People who grown up in the United States often have the idea of starting a business and it is not surprising because US is the land of opportunity. Certainly, whether you have a job or not, I can guess that you have a dream a future free of bosses as well as financial worries.
However, the fact is that achieving the goal of starting and running a business can be very hard if you choose to do so through the traditional business model, because this approach will usually involve putting a lot of money up front and a sometimes-complicated planning process that would otherwise increase the risk of failure.
However, you can avoid all this hassle and still expect to have a sustainable and profitable business, because nowadays, with the today’s technologically dominated environment, it has become quite easy to reach a large number of costumers with little work and a small budget, using only a computer and an internet connection.
Moreover, since any business you choose is only as successful as the amount of people you can reach, approaching the idea of a new business apart from the traditional business is certainly the way to go.
So, can you actually start a business with little or no start up capital?
Simple, you have to get yourself into the online business arena, which means focusing your efforts as an entrepreneur on internet based methods and strategies for revenue generation. This will allow you to execute your business right from your computer without the need special equipment, location or personnel.
There are many ways to start an online business thus gradually creating a significant stream of income. Among those, my personal favorites are internet marketing and forex trading.
Internet marketing on one hand requires little to no money to start and it is a business that you can easily scale up to any size you want by using the power of automation the internet provides. You will be doing exactly what any other business owner would do; only you will be spared the heavy expenses and the complicated business structure.
In this business, you generate revenue by learning how to obtain the best placement within the search engines thus pulling traffic to your landing pages (which can be a blog, a website or a lens), so once you achieve this it will run pretty much on autopilot. Definitely one of the most cost effective ways of building a significant sream of income fast.
The other profitable way to start a business with a little up front cost is forex trading. As you may know, forex trading involves investing in the currency exchange market, so you will certainly need some money to start doing this as a business. However, given the profit potential of forex, you will need only a small amount of money to start and from there you will be able to benefit from the compounding effect inherent to any capital investment.
If you educate yourself and put your hands on proven-to-work tools and resources, you will be able to start a successful online business with little or no capital within any of these to areas, with the potential for it to become your main source of income within a year or less.
If you want to learn where to start in order to begin building your business, take a look at this online business review at the specialonlinebusinessreviewauthority.com.
Why is it so hard to make lasting changes in our companies, in our communities, and in our own lives?
The primary obstacle is a conflict that’s built into our brains, say Chip and Dan Heath, authors of the critically acclaimed bestseller Made to Stick. Psychologists have discovered that our minds are ruled by two different systems—the rational mind and the emotional mind—that compete for control. The rational mind wants a great beach body; the emotional mind wants that Oreo cookie. The rational mind wants to change something at work; the emotional mind loves the comfort of the existing routine. This tension can doom a change effort—but if it is overcome, change can come quickly.
In Switch, the Heaths show how everyday people—employees and managers, parents and nurses—have united both minds and, as a result, achieved dramatic results:
● The lowly medical interns who managed to defeat an entrenched, decades-old medical practice that was endangering patients.
● The home-organizing guru who developed a simple technique for overcoming the dread of housekeeping.
● The manager who transformed a lackadaisical customer-support team into service zealots by removing a standard tool of customer service
In a compelling, story-driven narrative, the Heaths bring together decades of counterintuitive research in psychology, sociology, and other fields to shed new light on how we can effect transformative change. Switch shows that successful changes follow a pattern, a pattern you can use to make the changes that matter to you, whether your interest is in changing the world or changing your waistline.
Chip Heath and Dan Heath on Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
"Change is hard." "People hate change." Those were two of the most common quotes we heard when we began to study change.
But it occurred to us that if people hate change, they have a funny way of showing it. Every iPhone sold serves as counter-evidence. So does every text message sent, every corporate merger finalized, every aluminum can recycled. And we haven’t even mentioned the biggest changes: Getting married. Having kids. (If people hate change, then having a kid is an awfully dumb decision.)
It puzzled us--why do some huge changes, like marriage, come joyously, while some trivial changes, like submitting an expense report on time, meet fierce resistance?
We found the answer in the research of some brilliant psychologists who’d discovered that people have two separate “systems” in their brains—a rational system and an emotional system. The rational system is a thoughtful, logical planner. The emotional system is, well, emotional—and impulsive and instinctual.
When these two systems are in alignment, change can come quickly and easily (as when a dreamy-eyed couple gets married). When they’re not, change can be grueling (as anyone who has struggled with a diet can attest).
In those situations where change is hard, is it possible to align the two systems? Is it possible to overcome our internal "schizophrenia" about change? We believe it is.
In our research, we studied people trying to make difficult changes: People fighting to lose weight and keep it off. Managers trying to overhaul an entrenched bureaucracy. Activists combatting seemingly intractable problems such as child malnutrition. They succeeded--and, to our surprise, we found striking similarities in the strategies they used. They seemed to share a similar game plan. We wanted, in Switch, to make that game plan available to everyone, in hopes that we could show people how to make the hard changes in life a little bit easier. --Chip and Dan Heath
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