Top 10 Weekend Business Ideas with Little to No Startup Costs #small

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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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Last year, BNI Mid America helped 2,600 business people in a wide range of professions, from sole proprietors to large international companies, increase their Business By Referral over $800,000,000. We are honored to be helping the following companies grow their business.


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You may have noticed the coconut aroma that permeates the air in the Mirage and Mandalay Bay. or the old-lady perfume smell in the Venetian. When asked if they pump this scent through the air system, the answer from the employees is always no . Well, a little research has revealed that they are lying to us. Aroma Systems Inc. manufactures the devices that do just that. And they list these and other Vegas resorts as their clients. Visit their website and see for yourself.

In the Chinese culture, the number four is considered bad luck. High-rolling whales from China are very important to the gambling industry in Vegas. With this in mind, Wynn Las Vegas and Rio have no tower floors that start with four. The elevators count 38, 39, 50, 51 etc.

The Dunes main tower, its casino and most of its restaurants, clubs, and theaters all fit where the Bellagio ‘s lake now sits. See a composite photo here showing this and the massive size difference between the Dunes and Bellagio towers.

The Bellagio tower is not as symmetrical as it looks. See why here

When the Stratosphere tower was under construction, somebody in charge thought they had made a rather large error as the curvature of the north east leg appeared to be wrong. They compensated for the error and continued pouring concrete (altering the original curve) until they realized there never was a problem. Now the incorrectly corrected leg was going too straight. Another adjustment was made to get it back into alignment. This is easily visible today. See photos here

Implosions There have been 14 implosions in Las Vegas since 1993. Click here to see them.

Many Visitors Las Vegas’ McCarran International climbed one spot to become the nation’s fifth-busiest passenger
airport in 2005 with 44,280,190 passengers.

Haunted Vegas There are several supposedly haunted hotels in Las Vegas, here are a few.

1. The Luxor Sightings of a ghost have been seen roaming the long room hallways that encircle the pyramid. Three men lost their lives during construction of the pyramid tower. Others say the place is cursed and will remain so until the image of an eye is installed at the pinnacle of the tower, outside.

2. The Flamingo Some say they see Bugsy Siegel’s ghost wandering the gardens near the site of his (long ago demolished) suite, when the shadows grow long, before sunset. Bugsy was killed in LA, but some believe that spirits return to places they love.

3. Bally’s During the fire of 1980 (when Bally’s was the MGM Grand), 84 people lost their lives. There have been many reports of sightings in the older buildings of this hotel.

4. Las Vegas Hilton The ghost of Elvis has been seen lurking back stage in the showroom where he performed

5. Bellagio Actor Justin Pierce committed suicide in 2000, by hanging himself in one of the Bellagio’s rooms.

6. Hard Rock Legendary bassist for the Who, John Entwistle died there in 2002

7. Stratosphere Despite alarms, fences, and security personnel, four people have leapt to their deaths from the top of the more than 1,000-foot tall tower. The most current was 2/3/2006 when a 27-year-old man from Bristol, England took his last big step.

Luxor River When the Luxor hotel opened in 1993, there was a river that encircled the casino level and was intended to ferry guests to the elevators. But when people complained about the 90-minute wait, the Luxor decided to let guests walk to the elevators and promote the ride as the Nile River Adventure. The 15-minute guided barge tour drifted past the Valley of the Queens, King Ramses temple, and other Egyptian-style art. The river was removed as part of a major interior remodeling in 1995.

The movie Casino , is based on the history of Frank Lefty Rosenthal of the Stardust. In the movie the Riviera was used for the interior shots and the Landmark’s porte-cochere was used for the exterior shots.

Frank Rosenthal was played by Robert De Niro and his name was changed to Sam Ace Rothstein in the film. Frank Rosenthal died on 10/14/08 and until then, he maintained a website where he answered readers questions. Visit it here

The house used in the movie is located in the Las Vegas Country Club (behind the Hilton). Franks actual house is in the same neighborhood.

