How to Enlist in the US Military

There are certain criteria a person needs to join in the
U.S. military. They should have good moral standards, physical attributes,
aptitude and determination. They should talk to a recruiting officer and visit
a military entrance processing station.

Personal
Criteria
•         Good moral
standards
•         Physical
attributes
•         Aptitude
•         Determination
US Military
Requirements
The person must be a US citizen, have a green card and
the right qualifications. Other considerations are Non-citizens currently
living in America or non-citizens with English fluency in speaking, reading and
writing.
The individual should be in good health, 17 to 40 years
old. Basic educational qualification are high school diploma and a pass in the
armed service vocational aptitude battery test. To join the officer’s rank you
need a college degree.
Educational
Qualification
•         High
school diploma
•         College/University
degree
•         Pass SVAB
test
What
Disqualifies You
There are many things that will disqualify the candidate.
If the candidate does not have the basic educational qualification of high
school diploma.
Others are having a criminal record, age, bad morals,
medical issues or mental health problems. A recruiter may ask the command for a
waiver, however there are no guarantees.
Disqualification
Conditions
•         Moral
attitude
•         Low level
of education
•         Criminal
record
•         Age less
than 17 older than 40
•         Mental
health issues
•         Medical
issues
US Military

Military
Service

It is important to know the different arms of the
military. The different arms are the Coast Guard, Marine Corps, Navy, Army and
Air force.
The air force has the reserves, National Guard and active
duty. The army has the reserves, active duty and National Guard. The navy and
Coast Guard have the Active duty and reserve
Military
Formations
•         Coast
Guard – Reserve and Active Duty
•         Marine
Corps – Reserve and Active Duty
•         Navy –
Reserve, Active Duty
•         Army –
National Guard, Reserve, Active Duty
•         Air force
– National Guard, Reserve, Active Duty
How
to Become a Military Office in US
To become a military officer you need adequate
qualification and training. The individual should have a college or university
degree. Commissioned officers are trained in the US service academies.
The academy offers free boarding, tuition and students
are remunerated. Top five are military academy, naval academy, coast guard
academy, air force academy and merchant marine academy.
You can earn an officers commission to the reserve
officer training corps or officer candidate school direct commission from
enlisted ranks.
How
to Enter the Academy
Acceptance into the academy is through nomination. Apart
from the Merchant Marine academy others require nomination from a US senator,
US representative, vice president of US.
Enlistment
Process
The first step is to contact a recruiter for the
department of defense serve branch.
Step
1
The steps involve taking the armed service vocational
aptitude battery test. The test is either computer based or pen and paper exam.
The test duration is three hours and are science,
writing, English and Math’s. The result would determine the career path best
suited for the individual.
ASVAB
Test
•         Science
•         Writing
•         English
•         Math
Step
2
The person needs to pass a physical examination. The
examination includes hearing, vision, height and weight.
Others are drug, alcohol and blood/urine test. The medical
history of the person including specialized tests if required. There are also
joint maneuvers and muscle group.
Physical
Examination
•         Hearing
•         Vision
•         Height
•         Weight
•         Drug
•         Alcohol
•         Blood and
urine test
•         Medical
history
•         Specialized
tests
•         Joint
maneuvers
•         Muscle
group
Step
3
Career selection is discussed with a service enlisted
counselor. This is based on your results, job availability and physical
requirements.
Others are recruitment preferences, ASVAB score and
service needs. The enlistment counselor explains enlistment agreement,
recruitment provisions and commitment.
Career
Selection
•         Job
availability
•         Physical
requirements
•         Recruitment
preferences
•         ASVAB
score
•         Service
needs
Step
4
On determination of recruitment career determination the
individual takes an oath of enlistment. The oath generally states defense of
US, obey constitution and uniform code.
Step
5
The branch or job assignment will determine the next
step. The recruit completes MEPS test and reports for basic training. There is
also the delayed entry program DEP

Biotechnology: How to Start Biotechnology Business in Singapore

Biotechnology uses living organisms in a biological
system for product applications. The systems encompass different science
disciplines such as gene technology, genomics and immunology. The science is
related to other fields such as bio-manufacturing, bioengineering, molecular
engineer and molecular biology.

