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Financing a business guide

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Business planning

Securing financial assistance to start your new business is directly related to the strength of your business plan and the research that you do. To be considered for funding from financial institutions or investors, you must demonstrate that you understand every aspect of your business, and its ability to generate profit.

What is a business plan?

A business plan is a written document that describes your business objectives and strategies, your financial forecasts, and the market you are targeting. Preparing your plan will help you focus on how to run your new business with the best chance for success.

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Market research

To run a successful business it is helpful to know who your customers are, what they want and how to reach them. You can go directly to your customers for answers (primary market research), or you can use information that already exists (secondary market research).

CBO can help you with your secondary market research. Contact us directly for:

  • information about business associations, manufacturers, suppliers and competitors
  • articles about consumer, business and industry trends
  • Canadian consumer spending statistics and demographic data for market research
  • sample business plans
  • international trade data

The secondary market research service is offered free of charge and is available for people at any stage of business in Ontario.

Note: Research requests may take up to seven business days to complete.

Business advisory services

Find information about Ontario’s small business community, attend seminars, and access business publications at various in-person locations across Ontario.

Services vary based on regional needs, so we suggest you call ahead or visit your local office s website for more detailed information for your area.

Financing programs

There are many different ways to finance your business. Canada Business can help you find government programs that are available in Ontario.

Common sources of business financing include:

The Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBFP)

By sharing the risk with your financial institution, the CSBFP may help you get up to $1 million to start, expand, modernize or improve your small business. To be eligible your business should have annual gross revenues of no more than $10 million.

You can use the loan to finance the cost of purchasing or improving fixed assets. For example, you could finance:

  • buildings and land
  • commercial vehicles
  • business equipment
  • leasehold improvements for a franchise

You cannot use the loan to finance items such as:

  • working capital
  • inventories
  • franchise fees
  • research and development

To apply for this program, contact an approved bank, caisse populaire or credit union. The lending institution has the final say on the loan approval.

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)

If you can demonstrate that your business has realistic sales potential, you may be eligible for financing and management services from the BDC, Canada s bank for business. Learn about a variety of programs for business, including:

Ontario Community Futures Development Corporations (CFDCs)

You may be eligible for a loan of up to $150,000 to start or grow your business in Northern Ontario or in rural areas of Southern and Eastern Ontario. CFDCs provide financing to help new or existing businesses with start-up, expansion or stabilization plans that help maintain or create jobs. You can also take advantage of several business support services, including:

  • business advice, counselling, information and referrals
  • business planning
  • export support
  • entrepreneurial training

Please note that services vary based on regional needs. We suggest you call ahead or visit your local office s website for more detailed information for your area.

Futurpreneur Canada Start-Up Program

You may be eligible for a loan of up to $15,000 from Futurpreneur Canada.

To be eligible, you should:

  • Be between the ages of 18 to 34
  • Create a business plan for a business that will employ you full time
  • Work with a mentor for two years
  • Own at least 51% of your business

If you are approved for funding from Futurpreneur Canada, you may also be eligible for additional funding of up to $30,000 through a special partnership with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC).

For more information or to apply for the loan, visit the Futurpreneur Canada website or call them to find the nearest office.

For applicants aged 35 to 39, you can also apply through Futurpreneur Canada and work with one of their mentors, but your financing terms and conditions are from BDC for a maximum loan of $45,000.

Financing search tools

To search for other financing programs, visit the Canada Business website. There are programs that apply only to businesses in Ontario, and others that are available across Canada. Use the search tool or browse by type of financing.

Municipal business programs

Your local municipal office may offer financing and support for your area. You can find the number for your municipality on the Association of Municipalities of Ontario website. Contact them directly to find out what is available in your area.

You can also find books, magazines and other relevant print material at business service organizations in your community. To locate a Canada Business Ontario (CBO) community partner, contact us at 1-888-576-4444 .

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Related Topics

Business planning FAQs Find the answers to questions often asked about preparing a business plan. Sources of private sector financing Find out about the debt and equity financing available from the private sector for your business needs. Financing from non-government organizations There may be not-for-profit or community-based organizations that can offer you financing or direct you towards financing.

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August’s Perfectly Fine Jobs Report

The U.S. economy added 151,000 jobs last month—growth that’s favorable enough to keep an interest-rate hike in 2016 a possibility.

How Ransomware Became a Billion-Dollar Nightmare for Businesses

One cybersecurity firm estimates that extortive attacks now cost small and medium companies at least $75 billion in expenses and lost productivity each year.

