IBM builds a smarter planet

Amid the global economic crisis of 2008, IBM began a conversation with the world about the promise of a smarter planet and a new strategic agenda for progress and growth.

As the internet grew, so did technology-driven enterprise needs and a truly global workforce. Computational power was being infused into things no one had thought of as computers: phones, cars, roads, power lines, waterways and food crates. A trillion connected and intelligent things were becoming a system of systems — an internet of things — and producing oceans of raw data.

Let’s seize this opportunity to create more and better jobs, cultivate valuable skills, and not simply repair but prepare our economy for the 21st century.

Sam Palmisano, IBM CEO and chairman, 2009

Business ideas

Making sense of a sensored world

IBM introduced its Smarter Planet vision with an award-winning 1 marketing campaign designed to explain how a whole new generation of intelligent systems and technologies — more powerful and accessible than ever before — could be put to use for profound impact and to encourage further thinking. Smarter power grids, smarter food systems, smarter water, smarter healthcare, smarter traffic systems. And sophisticated analytics and algorithms that could make sense of it all.

Forward-thinking leaders and citizens around the world began to consider innovative ideas such as traveler-centric transportation, consumer-centric electric power and intelligent systems for managing healthcare, water, public safety and food. Within a year of the Smarter Planet initiative s launch, hundreds of IBM clients had seized on new capabilities to build smarter systems, and began achieving measurable benefits for their companies and communities. 2

Building on a smarter planet

Six years and thousands of clients after the Smarter Planet debut, IBM showcased its progress in a 2014 campaign, Made With IBM. The campaign showed IBM as an essential partner in providing technology building blocks for the new world at work — data, cloud, mobile, social and security.

In 2015 the Outthink campaign promoted the concept of cognitive business, with IBM Watson at its center. Smarter Planet had shown us an intelligent, instrumented and interconnected world. The Cognitive Era advances that idea using analytics, natural language processing and machine learning. The goal is systems that can understand, reason and learn; as IBM CEO Ginni Rometty explains, to redefine the relationship between man and machine.

Business ideas



How to Start a Rice Dealership Business

Best small business ideasRice is an important primary staple food in many Asian countries especially in the Philippines. Indicating the high demand for this commodity, planning to put up a rice dealership business in your area is a wise choice. There is already an assurance that this business will succeed because buyers are already there. Of course, in any kind of business, conducting a feasibility study is always a crucial step to take. This will assess the economic viability of your proposed business.

Here are some important questions to consider before plunging into this kind of business.

1. Do you have enough capital or budget for your rice dealership business? With at least P60,000 to P100,000 as a starting capital.

2. Do you want to operate as sole proprietorship or corporation? Business registration guide here.

3. Do you have a big and safe storage room for the sacks of rice that will be delivered to you?

4. Do you have a good location for your rice dealership business? Research the area of your target market, the flow of traffic and their buying habits.

5. Do you have lists of rice suppliers in your area? Make sure you have a lists of several suppliers and make a good relationship with them.

6. Do you have necessary equipments like calibrated weighing scales, rice sacks etc., and a service delivery (optional).

7. What varieties of rice do you intend to sell? Make sure to have several varieties of rice, so that your customers will have several options.

8. How will you market your business? This is also an important aspect especially you are new in this kind of business. Make a good marketing strategy and make your business known to your customers. Make a good deal with restaurant owners, hotels, resorts and small carenderias in your place to be their rice supplier.

Here are Some NFA Rice Dealership FAQ

Q: Who are required to secure license from NFA?

A: All persons, natural or juridical, that are engaging or intending to engage in the rice and/or corn business whether commercial or NFA rice/corn.

A: Before the start in any of the business activity enumerated above, the proprietor or operator should first secure a license from NFA. For those already license, businessmen should renew their annual license on any day within their scheduled month allotted by the NFA

A: Application may be filed at the NFA office that has jurisdiction over the location of the principal business of the applicant.

Q: In case we have more than one (1) store/establishment for Rice/Corn business, should all be licensed?

A: Yes, owner/operator should file a license for all outlets at the NFA office where his principal place of business is located. Additional outlets are treated as branches.