The technology is applicable to the development of
pharmaceutical drugs and food production. They use tissue culture, artificial
selection, genetic engineering to achieve their product. The aim is to improve
value in agriculture, consumables and medicine.
Biotechnology is based on research, test, development,
exploitation, extraction technics that a biological.
biotechnology
Biotechnology
in Singapore
Singapore has grown in recent years as a top location for
biotechnology. This was achieved because of heavy investment in the sector by
the Government. With an initial investment of 6 billion dollars and additional
16.1 billion the industry is well positioned for greater achievements.
World leading pharmaceutical companies have found a good
partner in Asia. This has significantly increased employment and further
investment in the sector. The industry has contributed a huge 5% GDP in 2011. 
Key
to Success
Key success of bio-technology in Singapore is inflow of foreign
investment. Many small startup companies, research institutions and
universities are benefiting from the foreign interest. Although public sector
research funding is low, international scientists have on the increase.
Biotechnology
Startups
The industry is driven by government, private and foreign
investors. First private startup in Singapore is Lynk Biotechnologies. The
company was funded with $2 million dollars seed money.
It was established by Professor Lee Chee of the National
University of Singapore. One of its major achievements was in the field of
cancer research. Some other notable companies are ES Cell International,
PhytoProtein Biotech Pte Ltd and Biotech International Ltd.
Biotechnology
Products
The technology is used in crop production, healthcare,
non-food and agriculture. The technology is applicable to waste treatment and
recycling. Others are biological weapons, degradable plastics, vegetable oil
and pesticides.
It is used in the production of vaccines, antibiotics,
beer making, development of hormones, antibodies. Other products include
pharmaceutical drugs and to produce genetically modified crops.
Biotechnology
Uses
•         Crop
production
•         Healthcare
•         Non-food
•         Agriculture
•         Waste
treatment
•         Recycling
•         Biological
weapons
•         Degradable
plastics
•         Vegetable
oil
•         Pesticides
•         Production
of vaccines
•         Antibiotics
•         Beer
making
•         Development
of hormones
•         Antibodies
•         Pharmaceutical
drugs
•         Produce
genetically modified crops
Funding
An investor interested in biotechnology requires huge
funds. The funds could be sourced from grants, government subventions or angel
investors. The person can approach a commercial bank, find a core investor.
•         Grants
•         Government
subventions
•         Angel
investors
•         Commercial
bank
•         Core
investor
Team
The team should consist of bio technologists, industrial
professionals and international scientists. Others are academic scientists,
business investors and young scientists. Other staff requirements are
marketing, accounting and finance professionals.
•         Bio
technologists
•         Industrial
professionals
•         International
scientists
•         Academic
scientists
•         Business
investors
•         Young
scientists
•         Marketing
•         Accounting
•         Finance
professionals
Write
a Business Plan
The first step is to write a business plan and carry out
a feasibility study. The plan should focus on business structure, funding,
growth potential and equipment.
Legal
There are patent laws, incorporation and business name
registration. Others are tax, liability and health insurance. There are also
safety protocols, bio-hazard laws and guidelines. It is important to have ready
to use intellectual property license.
•         Patent
laws
•         Limited
Liability Company
•         Business
name
•         Tax
•         Liability
and health insurance
•         Safety
protocols
•         Bio-hazard
laws
•         Intellectual
property license
•         Zoning
Marketing
Products that pass extensive testing are scalable. The
product will determine the type of marketing.Owning your own swim business

Owning Your Own Swim Business

 A swim business is ideal for former swimmers with lots of
experience and a perfect match for former swim coaches. The person can start
the business from scratch, buy an existing business or join a franchise.

Make sure the facility offers high quality swimming
pools, coaching and equipment. Leverage on innovative designs, technology and
qualified instructors. To succeed you need passion, love for the sport, funding
and a good business model.
Franchise
Opportunities
A franchise opportunity provides support for new
investors. They offer step by step guide, training and support. Some franchise
optimizes result through the use of video analysis and pool system.
swimmer

