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Starting a Small Business – Youth Central #business #credit


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Developing a business idea

Having a great business idea is the easy part. Turning that into a successful business takes a whole lot of planning, research and commitment.

Why start your own business?

Despite the hard work involved, starting your own business can be a very rewarding experience. Consider these reasons and come up a list of your own:

  • To be your own boss
  • To be able to work flexible hours
  • To develop your own creative ideas
  • To take advantage of a market that you think you can provide for

The Business Victoria Website has information about how to start a business (new window) is a great interactive way to find out what s involved.

Will my business idea work?

Define your business idea and write down answers to these questions:

  • What is my business idea?
  • What skills do I have?
  • Will people buy my products or services?
  • How much will they pay for my products or services?
  • Who are my competitors?
  • How can I do things differently?
  • How many sales will I make in my first year of operation?
  • What kind of expenses will there be?
  • Can I make enough money to keep the business and myself going?

Start researching your industry and your market. Your business idea will take shape when you conduct your research and start writing your business plan.

Writing a business plan

Careful research and planning is the key to making your business idea a success. A business plan not only provides a map for implementing your business idea, it s really helpful when you re trying to get financial help.

Having a well-developed business plan can convince people you re seeking help from that you are serious about your idea and that you know what it will take to make that idea work.

Starting a business without a business plan is like going on a road trip to a place you ve never been before without a map or enough petrol in your tank.

Visit the Business Victoria website (new window) for more information and templates on writing a business plan.

Links

Business Victoria – Starting a Business Checklist
Facts about starting and running a small business.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Develop a demographic profile of your target market. Examine an industry relevant to your business idea or check out an overview of small business in Victoria.


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Hawaii Car Donation Information to Donate Car in Hawaii #used #car #boat #truck #donation,

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Hawaii Car Donation Information

It’s easy to donate your car, truck, boat or RV in Hawaii. We provide fast, free pickup of your vehicle with no cost to you and you are eligible to receive a tax deduction for your vehicle donation.

Where do you pick up car donations in Hawaii?
We pick up car donations throughout the state of Hawaii, including Ewa Beach, Kaaawa, Hilo, Wahiawa, Honolulu, Kauai, Maui, Pearl City, Kahului, and Wahiawa.

Is my car donation made in Hawaii tax deductible?
Vehicles donated on this site will benefit a nonprofit classified with the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and are tax deductible.

What paperwork do I need to donate my vehicle in Hawaii?
In most cases we need the title to the vehicle. But, if you do not have title papers please check with the Hawaii Motor Vehicle Department to determine whether you can donate your vehicle without the title. Please visit the Hawaii Motor Vehicle Department web site to obtain the necessary forms before donating.

How do I release the liability of my donated vehicle in Hawaii?
For information on how to release the liability of your donated vehicle, please refer to the Hawaii Motor Vehicle web site.

If you still have questions
call toll-free 1-888-573-7033


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Youth ministry degree #youth #ministry #degree


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Welcome to youthpolicy.org, the global evidence-base for youth policy!

At the Palais de Nations in Geneva, the Committee on the Rights of the Child launched the most important articulation of adolescent rights since the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. Significantly, the General Comment takes the strongest positions adopted so far by the UN in outlining how age-related legislation should be used, reformed and abolished in terms of governing the ability of adolescents to access services, make independent choices, and realise their rights. This article captures discussions from the launch, provides context and makes our own recommendations.

There is no disputing it: 2016 was a momentous year. Some even call it the “worst year ever”. While there was certainly much that was newsworthy about last year, we dig behind the big headlines and list what we consider to be some of the most important moments for the global youth sector. From new youth research projects, and big global summits on youth, to shake-ups at the United Nations, and calls for new youth policies, 2016 was an eventful year all around, and no less for young people.

Timed to coincide with the launch of the “General Comment on Adolescence”, our final working paper of 2016 explores the debate surrounding age-related legislation. Minimum age definitions directly influence the realities of children, adolescents and young people: when they can make independent health choices, be tried and held in adult courts and prisons, access financial credit for business or consent to marriage. However, as this paper explores, there is a clear lack of uniformity – both in the debate amongst the child rights community and experienced by young people in reality.

Key articles on youth issues

The 2016 Youth Development Index – now the only global index exploring the specific situation for children and young people has been published. This year s edition is a truly global index, includes scores and analysis for 183 countries. While 142 countries improved their scores, the index sees big changes in the global rankings – including in the top spots – and offers a renewed challenge to policy-makers to ensure they continually respond to young people’s needs. The 2016 YDI is a tough reminder: when it comes to youth, no country can afford to be complacent.

During the quieter summer time, we have updated our Structures, Spaces Places page, which provides details of the regional forums, global movements and international processes that young people can participate in. This short blog post outlines some immediate reflections from the research process, notably the absence of regional platforms in Asia and South America, confusion over the legitimate youth organisation in Africa, a reduction in the number of global youth events, and the refocusing of youth organisations in a post Post-2015 world.