A: For new applicants, follow these procedures:

secure application form from the licensing officer upon payment of application fee;

accomplish and file application with complete requirements to the licensing officer who in turn checks the documents and determines corresponding license fee;

pay license fee to the cashier and get copy of official receipt;

prepare the facilities/equipment requirements for inspection by NFA Investigators;

after inspection of establishments, present notice of inspection to licensing officer, official receipt and proof of compliance with deficiencies, if any;

licensing officer issues license if application is found to be in order;

applicants display license in their establishments.

Procedures for renewal applicants:

secure application from licensing officer upon payment of application fee;

accomplish and file application with complete requirements together with previous year s license to the licensing officer;

licensing officer checks completeness of requirements and determines license fee to be paid;

pay license fee to the cashier and present the official receipt to licensing officer;

licensing officer issues renewal sticker and stick it to appropriate portion of the license if application is found to be in order;

applicants display licensing conspicuous place in their establishments.

Q: For New Applicants, how long do we have to wait for the Approval of our License Application?

A: The establishments and facility requirements of new applicants are inspected by NFA Investigators within 20 working days after the filling of their applications. Those inspected are given inspection notices stating the date when they can return to the NFA to show compliance with any deficiency, if any. Otherwise, their notices state the date they can get their license. In all these cases, it should not exceed 20 working days after inspection.

A: Application fee is P50.00 for a single line activity and P100.00 for two activities or more. License fees depend upon capacity of the post harvest equipment used.

A: Documentary and facility requirements depend upon the business activity.

Q: Does the NFA requires only Licensing on Rice/Corn Business Activities?

A: The NFA also require the registration of the following facilities aside from the license on the activities mentioned earlier list.

motor vehicles used or intended to be used in transport/hauling of palay/ rice/corn whether for exclusive use or for hire except public utility vehicles franchised by proper government agencies not principally used for transporting rice/palay/corn;

warehouses,threshers and sellers for own produce;

mechanical dryers for owner s/operators exclusive use;

packaging machines for owner s/operators exclusive use;

institutions/establishments securing their rice/corn requirements from the NFA;

poultry and hog raisers securing byproducts from the NFA;

manufacturers/importers/dealers and distributors of rice/corn post-harvest facilities;

non-operating mills and other post-harvest facilities. In this case, registration is done only once.

Registration is done at the office of the NFA that has jurisdiction over the location of the principal business of the applicant.

Registration fees see separate from that of the license fees.

Q: In the event that I discontinue my business, what should I do with my License/Registration Certificate?

A: Surrender your license/registration certificate to the NFA office that issued it together with a written notice of discontinuance.

Otherwise, in case you reapply, you would be charged with the fees for the entire period that you have not applied for renewal.

Q: What do you mean by Bonded Activities?

A: Bonded activities mean third party stocks are deposited in your facilities, for storage, milling, threshing, corn shelling or mechanical drying. Operators/owners of facilities accepting third party stocks are required to post a bond as well as fire insurance to safeguard the stocks of the third party.



How to Start a Rice Dealership Business

Best small business ideasRice is an important primary staple food in many Asian countries especially in the Philippines. Indicating the high demand for this commodity, planning to put up a rice dealership business in your area is a wise choice. There is already an assurance that this business will succeed because buyers are already there. Of course, in any kind of business, conducting a feasibility study is always a crucial step to take. This will assess the economic viability of your proposed business.

Here are some important questions to consider before plunging into this kind of business.

1. Do you have enough capital or budget for your rice dealership business? With at least P60,000 to P100,000 as a starting capital.

2. Do you want to operate as sole proprietorship or corporation? Business registration guide here.

3. Do you have a big and safe storage room for the sacks of rice that will be delivered to you?

4. Do you have a good location for your rice dealership business? Research the area of your target market, the flow of traffic and their buying habits.

5. Do you have lists of rice suppliers in your area? Make sure you have a lists of several suppliers and make a good relationship with them.

6. Do you have necessary equipments like calibrated weighing scales, rice sacks etc., and a service delivery (optional).

7. What varieties of rice do you intend to sell? Make sure to have several varieties of rice, so that your customers will have several options.

