Top Business Ventures in 2017

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The Top Businesses To Get Into

Do you want to start a career in business?

Getting into business is a lot easier than it used to be. With that said, you’re going to want to make sure you get into the right type of business.

Here are some of the top businesses to get into:

E-commerce

More and more people are opting to buy products online. Whether you sell books, clothing, food, or even vitamins, you’ll be able to attract a lot of different customers. This makes E-commerce an attractive venture in the recent years.

Setting up an online store isn’t all that difficult; you should be able to get a shop running in no time at all. From there, you’ll be able to focus on finding customers and increasing your store’s profits.

Consulting

If you’ve been working in a particular field for quite some time, you should find a way to use that expertise. Working in consulting will allow you to share your knowledge with other people. There are all kinds of businesses looking for consultants. If your background is in IT, you could provide IT consulting. If you used to work as a manager, you could provide management consulting services.

A lot of consultants do freelance work. Once you build up a list of clients, you’ll be able to earn quite a bit of money. Consulting can be a very exciting field to work in.

Affiliate Marketing

You don’t necessarily have to sell your own products if you want to run a successful business. Instead, you can focus on selling other people’s products. Affiliate marketing is a type of marketing in which you can profit off of the sales of a company’s products. You can create content, like videos or blog posts, that will help to sell these products. If someone buys the products through your link, you will receive a portion of the profits.

There are many different affiliate programs out there. Look at some of the programs that are available, and see if this is something that you would like to sign up for.

If you are interested in starting your own business, you should start looking at your options right away. There are a lot of fantastic options to choose from.

Starting your own business is easier than ever. You don’t have to obtain a loan or find a storefront in order to get things running. You should be able to handle everything without ever having to leave your home.

Investing Tips From A Seasoned Investor’s Perspective Of Ups & Downs

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Investing Tips From A Seasoned Investor’s Perspective Of Ups & Downs

Are you a seasoned investor yourself? You don’t have to be rich to be a seasoned investor. At 53, I’m not wealthy, but I do okay. I’ve been interested in the stock market since I was in high school. After beginning investing at 21 in real time, that gives me 31 years of solid investment experience. Currently, that means that investments would have been made from almost the turn of this century, which has seen some tumultuous economic times.

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Think about the post 9/11 world, the economic uncertainty, albeit grave at times, paling in comparison to national security. Still, the economy took a hit, and then it took more than a hit several years later. We are still recovering from the stock market plunging to its lowest point in decades. However, if you look at the market today, it’s a great time to start investing.

It’s interesting because one could look and say that the big move was in 2009. I can tell you that many stocks, specifically blue chip stocks, were selling at a huge discount back then. Hey, big banks had collapsed, and people weren’t sure anymore about certain companies. Even staples like Coke and Walmart saw share prices drop. US Steel almost became a penny stock. Speaking of penny stocks, I have to tell you about this move and call that I made.

It was early in 2009 I believe, and the company was Sirius XM, then having merged with XM Radio in the months prior. It was close to entering bankruptcy, and it’s hurting stock price had plunged all the way down to 13 cents. Knowing the company full well and thinking the brand name alone was worth more than 13 cents, I figured its financing could be figured out somehow. Sure enough, John Malone came in and invested in or rescued the company, of course taking his share.

It saved the company, and the stock price, after dipping as low as 5 cents a share, continued on up to what is today just under 4 dollars a share. Sirius is a satellite radio company, so while still viable, isn’t set to be an emerging market leader at the moment. However, they have satellites in space and as technology continues to change, you just never know. Besides, satellite radio is almost the new terrestrial radio now, so maybe that would be a good investment. Either way, that was my one best call, and at almost 20,000 points, the DOW represents a flourishing market despite a struggling economy. That can make anyone uneasy, but if anything put your money in funds that can earn you a better interest rate than a savings account.