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7 Places to Find Businesses For Sale Online

 Want to be an entrepreneur? You don’t necessarily have to start and build your own brand-new business; sometimes the best move is to buy and grow an already-established company.

Aspiring owners who don’t know where to start should consider looking into websites, which direct you to the best businesses and properties for sale. From there, you can decide which best fits your entrepreneurial goals and budget.

Here are seven companies to find a business to take over:

BizBuySell.com boasts that it is “the Internet’s largest business for sale marketplace” and offers users options to buy a business, buy a franchise, sell a business, get help with financing and more. Users can search for businesses by category, state and country, and even set a minimum and maximum price. You can also search franchises by type, state, and amount of capital you have available to invest. Or, you can search for a business broker near you.

Search on BizQuest.com for your desired businesses, franchises or business brokers by location and business type or industry. And perks for sellers are good,

How to Launch Your Own Clothing Line

 Have you ever dreamed of being a fashion designer? Maybe you could never find clothes you liked so you made your own, or maybe you fell in love with your home-ec class in middle school. However this path started for you, it has the potential to end in a successful fashion brand.

You might not be showing your line at New York Fashion Week, but you can still create and launch your own line. The founders of independent clothing lines shared their secrets to success.

Matthew Johnson, owner and designer at Seventhfury Studios andSeventh.Ink Shirts and Apparel, founded Seventh.Ink in 2007 as a way to showcase his artwork on clothing. Before he began producing and selling his shirts, hoodies and accessories, which includes patches, pins, and art, he took the time to learn everything he could about the fashion industry.

“It really does pay to do your research,” Johnson told Business News Daily. “Read articles and interviews from your favorite brands, talk to those brands and check out websites

Tips to Start a T-Shirt Business

 Thanks to online marketplaces and the many shoppers looking to buy products over the web, selling online is easier than ever. One of the possible avenues for entrepreneurs, especially those looking for a design-oriented or artistic business, is the T-shirt market.

If you’re an entrepreneur looking to start an online T-shirt business, you could purchase an expensive T-shirt printer or screen printing equipment. But you don’t have to; you can get your business off the ground with minimal startup capital — as low as $50, according to some experts. Compared to other types of startups, an online T-shirt company is low-priced and simple to launch, and you don’t even have to manage order fulfillment.

Your t-shirts can contain simple words, fully printed designs or a combination of both. Adobe Illustrator or Photoshop can be great tools to help you create your designs. Adobe offers low-priced monthly subscriptions; Adobe single apps are available for $19.99 per month. Adobe and online education companies such as Lynda.com offer a wide variety of Adobe classes to help you develop your design

6 Business Ideas for Food Lovers

Jams & preserves maker

There are few foods that are easier to hand-make and package in large quantities than jam. With access to a steady supply of high-quality fruits and mason jars, you can go into the jam-making business in no time. First, build a repertoire of tried-and-true jam recipes. Then create branded labels and sell your goods at local fairs, farmers markets and events. You can even start an online business and ship directly to customers.

Catering

Have you ever hosted a dinner party or holiday meal and found yourself barely able to enjoy it because of all the preparation? If you’re a skilled home cook that can create delicious meals for a large group of people, you can help alleviate the stress of planning and preparing food for parties as a caterer. While bigger events like weddings and Sweet 16s might be hard to handle without a team, you could likely handle smaller home gatherings by yourself or with a business partner. Make sure you have enough kitchen space to prepare the meals and the means to transport the food to your clients. Go the extra mile and

7 Amazing 3D Printing Startups

XJet

XJet is an Israel-based 3D printing company focused on creating metal parts for manufacturing purposes by employing sealed cartridges of liquid material. Other metal printers rely on dust filings, which are loaded into the printer by hand, while XJet has pioneered the use of liquid metal as a more affordable alternative.

The company’s vision is to revolutionize the manufacturing industry by replacing the current methods of printing metal parts, bringing more cost-effective components to the market. XJet first released its “Nanoparticle Jetting” technology in May 2016.

Shapeways

Founded in 2007, Shapeways is a virtual 3D printing marketplace for making, buying and selling 3D-printed creations. Shop owners- or anyone else with a 3D-printable idea- can build a virtual model of their product and have it printed by Shapeways.

From sterling silver jewelry to the world’s tiniest Rubik’s cube, Shapeways has a host of beautiful- and weird- items for sale. When you order something from a shop, Shapeways prints it, ships it and compensates the shop owner.