8. How will you market your business? This is also an important aspect especially you are new in this kind of business. Make a good marketing strategy and make your business known to your customers. Make a good deal with restaurant owners, hotels, resorts and small carenderias in your place to be their rice supplier.

Here are Some NFA Rice Dealership FAQ

Q: Who are required to secure license from NFA?

A: All persons, natural or juridical, that are engaging or intending to engage in the rice and/or corn business whether commercial or NFA rice/corn.

A: Before the start in any of the business activity enumerated above, the proprietor or operator should first secure a license from NFA. For those already license, businessmen should renew their annual license on any day within their scheduled month allotted by the NFA

A: Application may be filed at the NFA office that has jurisdiction over the location of the principal business of the applicant.

Q: In case we have more than one (1) store/establishment for Rice/Corn business, should all be licensed?

A: Yes, owner/operator should file a license for all outlets at the NFA office where his principal place of business is located. Additional outlets are treated as branches.

A: For new applicants, follow these procedures:

secure application form from the licensing officer upon payment of application fee;

accomplish and file application with complete requirements to the licensing officer who in turn checks the documents and determines corresponding license fee;

pay license fee to the cashier and get copy of official receipt;

prepare the facilities/equipment requirements for inspection by NFA Investigators;

after inspection of establishments, present notice of inspection to licensing officer, official receipt and proof of compliance with deficiencies, if any;

licensing officer issues license if application is found to be in order;

applicants display license in their establishments.

Procedures for renewal applicants:

secure application from licensing officer upon payment of application fee;

accomplish and file application with complete requirements together with previous year s license to the licensing officer;

licensing officer checks completeness of requirements and determines license fee to be paid;

pay license fee to the cashier and present the official receipt to licensing officer;

licensing officer issues renewal sticker and stick it to appropriate portion of the license if application is found to be in order;

applicants display licensing conspicuous place in their establishments.

Q: For New Applicants, how long do we have to wait for the Approval of our License Application?

A: The establishments and facility requirements of new applicants are inspected by NFA Investigators within 20 working days after the filling of their applications. Those inspected are given inspection notices stating the date when they can return to the NFA to show compliance with any deficiency, if any. Otherwise, their notices state the date they can get their license. In all these cases, it should not exceed 20 working days after inspection.

A: Application fee is P50.00 for a single line activity and P100.00 for two activities or more. License fees depend upon capacity of the post harvest equipment used.

A: Documentary and facility requirements depend upon the business activity.

Q: Does the NFA requires only Licensing on Rice/Corn Business Activities?

A: The NFA also require the registration of the following facilities aside from the license on the activities mentioned earlier list.

motor vehicles used or intended to be used in transport/hauling of palay/ rice/corn whether for exclusive use or for hire except public utility vehicles franchised by proper government agencies not principally used for transporting rice/palay/corn;

warehouses,threshers and sellers for own produce;

mechanical dryers for owner s/operators exclusive use;

packaging machines for owner s/operators exclusive use;

institutions/establishments securing their rice/corn requirements from the NFA;

poultry and hog raisers securing byproducts from the NFA;

manufacturers/importers/dealers and distributors of rice/corn post-harvest facilities;

non-operating mills and other post-harvest facilities. In this case, registration is done only once.

Registration is done at the office of the NFA that has jurisdiction over the location of the principal business of the applicant.

Registration fees see separate from that of the license fees.

Q: In the event that I discontinue my business, what should I do with my License/Registration Certificate?

A: Surrender your license/registration certificate to the NFA office that issued it together with a written notice of discontinuance.

Otherwise, in case you reapply, you would be charged with the fees for the entire period that you have not applied for renewal.

Q: What do you mean by Bonded Activities?

A: Bonded activities mean third party stocks are deposited in your facilities, for storage, milling, threshing, corn shelling or mechanical drying. Operators/owners of facilities accepting third party stocks are required to post a bond as well as fire insurance to safeguard the stocks of the third party.



South Thanet Tory candidate Craig Mackinlay charged over expenses

Share this with Facebook

  • Share this with Twitter

  • Share this with Messenger

  • Share this with Messenger

  • Share this with

    These are external links and will open in a new window

    Share this with Facebook

  • Share this with Messenger

  • Share this with Messenger

  • Share this with Twitter

  • Share this with Pinterest

  • Share this with WhatsApp

  • Share this with LinkedIn

  • These are external links and will open in a new window

    Close share panel

    The Conservative candidate for South Thanet has been charged with allegedly overspending in the 2015 General Election campaign.