The third working paper looks at recent trends in child and youth participation. It explores academic literature, recent publications and considers the relevance of traditional participation models particularly seen in the rise of international youth structures, summits and events against a wave social uprisings and civil unrest that has demonstrated young people’s willingness confront powerful regimes and institutions. Crucially, youth participation often lacks real power; but when it does, young people can drive real policy, institutional and social change.

The outgoing Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, made youth one of the priorities of his second term, aiming to “address the needs of the largest generation of young people the world has ever known.” We will look back at his entire mandate and the progress made later in the year, but as the campaign for the new Secretary General takes off, it is clear that much remains to be done. Here is our list of ten actions for the new Secretary General to advance youth issues globally.

Our resources on youth policy

Our online library has thousands of documents and is searchable by name, author, keyword, institution, region – in any combination.

We assess the impact of public policies on the rights of young people through independent reviews by local research teams.

Our overview of structures, spaces and places showcases arenas for youth participation: how and where can young people engage?

We maintain a database of national youth policies for all

200 states and publish an annual report on the state of youth policy.

We have written an overview of and introduction to youth policy at national, at regional and at international level – our youth policy intro & faq.

We maintain an overview of academic journals that publish on youth issues around the globe, sortable by region or by subscription type.

Our extensive youth policy fact sheets provide an introduction to the state of youth policies, youth rights and youth participation for all

Our collection and archive of feature articles, searchable by category and author. Read our analytical pieces, events reports, and policy essays.

About us

We are an independent think tank and publishing house, working at the junction of youth policy, youth research, youth media and youth work. This is our global evidence-base for youth policy. More..

Get in touch

Youthpolicy.org is published by Youth Policy Press & Youth Policy Labs. Our headquarters can be found at:

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Setting Youth Ministry Goals – Youthworker Circuit #youth #ministry #leadership


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Setting Youth Ministry Goals

It s the beginning of the year which is always a good time think about long term goals. What goals do you have for your ministry this year? This month? For the next 5 years? I am not a big mission statement person, those generally are too loaded or too vague to give you actionable steps through the long term. However, measurable goals help so that you can identify the ministry as being fruitful to the ministry you are called by God to lead.

IDENTIFY EVERYONE S YOUTH MINISTRY GOALS

First, here are some helpful thoughts in putting together goals for the youth ministry.

  • What are your core goals in ministry? (see kids grow, empower adults..)
  • What are your family goals? (you need a personal life)
  • What are the church s goals? (ask people, you ll be surprised the diversity)
  • What are the pastor s goals? (they are somewhat important in guiding the big ship of the whole church)
  • What are the unspoken goals? (are you supposed to compete with the other churches in town, but folks don t want to admit it)

Once you have some thoughts and trends in these try and write them down where they can be achievable.

ie. The church s goal is to Grow the youth group . This is not an achievable goal. It is a nice goal, but not achievable in most cases. Grow the youth group by 5% each year becomes an achievable goal. You can say, we started 2015 with 30 active youth, at the beginning of 2016 we had 2 more active youth, that is growth by 6%.

This may seem disingenuous, but in reality, as an employee, you want your job performance to be measured by actual facts, not someone s random opinions. Having achievable goals will also help the ministry to celebrate that there were two more youth active in the group. If you did not have it as an achievable goal then you might have missed that two new youth grew your ministry by 5%.

NARROW DOWN YOUTH MINISTRY GOALS

Second, narrow down your goals to an achievable number. Set up a small list of big goals and a longer list of secondary goals.

It is only realistic to think that a ministry can hit on two or three major goals. These goals might have to do with growth measures, culture changes, major program changes, leadership changes, etc. These goals are also guidance for not just this year but setting a course for years to come.

You can start a secondary list of goals for some of the smaller items; grow a retreat event by 4, start two more small groups, create a year long teaching calendar, etc. The secondary goals you have can, and should, compliment or help to lead towards achievements in the big goals.

GET TO WORK ON YOUR YOUTH MINISTRY GOALS

Spend this week identifying the myriad of goals your community you have. Then work to put the goals into measurable items you can work towards.

Share in comments what some of the achievable goals are that you ve found helpful. And a few that are not so helpful.

A great book read in setting goals and implementation is Mastering the Rockefeller Habits . You d probably want to buy the kindle version, since used versions sell for almost $50 now (it s that influential of a book). It is not a new book so you could probably check it out at your local library. This, if it is not obvious already, a business book. You gain insights into how Rockefeller built his business behaviorally with setting goals, weekly huddles, keeping the culture, etc.

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Starting a Small Business – Youth Central #business #startup #ideas


#ideas to start a business

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Developing a business idea

Having a great business idea is the easy part. Turning that into a successful business takes a whole lot of planning, research and commitment.

