Friday, October 31, 2014

How to Start a Personal Chef Company

Personal ChefA personal chef is a chef who is hired by different clients and prepares meals in the clients' home kitchens, based on their needs and preferences. The personal chef will create a customized meal plan, shop for all groceries, prepare the meal, and clean up the kitchen. The chef typically leaves prepared meals packaged in containers for the client to store in the refrigerator or freezer to enjoy later. Some personal chefs also focus on preparing dinner parties and other special events, which means they are responsible for shopping, preparing the meal, serving the guests and cleaning up afterward. The menu is preplanned and discussed with the client, then prepared in their home. According to health-department guidelines, all food must either be prepared in the home of the client or in a kitchen that has passed an official health inspection.

When hiring a personal chef to provide either a packaged meal service or to cook for a dinner party, a menu and a budget are submitted for the client's approval. Typically, the chef is given approval, a deposit, or (if familiar with the guest/frequent client) an expense account for the menu. The client pays for this in addition to the cost of the chef's services and gratuity.

If you like to cook and the entrepreneurial flame is burning, then you might want to consider opening a personal chef company. While you might relish the opportunity to create a great-tasting meal for your family, there are plenty of other people who don’t … or just don’t have the time. Although a penchants for cooking is important, the successful professional chef will also be personable, organized and creative. You’ll also need lots of energy to manage the multiple tasks associated with this type of business.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

How to Start a Business | Small Business Ideas

Start a BusinessSetting up your own business can be an exciting time. Before you start, save yourself time and money by being aware of what's involved in running a business.

Investing time into proper planning is key to turning your dreams into reality. Operating a small business is not just about working for yourself or working from home, it's also about having the necessary management skills, industry expertise, technical skills, finance and of course a long-term vision to grow and succeed.

Starting a business is a multi-step process that can feel overwhelming when you're on your own, but we'll make it easy to stay organized and on track while you start your business and achieve success. Whether you're refining your business idea, filing for permits and licenses, drafting your business plan, or looking for funding, we have the tools you need to do it right and get it done.

Most entrepreneurs talk about how great is to start your own business, and that’s why so many people decides to start a business and then they find it is not what they thought starting a business should be.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Start Your Own Profitable Childcare Business

Childcare BusinessChild care (or "childcare", "child minding", "daycare", or "preschool") is the caring for and supervision of a child or children, usually from age six weeks to age thirteen. Child care is the action or skill of looking after children by a day-care center, babysitter, or other providers. Child care is a broad topic covering a wide spectrum of contexts, activities, social and cultural conventions, and institutions. The majority of child care institutions that are available require that child care providers have extensive training in first aid and are CPR certified. In addition, background checks, drug testing not at all centers, and reference verification are normally a requirement. Child care can cost up to $15,000 for one year in the United States. The average annual cost of full-time care for an infant in center-based care ranges from $4,863 in Mississippi to $16,430 in Massachusetts. Approximately six out of every ten children, or almost 12 million children, age five and younger, are being jointly cared for by parents and early childhood educators, relatives, or other child-care providers. Early child care is a very important and often overlooked component of child development. Child care providers are our children's first teachers, and therefore play an integral role in our systems of early childhood education. Quality care from a young age can have a huge impact on the future successes of children.

A childcare business is a great way to earn a living if you enjoy working with children. There are two options for running a childcare business. If you want to care for a large amount of children, your best option is to start a center-based business. Those with children of their own, or who want to work from home, may want to consider a home-based, or family, childcare center.

The business of child care offers entrepreneurs the opportunity to pursue a passion for child care and child development while enjoying the independence and responsibility of being your own boss.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

How to Start a Small Craft Business

Small Craft BusinessA craft is a pastime or a profession that requires some particular kind of skilled work. In a historical sense, particularly as pertinent to the Middle Ages and earlier, the term is usually applied to people occupied in small-scale production of goods, or their maintenance, for example by tinkers. The traditional terms craftsman and craftswoman are nowadays often replaced by artisan and rarely by craftsperson(craftspeople).

Historically, craftsmen tended to concentrate in urban centers and formed guilds. The skill required by their professions and the need to be permanently involved in the exchange of goods also demanded a generally higher level of education, and craftsmen were usually in a more privileged position than the peasantry in societal hierarchy. The households of craftsmen were not as self-sufficient as those of people engaged in agricultural work and therefore had to rely on the exchange of goods.

You never know where a small craft business will lead. A sought-after product is the result of a unique craft idea produced by a skilled craftsperson. But, a successful small craft business requires both creative skill and business savvy supported by a plan.