Population 1.7 million in the Las Vegas Metro area: (estimated 2004)

550,000 Las Vegas
170,000 North Las Vegas
240,000 Henderson
740,000 Clark County governed areas

Prostitution is not legal in Las Vegas or Clark County Don’t listen to your pals, or anyone else who would like to convince you otherwise. Prostitution is not legal in Las Vegas or any other part of Clark County. However, prostitution is legal in Pahrump, Nev. (part of neighboring Nye County, about 45 minutes away). Different county, different laws. This is visible on THE Regional Map

The Strip is not in Las Vegas, but rather on unincorporated land governed by Clark County. Las Vegas city limits start at Sahara Ave (northward), So, many visitors of Las Vegas have never been to Las Vegas (unless they visited the Stratosphere). You can see the city boundaries on THE Map and even better on THE Area Map .

The Rise and Fall and Rise of an Icon From the Desert Inn’s beginnings through its many expansions to its demise to make room for Wynn Las Vegas. This progression is noteworthy. Click here to view it.

The Marina Hotel was Absorbed by the MGM Grand, not Imploded The original rooms building of the Marina Hotel and Casino still exists, hiding under a sheath of emerald glass. Click here to see where it is.

How to Build a Mountain The Mountain in front of Wynn Las Vegas is pretty much. well, a mountain. Looking at the early stage construction photos, it’s made of rebar cages filled with rocks and dirt. This will allow the trees to take root properly. These cages surround three huge silos which house the plumbing and electrics for all the special effects. Click here to view the progression.

Window Eye Trick The Bellagio, Caesars Augustus tower and Treasure Island all have an architectural feature designed to trick the eye into seeing the buildings as smaller (thus closer) than they really are. Each window covers four rooms on two floors. Wynn Las Vegas uses the same trick, in that there are two floors between each white stripe. Click here to see some examples.


Federal Tax Credits For Solar Energy Systems #solar #energy #tax #credits, #solar


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Federal Tax Credits: Solar Energy Systems

Solar Water Heaters

Solar water heaters come in a wide variety of designs, all including a collector and storage tank, and all using the sun’s thermal energy to heat water. Solar water heaters are typically described according to the type of collector and the circulation system.

At least half of the energy generated by the “qualifying property” must come from the sun. The system must be certified by the Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC) or a comparable entity endorsed by the government of the state in which the property is installed.

Note: The credit is not available for expenses for swimming pools or hot tubs. The water must be used in the dwelling.

Photovoltaic systems must provide electricity for the residence, and must meet applicable fire and electical code requirements.

Tax Credit includes installation costs.

Solar Panels (Photovoltaic Systems)

Solar Panels or Photovoltaic Systems are solar cells that capture light energy from the sun and convert it directly into electricity.

Requirements
Photovoltaic systems must provide electricity for the residence, and must meet applicable fire and electrical code requirements.


Top 10 Weekend Business Ideas with Little to No Startup Costs #business

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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 .





Little Peach – Business Cards #starting #a #business

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Business Cards

Stand out from the crowd with letterpressed business cards.

The tactile feel of the 3D impression into a thick card will have clients reaching in their drawers for your one-of-a-kind card. If you would like something designed, or already have the artwork call our shop to arrange a time to meet-up and shoot the breeze (and finer details).