Why start your own business?

Despite the hard work involved, starting your own business can be a very rewarding experience. Consider these reasons and come up a list of your own:

  • To be your own boss
  • To be able to work flexible hours
  • To develop your own creative ideas
  • To take advantage of a market that you think you can provide for

The Business Victoria Website has information about how to start a business (new window) is a great interactive way to find out what s involved.

Will my business idea work?

Define your business idea and write down answers to these questions:

  • What is my business idea?
  • What skills do I have?
  • Will people buy my products or services?
  • How much will they pay for my products or services?
  • Who are my competitors?
  • How can I do things differently?
  • How many sales will I make in my first year of operation?
  • What kind of expenses will there be?
  • Can I make enough money to keep the business and myself going?

Start researching your industry and your market. Your business idea will take shape when you conduct your research and start writing your business plan.

Writing a business plan

Careful research and planning is the key to making your business idea a success. A business plan not only provides a map for implementing your business idea, it s really helpful when you re trying to get financial help.

Having a well-developed business plan can convince people you re seeking help from that you are serious about your idea and that you know what it will take to make that idea work.

Starting a business without a business plan is like going on a road trip to a place you ve never been before without a map or enough petrol in your tank.

Visit the Business Victoria website (new window) for more information and templates on writing a business plan.

Links

Business Victoria – Starting a Business Checklist
Facts about starting and running a small business.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Develop a demographic profile of your target market. Examine an industry relevant to your business idea or check out an overview of small business in Victoria.


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Starting a Small Business – Youth Central #business #link


#ideas to start a business

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Developing a business idea

Having a great business idea is the easy part. Turning that into a successful business takes a whole lot of planning, research and commitment.

Why start your own business?

Despite the hard work involved, starting your own business can be a very rewarding experience. Consider these reasons and come up a list of your own:

  • To be your own boss
  • To be able to work flexible hours
  • To develop your own creative ideas
  • To take advantage of a market that you think you can provide for

The Business Victoria Website has information about how to start a business (new window) is a great interactive way to find out what s involved.

Will my business idea work?

Define your business idea and write down answers to these questions:

  • What is my business idea?
  • What skills do I have?
  • Will people buy my products or services?
  • How much will they pay for my products or services?
  • Who are my competitors?
  • How can I do things differently?
  • How many sales will I make in my first year of operation?
  • What kind of expenses will there be?
  • Can I make enough money to keep the business and myself going?

Start researching your industry and your market. Your business idea will take shape when you conduct your research and start writing your business plan.

Writing a business plan

Careful research and planning is the key to making your business idea a success. A business plan not only provides a map for implementing your business idea, it s really helpful when you re trying to get financial help.

Having a well-developed business plan can convince people you re seeking help from that you are serious about your idea and that you know what it will take to make that idea work.

Starting a business without a business plan is like going on a road trip to a place you ve never been before without a map or enough petrol in your tank.

Visit the Business Victoria website (new window) for more information and templates on writing a business plan.

Links

Business Victoria – Starting a Business Checklist
Facts about starting and running a small business.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Develop a demographic profile of your target market. Examine an industry relevant to your business idea or check out an overview of small business in Victoria.


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Starting a Small Business – Youth Central #small #business #financing


#ideas to start a business

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Developing a business idea

Having a great business idea is the easy part. Turning that into a successful business takes a whole lot of planning, research and commitment.

Why start your own business?

Despite the hard work involved, starting your own business can be a very rewarding experience. Consider these reasons and come up a list of your own:

  • To be your own boss
  • To be able to work flexible hours
  • To develop your own creative ideas
  • To take advantage of a market that you think you can provide for

The Business Victoria Website has information about how to start a business (new window) is a great interactive way to find out what s involved.

Will my business idea work?

Define your business idea and write down answers to these questions:

  • What is my business idea?
  • What skills do I have?
  • Will people buy my products or services?
  • How much will they pay for my products or services?
  • Who are my competitors?
  • How can I do things differently?
  • How many sales will I make in my first year of operation?
  • What kind of expenses will there be?
  • Can I make enough money to keep the business and myself going?

Start researching your industry and your market. Your business idea will take shape when you conduct your research and start writing your business plan.

Writing a business plan

Careful research and planning is the key to making your business idea a success. A business plan not only provides a map for implementing your business idea, it s really helpful when you re trying to get financial help.

Having a well-developed business plan can convince people you re seeking help from that you are serious about your idea and that you know what it will take to make that idea work.

Starting a business without a business plan is like going on a road trip to a place you ve never been before without a map or enough petrol in your tank.

Visit the Business Victoria website (new window) for more information and templates on writing a business plan.

Links

Business Victoria – Starting a Business Checklist
Facts about starting and running a small business.

Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS)
Develop a demographic profile of your target market. Examine an industry relevant to your business idea or check out an overview of small business in Victoria.


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