5 easy ways to make money without leaving your house

If you’re looking for some extra pocket money but are too time-poor to take on another job, there are a number of creative, easy ways you can make some extra cash — without even leaving the comfort of your home. Even better, if you don’t have an extra bedroom or don’t like the idea of having strangers sleeping under your roof, it doesn’t need to involve Airbnb. Make the most of your extra space, appliances, facilities, and talents by getting people to pay for the things you’re already doing in…

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Entrepreneur’s business is about reinventing scrap materials and himself!

Becoming an entrepreneur wasn’t Don Glenn’s aim when he began his first transformation of something that would otherwise be destined for the landfill into a piece of furniture. He just needed a new bathroom vanity. “My fence was falling down and I took some of the material from the fence and was able to make a vanity out of it which sounds funny but it actually looks really nice and my family was like, ‘Why aren’t you doing this for a business?’ and it just kind of snowballed from there,”…

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Sleep Talking – AcousticSheep Headphones

AcousticSheep Headphones They’re soft and lightweight, and they let you rest easy on your pillow.   AcousticSheep, What are SleepPhones? They’re like pajamas for your ears. We put very thin speakers inside a headband made of a soft, stretchy fabric. You have this nice, warm feeling while you listen to music, nature sounds or a comforting podcast. SleepPhones come in corded and wireless versions and work with most media devices. How did you get the idea? When I was in private practice, phone calls from the ER or patients often woke…

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Portable Mini Golf Tees Off For This Entrepreneur

An office golf revolution is taking shape in Whanganui. Local businessman Steven Richardson says he pioneered his concept of a portable mini golf hole back in 1996 when he designed his first version of what he has dubbed “golf2go”. However, that idea was left “sitting in the cabinet” for 12 years and the concept only came to life in 2008 when he made an upgraded version of the roll-up synthetic green and golf hole. Mr Richardson has now created version four, after selling earlier efforts to a company on Waiheke…

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T-shirt millionaires

Ever looked at the T-shirts on offer and though you could do a better job? You might have an amazing idea but even then there is the risk that it could crash and burn, leaving you out of pocket and with boxes of T-shirts in the garage that you were convinced would sell like hotcakes. Tapping into that entrepreneurial spirit but desire to avoid things going wrong, website Teespring offers aspiring designers a chance to test the waters and only incur costs if T-shirts sell. T-shirt tycoon: Sumit Sinha’s business has…

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Something! Anything! for $10

And just to prove that people will buy anything, The Something Store sells… something. That’s right. You send them $10 and they send you something randomly selected from their inventory. It could be, for example, “a cool gadget, rare book, table game, handmade necklace, reverse clock, box of gourmet chocolates, popular video game, big-box retailer gift card, the latest version of a software, a set of kitchen knives, a pair of handmade earrings…” etc. according to their website. Now that’s an original business idea! Who doesn’t like a mystery?

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9 Small-Business Trends

If it seems like 2016 was a booming year for small business, it’s because more entrepreneurs are going into business and staying in business. In fact, the survival rate for small businesses remaining in operation past their fifth year rose to 48.73 percent in 2016, compared to 45.95 percent in 2015. That’s a 6 percent year-over-year increase, and the highest the survival rate has been since it started being indexed 30 years ago. With over 28 million small businesses taking up residence on Main Street, my company, Guidant Financial, wanted…

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Ad Agency Rethinks Coffee Cup Sleeves As Newspapers

As BERG rethought the paper receipt, ad agency Y&R Dubai rethought the way people consumed news with coffee for Canadian coffee franchise Tim Hortons and UAE’s daily English newspaper Gulf News. The agency paired fresh coffee with fresh news by converting the coffee cup sleeves of Time Hortons into ‘Headline News’ Cup Sleeves. When customers bought a cup of coffee, the baristas would place the coffee cup sleeve into a special printer. The printer would pull tweets from the Gulf News Twitter account, and print the latest headline of the…

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A nine-year-old boy entrepreneur makes history.

A nine-year-old boy from Lidlington has made history by becoming the youngest entrepreneur to join Bedfordshire Chamber in its 136-year existence.The Chamber welcomed Henry Patterson, of High Street, on board as its youngest member since 1877 yesterday. It is in recognition of his success running his own online sweet retailing business selling sweets aimed at children. The talented youngster said: “I am so pleased. It is one of the most exciting things that has ever happened in my life.”But Not Before Tea isn’t his first business. In fact, Henry’s previous…

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