Business Entrepreneur

Business & Entrepreneur-ship

A strong economy and thriving businesses are critical to a community and region’s
health and vitality. The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service provides
educational programs and resources to help businesses and entrepreneurs take advantage
of untapped market opportunities and enhance their competitive edge based on the latest
research findings and technology.

We also help community leaders who are interested in supporting entrepreneurial development
at the local level. Whether you are interested or involved in a food-based business,
government contracting, youth entrepreneurship, or something else, we may be able
to provide you with the assistance you need. Contact your county Extension Service
office to learn more.

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Small Business & Workplace COVID-19 Resources

Use our curated resources to find funding options and other assistance to help keep
your business afloat during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Discover our resources!

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Business Assistance

Starting, operating and growing a business is hard work. We can help.

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Home Business Entrepreneur as Entrepreneur: how to be successful




The Home Business Entrepreneur (HBE) does not usually hire employees. He or she prefer to work independently. However, they are often good at interpersonal interaction. Therefore, they understand and consider other people’s feelings, including those they have professional relationship with. The most suitable type of business for the HBE is a home-based business. In this business model, customers are either individual clients or other businesses. As a rule, the HBE likes to stick with established contacts rather than switching them often. To that end, he or she will try to maintain and develop their contacts.



The largest comfortable business magnitude for the Home Business Entrepreneur type: Small





Necessary Steps for Success in Your Business


As an HBE, self-motivation is essential for you. You are likely to doubt your venture’s success, and sometimes you might be intimidated

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Online Course: Business Law for Entrepreneurs

This course provides the important legal information you want as an entrepreneur and business owner. The course is ideal for helping you decide important factors to consider when leaving your current employer and taking the jump to your own business. We discuss the important components of business operational structures so you understand how to structure your business for legal and tax purposes. Next, we show you how to raise startup capital and venture capital if you need it. These concepts are complemented with the necessary legal protection you need to protect yourself as an employer as we cover employment law for hiring, and firing. Then we cover all of the taxation and liability insurance requirements you have for your business as well as the necessary pieces of contracts you will use in your business. After these foundational aspects we also cover valuating your company and selling your company when you

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Business Entreprenuer – Virtually Badges

1) DO THIS –> Watch this 3 minute video about Business Entrepreneur lingo and how to get started as a business entrepreneur.

Getting an idea for an entrepreneurial product or service-

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2) DO THIS –> 
a) Practice getting ideas for an new, entrepreneurial product or service by
brainstorming solutions to the following problems-
(either a new innovation, an improved innovation or a new/improved service).
b) Share your ideas with someone or click “share your work” in the navigation menu. 

1. Kids have a hard time staying warm at the bus stops in the winter because they don’t like to wear or store in their lockers a big coat.
A new or improved innovation to solve the problem could be…

2. Some elderly people have difficulty getting in and out of cars.
A new or improved innovation to solve the problem could be…

3. Criminals often know houses are empty all

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How To Start Your Own Business

Learn how to open your own business, and find programs to help military veterans and minorities get started.

Start a Business

Building your own business from the ground up is an exciting opportunity, but it can also be challenging.   

Follow the 10 steps from the Small Business Administration (SBA) to starting a business. You’ll learn about writing a business plan, determining the legal structure of your business, and more.

Avoid common mistakes and get advice from experienced small business owners who want to help. Local SBA partner organizations offer free access to mentors and trainers.

The following tips and checklists can help you with other important parts of the process.

Business Funding Options

Learn about a wide range of funding options to help start your business, such as government-guaranteed loans, grants, and other financial assistance.

Tax Requirements to Start a Business

It’s important for your business to comply with federal,

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Need a Business Idea? Here Are 55.


This article has been excerpted from 55 Surefire Home Based Businesses You Can Start for Under $5,000 and other great resource books published by Entrepreneur Press.

Today, tens of thousands of people are considering starting their own business, and for good reasons. On average, people can expect to have two and three careers during their work life. Those leaving one career often think about their second or third career move being one they can run out of their own home. The good news: Starting a home-based business is within the reach of almost anyone who wants to take a risk and work hard, as are a plethora of other low-cost ideas.

1. ACCOUNTANT
Experience, training or licensing may be needed

Create a flier outlining your services. Before you do that, you need to know what those services will be. Do you want to simply do bookkeeping for a small business?

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Entrepreneur of Excellence – Fort Worth Magazine

We are looking for those entrepreneurs whose vision, creativity and integrity have made Fort Worth the premier place to do business. Fort Worth Inc.’s Entrepreneur of Excellence (EOE) Awards showcase and honor the contributions of exceptional entrepreneurs in several industry categories.

DEADLINE MAY 15, 2020

Eligible candidates must:

  • Be the owner and/or founder of a private company based in the greater Fort Worth area
  • You must be active in the leadership of the company and in setting its strategic vision for the future.
  • Have annual sales of at least $2,000,000
  • Have been in business for at least two years
  • Have their business fall into one of these 11 categories:
    • Commercial Construction 
    • Consumer Goods
    • Energy 
    • Health Care & Life Sciences
    • Hospitality
    • Media, Communications & Public Relations
    • Professional Services
    • Real Estate
    • Residential Construction
    • Tech & Ecommerce
    • Transportation, Logistics
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Invitations & Stationery–Starting a Stationery Business–Entrepreneur.com


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Startup Costs: $2,000 to $10,000
Home Based: Can be operated from home
Part Time: Can be operated part-time
Franchises Available? No
Online Operation? Yes

Business Overview

What: There are plenty of options for a wedding invitations business. Printing using an outside designer to create templates; or invitation design, which outsources the printing to a professional. Alternatively, a business can combine design and printing services.
Advantages: Start part-time without making a huge investment; it’s creative and challenging, and startup costs are low.
Challenges: It takes a certain amount of artistic training and creativity, even if merely running a press. Troubleshooting press runs and juggling multiple orders require exceptional technical and organizational skills.

The Market

Brides and grooms are spending more and more on invitations as they strive to show their guests a glimpse of the big day to come. Attract clients with quality design and

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Champagne business entrepreneur shares why now is the time to pivot

From a young age, reading books was Kyla Kirkpatrick’s way to escape. She would always read widely – anything from the Encyclopaedia to the Bible would capture her attention.

After graduating with a Commerce and Arts Degree from Melbourne University, Kyla started her professional life in finance and banking, which included a role at the NASDAQ in London. But her story truly began in 2005 – the year Kyla found her passion, her religion, her calling.

“Most people find this hard to believe, but it wasn’t the idea of being able to legitimately drink Champagne for a living that first drew me to the industry,” she reflects. “It was the history and the incredible story of the region.”

“Champagne is this magic liquid that transports you back in time.”

Kyla explains that for some time, she believed that religion might be her avenue. However, she started to realise that what

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Entrepreneur Business – The Entrepreneur Guy

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What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur: Business Ideas for the Internet Age

It’s one of the most used labels in the modern
business era and, because of that, it threatens to lose its true meaning. Of
course, we’re talking about the term “entrepreneur” and what it means to be an
entrepreneur businessman as opposed to a regular, old-fashioned operator owner.

At its core, the two terms are similar, but they are not interchangeable and, often, business owners call themselves entrepreneurs when they really mean that they are owner-operators.

The main difference is the dynamic of movement
or, in other words, entrepreneurs use their varied experiences and expertise
across a wide range of industries rather than focusing on one niche.

Entrepreneurs live for the game and, above
all, yearn for dominance and mastery in multiple fields. It isn’t enough to
simply be successful in one business but rather they

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