    Craig Mackinlay, who is running again on 8 June, stands accused under the Representation of the People Act 1983, alongside his election agent Nathan Gray and party activist Marion Little.

    He said he had done nothing wrong and questioned the timing of the decision.

    Other Tory candidates were investigated but no charges were brought.

    Prime Minister Theresa May said: “The Conservative Party continues to believe that these allegations are unfounded.

    “Craig Mackinlay is innocent until proven guilty and he remains our candidate.”

    If found guilty, Mr Mackinlay could face a maximum sentence of one year in prison, BBC Home Affairs correspondent Danny Shaw said.

    Police forces have been investigating whether MPs’ agents should have filed costs for battle bus visits to constituencies under local expenses.

    The Conservative Party said they had been campaigning “across the country for the return of a Conservative government” and, as a result, associated costs were regarded as national and not local expenditure.

    Unique business ideas

    It added that election laws were confused and unclear and the party was committed to strengthening future electoral laws.

    Mr Mackinlay, who is 50, his agent Nathan Gray, 28, and Marion Little, a party activist, 62, have each been charged with offences under the Representation of the People Act 1983 and are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 4 July 2017.

    In May the CPS announced that no criminal charges would be brought against more than 20 Conservative MPs in connection with the national party’s failure to declare expenses for its battle bus campaigns.

    Investigations were launched after a Channel 4 investigation into election spending.

    Complex rules require parties to disclose national spending separately from the funds used to promote candidates, and separate national and local spending limits apply.

    A statement on Mr Mackinlay’s Facebook page said: “My candidature in South Thanet is entirely unaffected and my campaign continues as before.”

    “I have done nothing wrong and acted honestly and properly whilst a candidate in 2015, as all candidates do, [and] acted upon advice throughout.”

    Mr Mackinlay said it was a “shocking decision” by the CPS.

    He said: “I am very disappointed with the way this has been handled by the CPS and Kent Police and I must question the timing of this decision given that Kent Police confirmed on 18 April that their file had been sent to the CPS to review and make their decision: Why leave this until a few days before the election?”

    Analysis: Helen Catt, BBC South East Today Political Editor

    It may feel like a curve ball this close to polling day, but in electoral terms the decision to charge Craig Mackinlay means no change.

    Postal ballots have already been sent out, the deadline for withdrawing nominations has passed, so there is no choice for the Conservatives to make, even if they wanted to: Craig Mackinlay will be the party’s candidate on the ballot paper in South Thanet.

    If he were to win, he would also be able to take his seat like any other MP; being charged with a criminal offence does not preclude that.

    The Conservative Party could always decide to withdraw the whip, leaving him as an Independent, but that is unlikely in this case.

    Nick Vamos, CPS head of special crime, said Kent Police had handed a file of evidence to it on 18 April and the CPS had asked for further investigation “in advance of the 11 June statutory time limit by when any charges needed to be authorised”.

    He added: “We have concluded there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest to authorise charges against three people.”

    The 2015 election saw Mr Mackinlay elected as MP for South Thanet beating Nigel Farage, then UKIP leader, into second place.

    Commenting on the CPS decision, Mr Farage said he was pleased someone had been charged and he predicted the Conservative vote in South Thanet would collapse.

    He said: “I think that constituency will now be a straight fight between UKIP and the Labour Party.”

    Mr Farage also said: “Once again, it is bad judgement from Theresa May.

    “Why on earth would you allow someone to go ahead as General Election candidate when this cloud was clearly hanging over him?”

    Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said the Tories’ decision to comment on the case could be seen as “interference” in an independent process.

    He said: “Nobody should be commenting on the details of an ongoing case, the police must be allowed to act independently, to investigate on the basis of any evidence they’ve got and the Crown Prosecution Service must be allowed to make its decision on whether to proceed on a case.

    “I think it is a very bad road when democratically elected politicians start offering a running commentary on independent judicial processes. We have to have total separation of political and judicial powers in this country.”