This modern marketplace is popular with 3D enthusiasts all over the world and provides a great platform for designers that want to create innovative

7 Things Every Freelancer Should Know

In the past several years, freelancing has skyrocketed in popularity as a work option. Talented professionals can work from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection, taking on projects for a variety of different clients and companies. But landing freelance gigs isn’t always a simple task. Here are 10 things all potential and current freelancers should consider about the current marketplace and what it takes to get steady work.

Traditionally, startups and smaller businesses hire freelancers for short-term ad hoc projects that the owners and their staff don’t have time to do themselves. This trend has begun to change recently as companies are integrating freelancers into their core business strategy.

“Modern businesses are choosing to run in a very lean fashion,” said Nik Badminton, regional director of North America for Freelancer.com. “Sometimes there are solopreneurs that build everything they need using freelancers and they run the business on their own. It’s such a cost-efficient model. Even large businesses are using freelancers as part of their contingent workforce.”

Rich Pearson, senior vice president of marketing and categories at Upwork(formerly Elance-oDesk) has observed a

6 Great Home-Based Business Ideas

Freelance writer

Do you have a way with words? Freelance copywriting is a good way to make money working from home. Companies large and small will pay someone handsomely to take basic information and add a bit of flair. If a smooth turn of phrase has been known to come forth from your pen, freelance copywriting might just be for you. It takes networking, but once you have a portfolio to show your worth, you’ll be able to prove to clients that you’re exactly the writer they need. And, as a bonus, if you’re naturally inquisitive and love storytelling, you might be able to spin your copywriting gig into a career as a freelance journalist.

usiness plan service

If you’ve got business expertise already, you can help other entrepreneurs launch and maintain their own businesses by offering your services as a business plan consultant and writer. Help your clients figure out their ideas, goals and finances for their businesses and put them all in one organized business roadmap. You can also help conduct market research for your clients, so they can determine how successful their businesses can really be, or if they

6 Game Changing Sports Businesses

From virtual reality sports platforms and game footage analysis to family-friendly youth sports programs, these six businesses put a whole new spin on sports, helping coaches, athletes and families do what they love.

Whether you’re an athlete or just a huge sports fan, you can turn your skills and passion into a business — just take some inspiration from these companies that are totally changing the game.

EON Sports VR

EON Sports VR is a virtual reality platform that help athletes get better at their sport. The platform simulates different game situations to help players improve their decision-making skills — EON Sports VR boasts an improvement rate of up to 60 percent for players who use the platform. The company offers 3D-playbook and playbook-simulator products for coaches, simulators for athletes, and plans to launch a virtual-reality baseball platform, which you can preview on the EON Sports VR’s website. The company currently offers a simulator, called SIDEKIQ, which is compatible with a headset or projector, and plans to launch a smartphone-powered simulator, too.

i9 Sports

I9 Sports is a company that seeks to make sports more fun — and less stressful and

7 Businesses Transforming Travel

Traveling is a rewarding experience. Between food, drinks and sights, there are a multitude of memories and experiences not to be forgotten.

Often, planning your trip and getting to the destination is the hardest part. These 11 businesses aim to make traveling less stressful and more enjoyable.

Snapshots are the best part of vacation; it gives you the opportunity to relive your favorite moments. Flytographer takes that concept and helps you plan a trip. According to the company’s website, you can “meet with one of [the company’s] local photographers around the world, have a stroll together and bring home the best souvenir possible — memories.” Simply search for a photographer you like in the location you’re traveling to and book a photo shoot via the company’s website after you’ve finalized your trip details. When it’s time for your shoot, your photographer will guide you around and take candid photos (though he or she will also take posed portraits, if you prefer).

Love the water but not sure how to properly rent a boat while away?GetMyBoat provides a peer-to-peer marketplace giving boat owners the power

7 Unique and Useful Pet-Inspired Businesses

Pets are a part of your family. They play with you, sleep in your bed and gleefully greet you after you’ve had a long day at work. Many pet owners are on the lookout for items to spoil their four-legged friends or that will make their pets’ lives easier. Here are just a few businesses offering unique products and services for your furry family members.

Cats are capable of taking care of themselves for the most part, minus cleaning their litter boxes and getting fed (in some cases, however, they know how to break into that, too). But what if your cat could use a cat-size toilet? Dream no more. The Cat Genie, is a full-size cat box that looks, and operates, similarly to a toilet.

According to the site, Cat Genie is a full-size, automatic cat box that uses permanent Washable Granules. Unlike disposable cat litter, Cat Genie’s Washable Granules never need changing and are 100 percent dust-free, biodegradable and septic-safe. The self-cleaning product rids itself of liquid and solid cat waste without owners ever having to handle cat litter again.

