Recent market analysis and reports are suggesting that more people are starting businesses of their own right now than ever before. This rise in the number of small startups around the world in the last few years is a direct result of growth in the online sector.
Young and successful entrepreneurs like Sam Ovens have inspired and paved the way for thousands of potential business ideas to come into fruition by using the internet and all it has to offer. Taking a deeper look into the reports that the analysts have conjured up regarding online businesses, it is possible to trace out a few root causes behind both the rise of ecommerce, as well as its recent success.
The Flexibility and the Freedom
Surveys are showing that most successful internet entrepreneurs admit that it wouldn’t be possible for them to be as successful if they did not have the flexibility which an online-only business provides. The online presence makes it possible for a business to reach out to customers and growth opportunities which would otherwise be unreachable due to the physical distance in between the two.
The fact that an online business demands little in terms of financial investment is also a very strong reason as to why so many More
You already know that running a business is hard work. The late hours, the managing of customers and employees, the brainstorming sessions for lead generation and handling cash flow: These are the reasons many businesses fail before they barely even start. And even some that escape the slammer would be better off dead. All these factors comprise the tale of business owners around the globe.
However, one of the defining attributes of a successful entrepreneur is the art of being relentless. If your own business did not do as well as you projected in 2016, then you should turn the page on that chapter and look forward to 2017 with fresh gusto and determination. Thankfully, the year has only begun. So, now is the best time to evaluate what is working or not and invest more in the elements that do work. Technology, of course, looms large here: Owing to the new wave of stay-at-home jobs and the growing acceptance of remote teams by many businesses, the use of technology in running today’s businesses is at an all-time high. More
Building an online business is easier than ever.
All a potential online business owner needs to do to get started is build a website from a pre-designed template and purchase a domain name. This is why 543,000 small businesses are started each month.
Although the initial steps of opening up an online shop are simple enough to encourage hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs to start a business each month, business owners who are serious about building a profitable company must also take steps to protect themselves and their businesses from potential threats.
Here are the four most pressing areas business owners should look to when protecting their online business.
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What is going to happen to society when robots are able to do just about everything better, faster and cheaper than human workers can? We live at a time when technology is increasing at an exponential pace. Incredible advancements in robotics, computer science and artificial intelligence are certainly making our lives more comfortable, but they are also bringing fundamental changes to the workplace. For employers, there are a lot of advantages to replacing human workers with robots. Robots don’t surf around on Facebook when they are supposed to be working. Robots don’t need Obamacare, lunch breaks or vacation days. Robots never steal from the company and they never complain. Up until fairly recently, human workers could generally perform many tasks more cheaply than robots could, but now that is rapidly changing.
For example, a coffee shop has just opened up in San Francisco that is manned by a robot instead of a human… More
Running your own business is no easy task, but that task is even more difficult when you are running it yourself, and doing so from home. One of the perks is setting your own hours and being your own boss. But what happens when you become a “horrible boss?” The employees suffer. Meaning, you.
You’re constantly pushing yourself to work unreasonable hours, setting too high of expectations that not even the best employee could meet, and beating yourself up when things don’t go quite as planned. You begin to stress yourself out, so your mental health suffers and in turn, so does your productivity. But being the entrepreneur that you are, you know that there’s a way to fix anything. In fact, there’s an app for that!
Whether you’re launching a brand new home business right now, looking for ways to make your current business more productive or still putting the finishing touches on your plan, these apps can help you care for yourself mentally when working freelance. Because, your “boss” isn’t doing the best job of it so far.
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