    Pennsylvania Day Trip Ideas

    Unique business ideas

    Unique business ideas

    Blue Mountain Ski Area is located along the Kittatinny Ridge, which is part of the far-reaching Appalachian Mountains. The 164-acre ski area is best known for skiing, snow tubing and snowboarding adventures. Blue Mountain Ski Area is the home of Pennsylvania’s highest vertical and most varied terrain, with some of the longest runs in PA! During the winter month’s beginner and experienced skiers, tubers and boarders can enjoy 39 ski trails, 22 tubing lanes and 16 convenient lifts. Extend your stay with one of their Ski and Stay Packages. The ski resort has 12 winter dining locations and exceptional local lodging partners. The scenic beauty of the Blue Mountain is unparalleled.

    Discovered in 1871, Crystal Cave has delighted tourists for over 140 years. This day trip spot in PA offers underground tours led by knowledgeable and courteous guides, movie presentation about caves, souvenir and rock shops, panning for gemstones, nature trail, picnic facilities, 150 scenic acres and historical exhibit. They also have miniature golf, ice cream parlor, Crystal Cave Cafe and museum which are all open seasonally.

    StockCar Racing Experience provides a first-class driving experience on a huge 2.5-mile NASCAR track. They offer stock car experiences ranging from a 3-lap ride to an 80-mile drive so if you have ever dreamt of taking the checkered flag in a real racecar on a real racetrack, now you can turn that dream into a reality. That’s right! The staff at StockCar Racing Experience will suit you up, teach you what you need to know and put you behind the wheel of a SPRINT Cup style stock car on the super speedway at Pocono Raceway. This is the experience of a lifetime and makes a great gift!! Another option is to race wheel-to-wheel only 1 inch off the ground in their 50 mph karts on a road course inside Pocono Raceway. They also specialize in corporate events and can accommodate groups of all sizes. Give your guests an experience they will truly remember and always associate with your business.



    The Lean Startup

    New Products are Built and Launched

    Philosophy Helps Start-Ups Move Faster Start a business ideas

    Offers new ways to cut work time and investment Start a business ideas

    Many CEOs have fully embraced and continue to internalize the lean startup principles Start a business ideas

    Concepts apply both to designing products and to developing a market Start a business ideas

    Sign up for the Lean Startup Newsletter

    Get updates and exclusive content direct from Eric Ries

    Benefits of The Lean Startup

    Be more innovative.

    Stop wasting people’s time.

    Be more successful.

    Lean Startup isn’t about being cheap [but is about] being less wasteful and still doing things that are big.

    Principles of The Lean Startup

    Lean Startups can operate with much less waste

    The Lean Startup isn’t just about how to create a more successful entrepreneurial business. it’s about what we can learn from those businesses to improve virtually everything we do. I imagine Lean Startup principles applied to government programs, to healthcare, and to solving the world’s great problems. It’s ultimately an answer to the question ‘How can we learn more quickly what works, and discard what doesn’t? Tim O’Reilly CEO O’Reilly Media

    Lean Startup Case Studies

    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas

    Start a business ideas

    Start a business ideas

    Dropbox revolutionized file-sharing by making an extremely easy-to-use, seamless application. Learn More

    Start a business ideas

    Start a business ideas

    Wealthfront is democratizing access to outstanding investment managers. Learn More

    Start a business ideas

    Start a business ideas

    Grockit was founded in 2007 to enable social learning, specifically test preparation (SAT, LSAT, etc). Learn More

    Start a business ideas

    Start a business ideas

    Founded in 2004, IMVU is the world’s largest 3D chat and dress-up community. Learn More

    Start a business ideas

    Start a business ideas

    Votizen is disrupting how our government and politics works by putting focus back on individual voter. Learn More

    Start a business ideas

    Start a business ideas

    Aardvark, a company subsequently acquired by Google, developed a social search engine. Learn More

    Meet-ups are happening everywhere

    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas
    • Start a business ideas

    Get the Lean

    Why get the book?

    Do one important thing: make better, faster business decisions. Vastly better, faster business decisions. Bringing principles from lean manufacturing and agile development to the process of innovation, the Lean Startup helps companies succeed in a business landscape riddled with risk.