Frank Vedelago Architect

Bike Bestie

Four Colour Edge Painting

Desmond Molly Jones

Eocene

C Squared

Blue/Turquoise Circular Cards

Giddy Up Camera Club

Alamo Collective

Krystle Cotterill

Lizy Baldwin

The Brand Plan

Cathaus Neon Green

We Are DesignFolk

Wink Models

Frank + Mimi

Loula Natural Business Cards

Project Habitation

Emma Kiner

Prop Box Photo

Pip Pell

The Wright Market

The Food Academy

Outcater

Anthony Hoang

Woodsters

Hale Food

Soho Interiors

Fino Food Wine

L.Wolf

Boylen

Susan Hocking/Mackie

Georgia Mather

Gin Poppelwell

Enviromowing

Sean Condon Creative

The Itchy Eyes Business Cards

Stephen Atkinson

Bright Yellow

End of the Line

Robert Howard

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The first consultation with me is free and I make it a point to offer you information you are able to use right away. This isn t about trying to withhold things so you will hire me. It s about integrity and serving those who need my expertise the most. I realize your case deserves personal attention, and that is precisely what you will get when you speak to me.

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  • JOHNSON’S Baby Powder
  • SHOWER to SHOWER Absorbent Body Powder
  • And all other talcum powder products.

Johnson s Baby Powder, one of the most popular products containing talcum powder, may increase the risk of ovarian cancer when used for feminine hygiene. Hundreds of lawsuits and class actions have already been filed, including one case that ended in a $72 million jury award in February 2016, and another which resulted in a $ 55 million verdict in April 2016.

Talc is a mineral that is Known to embed itself into cells and is found within cancerous tumors.

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Antivirus software won’t save your Mac from future malware

A long-running debate between Mac owners and those folks who use other platforms is whether or not malware exists for macOS. It does! Mac owners tend to be very defensive (and, sadly, sometimes offensive) about macOS, because of years of slights when Windows was in the ascendance and virus ridden.

These days, most malware that attacks computers and mobile systems in the wild comes from visiting a website, receiving and opening an attachment via email or a text message, or following a link in an email that misleads you into thinking you’re at a legitimate site, into which you mistakenly enter legitimate credentials.

And most of that malware is old. On the desktop, most attacks focus on older versions of Windows, some using variants of malware that are several years old, according to a recent update from the analysis firm Check Point. On the mobile side, 60 percent of attacks come a single 15-month old attack called Hummingbad, which is often delivered as a Trojan horse—malware hidden inside what appears to be a legitimate app.

Apple has managed to avoid attacks that first appear in the wild, usually nipping them in the bud either through advance disclosure from security researchers or the sheer difficulty of exploiting a flaw that’s revealed before a patch is available. It’s also never had a long-running exploit that was known to exist, wasn’t fully patched in old releases, and had a large number of users still running those old releases.

This makes Apple’s OSes seem more invulnerable than they are. But is an anti-virus package the answer? In my view, and that of many security experts, including those who have found vulnerabilities in macOS and iOS, no—in most cases, and I’ll describe those that make sense later. Macworld hasn’t reviewed anti-virus software for years, which may indicate the larger editorial philosophy as well.

The biggest risk to Mac users is the rising tide of a specific kind of malware, called ransomware, which you can defend against using targeted anti-malware software that doesn’t rely on virus definitions.

Ransomware leading threat

We often talk about malware by the vector by which it spreads—how does it insinuate itself into your computer? Malware can distribute itself in several different ways. You may see it.

  • As a malicious attachment, like a virus that runs when you open the file.
  • As a Trojan horse, explained above.
  • Through phishing, or email or a text message that fools you into clicking a link that subverts your system
  • Via spear-phishing, which uses targeted information about a victim to appear more genuine and likely to be clicked or acted on
  • Through a remote network attack, popular right now with poorly secured Internet of Things (IoT) devices. (For IoT, that means most of them, unfortunately.)

These vectors all exist for macOS, but the best recent path for infection has been through a Trojan horse. That’s partly because it’s easier to convince someone to install software they think is legitimate than to find another path of exploit. We saw this for Macs in 2016 with malware inserted into the BitTorrent client Transmission. and in February 2017 when a different kind of macOS malware appeared .

Both of those Trojan horses were ransomware. which isn’t a new vector of infection. Rather, it can spread through any of the vectors noted above. But it’s proven a vicious problem under Windows and some other desktop OSes, because unlike most previous malware, it affects files only found in “userspace”: that is, our documents and settings.