How
to Build your Business

You need to write a business plan and carry out a
feasibility study. Make sure the location is ideal and easily accessible. Study
zoning requirements and government regulations for such establishments.
To improve services use software analysis, learn
instructional techniques and procedures. Make sure the pools are specially
designed to maximize the space.
Study the layout use promotional to drive traffic to the
facility. Your operational standards should be high and at par with your
competitors.
Services
The business should offer individualized teaching for
different ages. The scope of services includes professional training for
competitive athlete and beginner classes.
Services to offer includes video analysis, pool system,
aquatic training. You can sell swim merchandize, offer community activities and
lessons.
Swim
School Services
•         Individualized
teaching for different ages
•         Professional
training for competitive athlete
•         Beginner
classes
•         Video
analysis
•         Pool
system
•         Aquatic
training
•         Sell swim
merchandize
•         Offer
community activities
•         Lessons
How
to Start a Swim School
To operate a swim school there are legal implications and
safety concerns. The schools should be certified with professional instructors.
You can operate from a facility or offer outside jobs. Places to offer your
services are theme parks, public pools and beaches.
Who
can start the Business?
The business is perfect for people with passion for
swimming. Knowledgeable people with perquisite skill and knowledge of the
industry.
The job is to offer swim coaching, techniques and safety
tips. A typical day involves lessons to people of different age groups. Teach
aspiring professionals, swim teams, College and High school students.
Client
Base
Your client base are both professional and young
students. Offer swim coaching for children in your community, single or group
lessons. You can offer private lessons and sell merchandise.
•         Professional
athletes
•         Young
students
•         Children
•         Single or
group lessons
•         Aspiring
professionals
•         Swim teams
•         College
Staff
You can run the business yourself and hire appropriately.
A smart way to reduce cost is leasing equipment and pools.
Legal
The legal requirement include a swim instructor
certification or license. The certificate should be from a recognized government
agency.
It is important to acquire a state permit, secure a
business name and register the company. It can be a sole proprietor or limited
liability company. Other requirements are liability release form, legal
agreement and operational permit.
•         Swim
instructor certification or license
•         State
permit
•         Business
name
•         Register
the company
•         Sole
proprietor or Limited Liability Company
•         Liability
release form
•         Legal
agreement
•         Operational
permit
Earning
and Expenses
The cost depends on the type of service rendered. Group
or individual sessions attract $50 to $ 100 an hour. Offer discounts,
competitive pricing and joint classes to reduce cost.
The expenses depend on rent, utilities, transportation
and insurance. The major expense is transportation and advertisement.
Marketing
Attract customers through print and electronic media.
Print flyers, posters, banners, business cards and billboards. Use social
media, create a website, direct mail and community based activities.

Start your Own Shoe Company

Shoes are essential for comfort, safety and as a fashion
accessory. They come in different sizes, shapes and functionality.

The application of the footwear depends on the design and
material used in the manufacture. Billions of footwear is sold worldwide yearly
making the industry highly lucrative.
To enter the industry you choose between manufacturing, wholesale
or retail. The manufacturer produces the shoes and sells to wholesalers/retailers
or directly to consumers.
Shoe
Making Company
To run a shoe making company you need moderate startup
funding. You could run a small scale enterprise or decide on automation.
The manufacturer creates a design and uses a template to
make the footwear. They use basic tools, semi-automatic or automatic equipment.
Large companies invest in conveyor powered production.
To establish the factory you need adequate warehouse
space for equipment, van, factory workers and company registration. To succeed
the manufacture should network with wholesalers and departmental store.
shoes
Shoe
Types
There are hundreds of shoe types based on the design and
material used in the process. Common shoe types are ballet shoes, Chelsea boot,
derby shoe and high heeled footwear. Others are slip-on shoes, loafers,
sneakers and fashion boot.
  • ballet shoes
  • Chelsea boot
  • derby shoe
  • high heeled footwear
  • slip-on shoes
  • loafers
  • sneakers
  • fashion boot.
Shoe
Wholesale, Retail Business
The wholesale needs to find a credible source for the
product. They network with manufacturers and sell to retailers or general
public.
 As a wholesaler
you need a shop with adequate storage facility. Select quality or popular
brands, purchase a delivery truck and register the business.
The job description is to buy in bulk and the move volumes
rapidly.  They earn income based on small
margins. 
Types
of Shoe Businesses
  • Wholesale
  • Retail
  • Manufacturing
  • Affiliate
    Programs
Shoe
Retailers
Sell directly to consumers and make money on margins. The
retailer needs a commercial store, lots of advertisement and store branding.
To reach customers the store should be located in a
commercial area with heavy human traffic. The retailer needs to determine the
preferred customer demography.
You could stock female shoes male shoes or both. The
price and quality of your stock determines the appropriate store location.
Steps
to Establishing Your Own Shoe Company
Choose
a Business Name
It is essential you choose a memorable business name. Make
sure the name has the keyword element of your products.
Register the business as a limited liability company or
sole proprietorship. Obtain a tax identification number and value added tax.
The shoes generally attract sales tax and insure the
company. You need a trade licenses and manufacturers license if you go into
production. It is essential you join shoe making associations in your locality.
Write
a Business Plan
Write a shoe company business plan and carry out a feasibility
study. The plan should focus on niche industry, startup funding, location, and
business structure.
List your management team, mission statement, vision,
goals, profit/loss and products. Use the feasibility study to evaluate your
competitors. Understand their business model, customer demography and types of
product the stock.
Networking
Manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers depend on their
network to succeed. The value chain can only work if each sector performs their
basic functions.
A retailer can find wholesalers through directories,
yellow pages and other online resources. Same applies for wholesalers looking
for manufacturing partners.
Some retailers prefer going abroad to shop for footwear.
They purchase the items from established stores and import the goods.
Build
a Website
You will double your sales if you have an online
presence. Millions of shoes are sold through ecommerce websites.
Build an ecommerce store and include images of your
products. Make sure the website has a shopping cart for online orders. You
could stock the shoes in your store and ship to customers around the world or
locally.
Another format is selling shoe through a third party
arrangement. You don’t have physical assets but sell through an affiliate
arrangement.
You earn very small commissions on every purchase made
through your website within 30 days. The provider also performs the drop
shipment of the purchased shoe.
Shoe
Making Equipment
Shoe makers use a variety of equipment to manufacture the
product. The equipment are either manually operated or semi/fully automated.
Basic equipment’s are splitting machine, skiving, cutting
and sewing machines. More are die-cutting machine, scissors, steel rule cutting
dies, finishing, sanding and polishing.
Leather sewing machines include Post machine, harness
stitcher and cylinder bed. Cutting, splitting, skiving machines are trimmer,
leather splitter and Fortuna Skiver. Construction/repairs include shoe patch
open arm, baser Lock Stitch and chain stitch.
Equipment’s
  • skiving
  • scissors
  • steel rule
    cutting dies
  • finishing
  • sanding
  • polishing
  • Post machine
  • Harness stitcher
  • cylinder bed
  • skiving machines
  • trimmer
  • leather splitter
  • Fortuna
  • Skiver
  • shoe patch open
    arm
  • baser Lock
    Stitch
Marketing
The shoe industry is highly competitive and challenging.
You need serious marketing to attract customers.
First make sure your store is very visible and in
commercial area. Use traditional print media such as flyers, billboards, sign
boards and business cards. Use classified websites, popular fashion magazines,
and teen magazines.