Was It a Mistake for Trump to Focus on the Economy?

Jobs Day in 2016 has become an anti-climax, thanks to an improving climate that aids Hillary Clinton. So why is the Republican still painting a bleak picture?

Samsung’s Recall

The company announced that in some instances the battery in the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone exploded.

72 Hours on the Fire Line, Every Week

Armando Alvarez has been fighting some of California’s worst fires for 15 years, working shifts that can go well beyond his regular hours and last up to 18 days.

At Work in Two Genders

Observations from accomplished trans women about power and leadership in the office

Being the Person Behind the Badge

Officer Cabria Davis talks about rebuilding community trust with the police in Camden, New Jersey.

The Dangerous Life of a Trash Collector

Angel Veloz talks about his work ethic and why he dropped out of college to drive trucks.

The Real Reason Peña Nieto Fears a Trump Presidency

If Donald Trump follows through with some of his campaign promises, he could wreak economic havoc on Mexico.

Apple Pushes Back

Tim Cook, its CEO, described as “maddening” the European Commission’s finding that Ireland should recoup 13 billion euros in back taxes from the tech giant.

Minimum-Wage Hikes Go Straight to the Ballot Box

Blocked by lawmakers, voters in Arizona, Colorado, Maine, and Washington state will decide for themselves this November whether workers get a raise.

The Pill, the Condom, and the American Dream

Poor kids are finally narrowing the achievement gap with rich kids. Is contraception the cause?

August’s Best Reads: Flint, the Fed, and the Business of Game Shows

The month’s most interesting stories about money and business from around the web

The Rise and Fall of Black Wall Street

Richmond was once the epicenter of black finance. What happened there explains the decline of black-owned banks across the country.

The Mail-Order Brides of Jamestown, Virginia

In its early days, the first English settlement in America had lots of men, tobacco, and land. All it needed was women.

How Alumni Are Reading the University of Chicago Letter

Over the past week, my alma mater has been all over my (and probably your) news feed. The general dramatic…

Who Wouldn’t Want Apple to Pay Its Taxes?

The Irish finance minister and … the U.S. Treasury?

Someone to Talk to Upon Returning From War

After serving in Vietnam, John Cowart spent three decades helping soldiers who were struggling with the effects of military service.

California’s Smart New Retirement Plan and the Industry That Opposes It

Many asset-management companies fear a program that would reduce something they depend on: consumers’ confusion.

Why the EC Ruled Against Apple

The European Commission ordered Ireland to recover up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) from the tech giant over what it called “illegal tax benefits.”

Fewer Unions, Lower Pay for Everybody

If organized labor were as strong today as it was in the late 1970s, nonunion men without a high-school diploma would be earning 9 percent more, according to a new study.

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Search Engine Optimization

Definition:The process of increasing the amount of visitors to a website by ranking high in the search results of a search engine .

If you want your online business to be successful, it’s a good idea to optimize your site on a regular basis to make sure it’s got a good position in the web’s top search engines. And it’s important to keep on top of the latest developments in the search engine industry and what key tactics you should–and shouldn’t–use to optimize your site to make sure it gets a high ranking with all the major search engines.

For the past few years, the major search engines have been preparing to square off against each other and battle it out for the industry’s top spot. Google has been No. 1 for a while now, with Yahoo! and MSN coming in at numbers two and three. Keep in mind, however, that Google and Yahoo! power many of the smaller search engines. For example, Google powers the free listings featured on AOL and Netscape, plus the paid listings featured on AOL, Netscape, Ask Jeeves, HotBot, Teoma and Lycos. Yahoo! powers free listings featured on AltaVista, AllTheWeb and HotBot, plus the paid listings on MSN, AltaVista and AllTheWeb.

Search engines frequently change the algorithms they use to rank sites. They don’t want unscrupulous site owners manipulating their indexing methods in order to get high rankings. By doing so, they damage the integrity of free search. As soon as the search engines become aware of a trick being used by “search engine spammers” to boost their site ranking, they figure out a way to catch them.

The search engines don’t want to be manipulated by marketers. They want to provide the best unbiased results possible for any given search–or they’ll lose users. That’s why they need to change their algorithms so frequently-to stay ahead of the tricks people use to get top rankings.

So be careful! You don’t want to catch yourself employing a great strategy promoted by a marketing “expert,” only to find out it’s a tactic the search engines hate! That could get you booted off their listings in no time flat. Let’s take a look at what exactly the search engines are looking for when indexing sites–and what they’ll punish you for.