    This book shows you how.

    Start a business ideas

    About the Author

    Eric Ries

    Eric Ries is an entrepreneur and author of the New York Times bestseller



    small business ideas for women

    Small business ideas for women

    How to Calculate Marginal Revenue

    Small business ideas for women

    What Are the Four Types of Utility Marketing?

    Small business ideas for women

    What Is Wrong When the iPhone Screen Goes Black Stays Like That?

    Editor’s Picks

    Small business ideas for women

    How to Calculate Accumulated Depreciation of Inventory

    Small business ideas for women

    5 Most Common Advertising Techniques

    Small business ideas for women

    Examples of Employee Development Goals

    Small business ideas for women

    How to Make the Check In Feature Work for Facebook

    Small business ideas for women

    How to Delete a Table in Google Docs

    Small business ideas for women

    Examples of Product Life Cycle Phases

    Small business ideas for women

    How to Journalize Dishonored Notes

    Small business ideas for women

    Horizontal Vertical Marketing Conflicts

    Small business ideas for women



    ideas for starting a business

    At Small Business Grants, we are pleased to reveal the shortlist of six companies to be considered by our panel

    UK businesses for sale: A review of what’s on the market

    In this piece in association with BusinessesForSale.com, we look at a selection of exciting UK businesses for

    Can you have a Silicon Valley office on an SME budget?

    When we think about great office spaces, we often think of Google, Facebook, AirBnB, Apple, and various other tech giants.

    British Small Business Awards 2017: The winners

    It was a pleasure to welcome our guests to the second annual British Small Business Awards at the Grand Connaught

    Women will effectively work for free for the rest of 2017

    Consider this: if someone asked you to continue doing your job for free until the end of the year, would

    Entrepreneurial Brits: 80 per cent want start their own business

    There were 644,750 company incorporations in the UK in the twelve months to 31 March 2017 and with the popularity

    Small businesses in the UK worth an average of £90,000

    The average UK small business is worth £90,000 in 2017 – down £4,000 on 2016 – according to research by

    Ca-nine to five: One in five British workplaces allow pets in the office

    According to new research, one-fifth of British workplaces now allow employees to bring pets into the office, yet a similar

    Lessons learnt from the Ryanair flights crisis

    In this SmallBusiness monthly series of ‘Lessons Learnt’, Jennifer Janson, author of The Reputation Playbook and chairman of

    Gender savings gap: Half of female workers unprepared for retirement

    More than half of female employees admit to feeling financially unprepared for their retirement, as evidence emerges of a gender

    Choosing the right supplier

    How can small businesses scope out the best suppliers? The first step in supplier selection is understanding your customer needs

    Generation Z poses new challenges for online fashion retailers

    The latest generation to hit the shops in earnest has very different expectations from their parents, online research commissioned by

    Businesses and employees demand protection for gig workers

    Businesses and employees are calling on the UK government to provide more protection for those who work in the gig

    Your first website: Stock vanilla or bells & whistles

    How complex does your first business website need to be? Do you need to pay

    The Vitesse Network

    Further Information

    Ideas for starting a business WordPress Development Agency London & Guildford

    Vitesse Media Plc, 14 Bonhill Street, London EC2A 4BX T. 0207 250 7010



    ideas for business

    Ideas for business

    The latest Halloween ideas, information and articles from our staff.

    Ideas for business

    Halloween Costumes, Halloween Masks and Makeup ideas.

    Ideas for business

    Halloween decorations you can make or buy for the spookiest night.

    Ideas for business

    Our cookbook filled with Halloween recipes, tasty tricks and treats.

    Ideas for business

    Spooky Halloween games adaptable for both kid’s and adults.

    Ideas for business

    Halloween Party ideas and planning for a successful party.

    Ideas for business

    Ideas for business

    That’s right, 101 simple Halloween ideas, tips and suggestions!

    Ideas for business

    Spooky Special Effects and Props for your Halloween haunt.

    Ideas for business

    Pumpkin carving tips for carving Halloween Jack O’ Lanterns.

    Ideas for business

    Suggestions for the best Halloween music and Halloween movies.

    Ideas for business

    Halloween craft ideas and instructions for lots of Halloween fun.