How to Start an Aquarium Maintenance Business

Starting an aquarium maintenance and installation
business is interesting. The business comes with various challenges such as marketing,
quality supplies and adequate training. 

The specialty field is practicable full/part time. To
start the business you need adequate funds and knowledge of the industry.
You should hire qualified staff, purchase a van and
installation equipment. Here are a few ideas on how to start an aquarium
maintenance business.
How
to Start an Aquarium Maintenance Business
Write
a Business Plan
The first step is to write an aquarium maintenance
business plan. Then carry out a survey and feasibility study. Determine the
services such as installation, maintenance and product sales.
Find an ideal location for the business or work from
home. Raise funds through judicious savings or borrow from friends and family.
You could apply for small loans from microfinance banks or thrift societies.
Aquarium
Maintenance Equipment
To successfully carry out maintenance you need lots of
equipment. Common equipment’s are specimen containers, razor scraper, TLF
Aquastik coral epoxy, metal faucet adapters and algae pad.
Others include one hand towel, clamps, full towel, python
water changer and gallon buckets. More supplies include X-acto knife, multiple
tip syringe, razor, buckets with lids and label cords. More are trash bags,
bulkhead wrench. Zip ties, siphon, gravel vacuum and TLF coraffix gel.
aquariums
Equipment
  • specimen
    containers
  • razor scraper
  • TLF Aquastik
    coral epoxy
  • metal faucet
    adapters
  • algae pad
  • one hand towel
  •  clamps
  • full towel
  • python water
    changer
  •  gallon buckets
  • X-acto knife
  • multiple tip
    syringe
  • razors
  • buckets with
    lids
  • label cords
  • small trash bags
  • bulkhead wrench
  • Zip ties
  • Siphon
  • gravel vacuum
  • TLF coraffix
    gel.
Aquarium
Items to Sell
Stock a few products to sell to customers. Popular
supplies are air stones, poly-filter, Seachem stability and AquaClear 110
impeller shaft.
More supplies are filter media bags, filter cartridges,
aquarium salt, API AccuClear. More are New Life Spectrum foods, Acurel carbon
pellets and filter catriges.
Home equipment includes test kits, buckets, refractor-meter
and 33 gallon trash can.
Aquarium
Supplies to Sell
  • air stones
  • poly-filter
  • Seachem
    stability
  • AquaClear 110 impeller
    shaft
  • filter media
    bags
  • filter
    cartridges
  • aquarium salt
  • API AccuClear
  • New Life
    Spectrum foods
  • Acurel carbon
    pellets
  • Filter
    cartridges.
Write a  Business Contract
Hire
a layer to write a contract that covers terms of service. The contract should state
categorically non liability for leaks, aquarium damage and equipment safety. If
you own a website include privacy policy, terms and service, and disclaimer.
Legalities
Register
the business as a limited liability company against litigation or claims. You
need a trade license, bonded and liability insurance.
 Apply for an employer tax identification
number and open a business checking account. Track your working and fixed
capital through judicious bookkeeping. Try to join an aquarium focused
association in your locality.
Charges
Estimate
your rates on scope of work and time spent on the project. The rates are also
estimated on tank size, location and transportation costs.
Collect
payment on completion of project or charge on an hourly, weekly or monthly
rate. Installations should attract up front non refundable deposits of 50% of
total cost.
Marketing
Getting
clients is very challenging in the aquarium business. You need lots of
publicity and advertisement.
Use
television adverts, radio and print media. Print flyers, posters, business
cards, billboards and sign board.
Build
a website and include services, high definition images, location and contact.
Add a privacy policy, terms of service and About Us page.
Drive
traffic to the site trough social media engagement and online advertisement.
Use classified websites, directories and yellow pages.