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7 Great Examples of Socially Responsible Businesses

In the modern business world, providing a great product and shopping experience will only get you so far. If you really want your customers to keep coming back, you need to let them know that their dollars will be doing some good.

Many businesses recognize the importance of being socially and environmentally conscious, and will often advertise charitable initiatives, such as annual fundraisers for a cause, or a volunteer project their staff worked on. But companies that incorporate social responsibility into their business model prove that a dedication to these initiatives goes a long way, both for the cause and their reputation.

These 22 examples represent just a handful of the countless organizations that put social good at the heart of their business.

Accessibility Partners – Many people take their computers, smartphones and tablets for granted, but for those with disabilities, using these technologies can present significant challenges. Accessibility Partners works with private and public IT manufacturing companies, federal agencies and other organizations to test and review products that make information technology accessible to individuals with a variety of disabilities. More than 70 percent of the company’s employees have disabilities themselves,

6 Delivery Services That Speak to Your Lazy Soul

Delivery is a beautiful thing. You order, you pay, your item arrives. It’s a novel idea that caters to your efficient side, or the core of your laziness. Regardless of why you love these services, it’s hard to ignore how much they have improved our lives when we need them most (busy, don’t want to move from the coziness of the couch) by bringing our items right to us.

Here are six unique delivery services every [lazy] efficient person will love.

Craving food from your favorite restaurant or need to pick up a few things from the store but don’t feel like leaving your house? Postmates, a Web and mobile app, is a unique delivery service that gives you the freedom to get exactly what you want from stores and restaurants that don’t have their own delivery service. Have a craving at 2 a.m. or need something important? Postmates is available 24 hours a day, every day, and allows customers to order everything from pizza and prescriptions to shoes and tech products and have them delivered in under an hour. Deliveries are made by couriers called Postmates, who travel by bike, scooter, car or

6 Businesses That Put a Unique Spin on Fitness

Getting in shape can be a challenge. It’s not always easy to craft the perfect workout that targets the right muscles and keeps you engaged. Entrepreneurs have been taking new approaches to the way people see fitness and health, encouraging them to embark on a healthier lifestyle by providing fun ways to workout.

These six cool and inspiring businesses are helping people get a better workout and improve their overall health and well-being.

Tone It Up, started by real-life besties Karena and Katrina, offers a lifestyle change for people looking to tone up. They offer a full plan eight-week plan, which includes meal prep and recipe suggestions. If you’re not inclined to pay for a plan, there are simple free daily workouts on their site. The girls encourage a high intensity “Booty Call,” which suggests you do an early morning workout to jumpstart your day. There is also a community to chat about your TIU journey, engaging lifestyle content, and even workout clothes to make you feel confident while you reach your goals.

Wish you could take your workout back to basics?

8 Inspiring and Creative Cosmetics Companies

The beauty business is a huge industry, and with a seemingly endless supply of brands large and small covering hair, nails, makeup and skin care, it can be hard to stand out. But some companies find a way to make a name for themselves or do what no one else has done before. Whether they’re taking products typically laden with chemicals and turning them all natural, putting a scientific spin on skin care or creating products more colorful than you’ve ever seen, these eight creative beauty businesses are sure to inspire you.

Manicure lovers know that most nail polishes contain some not-so-natural ingredients. Habit aims to change that so you can enjoy beautiful nails without all the toxic ingredients. According to the company’s website, Habit’s polishes are vegan, cruelty-free and free of toluene, formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and camphor. The polishes are made with myrrh, an extract that helps strengthen nails, and the bottles are made with a bamboo overcap to be more sustainable.

Science nerds will love NER:D Skincare, a company that grows — yes, grows — bio cellulose face masks. Bio cellulose is a thin

6 Gaming Startups Poised to Be the Next Big Thing

The video game industry is seriously big business. If you have any lingering doubts about that, Amazon.com’s $1 billion purchase of Twitch — a video game streaming website that’s one of the Web’s most-visited pages — should put that argument to rest. But even in a multibillion-dollar industry that has already eclipsed music and movies as the top-grossing entertainment medium, there’s still plenty of room for the little guys. With the advent of crowdfunding and online video game distribution services like Xbox Live Arcade and Playstation Network, even a sole entrepreneur has a chance to break into the gaming industry — at least, if they can make a great product. Here are six up-and-coming video game startups to watch out for.

