8 Steps to Starting a Business on Etsy
Since its launch date in 2005, Etsy has become a well-known, respected, and hugely popular platform for creatives to share their handmade or vintage items with the world. Accommodating products that range from clothing, accessories, and jewelry to craft supplies and tools, Etsy enables freelance crafters to pursue their dreams and also make a living. If you want to start an Etsy shop that stands out from the crowd follow these tips:
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The Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Workspace in the New Year
Want to feel like you’re getting a fresh start in the new year? If your office, desk, or other workspace is cluttered and confusing, it’s hard to perform at your peak. Follow these steps to organizing your workspace:
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8 Entrepreneurs Share Their New Year’s Resolution
Many people make New Year’s Resolutions related to their personal goals. While it’s great to aim to be healthier or spend more time with your family, you should also make resolutions in your professional life.There is room for improvement in every business, and the New Year is a great time to evaluate your strengths and weaknesses. Once you’ve identified what could use some work, create a resolution and make a conscious effort to achieve it.Need some New Year’s resolution inspiration? Business News Daily asked eight entrepreneurs to share their resolutions for 2018.
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With entrepreneurs on the rise, there are creative businesses taking off each day. Kickstarter, a valuable crowdfunding tool for inventors, artists and entrepreneurs, helps gain financial support and attention for innovative ideas across the globe.
To stand out on Kickstarter, you must be unique. Businesses that find the most success on the platform are those that stand out from the crowd. Here are 11 Kickstarter projects we wish we’d thought of first.
If Cali Group has its way, the phrase, “The Robots are Coming,” will not only be the headline for Caliburger founder John Miller’s upcoming discussion on restaurant robotics at this year’s Restaurant Franchising & Innovation Summit in London July 18 -20, but it also describes a growing food service industry trend.
Cali Group’s, Miso Robotics, this week secured $3.1 million in funding to bring Flippy, its burger-flipping robotic kitchen assistant, to the rest of the restaurant industry. The substantial investment is the combined effort of Acacia Research Corporation, Match Robotics VC, and a number of undisclosed strategic investors, who have faith that the mechanical kitchen assistant will soon prove a popular way to improve restaurant operational efficiency with Flippy work alongside humans.
A bucket of pond water might not seem like a performance enhancer. But that could change this year with VIVOBAREFOOT’s latest shoe. The VIVOBAREFOOT x Bloom running shoes will be the first made entirely of algae-EVA foam. They offer an alternative to the petroleum-based foam that’s found in almost every other running shoe on the market. U.S.-based bio-material producer Bloom culls algae from freshwater sources like lakes, rivers, and ponds around the world. The brand then mixes it with EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) to make a pliable, cushiony material.
America’s airports are where long lines, crowds, and the TSA combine to make life miserable. But once the metal detectors, explosives-sniffers, and pat-downs are behind you, suddenly all is transformed into boutiques, bars, and restaurants.
Why not gyms, too?
The airport terminal has long been lucrative commercial real estate, thanks to a captive audience. For those who have hours to wait, there’s not much else to do except shop, drink, and eat. So two graduate business students at the University of Oregon started wondering whether an airport gym could thrive in such a setting. After researching the airport and fitness industries, Cynthia Sandall and Ty Manegold concluded that the only obstacle is mainly cost—not because air travelers consider it ridiculous. Thus, a business model was born.
Summers leave you with a hard choice – to either spend a lot of money covering your electricity bill thanks to high unit air conditioners, or to sweat your way through work and lie tossing and turning in bed at night. It’s worse when you want to stay cool and relax indoors, but can’t because of the heat. More than that, high temperatures can be bad for your health too, leading to fatigue, rashes, and in severe cases, heat strokes.
Winters, on the other hand, are a time to cozy up indoors with something warm to drink or eat. As great as that sounds, winters can cause a lot of dryness in the atmosphere because of low humidity. This low humidity more often than not makes your skin dry and itchy. It can also affect wooden furniture and any books, papers, and artwork.
Like many developers about to attend their first major developer conference, Amanda Southworth is looking forward to the week-long event. Besides Monday’s keynote, when Apple will unveil the next version of iOS, MacOS and maybe even some new hardware, there will be deep dives into new developer tools and countless networking opportunities.
That’s enough for any developer to get excited about, but Southworth is not like most other developers.
At just 15 years old, Southworth has the distinction of being among the youngest to attend Apple’s developer conference, which awarded her one of its WWDC Scholarships — a program that helps “talented students and STEM organization members,” travel to and attend the event.
Though she’s been teaching herself to code for the better part of six years she says it wasn’t until the seventh grade when she really began to throw herself into her coding projects and other “nerd stuff.” Soon, she was spending as much as 30 hours a week to her various projects: first building robots and programming micro-controllers; then picking up web and iOS development.