The Dos
There are still a lot of legitimate ways you can optimize your site to generate or maintain a high ranking without angering the search engines and causing them to drop you from their list. Here are some of the best things you can to do ensure your site has a high ranking:

1. Ask relevant sites to link to your site. In the past, scoring a high ranking with a search engine was all about positioning your keywords in “prime real estate” positions in your text and site coding. All that has changed, however, because these days, links are king.

Search engines place a huge amount of importance on the number of sites that link to yours. But it’s not just the quantity of links that matter, it’s also the quality. Search engines look at how relevant the links are, that is, how much the content of the linking site has in common with the content on your site. The more relevant, the better.

Search engines also look at how important the linking site is. What kind of online presence does it have? How much traffic does it get? For example, your site will get a higher ranking if it’s linked to by sites such as BBC.com or nationalgeographic.com instead of, say, the personal homepage of your friend’s neighbor’s kid.

2. Pay attention to keyword inclusion and placement. Keywords may no longer be the sole determining factor of a site’s ranking, but they’re still pretty important. The most useful places to include them are:

  • In your domain name–only make sure your keywords are in the root of your URL, not the stem. For example, if your main keyword phrase is “cell phones,” try to get a domain name such as “www.cell-phones.com” instead of “www.mobileusa.com/cell-phones.” Some search engines will actually penalize sites for including key words in the stem of a URL.
  • In the title tags in your source code
  • In the meta description of your site. This is much less important than it used to be, but it can’t hurt.
  • In your meta keyword tags

And be sure you only include relevant keywords. Search engines will penalize you if you try to sneak in keywords that have nothing to do with the content of your site.

3. Create content-rich information pages to direct traffic to your site. An easy way to boost the number of pages that link to your site is to create some pages yourself. However, you have to make sure these pages contain valuable content that provides people with useful information. Search engines hate “pointer pages” that have no content and exist only to add to the number of links pointing to a site.

Be sure the information relates to the content on your site and has your keywords placed in advantageous positions. This will boost the ranking of your pages with the search engines and ensure they get lots of traffic-which they can then redirect to your site.

4. Submit your site to online directories. Be sure to submit your site to important directories such as Yahoo. the Open Directory Project and About.com, as well as smaller directories. Your listing on these directories will help your ranking with the major search engines.

5. Multiply and conquer. Create a community of related sites that link to each other. Why stop at only one information page? The more content-rich sites that point to your site, the better.

You can also boost the number of links that point to your site by dividing it into several separate sites that all link to each other. This works especially well if you sell a number of different products or services. If you build a different site to focus on each of your products and services, then you can also concentrate the use of specific keyword phrases on each site. That’s another great way to boost your search engine ranking.

The Don’ts
Now that we’ve covered the dos, here come the don’ts. Although these questionable tactics have worked well in the past, the search engines absolutely hate them. If they catch you using any of these tricks, they may go so far as to drop you from their listings.

1. Beware of irrelevant links. Yes, it’s a good idea to get a lot of different links pointing to your site, but the search engines only like relevant links. If they find sites that have nothing in common with the content on your site linked to your Web site, they’ll lower your relevancy rating.

2. Beware of irrelevant keywords. Search engines hate finding irrelevant keywords on your site-especially in your meta tags. If they catch you using keywords that have nothing to do with the actual content of your site, they’ll penalize you for it.

3. Don’t “keyword stuff” your meta tags. In the past, people used to repeat their keywords in their meta tags over and over again. This used to get them a high ranking with the search engines-but not any more. Search engines are on to this trick and will punish you for it by dropping your ranking.

4. Don’t create “link farms.” Link farms are the evil cousins of the information pages we discussed above. In the past, some spammers used to build multiple “doorway” sites that existed only to multiply the number of links pointing to their sites. Unlike content-rich information pages, these doorway pages would usually only include a string of keyword terms that would earn them a high ranking with the search engines. The search engines have caught on to this tactic, however, and will drop you from their listings if they find you using it.

5. Avoid “free for all” link pages. Don’t bother placing links to your site on pages where everyone and their cousin is invited to put up a link. Such sites have extremely low relevancy ratings and will cost you points with the search engines.

The following resources are good to check out to keep you on top of the changing world of SEO:

Search Engine News. Planet Ocean’s online resource, “The Unfair Advantage Book on Winning the Search Engine Wars,” is updated monthly and provides excellent optimization tips and information on the search engine industry.