    Ideas for business

    Ghostly gadgets for the computer, cell-phone, Palm Pilot and more!

    Ideas for business

    Ideas for business

    2016 Halloween Ideas, Costumes, Decorations and Props, Halloween Party Planning, Spooky Games and Activities and Pumpkin Carving articles since 1994! The great news is that the next three years will be great for our favorite holiday! This year, Halloween will fall on a Friday allowing both kids and grown-ups to stay out much later than a week night. Now celebrating our 21st year online! Since times really are tough financially right now, be sure to check out our budgeting and money saving articles for lots of great tips and suggestions for getting the most fright for your buck.

    Ideas for businessFree Pumpkin Carving Patterns!

    Looking for the very best selection of pumpkin carving patterns anywhere on the Net? Well, SpookMaster is the place to go!

    With hundreds of unique and unusual designs, they have an incredible selection of top-rate pumpkin patterns. But the best news is. all of their carving patterns, templates and stencils are free, that’s right, absolutely free! Just head on over to their web site, download all patterns you want directly to your computer, print them out and start carving.

    Some Things Really Are Free!

    Ideas for business

    One of the most fun and fulfilling things you can do during the season is host a Halloween party for your friends and family. Whether it’s a children’s party or one just for grown-ups, there are so many great treats, games, music, atcivities and foods that you can lavish your guests with. Planning and decorating for your party should be an all out spook fest!

    For those holding a Halloween movie party, be sure to check out our Movies and Television Guide for lots of spooky viewing suggestions. In addition to the classic Halloween movie franchise brought to us by John Carpenter, there are a slew of other horror movies just waiting to be watched. You’ll find a ton of stuff to watch in the Movie Guide section for kids, adults and everyone in between! Click Here.

    Ideas for business Halloween Decorations

    Its never to early to get in the mood for Halloween. In fact, some of us are in that mood all year long! Now that Fall is finally here, its time to start thinking about how you will decorate your home A full size coffin prop such as the one to the right is a great addition to your Halloween decor.

    Our decor section can show you some interesting and fun ways to decorate inside and out. Also try our crafts section for decorations that you can make on your own if you are a crafter. With the economy so bad, lots of stores are dropping prices just to stay in business and provide what the customer needs. Be sure to take advantage of all of these sales! Click Here.

    Ideas for businessHalloween Games

    Check out our selection of classic games like Bobbing for Apples and more modern games like the much asked for Hal O’ Ween game, and even a collection of printable puzzles that you can download. This gives you some fast game entertainment for any party. Just print out and play!

    Party games will help your party fun and flowing smoothly. Sometimes it’s just as much for adults to play children’s games as it is for the kids and all of these games can be adapted for both types of party’s quite easily. If your party seems to be hitting a snag, just get a game of some kind going and it’s sure to perk your party up! Click Here.

    Ideas for businessHalloween Costumes

    One of the things that makes this such a wonderful holiday is that you can dress up and pretend to be just about any fanciful character you want and still be socially accepted. Be sure to try and order your costumes well in advance to give you plenty of time to make sure that your costume fits properly and you have time to accessorize your individual look.

    Caution – Some online retailers are just affiliates and do not actually stock the products they sell. They pass the order to a distributor and the products are dropped shipped. The Costume Kingdom is one reputable online costume retailer that does stock and ship their products in-house.



    Header Top Sidebar Widget Area

    Small Business Ideas for Beginners

    Primary menu

    110 Small Business Ideas With Low Investment Capital

    Small business ideas abound around us. Are you looking for small business ideas to start in Hindi or India? Perhaps you are in a different region. You may be looking for small business ideas to start in USA, UK, Philippines or Nigeria. We have researched various small business ideas you can start with low investment.

    So, if you are one of the people who have been asking the question, what kind of business should I start? you will find many great business ideas here. Before you continue reading this article, let me give you a hint that it is going to be a long list of small business ideas. However, for you to make most of it, you should not just rush the article by scrolling from the top to the bottom. Even if you are looking for a specific business idea to start, you may stumble on other good business ideas that may catch your interest. If a particular business idea does not appeal to you, that does not mean you should not read it. Who knows whether by reading it, something may spark up in you that will lead to the birth of your own new business idea. When looking for business ideas you can start, you need to keep your mind open. Otherwise, certain start up business ideas may just be passing you by. Therefore, you should be willing to read to digest and not just to have a glance at this list of the business ideas. Or else, it will be like magical words; the more you look, the less you see.