How to Become an Appliance Repair Technician

An appliance technician repairs, maintains and installs
equipment. The technician could gain employment or establish a small business.

They perform house calls, repair appliances, delivery
service and scheduled maintenance. The field is broad and has may sub sectors
such as electrical maintenance and appliance maintenance.
How
to Become an Appliance Repair Technician
Types
of Appliance Repair Jobs
There are a huge number of appliances that need repair. The
appliances include radios, televisions, refrigerators and washing machines.
More are Electric cookers, electric irons, stoves,
washers, and dryers. There are lots of vocational training schools that offer
tutelage in carpentry, electrical wiring, and plumbing. You find courses in
appliance repair, crafts, networking and combustion.
appliance repair
Common
Appliances
  • Radios
  • Televisions
  • Refrigerators
  • washing machines
  • electric cookers
  • electric irons
  • stoves
  • Washers, and
    dryers.
Electrical Repair and
Maintenance
 Electrical repair
and maintenance covers application installation, repair, and heating. Others
are precision metal working, air conditioning, refrigerator maintenance and
vehicle repair.
Seek
Training
The technician could learn on the job or seek vocational
training. Learn through online courses, websites, a community college or
technical school.
Increase the knowledge by attending seminars, workshops
and apprentice programs. Read technical books, e-books, tutorials and manuals.
College of technology study includes non-degree
certificate course work. Universities offer Undergraduate courses and present
grandaunts with an associate bachelor’s degree.
  • learn on the job
  • seek vocational
    training
  • online courses
  • websites
  • community
    college
  • technical school
  • attend seminars
  • workshops
  • apprentice
    programs
  • Read technical books
  • e-books
  • tutorials and
    manuals
Career
Requirements
An appliance technician should be certified or posses a
degree. Other requirements are ability to troubleshoot, and pass mechanical
aptitude.
They should have excellent written, verbal and
communication skill. It is essential you pursue continuity education to remain
abreast of fast changing trends.
  • Certified
  • posses a degree
  • good ability to
    troubleshoot
  • pass mechanical
    aptitude
  • excellent written
  • verbal
  • communication
    skill
Appliance
Repair Technician Licensing
The person should posses a GED or high school diploma.
They need regular vocational training and appliance specific certification.
You have the national society of certified electronic
technicians and national appliance service technician certification. Other
requirements are no criminal record and a current driving license.
  • GED
  • high school diploma
  • vocational training
  • appliance specific
    certification
  • Driving license.
Finding
Jobs
Look regularly at newspaper advertisements and online
portals. There are many job search aggregators for qualified professionals. You
could signup with an employment agency or start a small business. 

Pool Cleaning: How to Start a Pool Cleaning Business

Swimming pool cleaning is very lucrative in summer.
Startup is low cost, easy to establish and equipment basic. The investor needs
to acquire an operational license, develop the skill and offer quality service.