Search Engine Watch. This free site is another rich source of tips and information on the search engine industry. Paid memberships are available for more advanced content.

Search Engine Guide. This free site contains a lot of useful information about the smaller search engines on the Web and who you should submit your site to in order to get a better ranking with the bigger search engines.





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Writing a Business Plan: Tips from the SBA

The best way to turn your great business idea into a reality is through the creation and use of a well-thought-out business plan. A strong business plan not only attracts investors or secures financing in the early stages of business development, but can also function as a roadmap for the future.

Great business plans have a structure that allows you to define what your business is, the market it serves, how it will conduct operations and the money it will make and spend. Here are the sections the Small Business Administration recommends including in your business plan.

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Executive Summary. The executive summary is considered the most important part of the business plan, and is usually written last. Its purpose is to summarize the rest of the plan, introducing the reader to your business in its most condensed form. It should talk about the highlights of your business, your mission statement, the history of your company and what you see in its future.

Company Description. This section goes into more detail about your products and services, how they meet the demands of the market and the differentiators that set you apart from your competitors. [See Related Story:Business Plan Tools for Startups]

Market Analysis. This is where you show off what you know about your industry, and in particular, the market your product or service will serve. Discuss your target market, its size, the distinguishing characteristics of your offering, and how much market share you can capitalize on accordingly.

Organization and Management. This details how you are going to run your company and conduct day-to-day operations to meet company goals. Talk about organizational structure, the management team and what makes this team qualified to run the company.

Service or Product Line. In this section, describe your product or service and the consumer needs that it meets. If applicable, talk about patents filed on intellectual property. Describe the product s life cycle, and any research and development activities for new versions or products.

Marketing and Sales. In this section, discuss your overall marketing strategy, including market penetration, growth, channels of distribution and communication. Your sales strategy includes your sales force and sales activities what will get your product or service into the hands of the customers your marketing strategy created.

Financial Projections. Here, you will discuss historical financial data and the prospective financial data developed after you ve analyzed the market and set clear objectives for your business. Projections should explain any assumptions you ve made in developing the data.

Funding Request. If you are planning on using your business plan with financing institutions or investors, your business plan must include a funding request. Discuss your current funding requirement, the requirement over the next five years and how you intend to use the funds.

Appendix. This is not in the main body in your business plan but can contain data that would be of interest to financial backers. This can be your personal credit history, r sum s, letters of reference, contracts, list of business consultants and other documents.

In an email interview with Business News Daily, Tameka Montgomery, associate administrator of the SBA s Office of Entrepreneurial Development, shared some additional thoughts on what entrepreneurs should know about writing a business plan.

Business News Daily:What are the most important qualities of a good business plan?

Tameka Montgomery: It s very important your business plan is thorough and well written, but you also want it to be clear on what you have to offer. Ask yourself: Beyond basic products or services, what are you really selling? Identify your niche. You don t want to become a jack-of-all trades and master of none, because this can have a negative impact on business growth. As a smaller business, it s often a better strategy to divide your products or services into manageable market niches. Small operations can then offer specialized goods and services that are attractive to a specific group of prospective buyers.

BND:What are some of the challenges new business owners face in creating their business plans?

Montgomery: One of the big challenges for smaller businesses is actually building a business plan. SBA can help [with its] Build a Business Plan online tool. It provides a step-by-step guide to help new business owners through the process of creating a basic, downloadable business plan. The great thing about this tool is they can build a plan in smaller bites, save their progress and return at their leisure.

BND:Is there anything entrepreneurs often overlook when making a business plan?

Montgomery: Entrepreneurs often overlook concrete, specific plans and sales forecasts. All businesses need to project sales because the plan versus actual impact of sales is the key to ongoing management in changing times. Your costs and expenses pivot on sales.

BND:Do you have any general tips for creating a good business plan?

Montgomery: Business owners should reach out for help. SBA has an extensive network leveraged through our resource partners and available to small businesses nationwide. The resource partners include 950 small business development centers, more than 100 women s business centers, and 350 chapters of SCORE volunteers who provide training and counseling. Counseling is free, and training courses may have a small fee to cover costs through this strong network that provides management and technical assistance. In addition, SBA s online training offers free courses and online tools to assist entrepreneurs with business management resources.

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Ready to write your business plan? Here are some more free templates to help you get started.

With an Associate s Degree in Business Management and nearly twenty years in senior management positions, Marci brings a real life perspective to her articles about business and leadership. She began freelancing in 2012 and became a contributing writer for Business News Daily in 2015.





