There are over 30 million Pages on LinkedIn. If yours isn’t one of them, you’re missing opportunities to get your content in front of the audience that matters most to your business. Plain and simple.

If you’re just getting started with your Page, or are a content powerhouse team of 1, you might not feel like you have enough content to post 3-4 times a day, but the truth is you likely have the content sitting right in front of you – it’s on your company website, your blog, third party articles and more!

Different posts clearly have different objectives. If your goal is lead generation your update may link to a landing page for a gated eBook or whitepaper. If your goal is brand awareness your post might link to your company website or perhaps you’ll share a blog post announcing a new product or feature enhancement. If it’s

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  • Many of the best small business ideas for 2021 involve an online business model.
  • Choose a business idea that you are knowledgeable and passionate about.
  • Before starting a business, determine if there is a demand for what you want to provide.
  • This article is for anyone looking for an idea to start a business.

You know you want to start a business, but you’re having a tough time articulating your idea. If you want to become an entrepreneur, it’s important to start with a great business idea. All you need is a bit of inspiration. It all starts with an idea that has room to grow over time.

If you are thinking of starting a business in 2021, it is critical to take the new normal into account. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed so much about how people consume products and services. While starting a retail business or restaurant might

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We’ve all hit it – that wall that seems to sap away all your magical creative marketing juices. Suddenly you feel like Peter Pan without his pixie dust.

64 Creative Marketing Ideas to Boost Your Business

All you need is a bit of help to kick your marketing strategy back on track. And guess what? We’re dishin’ out 64 creative marketing and advertising ideas plus inspirational tips to help you bust through that brick wall, generate more leads and increase online sales. Let’s get started with…

Social Media Marketing Ideas

Push your handles – If you’re really looking to bump up those Twitter followers, you can’t be afraid to be a bit shameless. Speaking at a conference? Put your Twitter handle on the slideshow (heck, keep it in the corner the entire presentation). Ordering new business cards? Better include that adorable handle!

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Very cool Twitter-themed business card from Luis Felipe Silva

Join in on weekly hashtag themes like

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Choosing the path of entrepreneurship and working on finding great business ideas, is without a doubt riskier than being content with holding a 9-5 job. It requires more sacrifice.

However, once you’re reaping the lifestyle benefits of being your own boss and hustling your way into making significantly more money with your business ideas than you ever could at your day job, the hard work will have all been worth it. So, dive into the most relevant business ideas in 2021.

And by now you probably already know… one of the lowest cost (and most attainable) business ideas you can start working on right now is launching a blog of your own. For that reason, I recently put together a free guide that breaks down how to start a blog and I share the exact strategies I’ve used to turn my blog into a more than $50,000/mo business.


Looking for

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What are the best business ideas for kids?

As a new parent, I’m constantly trying to figure out the best way to educate our little hustlers about business, entrepreneurship, and money.

And while he’s a few years away from the proverbial lemonade stand on the sidewalk, let me use that as inspiration for this post.

I had a number of entrepreneurial ventures as a kid — some successful and some less so — but for every package of Skittles I sold and every baby I sat (OK, that sounds super weird), I was learning on small scale the basic elements of business.

I asked for some help to come up with this list, so thank you to everyone who contributed their ideas!

I think you’ll find something for every age level below. After all, Warren Buffett says (paraphrasing) that the age you start your first business was found to be

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The cost of setting up a new business has never been so low. Especially for online based businesses. Technology has made starting your own business easy, affordable and possible. All you need to start a business online is a phone, a computer, an internet connection, and a domain name.

Coming up with a good business idea is often one of the hardest hurdles.

best business ideas

Ideally (and for you to succeed), your perfect business idea should consist of three things:

  1. It should be something you like doing,
  2. It should be something you are good at, and
  3. It should be something that is in demand (i.e., people would pay for).

To help get you started we’ve come up with a list of “online” and “offline” based business ideas that are easy to start, in demand, and can be profitable.

We have categorized each business ideas as follows:

Category Range Description
Business type
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Collections in Microsoft Edge helps you keep track of your ideas on the web, whether you’re shopping, planning a trip, collecting notes for research or lesson plans, or just want to pick up where you left off the last time you were browsing the internet. Whatever you’re doing on the web, Collections can help.

Collections syncs across your signed-in devices, so if you use Microsoft Edge on multiple devices, your collections will always be up to date on all of them. 






Start a collection



On a computer


  1. Select Collections  Collections icon at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge and then Start new collection.

    Screenshot of the Collections button on the taskbar

  2. To change the title of the collection, select it at the top of the Collections pane.

    Screenshot of a collection title being edited

When you’re ready to start adding content to your collection, you can do

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Whether you’re in the process of launching a new business or already have one, having a strong online presence for your brand is extremely important.

In fact, consumers learn about local businesses online more than anywhere else. In 2019, 70% of shoppers surveyed say the ability to shop in-person or in a store was important when deciding which brand or retailer to buy from.

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Today, we’re bombarded by so many unremarkable ads that we forget just how creative advertising can be. In defense of creatives, it’s understandable. A plain-Jane ad will often do the job as well as something more expensive, time-consuming, and thought-out. When resources are scarce and campaigns plenty, the main goal of copywriters and designers is to communicate a USP efficiently.

But there are teams with a little extra: a little extra time, a little extra budget, a little extra creative juice. From them come creative advertising ideas that can stir emotion and change perception — even make you forget you’re looking at an ad.

What is creative advertising?

To many people, a creative ad is a clever ad or a funny ad. But that can’t be the only criteria we use to judge. If the ad doesn’t tie in with the product or the brand that’s selling it, it’s not

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You’re reading Entrepreneur South Africa, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

Starting a business is tough, and not a lot of start-ups make it. To ensure your business is as competitive as possible, you’ll need to do lots of research into your competition and see what other innovative businesses are doing. 

This can take a significant amount of time, so we’ve compiled a directory of 300 innovative business and insights you can gain from them. These 300 businesses are divided into the following categories – choose a section you feel best applies to what you’re doing and gain a much needed competitive advantage: 

1. Examples of Food Business Ideas

So, you’ve decided to start a food business, but how do you differentiate yourself? What are successful food businesses doing to put themselves a topping or two above their competitors? When starting your food business

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