Starting your own craft business can be a great way to earn extra income while pursuing your passion. In fact, you may find that your home-based business soon turns into a full-time endeavor!

Monday, October 27, 2014

How to Start a Home Based Bakery Business

Bakery BusinessA bakery (or baker's shop) is an establishment that produces and sells flour-based food baked in an oven such as bread, cakes,pastries, and pies. Some retail bakeries are also cafes, serving coffee and tea to customers who wish to consume the baked goods on the premises.

If everyone raves over your baked goods, starting a home-based bakery business may be just what you’re looking for to leave the rat race, do what you love to do and make money doing it. You can sell your home-baked goods at local farmer’s markets, do mail order or both. If your home-based bakery business remains small, you do not need to add new equipment, but simply use the equipment and appliances you already have in your kitchen.

Starting a home bakery isn't as easy as it sounds. To successfully start and run a home-based bakery, you'll have to comply with local laws and treat the business seriously.

Read the following tips to give you an idea of how to start a bakery at home:

Sunday, October 26, 2014

How to Start a Computer Repair Business

Computer Repair BusinessWant to know how to start a computer repair business? All small businesses use computers and depend on them to work consistently, predictably and dependably. However, it is not cost effective for most small businesses to have their own in-house IT department. Still, they need someone like a computer repair business to help keep their IT assets up and running, so they can stay competitive in the marketplace.

No matter what your business experience or level of technological expertise, you can start your own computer repair business. Those that love computers, technology and working with people find that running their own business is incredibly fulfilling and can bring them substantial revenue. All it takes is following some logical, plotted steps and planning very carefully how to start a computer repair business.

Personal and business computers have become commonplace. Knowledge of how to repair computers when things go wrong with them, however, is not as widespread. Starting a computer repair business allows you to make a living while providing a valuable service to businesses and private clients who cannot repair their PC problems on their own. Certification is not explicitly required to start a computer repair business, but it grants you credibility that can be difficult to attain otherwise.

The following 13 tips can help you figure out how to start a computer repair business:

Friday, October 3, 2014

How to Start a Magazine Publication Business

Magazine Publication BusinessMagazines are publications, usually periodical publications, that are printed or published electronically. (The online versions are called online magazines.) They are generally published on a regular schedule and contain a variety of content. They are generally financed by advertising, by a purchase price, by prepaid subscriptions, or a combination of the three. At its root, the word "magazine" refers to a collection or storage location. In the case of written publication, it is a collection of written articles. (This explains why magazine publications share the word root with gunpowder magazines, artillery magazines, firearms magazines, and (in various languages although not English) retail stores such as department stores).

While launching a magazine may seem primarily a creative endeavor, there are a variety of tried-and-true publishing guidelines that can help you chart a more objective path to success. Testing a variety of go/no-go scenarios can help you avoid starting a publishing business that doesn't attract the revenue and readers you need to succeed.

Have you spent your life dreaming of starting up your own magazine? Maybe you want to create a mag about your favorite activity (skateboarding? Shopping? Following celebrities?) or maybe you want to get information out into the world about an issue you are passionate about. Whatever your reason, this article will help you through the process of creating a magazine and running it successfully.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

How to Start a Home Based Candy Making Business

Candy Making BusinessCandy, also called sweets or lollies, is a confection that features sugar as a principal ingredient. The category, called sugar confectionery, encompasses any sweet confection, including chocolate, chewing gum, and sugar candy. Vegetables, fruit, or nuts which have been glazed and coated with sugar are said to be candied.

Physically, candy is characterized by the use of a significant amount of sugar, or, in the case of sugar-free candies, by the presence of sugar substitutes. Unlike a cake or loaf of bread that would be shared among many people, candies are usually made in smaller pieces. However, the definition of candy also depends upon how people treat the food. Unlike sweet pastries served for a dessert course at the end of a meal, candies are normally eaten casually as a snack between meals. Each culture has its own ideas of what constitutes candy rather than dessert. The same food may be a candy in one culture and a dessert in another.

From chocolates to lollipops, children and mature adults enjoy indulging in candy. It’s consumed as a daily treat, for special occasions, such as weddings and birthday parties and during holidays, such as Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Christmas. Whether you make candy as a hobby, or spent years working as a candy maker for a shop, you may consider starting a home-based candy making business.

If you're great at making candy, you may have the beginnings of a business in your kitchen. Running your own business is never particularly easy, but a home-based candy-making business does have a few advantages over other types of self-employment. The supplies are relatively inexpensive, and almost everyone eats candy sometimes. One great advantage of a candy business is that candy stays fresh much better than most other types of food, so you have a bit of flexibility in terms of how quickly it sells.