Theguardian.comGrants, support and spare time: why you should start a business at uni – The Guardian “I was living at home when I started my business, and only needed to invest several hundred pounds to start it up. So I had relatively low overheads in the beginning,” says Maria Fox, 26, who founded her jewellery and gift business, Maria Allen …
What do Facebook, Microsoft, and Google have in common? Yes, they’re all companies that have changed the world. But also, they were all founded by students.
You may face financial or social pressure to give up and focus on your degree or look for safer employment opportunities, says Henry Latham, 23, who co-founded BackTracker, a social travel app for backpackers, in his fourth year at Bristol University.
Workshop provides tips on how to start a home-based business – Grand Island IndependentWorkshop provides tips on how to start a home-based business – Grand Island Independent Elizabeth Yearwood, economic development specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration Nebraska District Office, listens while quests introduce themselves during a SBA seminar at The Grand Island Public Library. (Independent/Andrew Carpenean).
When creating a new business, such as a home-based business, it all starts with planning, said Elizabeth Yearwood, economic development specialist for the Small Business Administration.
In Season of Returning, a Start-Up Tries to Find Homes for the Rejects – New York TimesIn Season of Returning, a Start-Up Tries to Find Homes for the Rejects – New York Times Now, the work begins for Optoro, a start-up company that aims to reduce the financial and environmental costs of another great holiday tradition: returns. Americans returned $260 billion in merchandise last year, up more than 66 percent from five years …
As e-commerce sales surge and free return shipping becomes the norm, shoppers are set to return even more this year – a cycle that started in earnest on Monday, the first weekday after Christmas.
Little known to shoppers, however, is that a majority of returned items never make it back to retailers' shelves. Instead, the items wind their way through liquidators, wholesalers and resellers, many of the purchases ending up in landfills. According to some estimates, as much as two million tons of returned items – most of it undamaged merchandise – are thrown away each year, enough to fill over 200,000 garbage trucks.