Job
Specification
The job requirements include working in different
locations, water testing, pump maintenance, cleaning and use of skimmers.
Schedule appointments, remove debris, clean spa’s, tubs, general maintenance.
The investor can gain experience, learn the trade and
acquire certification. The operator needs to use approved cleaning products
that are environmentally friendly.
Advantages
and Disadvantages
Pool cleaning is ideal for people who love working
outdoors. Startup is relatively low, applicable part time and one man business.
The job involves manual labor, transportation costs, use of toxic chemicals,
exposure to climatic conditions.
pool cleaning

Types
of Swimming Pools

There are two basic types of swimming pools based on site
it is located. We have the above ground or in-ground pool. The choice of
construction material also dictates the design, shape and functionality.
The cost depends on construction material, site, design
and availability of water. Common pool types are the concrete, vinyl liner,
above ground and fiberglass composite swimming pools.
Vinyl liner pools are cost effective and tailor-made to
customer’s specification. Vinyl lined pools also have a choice of steel,
plastic or concrete walls. Above ground ones are generally fiberglass with
options like inbuilt spa or in-floor cleaning.
Fiberglass pools are very flexible and accommodate
different shapes, colors and sizes. Concrete ones are durable, customized and
feature different designs, shapes and sizes. The finish involves elements like
epoxy resin paint, vinyl, pebbles or ceramic tiles.
Types
of Swimming Pools
•         Concrete
•         Vinyl
liner
•         Above
ground
•         Fiberglass
•         Composite
Customer
The customer base include private homes, apartments, and
swimming schools. Others are hotels, guest houses and commercial facilities.
•         Private
homes
•         Apartments
•         Swimming
schools
•         Hotels
•         Guest
houses
•         Commercial
facilities
Basic
Cleaning Equipment
Some basic swimming pool cleaning equipment are leaf
traps, pumice stones and tile brush. Other equipment are pool brush, vacuum
hose, and vacuum head. More include nets on telescopic poles, vac plates and
leaf bagger.
A large basket that traps leaves inside the canister of a
vacuum hose is a leaf trap. They trap small debris, pebbles, acorns and leaves.
To remove localized stains in a concrete pond you need
the pumice stone. It is a porous lava stone used to rub over stains. The tile
brush is used to clean or scrub the tiles while a pool brush removes algae,
dirt on pool floor and walls.
The vacuum hose is used to vacuum debris from pool floor.
The vacuum head consists of two types those with wheels for concrete pools and
those with brushes.
The nets are attached to telescopic poles and used to
skim or rake leaves. You need water testing equipment and essential cleaning
chemicals.
Swimming
Pool Cleaning Equipment
•         Leaf traps
•         Pumice
stones
•         Tile brush
•         Pool brush
•         Vacuum
hose
•         Vacuum
head
•         Nets
•         Telescopic
poles
•         Vac plates
•         Leaf
bagger
•         Water
testing equipment
•         Essential
chemicals
Staff
Requirements
Staff requirements is minimal and practicable by a single
individual. However the operator needs to have the prerequisite skill. Other
job qualification is good interpersonal skill, moderate accounting and driving
skill.
How
they Make Money
Pool cleaners make money based on the service rendered.
The going rate for professional cleaners is $10 to $50 per hour. Difficult
repairs and maintenance attracts higher fees.
Money
Money requirements include cash flow, accounting and
taxes. The amount of funding is determined by cost of equipment, rent,
transportation and marketing.
Secure funds from small business loans, low interest long
term financial instruments. Other fund sources are partnership, sale of startup
shares, core investor.
Business
Development Opportunities
Business development opportunities include purchase of
additional route outside your scope of operation. Others are offer additional
products, services and networking.
Legal
Register the business as a sole proprietor or limited
liability company. The operator needs a tax identification number and
insurance. Secure a business plan, business name.
•         Sole
proprietor or Limited Liability Company
•         Tax
identification number
•         Insurance
•         Business
plan
•         Business
name

Sales
and Marketing

The individual should have proper budgeting, accounting
and cash flow management. Other considerations are financial management, sales,
public relations and social marketing.
Local marketing opportunities include web optimization,
listing in search directories and networking. Other marketing options are
partnership with local stores, advertisement in print or local newspaper
publications. Use referrals, mobile advertisement, direct mail, online reviews.
•         Budgeting
•         Accounting
•         Cash flow
management
•         Financial
management
•         Sales
•         Public
relations
•         Social
marketing.
•         Web
optimization
•         Listing in
search directories
•         Networking
•         Advertisement
in print
•         Local
newspaper publications
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14 Profitable Business Ideas in Australia

Australia is a beautiful place to start a business
venture. An investor needs to consider a few things before launching the
enterprise. It is important having an object, prerequisite skill and education.
Register the business, write a business plan and define
the business objective. Other considerations are tax liabilities, web
registration, acquiring a business name or trademark.
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14
Business Ideas in Australia

