Small Business Owner Pros and Cons (Infographic)

The life of the small business owner or entrepreneur is all golden, right? You’ve really got it made when you have a business of your own, and you can forget all about worrying about money ever again. Or at least that’s one of the myths that follow entrepreneurs and small business owners around, and one that might lead to failure, if someone were to really believe it and to sit back and wait for their million dollar idea to sell…

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Bitcoin for Small Business: The Ultimate Guide

What’s all the to-do about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, and why should small businesses and entrepreneurs care? Millions of Bitcoins are currently in circulation, companies such as Virgin and Overstock have begun to accept it as a form of payment, and even Yelp! is adding a “We Accept Bitcoin” attribute for business listings, but like many newer concepts, there can be a bit of resistance to digital currency. With the increasing adoption of Bitcoin for payments, small and medium businesses…

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How to Improve Your Chances at Success as a Small Business

Small businesses are infamous for their high failure rates. However, successful small businesses provide more than enough incentives for entrepreneurs in the form of profitability and job satisfaction. Individuals interested in entrepreneurial success have long roads ahead of them, but there are things that they can do to make their journey easier. Here are some steps that small businesses can take to boost their chances of finding financial success: Customer Service Small businesses have a hard time competing against their…

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Tesla Files Patent For Falcon-Wing Doors

The Tesla Model X, an electric crossover, was revealed a long time back. Reservations started in February 2012. Nonetheless, we just got word of a patent for which Tesla has filed an application, a patent for the crossover’s falcon-wing doors. Value Walk’s Michelle Jones writes: Spotted by Shane McGlaun of Slash Gear, the patent describes those falcon wing doors as “a dual hinged door assembly.” The assembly features upper and lower portions, with the upper part pivoting “about a primary axis formed by its…

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Starting an eco-friendly landscape maintenance business in arid climates

If you live in an area that doesn’t naturally get a lot of rain, odds are, your neighbors are spending a lot of money trying to keep a lush green grass growing where, well, it shouldn’t be. If you’re a regular Ecopreneurist reader, you are probably immediately viewing this scenario as an opportunity to help make the world a better place while also making yourself a decent living. Homeowners around the world are starting to wake up to the considerable…

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Social Good And Profitability Are Not Exclusive, They’re Very Compatible

In today’s world where everyone seems to be trying to make a buck, it can be hard to see the bigger picture and accomplish something for the greater good. Times are tough in this economy and if you can come out on top for your business and your own personal gain in any way, it can be seen as a win. In the same vein, in the last few years, something great has been happening in the world of business.…

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Tesla Motors Diversifying Its Battery Sourcing — Samsung SDI Will Likely Start Providing Batteries As Well As Panasonic

Tesla Motors is now in the process of diversifying its battery sourcing, according to recent reports — rather than sourcing the lithium cells used in the Model S exclusively from Panasonic, as has been the case, the EV manufacturer will soon be receiving batteries from some of Panasonic’s competitors, as well. A source “close to the matter,” cited by The Korea Herald, reports that Samsung SDI will be the first, or among the first, to supply an alternative to the…

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Tesla Opens Assembly Plant In The Netherlands

Tesla’s first assembly plant on the European continent is now open for business! The Tilburg Assembly Plant — located in the Netherlands, only about 50 miles from the port of Rotterdam — will now serve as the final assembly and distribution point for all Model S vehicles sold on the European continent. The plant will also function as Tesla’s European service and parts headquarters. The 18,900 m2 assembly plant will now receive nearly complete Model S units shipped over from…

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For Entrepreneurs- The Importance of Brand Embodiment

Once upon a time, branding was simply a symbol, a name, and/or a design that represented a business. Today, branding stretches far beyond that realm and incorporates the people who work at that company. Because of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn, nearly every employee represents his or her brand- whether they want to or not. And it is absolutely critical that your brand is represented properly all the time.

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