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Franchising your business

Business format franchising is the granting of a licence by one person (the franchisor) to another (the franchisee), which entitles the franchisee to trade as their own business under the brand of the franchisor, following a proven business model. The franchisee also receives a package, comprising all the elements necessary to establish a previously untrained person in the business and to run it with continual assistance on a predetermined basis (including a predetermined agreement length with renewal options).

Franchising can not only strengthen the brand and reach of a company, but it can also act as a very good method of securing its future, but only if done well.

The first thing to understand is that franchising is not a tool to fix a bad business. It is not there to provide injections of income from other people to underpin a failing elsewhere. Franchising is a model used to replicate a successful and proven business. using the investment and skills of new individual business owners, who will be trained and supported to run the business under the agreement, conditions and format, as proven and agreed.

Franchising encompasses a multitude of business types and consumer markets and has well established itself as a respected and highly regarded business model.

To franchise a business is not something that can be done without thought. To start with, the business needs to be proven you need to show potential franchisees that the business works in the way in which they will need to run it. It also needs to be transferable, so that it can be run in multiple locations, using the same system, brand and quality. As a key point in this, the franchise also needs to be something that you can teach people to do. There is little point having a franchise that only one person in the world would be capable of running. You then need to make sure it is protected, by ensuring you have all the correct documents to secure your brand with any appropriate legal advice .

The links on the left-hand side of this page will give you a clear overview of what’s involved in franchising your business, and a solid understanding of the steps and processes you’ll need to go through.

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Monthly report that provides national trade data including imports, exports, and balance of payments for goods and services. Statistics are also reported on a year-to-date basis. Data are continuously compiled and processed. Documents are collected as shipments arrive and depart, and are processed on a flow basis. The BEA uses the data to update U.S. balance of payments, gross domestic product, and national accounts. Other federal agencies use them for economic, financial, and trade policy analysis (such as import/export promotion studies and import/export price indexes). Private businesses and trade associations use them for domestic and overseas market analysis, and industry-, product-, and area-based business planning. Major print and electronic news media use them for general and business news reports.

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Tour Guide

Those lucky enough to live in a tourist hotspot could start a business as a weekend tour guide. Walking tours are all the rage, and lend themselves to unique themes. Bike around historic districts, and learn the hidden stories in cobbled streets and family businesses. But before you start collecting fees, talk to your city tourism department about leading tours. No doubt they’d be happy to give you permission to promote tourism in the area, and may even help you plan lucrative routes. Once you’ve become established, consider compiling your expertise into podcasts or guidebooks, or even investing your profits in a fleet of Segways. Segway tours typically charge $60 or more per person.

Farmer’s Markets

Demand for local food is in full swing. Take advantage of the local food craze by starting a business selling at farmer’s markets. Visit your local farmer’s market and talk to the Market Master: she can tell you what’s overdone (tomatoes) and what’s in demand (honey, perhaps). Spend a few hours during the week preparing your wares, and sell all day on Saturday, Sunday or both. This business idea can require some advance work, but the benefits are rich. Build relationships with customers and bring them pleasure with your crisp green beans or heavenly baked goods. This piece on Ideas for Rural Businesses here on Bright Hub can get you started. For the skinny on selling on Farmer’s Markets, see my other article called How to Sell at Farmer’s Markets .

Want to start a small weekend business that you can run out of your home, investing as much – or as little – time and money as possible? Check out these weekend business ideas.

Freelance Writer

Everyone is an expert at something. If you’re a good writer, translate your passion into a weekend business by writing freelance content for websites, travel agencies, entrepreneurs and more. Develop a specialty, like writing business plans or How-To guides, and network with local businesses and organizations to provide high-quality copy. If there’s not much in your area, search Craiglist and other sites that list online freelance writing jobs. Freelance writers can work from home and set their own hours, but it’s up to you to market your skills and keep up a steady stream of work. Beginning pay is low until you build up a quality portfolio of work.

Teach DIY Skills

Handy with a power saw? There’s a DIY novice who would pay to learn your skill. Demand is especially high around all those independent women who would love to learn how to fix their own leaky faucets without calling their dad. See if you can rent a woodwork classroom at a school or community college, or set up more informal classes in your own garage. Organize workshops around themes: putting up shelves and pictures, plumbing problems, and painting tips. DIY classes can be a satisfying weekend business idea.

