Category Archives: Small Business

Starting Your Own Retail Business

Factors to Consider

The retail industry continues to grow from strength to strength each year, promising substantial monetary benefits to owners of retail enterprises. If you are interested in starting your own retail business, you must consider a few factors. The following information may help you successfully establish and run a retail business.

Starting a Catering Business

A catering business is commonly hired to provide food and beverage services, at events such as corporate festivities, retirement parties, and weddings. However, there are a lot more avenues in the food catering industry. There are large entities like retirement homes, correctional facilities, and health care facilities, which can serve as a customer base for a catering business. The catering business in the U.S. is projected to grow by 10%, on an average, from 2008 to 2018. So, this is a lucrative business opportunity for those who wish to pursue it.

Getting Your Wholesale Business Started

The setup process of a wholesale business may be difficult for those who have no previous experience in the field, but it is one of the cheapest and easiest businesses to start. One can consider numerous different options. While some wholesale businesses need stock and physical premises, some others can be operated entirely online, without the need to pre-purchase the items on the inventory. This means that you can start your own wholesale business easily, quickly and with barely any capital investment. Here are a few things you must consider before setting up your enterprise.

The April-May Issue of HobbyFirm now online

April-May Issue of HobbyFirmGood Friday morning, everyone.  I just wanted to let you all know that the newest edition of HobbyFirm Magazine has been publishedd.  It’s up on the site now, at www.HobbyFirm.com and we welcome you to have a look.  For anyone interested in receiving a hard copy by mail, you can purchase yours through HP MagCloud.  Digital editions are always free to read and to subscribe to.

With spring upon us, we look at some sports related hobby businesses in this issue, beginning with the business of sports memorabilia, collecting and auctions of gameworn items.   We also have a look at what was involved for the founds of two amateur sports leagues, the Orange County Adult Soccer League (OCASL) in North Carolina and the New Jersey Amateur Baseball League (NJABL).

We also continue our offerings to promote women in business, looking at two popular sites for networking and communities of women entrepreneurs.  In Canada, we speak with the originator of the Working at Home Moms community (WAHM) [link: www.wahm.com] and in the United States, there is Project Eve [link: www.projecteve.com] which seeks to build a community for networking women business owners.

Read these stories and more: Current Issue: April-May HobbyFirm Magazine

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