Ransomware uses an encryption key to scramble the contents of all of our user data, and puts an executable wrapper around it, so that when you try to open a file, it runs and tells you how to pay a ransom in Bitcoin to obtain the decryption key. The price for individuals is often relatively modest and you can sometimes negotiate a lower payment. Without the key, your files on the drive are lost forever unless you have a backup or archive prior to the encryption. (Time Machine and other backups will dutifully copy the encrypted version, so you have to discover the problem before your oldest good copies have been overwritten.)

Because ransomware doesn’t need that high a level of permission to run, it’s relatively easy to spread it. In mid-2016, researchers found JavaScript-only Windows ransomware that even runs outside a browser. Because it’s inexpensive to make or modify, a lot of people apparently distribute it. Check Point estimates that 10 percent of infections in the second half of 2016 across all systems were ransomware variants, and the number keeps climbing. Attackers have many families of ransomware code to choose from, and it’s easy to customize it.

I assume there will be multiple successful ransomware attacks against Mac users, though likely shut down quickly by Apple through its Xprotect system. which automatically updates with known malware signatures as they become available. However, before these attacks hit you, you can protect yourself.

Tools against broad categories of popular attack

You can protect yourself against ransomware and network attacks, as well as some categories of Trojan horse that aren’t ransomware in nature, by installing a few affordable and inexpensive tools.

Ransomware’s harm led Jonathan Zdziarski to create Little Flocker ($20 for personal use, up to 5 computers), a macOS tool for detecting and either blocking or permitting access by apps to specific folders. I’ve been using Little Flocker for months, and Zdziarski made a continuous series of improvements that reduces the amount of training required as you update software to new versions. Once ransomware gets its teeth in, it relies almost entirely on not being watched, and Little Flocker keeps its eyes peeled. It also monitors for apps that capture keystrokes and use mics and cameras. (Zdziarski recently joined Apple. and the future of Little Flocker isn’t certain, but it’s so useful that I hope it finds a new home.)

Little Flocker keeps its eyes peeled.

Paired with Little Flocker is Block Block. free and still in beta, which monitors for software trying to install files that allow it to launch automatically after a restart or when killed. That can help with adware and other unwanted software, too.

Should a macOS ransomware package find effective distribution, Little Flocker plus Block Block should prevent and alert you to something bad happening, at which point you can check in with Macworld and use social networking to find out what’s happening—or be the first to report an outbreak.

A parallel and effective way to block malicious software from calling home and sharing your information is a firewall and network monitor. We like Little Snitch. a mature app that examines everything coming in and leaving your Mac, and uses rules to permit authorized behavior but alert you to everything else. Malware tries to talk back to centralized servers, and while there are tricks to work around firewalls, an app that isn’t supposed to have a network connection that suddenly tries to summon the Internet gets noticed. (We last reviewed Little Snitch in 2015 for the first release of its current version.)

Rich Mogull, head of security analysis firm Securosis who has a deep expertise in Apple-related issues, says that he doesn’t use anti-virus software at all. He relies on Little Snitch, Little Flocker, and Block Block for network, input, and file monitoring, and expects his email hosting companies to staff the viral barricades.

But what about the really bad stuff?

You might think the kind of things I’m mentioning above seem very penny ante. If you read Apple’s security updates that list of often dozens of security holes patched in every OS release and in built-in software, you might think there’s a churning morass of flaws that could reach out and grab you via Safari or your inbox.

And that’s partly true. A lot of vicious malware for macOS and iOS does exist. It’s just that it’s too valuable to use against the likes of you and me. The good stuff sells for $100,000s or millions of dollars in gray and black markets, and get used by firms that sell their services to governments, by criminal syndicates, and other murky parties.