•         Babysitter
•         Affiliate
marketing
•         Virtual
office
•         Airport
Shuttle
•         Pet
photography
•         Staffing
agency
•         Graphic
designer
•         Recycle
business
•         Greeting
card business
•         Interior
design
•         Homemade
cookies
•         Rental
business
•         Used book
sales
•         Staffing
agency
1.Babysitting
Babysitters are in high demand and require element of
trust. The business requires low startup, good interpersonal skill and
patience.
2. Affiliate
Marketing
Affiliate marketing is a popular way to earn income.
However making a sale online is slightly challenging.
3. Airport
Shuttle
Operating an airport shuttle is very lucrative. The
operator needs to register with the regulatory bodies and acquire a license.
The person needs a good vehicle for the operation.
4. Virtual
Office
Virtual office refers to owning a business address that
exists only on the web. This is low cost, technologically based with many
advantages.
5. Used
Book Sales
There are many websites that buy/sell used books. It is
possible to sell used book both online and offline.
6. Staffing
Agency
Running a staffing agency is highly profitable. Providing
a platform for Australian seeking employment is very profitable. The agency can
leverage networking, job placement opportunities to provide good value for
members.
7. Pet
Photography
Pet lovers spend huge amount grooming, feeding and health
related issues. They are willing to pay for professional photographs of the
pets.
8. Rental
Business
The rental industry is huge and highly profitable. Once
the inventory is acquired recurrent cost are usually storage and logistic
based.
9. Recycling
Business
The amount of junk with commercial value is on the
increase. Recycling offer a good opportunity to turn junk into wealth.
10. Graphic
Designer
There is a huge market for graphic designers. You can
offer the service through many freelance website or blogs.
11. Sell
Homemade Cookies
Sell your cookies to your local community. Make sure the
cookies are tasty, good quality and appropriately priced.
12. Mobile
Pet Zoo
The pets in a mobile zoo are generally pets. You can
stock the zoo with birds, cats, dogs, rodents and pet snacks.
13. Interior
Designer
To run an interior design company you need appropriate
skill. Promote the business through print, television advertisement and
newspaper publications.
14. Greeting
Card Business
Greeting card business is low cost, requires creative
skill. The business is practicable online or off.

Starting a Mobile Oil Changing Service

Entrepreneurs need to decide which business venture
complements their passion and talent. Other startup requirements include
funding, operational base, knowledge of the industry. More are legal, growth
potential, equipment and staff.
The business is practicable full-time or part-time and
requires low startup. The investor can offer on-site services or mobile
services.
Steps
to Start a Mobile Oil Change Service
Steps to start a service station is to write a business
plan, form a legal entity and register your taxes.
Others are open a business account, obtain the necessary
permit, define your brand, get insurance and establish a web presence. More
things to consider are business overview and customer base.
oil change
Steps
•         Write a
business plan
•         Form a
legal entity
•         Register
your taxes
•         Set up a
business account
•         Obtain the
necessary permit
•         Define
your brand
•         Get
insurance
•         Establish
a web presence
•         Business
overview
•         Customer
base
Business
Overview
The business is service oriented and involves quick oil
changes. The operator can offer basic servicing, oil change, car wash
servicing. The equipment is basic and employees can easy learn the skill.
The oil change service accounts for over 8 billion
dollars of the automobile industry. It provides an essential service, profitable
and low maintenance.
Who
can do this Business?
Anyone with basic mechanical skill can successfully run a
mobile oil change business. The individual should have passion for vehicles and
a kin knowledge of different vehicle requirements.
The person needs good communication, interpersonal skill
and is good with his hands. The job is practicable part-time or full time
depending on business template.
•         You need
basic mechanical skill
•         Passion
for vehicles
•         Kin
knowledge
•         Good
communication
•         Interpersonal
skill
•         Good with
his hands
Work
Schedule
The work schedule involves oil changing, scheduling
appointments and driving customer’s vehicles. Other services are window
cleaning, tire check, car wash services, and minor repairs.
Services
•         Detailing
•         Sale of
spare parts
•         Tire
change
•         Car wash
•         Basic
service
•         Oil changes
•         Tire check
•         Window
cleaning
•         Minor
repairs
•         Driving
customer’s cars
•         Scheduling
appointment
Target
Market
The target market is automobile owners, vehicle fleets and
public transport owners.
Earning
Potential 
Mobile oil change make money from the services they
render. They earn from changing the oil, selling engine oil and brake fluid.
Other services include topping fluids, brake inspection, sales of minor spare parts.
Learn
the Trade
The business is easily run by one or two people. The
required skill is robust automobile knowledge, on-job training, workplace
experience and an automobile course.
Basic mechanic skills is also an advantage. Another way
to gain prerequisite skills is online resources and books.
•         You need
robust automobile knowledge
•         On-job
training
•         Workplace
experience
•         An
automobile course
•         Basic
mechanic skills
•         Use online
resources
•         Read books
Cost
and Earnings
The cost implications are equipment, lease/rent, and
staff wages. Others are cost of oil, type of service and prevailing prices in
your demography. Startup for a small oil change business is less than $3000.
The amount of investment depends on the business
template, premises, number of vehicles serviced, local government fees, and
tax. A simple oil change costs about $20 while other services attract
competitive prices. An average oil change service can attract two customers an
hour.
Equipment
Common equipment are filters, oil dispensers, oil fluids.
The person might need a dedicated vehicle, car jack, display rack, gloves, hand
tools.
Legal
Legal considerations are state permit and licensing.
There are also zoning requirements, sales tax and local association listing.
It is not mandatory to incorporate, however owning a
business name and sole proprietorship has some advantages. To avoid liabilities
or lawsuits use an attorney to create a liability waiver.
Promote
the Business
To encourage repeat patronage your service should to top
notch. Make sure the lubricants you use are of top quality and popular brand
names.
Promote the business through hand bills, flyers and
business cards. You need a sign on your premises, branded shirts.

