently.

The best partner is typically someone whose skills and approach are the polar opposite of yours. The first ensures the you are able to cover a lot more ground without additional employees. The second may create conflict, but it ll force you both to defend your business instincts and weed out lesser ideas before you waste resources.

2. Don t get discouraged.

Running a company isn t a goal — it s a long, winding road. Enjoy the process! Unless your goal is to cash out, and you ve got some built-in exit strategy, chances are you want a long-term entrepreneurial career. You will have ups, and you will have downs — possibly in the same week or even day. You will gain amazing clients and lose others for reasons fair and unfair. That s all part of having a business.

I ve yet to encounter a single business owner who s reached some grand, stable plateau beyond failure, disappointment and doubt. We all experience it. Instead of discouragement, focus on becoming more resilient, on learning how to handle stress productively.

3. Don t forget why you wanted to start a business in the first place.

Whether it s following a passion or having more control over your time to devote to family, always remember why you started down this road in the first place. It s easy to get carried away and forget what it was you wanted from your own business. I, for example, was driven by quality-of-life factors, especially time off for my other passion — travel. At times, temporary sacrifice may be truly necessary, but it pays to be conscious of when you re in danger of permanently shelving the very thing you wanted most.

4. Don t try to do everything yourself.

I started my first company with $500 — barely enough to cover the costs of incorporation. So, right away, I developed an addiction to doing everything myself. My partner was only capable, willing and able to do so much, and I found myself doing a lot of admin tasks I never anticipated. Those tasks came with learning curves, and they took up valuable time and energy — energy that could have been directed at helping the business grow.

I didn t make this mistake twice. With my second, far more successful attempt, I contracted my business half just a couple of months in. Although my expenses grew, now I could focus on doing better work as well as devote time to business development. Both actions helped to grow the company far quicker than my former money-saving attempts at being my own bookkeeper.

So, resist the urge to cover all the ground alone. Saving financial resources is important, but don t let your task list undermine your big goals.

5. Don t stop evolving.

Your strategy, your marketing plan, your target market — nothing is set in stone. The world is changing more and more rapidly each day. Your industry will likely experience a shift, whether slight or monumental, at some point. As a small business, you are at a disadvantage, because your resources are a lot more limited. But you have a priceless advantage in ability to change course and adapt far quicker than a larger organization.

The best way to remain relevant is keeping your eyes open for changing tides, your mind open to new ideas and staying flexible.

And, of course, don t be too afraid of making your own mistakes!



8 Reasons Not to Get a Business Degree – CBS News #small

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8 Reasons Not to Get a Business Degree

Last Updated Jan 24, 2011 5:46 PM EST

Business degrees are hot, but you might want to reconsider your decision. Here are eight reasons why you should not major in business :

1. Business majors don’t learn much in business school.

That’s one of the bombshell conclusions of Academically Adrift . a new blockbuster bestseller that suggests that 45% of college students don’t learn much of anything in their first two years of college, while more than one out of three students graduate with no improvement in writing and analytical skills.

Among the students who learn the least in college are social work, education and business majors . In contrast, the researchers found that students majoring in the humanities, social sciences, hard sciences and math do relatively well.

2. You won’t make as much money as you think.

When PayScale looked at starting and mid-career salaries of college graduates in dozens of college majors . business came in as the 56th best-paying college degree. It fared worse than such “impractical” college degrees as philosophy . history and American studies .

3. The job market is crawling with business majors.

It’s hard to stand out from the crowd when more than one out of every five new college grads is a business major . What you’re telegraphing when you major in business is that you want to make money, but do you have what it takes to some day earn that corner office?

4. Your quality of life could suck.

Prominent labor economists examined what Harvard Business School grads were doing 15 years after graduating and certain business majors were having a difficult time juggling career and home life. Here’s a post that I wrote about the study: The Perils of Majoring in Business .

5. Majoring in business could hurt your MBA chances.

Not having an undergrad business degree can actually help when applying to MBA programs . At some MBA programs less than 25% of their students possess undergrad business degrees. One study documented that business undergrads actually performed worse in MBA programs than non-business majors.

6. You don’t need a business degree to work in business.

You’re kidding yourself if you think a business degree gives you the skills to work in the corporate world.

A employer survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers indicates that workplaces most value these three skills that you are usually more likely to find with a liberal arts eduction:

  • Communication skills.
  • Analytic skills.
  • Teamwork skills.

What’s more, a survey by the Association of American Colleges and Universities found that 89% of surveyed employees said they want college students to pursue a liberal arts education.

7. You can make more money with an economics degree.

On PayScale’s list of the highest paying college majors, economics came in No. 10. Engineering majors dominated the rest of the top-paying degrees. Economics is one of the liberal arts so you are more likely to learn how to write and think in college, which is what employers covet in their workers.

Illustrious econ majors include Warren Buffettt, Steve Ballmer, Ted Turner, Steve Fossett, Henry Kravis, Diane von Furstenberg, Esther Dyson, Bill Belichick and Mick Jagger

8. Your parents want you to major in business.

Don’t be a wuss and major in business because your parents are nagging you. If you’re pressured into majoring in business or any other major, studies show that you’ll be less likely to succeed professionally AND financially.

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Lynn O’Shaughnessy is a best-selling author, consultant and speaker on issues that parents with college-bound teenagers face. She explains how families can make college more affordable through her website TheCollegeSolution.com ; her financial workbook, Shrinking the Cost of College ; and the new second edition of her Amazon best-selling book, The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price .