Alien Trap

Who says a team of two can’t produce some of the most anticipated and visually striking indie games of the year? Alien Trap was originally founded in 2002 by Lee Vermeulen, but didn’t really get off the ground until 2009 with the release of “Capsized,” a 2D sci-fi shooting game with lush, hand-drawn graphics. Now the studio is prepping “Apotheon,” an action-platforming game set in Ancient Greece that’s also notable for its art

5 Wedding Businesses to Help Couples

Anyone who’s ever attended or hosted a wedding knows that these events are big business. Engaged couples often seek out the best vendors in the industry to ensure their day is perfect — and they’re willing to pay a hefty price for it. According to the 2016 American Wedding Study, the average wedding cost of a wedding is $26,522, nearly as much as a year of tuition at some private universities.

Brides and grooms are (understandably) picky about the services they choose to make their nuptials special and memorable. These unique businesses help couples make their pre- and post-wedding plans as stress-free as possible.

Though not all couples choose to have one or both spouses change their last name after marriage, those that do often find the legal process intimidating.MissNowMrs.com makes it simple by streamlining all the paperwork you need in one place for one flat fee. Newlyweds looking to make the switch answer some questions about their current and married names and various accounts they hold. Then, these answers are used to complete the appropriate forms. Proofread, print and file, and your legal name change is well underway.

5 Businesses Disrupting the Online Fashion World

The world of online shopping is evolving, and a number of new startups are bringing new ideas and innovations to the online fashion business. Here are five companies taking a new approach to online shopping.

Fovo is a new, highly personalized website focused on changing the way women shop for clothes by focusing on body shape rather than size. Shoppers visiting the website will see a five-question survey. They are asked to click on a body shape closest to their own and to provide their dress, pant and blouse sizes. The site calculates a result from the survey responses, which is used to provide shoppers with a personal feed of apparel that will look good on them. This feed will advertise only clothes that are in-stock and appropriate for the customer’s body shape.

Lab No25 says its behind-the-scenes fashion content, which includes videos of fashion shoots and the process for selecting featured items, sets it apart from other e-commerce websites. The site showcases a mix of well-known and up-and-coming brands while also incorporating European designers, making them more accessible to U.S.-based shoppers.

8 Spooky Small Businesses Cashing In on Halloween

October 31 might only come once per year, but for many retailers, event planners, and costume designers Halloween is a full-time business. The holiday has grown into a multi-billion dollar annual industry, and while many companies are happy to simply seize on the marketing opportunity, these eight companies have built their entire business around the season of spirits.

“You have 60 minutes to escape the room. There is 1 hungry zombie chained to the wall. Every 5 minutes a buzzer sounds & the chain is released another foot from the wall!” That’s the description of Room Escape Adventure’szombie-themed escape room. You’ll have to gather the clues and solve the puzzle if you want to avoid being eaten by the undead.

Three Muses Clothing has been selling women’s Halloween costumes and accessories online since 2005. Four years later, owner Candy Keane opened a retail boutique in Florida to sell her one-of-a-kind sexy (but not NC-17) outfits year-round. In addition to carrying popular costume brands like Leg Avenue, Three Muses also sells handmade items from local artists.

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Find Your Dream Business Ideas

Starting a business takes, before anything else, a great idea.

Inspiration is everywhere, all around us just waiting to be articulated. Sometimes, that inspiration comes from looking at existing businesses and thinking about how they succeeded where others might have failed. New and aspiring entrepreneurs can learn a lot from other companies, especially those who saw a unique need and filled it with an innovative product or clever service.

If you need some serious inspiration for your business ideas, then check out these stories. They profile companies in industries from food and travel to art and music, and everything in between. You may even find some to be quite out of the box, exactly the way you need to think to create a truly successful company.

For when you’re searching for holiday gifts for your clients and co-workers, shopping for the perfect birthday present for your boss, or just looking for business inspiration, here are five companies with unique business models that can help. From mobile gift cards to personalized sweet treats, these businesses put a whole new spin on gift giving.

7 Crafty Culinary Businesses

The restaurant business isn’t the only entrepreneurial option for food lovers. The desire to offer people a unique culinary experience has spawned interesting food trucks, subscription services and green eateries, to name a few.

These 7 businesses have succeeded because of their off-the-beaten-path approach and delicious delicacies.

Philadelphia is known as the City of Brotherly Love, and Philly pizza jointRosa’s Fresh Pizza truly lives up to its hometown’s name. The restaurant is decorated with a wall of colorful sticky notes worth $1 (or one slice), which feeds its homeless visitors.

“One day, a customer asked to buy forward a slice for a homeless person,” Mason Wartman, the owner of the shop, said in a video for the Ellen DeGeneres show. He then purchased sticky notes, which now cover the wall of the restaurant. “Then a homeless person takes a sticky note and trades it in for a slice of pizza.”

According to the video, Rosa’s feeds approximately 40 homeless persons a day. Visit for a slice of pizza and the gift of giving back. If you’re not in the Philly area but still