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14 Best Business Ideas of 2018

The business landscape is fast evolving because of
lifestyle changes and technology. They provide good earning potential for
investors. It takes passion, dedication and hard work to succeed.

The businesses are practicable from home or an office
environment. They require moderate to low startup funding and practical
knowledge of the industry.
small business

1.Senior
Care Provider

Everyone grows old eventually and need assistance and
care. They are willing to pay top dollar for people to run errands and assist
in daily chores. To maintain independence senior citizens are willing to seek
assistance from friendly caregivers on a daily bases.
2. Translator
The world is fast becoming a global village with
improvement in transportation and ethic integration. The need of a multilingual
translator to assist foreign language people is on the rise. The job scope is
huge and market include tourists, medical personnel, hospitality industry and
academia.
3. Cleaning
Service
The need for professional cleaning service is on the
increase. There are many sectors from home cleaning, commercial buildings to
private establishment.
The business requires low startup and is practicable from
home or a dedicated office. The equipment is basic, easy to source, however
labor requirements is high.
4. Runway
Coach
The increase in professional modeling gigs and beauty
pageants have boosted this industry. Participants or models need proper
training and grooming. The job description includes fitness training, runway
walking.
5. Vending
Machines
There are different types of vending machines in the
market. Surprisingly the business has not taken off in many African countries.
Vending machines are automated money making machines with low maintenance.
A popular choice in developed countries is the health
food vending machine. Health and fitness is all the rave. The operate needs to
select healthy foods, snacks or drinks to serve in the machine. The vending
business also offers franchise opportunities.
6. Mobile
Solutions
The business involves offering customers affordable and
innovative mobile solutions. Mobile consultancy is fast growing and very
lucrative in 2018.
7. Kid-friendly
Apps
Kids are fast becoming technologically savvy and need
more stimulation. Creating and offering kid-friendly apps is very lucrative.
The app developer needs to produce apps in line with existing laws of the
country.
8.
Microbreweries
Many people love drinking beer as a leisure pastime.
Locally brewed beer produce with different flavors are in rave. This is because
of the huge choices, quality and uniqueness of the products. Your customer base
are people with the age of 18 to 55.
9. Health
Clubs
Living a healthy lifestyle is very important in 2018. The
shift to healthy living, nutrition and exercise is increasing. Health clubs are
making huge business selling the service. However health equipment’s are
pricing and you need a good location.
10. Home
Health Services
Home health service is aimed at the elderly and
physically challenged individual. The practitioner should have some nursing and
nutrition knowledge. The sector is wide open to different services based on the
clients need.
11. Professional
Organizer
The job of a professional organizer covers many
industries. The investor could specialize in a particular field or offer broad
based services.
12. Wheelchair
Repair Services
An investor with basic technical skills can start a
wheelchair repair service. With over 3 wheelchair bound individuals in the
United States of America there is huge market.
Hospitals, health centers need wheelchairs for out and in
patients. The investor can offer other services such as maintenance of medical
devices.
13. Freelance
Writer
Freelance writers have never had it so good. This is
because of web based articles, advertisement and services. There are many
freelance sites, blogs and websites that require content writers. The write
accepts assignments and works at their own pace.
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