I am glad to be able to write an article for people out there that would like to start a business but do not know what to do, or where to start. Well I have great news, I have put together some help for people who:
– Would like to work from home to support their families
– Would like to take care of their new born babies and still be able to earn a living
– Would like to make it big, but start with smaller steps
– Are dreamers with big ideas
– Love a challenge
– Are inspired by great things and need a starting line
– Would love to be part of something bigger
– Need a few tips to take them into the business sector
If what you would like to do falls under any of the above descriptions then you should continue reading this article.
Starting a business is not an easy task and can involve a lot of hard work and dedication, long hours and a gut for it.
Here are some business ideas to help you:
Choosing a career behind the glass lens involves a lot of time on your feet, travelling places and working with people. Photographers work starts at their functions and events and continues after the event when the photographer has to edit their photographs to meet their clients demands.
Photographers usually are able to shoot the following:
– Engagement parties
– School dances
– Corporate photography (Product photography, corporate parties, meetings, product launches etc.)
– Maternity photography
– Construction photography
– Event photography
– News paper reporting photography
– Model photography
– Nude photography
– Family photography
Just to name a few.
The traits that a photographer to be should have include, a passion to work with people, patience, understanding, creativity and dedication. A love for art is usually a good thing to have.
Mobile DJ’s are a growing market in the entertainment industry and offer sound equipment as well as mobile entertainment. A mobile DJ will usually setup his or her own equipment, play the music, help with announcements and take down his equipment after hist function. Traits of a mobile Dj are patience, creativity, ability to stand on his feet for hours, dedication, reliability and the ability to deal with difficult clients. The love for music that is not of your taste is always a great trait to have.
A mobile DJ will usually need to have his own sound equipment which includes, speakers, speaker stands, microphone (wireless or wired) a laptop, cd player, amplifier, mixer, power cables to name just a few. Usually doing a bit of research beforehand is a great idea.
Satelite TV Installer
A quick training course, a good reliable van and the right tools will set you on your way to becoming a satellite TV installer in no time. Competition is tight but a lot of installers
do not advertise. Branding on your Van, a website, business cards and flyers are easy ways to get the word around.
Garden Maintenance Service
There is an ever growing need for garden maintenance services in and around area’s in upmarket and middle class area’s. You will need a van, gardening equipment, staff to assist (you can always start off by having 1 staff member and increasing as you move along).
Window Washing Service
There are a lot of small and large businesses that need people to take care of their amazing windows. As glass is a beautiful way to add a view to office spaces, more and more companies are using glass. You will need harnesses, cleaning products, a couple of staff members, a van and a go get a attitude.
Mobile Food Delivery Service
If you can get your hands on a delivery vehicle and secure a contract with local stores in the area, you can be well on your way to offering an amazing service to your clients and their clients. It is an amazing idea that can spread over a number of area’s easily. Branding of your vehicle is also free advertising.
Cellphone Case Store
Ask your local mall if you can have some space for your to open a little cellphone cover and accessory store on weekends. You can offer a number of products for popular makes and models and even offer advice and advertising at your store.
Car Wash Service
Why not have a car wash with a twist? Go to your clients premises and wash their cars in the comfort of their offices. To start off, you will need cleaning equipment and a vehicle. Offer an office block a free try so that they can evaluate your service before you offer a weekly service. Add a further twist and wash their engines and leave sweets in their cars after each wash.
The world needs new ideas, but is also needs new variations of current idea’s that work.
I hope that these tips will help you with any venture your may partake in.