Small Business Advice – Pick of the Week November 25th, 2017

This week’s top stories include small business advice covering the following four topics:

  • Starting Up: Which Type of Business is Best for You?
  • 3 Big Reasons to Bootstrap Your Business
  • 7 Indicators Of Employee To Entrepreneur Potential
  • 13 Stock Video, Stock Image, and Stock Audio Resources for Creators and Marketers

Each week we scour all the top business-related magazines and newspapers for articles with the best advice for the small business owner, so you do not have to.

Starting Up: Which Type of Business is Best for You?

By: Kenneth Burke

Despite what you might see in the news, entrepreneurs aren’t just software developers, hip millennials, and venture capitalists. Entrepreneurs are neighbors, parents, activists, dreamers and all sorts of people willing to burn the midnight oil to create a business from nothing.

Because entrepreneurs are so varied, entrepreneurship is, too. This quick guide will help you learn about several different types of businesses, the people who run them, and which type of business might be best for you. Read the full story

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3 Big Reasons to Bootstrap Your Business

By: John Suh

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I’ve bootstrapped businesses from scratch with personal capital and I’ve also raised millions from a PowerPoint presentation and then launched a business (which, hint, can be a terrible way to do it — but that’s a different story for another time).

Not all startups can be bootstrapped, but if your business has low capital needs at the beginning then bootstrapping might be your best option.  Read the full story

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7 Indicators Of Employee To Entrepreneur Potential

By: Martin Zwilling

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As a mentor to aspiring entrepreneurs, and having graduated from a big company myself, I talk to many people who have spent years struggling up the corporate ladder who dream of jumping ship and becoming an entrepreneur. I typically suggest that the grass always looks greener on the other side, and the move from employee to entrepreneur is very risky and not for everyone.

In fact, in my experience, many current employees simply don’t have the attributes and mindset to be an entrepreneur. My challenge is to be more positive about who could make the leap. In that context, I was impressed with the specifics offered in a new book, “Be Your Best Boss,” by William R. Seagraves, who has also successfully lived on both sides of the fence. Read the full story

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Related Book: Before you LeapBefore You Leap is a wisdom-packed book that was written for the nascent entrepreneur. It uses stories and personal examples from the author to reveal uncommon things that can make or break your venture before it starts. The book not only gives the entrepreneur the tools for self-reflection but also exposes readers to money-making options to building a full-blown business around their idea.

13 Stock Video, Stock Image, and Stock Audio Resources for Creators and Marketers

Social Media Examiner
By: Valerie Morris

Do you want to enhance the videos and graphics you produce? Looking for affordable stock photos, video clips, and music? In this article, you’ll discover 13 places where creators and marketers can find quality stock imagery and media files. Read the full story

Recommended Photo Editing Product: When it comes to editing images I have used and recommend Corel PaintShop Pro for over a decade. Very easy to use and very powerful.
Imagine your best photo ever

Recommended Video Editing Product: Video is hot these days and every small business needs a way to edit video. I have used Corel VideoStudio for many years now and recommend it to any business owner wanting an intuitive yet powerful platform to edit videos.

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