Those exploits are held close to the vest, rather than pushed into the wild, because of that easily obtain value in existing markets. When they’re used, it’s sparingly, and often against prime targets. For instance, last summer, a human-right activist in the United Arab Emirates, Ahmed Mansoor, had three separate zero-day (previously unknown) exploits attempted against him .

These were for iOS, which doesn’t allow anti-virus software the kind of permission it needs to run, but similar weaknesses were also found in macOS. Because these were unknown and subtle, no Mac anti-virus software would have detected and blocked them. Apple immediately patched the flaws in iOS and then shortly after in macOS, rendering them useless.

It’s not that no risk from a more general category of malware exists for Mac users. Rather, the highest likelihood is that your files will be locked away, and, thankfully, it’s also the easiest attack you can protect yourself against.

Given that Zdziarski has joined Apple, following in the footsteps in the last year or so of some other prominent researchers, we might hope that these kinds of tools find themselves neatly and seamlessly into future versions of macOS.

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Top 10 Weekend Business Ideas with Little to No Startup Costs #small

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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 .





Little Peach – Business Cards #most #successful #small #businesses

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Business Cards

Stand out from the crowd with letterpressed business cards.

The tactile feel of the 3D impression into a thick card will have clients reaching in their drawers for your one-of-a-kind card. If you would like something designed, or already have the artwork call our shop to arrange a time to meet-up and shoot the breeze (and finer details).

Frank Vedelago Architect

Bike Bestie

Four Colour Edge Painting

Desmond Molly Jones

Eocene

C Squared

Blue/Turquoise Circular Cards

Giddy Up Camera Club

Alamo Collective

Krystle Cotterill

Lizy Baldwin

The Brand Plan

Cathaus Neon Green

We Are DesignFolk

Wink Models

Frank + Mimi

Loula Natural Business Cards

Project Habitation

Emma Kiner

Prop Box Photo

Pip Pell

The Wright Market

The Food Academy

Outcater

Anthony Hoang

Woodsters

Hale Food

Soho Interiors

Fino Food Wine

L.Wolf

Boylen

Susan Hocking/Mackie

Georgia Mather

Gin Poppelwell

Enviromowing

Sean Condon Creative

The Itchy Eyes Business Cards

Stephen Atkinson

Bright Yellow

End of the Line

Robert Howard

Copyright Little Peach Invitations 2016. All rights reserved. Terms Conditions. Brisbane, Australia.





Top 10 Weekend Business Ideas with Little to No Startup Costs #the

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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 .





Little Peach – Business Cards #business #websites

#letterpress business cards

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Business Cards

Stand out from the crowd with letterpressed business cards.

The tactile feel of the 3D impression into a thick card will have clients reaching in their drawers for your one-of-a-kind card. If you would like something designed, or already have the artwork call our shop to arrange a time to meet-up and shoot the breeze (and finer details).

Frank Vedelago Architect

Bike Bestie

Four Colour Edge Painting

Desmond Molly Jones

Eocene

C Squared

Blue/Turquoise Circular Cards

Giddy Up Camera Club

Alamo Collective

Krystle Cotterill

Lizy Baldwin

The Brand Plan

Cathaus Neon Green

We Are DesignFolk

Wink Models

Frank + Mimi

Loula Natural Business Cards

Project Habitation

Emma Kiner

Prop Box Photo

Pip Pell

The Wright Market

The Food Academy

Outcater

Anthony Hoang

Woodsters

Hale Food

Soho Interiors

Fino Food Wine

L.Wolf

Boylen

Susan Hocking/Mackie

Georgia Mather

Gin Poppelwell

Enviromowing

Sean Condon Creative

The Itchy Eyes Business Cards

Stephen Atkinson

Bright Yellow

End of the Line

Robert Howard

Copyright Little Peach Invitations 2016. All rights reserved. Terms Conditions. Brisbane, Australia.





Top 10 Weekend Business Ideas with Little to No Startup Costs #business

#weekend business ideas

#

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 .