Home Staging

Weekend entrepreneurs with a flair for interior design can start a business as a professional home stager. Every real estate agent has ’em: those undeniably ugly houses with screaming pink walls, hairy rugs and retro furniture straight out of the ’70s. Talk to your local real estate companies about hiring yourself out as a weekend home stager. Paint the walls a neutral color, tear down those hideous drapes, and improve the look of the home. Network with furniture stores to rent tasteful living room ensembles, and display their logo in return. This could be a time-consuming business, but getting those unsellable homes out of the real estate agent’s hands can lead to rich rewards. A commission of $800 to $1000 is reasonable.

Weekend Musician/DJ

Avid guitarist or drummer? Always current with the hottest musical trends? Starting a weekend business as a musician or DJ might be right for you. Local bars are always looking for live talent, especially if you charge a low fee or tips only to get your foot in the door. DJs are needed for weddings and middle school dances. Including setup and tear-down, gigs usually run anywhere from three to seven hours for a night.

Green House Cleaning

Many household cleansers contain toxic ingredients. These ingredients leach into the environment and contaminate the water we drink. Moreover, their harsh chemicals can spark allergic reactions in children and adults alike. There’s new interest in cleaning households with green products, ranging from baking soda and vinegar to commercially sold cleansers food in natural food stores like Whole Foods. Why not start a weekend business as a green house cleaning service? Market your business to an upscale clientele who will pay for the coveted “organic” label. What’s more, they’ll boast to their friends about their green credentials, and those referrals will boost your profit margin. If you’re into the green movement but not into doing other people’s dirty work, check out this article for more green business ideas .





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Business Plan Model – Business Plan Samples #top #ten #business #ideas

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Business Plan Model. A strategic business plan describes what your organization does. This written document states your company’s operational and financial targets for future years and just how it provides meet them. A company model describes where and how you decide to operate your organization. The model you select is detailed inside your strategic business plan.

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7 hot start-up ideas that could make you a millionaire #business #consultant

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7 hot start-up ideas that could make you a millionaire

L ooking for that perfect business idea? We’ve done the hard work for you.

1. Anything delivered, anywhere

On-demand is already a massive industry with players likes Uber, Netflix and Just Eat boasting exponential surges in revenue.

But in New York, a handful of start-ups have gone one better, offering an “anything delivered, anywhere” service.

Postmates and Seamless are at the forefront of this wave, and can deliver anything from concert tickets to a Big Mac to a needle and thread to their users. The trend has yet to truly hit the UK (certainly outside London), but is likely to be a huge hit when it does.

2. Drink coolers

V arious material technology companies are working on developing drinks coolers that cool your beverage rapidly on contact and keep your fizzy pop, beer or wine cold as you sip. Once a sound, cost-effective material is sourced, the demand from drinks giants, as well as the leisure and hospitality industries, will be vast.

3. The internet of things

T his trend has already begun, but is still in its infancy. Fridges that can text your phone to tell you you’re out of milk; radiators that keep tabs on your whereabouts to ensure that your house warms up on your way home.

Wifi tagging and radio frequency communication technology can be applied to almost any appliance imaginable. If you can think of an innovative reason to get devices talking to one another, the time is now.

4. Become a drop box

H omes and garages could become the drop-off locations of the future, as internet shopping continues to grow apace.

At the moment, UK organisations like TfL are creating lockers where supermarkets can leave goods bought online, but entrepreneurial types with sizeable property portfolios could explore this niche to make the most of their unused buildings.

5. Virtual reality

F acebook spent $2bn on virtual reality headset maker Oculus Rift in March this year – a serious punt on a nascent industry. This has prompted industry pundits to claim that next year will be the sunrise of VR.

Publishers and production companies are already experimenting with games and apps for the new technology. For engineers and coders looking for a lucrative niche, virtual reality could generate impressive real-world returns.

6. Curation tools

T he internet is a noisy place. Apps and tools that help users cut through the hubbub to find the content and products that are most relevant to them are becoming increasingly popular.

The technology giants are ever on the hunt for new curation tools to add to their portfolios. Summly, which allows users to skim headlines on their preferred news topics, was sold to Yahoo! last year, netting its then 17-year-old founder Nick D’Aloisio $30m (£18m).

7. Next-generation 3D printing

3D printers are becoming increasingly accessible to the man on the street. But there is still scope to come up with new applications for the technology.

I n medicine, for example, 3d printers have been used with stem cells to create heart valves and even whole ears.

Manmade food, spare parts, drone accessories and personalised/customised goods are all areas that can be exploited by entrepreneurial types.





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