    A lot of people usually ask me; what is the best business to start? This article may not be able to provide specific answer to this question because the best business to start is relative. What is considered the best business ideas in India may not be the best small business ideas to start in UK. However, from the list of small business ideas covered in this article, you will be able to identify the one that will help you start your dreamed small business. Nevertheless, the list of creative and unique small business ideas discussed in this article is broad enough to cover the enquiries we received. You need to be patient enough in order to digest it. For people that may be willing to read in details, I have dedicated a page within this article to guide the readers on how you can come up with small business ideas you can start almost immediately. In summary, below are the categories of small business ideas that you will come across within this article:

    • Home based small business ideas.
    • Online business ideas.
    • Small business ideas with low investment.
    • Small business ideas you can start with no money.
    • Small business ideas for men.
    • Small business ideas for women and moms.
    • Small business ideas for beginners.

    I hope that you will be able to locate a business to start before you get to the end of the article. We will keep updating this article with new business ideas as often as possible. Have a good adventure.

    If you are looking for small business ideas to start with low investment capital, affiliate marketing is probably one of the easy and best small business ideas to start making money online. The reason is that, you don’t have to create any products yourself to start the business. Your task is to link up a buyer and a seller. You will be paid a commission on the sale that has been referred by you. In some cases, you don’t need to sell products to earn a commission. We have different affiliate programs and they use different payment terms. Examples are; Pay per sale, pay per lead and pay per click. If you intend to start this business, you might require a website before you actually make a good money from it. Commission Junction, Clickbank and Shareasale are good examples of companies that offer affiliate opportunities. It is a good home business idea for both men and women. The advantages of affiliate marketing are numerous. Few are listed below:

    • It is cost effective as you don’t need to bother yourself about production costs.
    • The market is global
    • Becoming an affiliate is free
    • Both storage and shipping are taken care by the seller
    • The seller handles customer complaints for you
    • It can be run as a side business
    • it is a good home based business idea

    One of the lucrative small business ideas you can start is animal feeds production. People eat meat, chicken, turkey and eggs every day. But before it gets to that level, there is need for rearing. All these livestock require feeds for them to grow. If you can formulate a diet that combines different feeds that meet the energy and protein requirements of animal, animal feed production can be a good small business idea for you. Animal feed production can be operated as home based business. However, you should ensure that you don t infringe the zoning rules governing your area. You should also ensure you obtain permits before you start the business. If you are searching for small scale manufacturing business ideas, animal feed production is a small scale business idea that can grow to become a big company. Because of the associated costs involved in production, it will be good if you can get the feed ingredients at good prices. Buying in bulk can make you enjoy discounts. However, this requires money except your suppliers are ready to sell to you on credit. Getting your formula for the mix of ingredient right will result to the production of feeds that are rich in protein, energy and vitamins. These are vital basic nutritional elements a good animal feed is expected to contain. You can sell your products through distributors, wholesalers or retailers. You can even sell directly to local farmers.

    If you are good at child caring, babysitting can be among the list of small business ideas you can consider. Why should you consider this as a business idea? It is because of the unique advantages it has over other small business ideas. These include the following:

    • It is not seasonal
    • It is recessional-resistant
    • It is business idea you can start without investment
    • It is a good home based business

    Baby sitting is a good home business idea for women and teen. Nevertheless, it is important that you consider the responsibilities involved and the consequences before you start this business. As a babysitter, you will be responsible for a change of diaper, bathing and the safety of the baby. Therefore, you need to prepare yourself before hand. Also, you need to determine the kind of kids you will be comfortable with. Can you look after newborns or kids with special needs? It is important that you ask necessary questions before you accept a babysitting job. As a beginner, you can secure your first sitting job by telling people within your neighbourhood about your new business idea. Kids can be very playful and sometimes annoying. Therefore, you need to be an entertainer. You don t need to have all the skills required before you start the business, you will learn from parents and other babysitters as you go on.