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How to Manufacture a Product (in 15 Simple Steps)

You’ve decided to start a business, but your idea is a product that needs to be manufactured. If you have no idea where to begin, that’s completely normal. We’re going to show you how to manufacture a product. Some of the most successful business owners have created custom products to delight their customers. Pooch Selfie and Shed Defender are two businesses that work with manufacturers and will...

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How to Start a $1.2M/Year Amazon FBA Business

Have you ever wondered how to start a Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) business? If so you've come to the right place. The average Amazon Seller makes about $10,000 profit per year, but Amazon estimates that between 5-10% of the seller central accounts make over $100k profit each year and around 2% make over $1m profit a year! We talked to one of the luckiest Amazon sellers in the game, Casey Walters. Puppy...

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The Break-Even Point Formula: Calculating the BEP

Are you trying to figure out when you’ll make a profit? The breakeven point formula is an excellent way to calculate whether your business idea has the potential to create a net profit and, more importantly, how quickly. We’ll help you understand the break-even point, what counts as fixed costs or variable costs, and how you can use financial modeling to improve your business strategy. We’ll...

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How to Get Cleaning Contracts: 7 Proven Ways

I’m not always comfortable entering people’s homes, but I like cleaning. It gives me a sense of accomplishment. So, I think I’d prefer to start a commercial cleaning business. How do I get commercial cleaning contracts? Good news! Many of Chris Mondragon's strategies are great for companies wondering how to get cleaning contracts. Read his story here. Chris doesn’t use “contracts,” but...

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House Cleaning Pricing Guide (2022)

Professional house cleaning is a major industry. The global cleaning industry is currently over $55 billion and is expected to double by 2030. That means it’s a great market for new entrants, but you’ll need a house cleaning pricing guide to make sure you charge properly. Chris’s wife started Queen Bee Cleaning Service in 2015 to make some extra money, but it took off so quickly Chris quit his job...

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Cleaning Business Names: 7 Tips You Can’t Forget

What’s in a name? We hear and see names all day. For most of us, they help us readily identify a person or business. That’s why choosing a name is so important. Along with a logo, this will be the first representation of your cleaning service that people will remember. There are nearly two million cleaning companies in the U.S., so it’s essential to pick a name that will distinguish you from the...

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The 50 Best Business Podcasts of 2022

What podcasts do CEOs listen to and what is the number one business podcast out there today? We set out to answer both of those questions with our list of the top 50 business podcasts.  Each podcast offers fresh insights that can help you grow as a business owner and person. We couldn't possibly accurately rank them so we just listed them in the order we discovered them. From Fortune 500 executives to...

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How to Get Clients for a Cleaning Business (in 2022)

It is tough to find great information on how to get clients for a cleaning business. There are plenty of Facebook scammers, pay-per-click advocates, SEO “experts,” CRMs, and people trying to sell us a bunch of nonsense. Fortunately, we found Chris Mondragon! He owns Queen Bee Cleaning Service, and has found a lot of marketing, technology, and strategies to find clients. He’s sharing all the...

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How to Trademark a Name (Step-By-Step Guide)

Protecting your brand assets is one of the most critical aspects of creating a business that has the potential to expand nationwide or globally. The company name, logo, slogans, and intellectual property rights can eventually be worth billions if you start a company that goes global. That's why it's important to know how to trademark a name. I went through the trademarking process in the United States...

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The 13 Best Small Business Loans for Women (2022)

Did you know that women own 40% of businesses in the United States? Furthermore, ⅙ of women are self-employed. Unfortunately, women-owned businesses don’t get their fair share of loans.  The Small Business Administration (SBA) shares that less than $1 of every $7 of SBA loans goes to a woman-owned business. Fortunately, business loans for women can be found through other sources as well. Jazmin,...

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