Building A Home Business From Your Own Creativity

unleash-creativityThe advent of technology into modern day life has led to a lot of opportunities for businesses that can be safely conducted from the comfortable environs of a home.

Previously, starting any business meant that you had to acquire premises, decide on products to make, spend capital on putting up machinery, hiring staff and find avenues to market your products.

Technologies, like the internet, have turned these outdated ideas on their head, and now allow a person who is sufficiently entrepreneurial to start a home business without any need for too much of finance or other outlay.

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Turning Your Creative Hobby Into A Business In Five Steps

drawing_hobbyAre you passionate about a creative hobby? You could turn your passion into a professional activity by launching your own business.

Anyone can start their own small business and your artistic talents and experiences actually give you a unique advantage.

Find a way to market your artistic skills.

You could of course try selling your art or create commissions for your audience.

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Giving Your Child an Outlet to be Creative

Nurturing KidsI have spoken about nurturing a child’s creativity before, and this is sort of a continuation of that topic from before. Now, I am sure that many of you are getting into business and entrepreneurship not just for yourselves, but for the future of your family as well.

Many of you will want your children to be engaged and inspired, and hopefully have the knack for entrepreneurship when they get older. To do this, you will have to give them the foundation for staying creative and finding inspiration when they need it. You will need to give them a great outlet that will nurture their creativity.

Encourage them to join an after school club
Soccer KidsChildren learn how to become more social when they are playing and learning with their peers. While school is a great place for this, many of the subjects at school can seem drab or boring for your child. Remember that being bored is the end of creativity, so keep your child occupied with an after school club.

There are many ideas for after school club activities ranging from musical lessons to science enrichment activities. The key to finding the perfect after school club for your child would be to explore their interests – try things together at home and see what catches their fancy. You can also ask them what they would be interested in trying.

Create creative spaces at home
I put together a play and reading nook at home so that my children will have their own little place to be alone and to be creative. They can play with their toys, make believe, disappear into a magical world in a book, or bring their fantasies to life with arts and crafts.Art Handprints

Creative spaces are great for children who need a little bit of time alone to grow. I believe that a child should get the right balance of socialization and having a bit of time to themselves. Remember that children should get a little bit of autonomy for them to grow.

Focus on process rather than the product
Water FightingStudies show that children who are constantly criticized with their parents have lower self-esteem and are less creative. You should not always focus on the final product but on the process instead.

Another thing that makes children less creative is being showered with rewards. For one thing, it is a good idea to compliment your child on how well they were doing. Affirmation is always a good thing.

However, once you start giving out rewards such as sweets and toys, creativity tends to suffer. Children will instead focus on getting another reward, often by simply repeating a process that they have done before.

Whether you choose to enrol your child in after school activities or honing their creativity at home, the key is to be supportive. If you are supportive and kind, you will be able to be raise a creative, budding entrepreneur that you can be proud of.

Start Your Own Playground and Gym Equipment Business

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If you want to get into the business of selling playground and gym equipment, you may need to take into account a number of things before you get started. The steps to starting your own business in this field will require that you to do quite a bit … [Continue reading]

Great Coffee Shop Design Ideas for the Entrepreneur

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A handful of people have approached me for some ideas on how to design their coffee shop. The coffee business is a very profitable one, especially if your shop has a great location. I have always said that coffee establishments tend to earn money no … [Continue reading]

Promotional Gimmicks That are Sure to Win

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When it comes to marketing and promotions, not all gimmicks are equal. There are some that are simply bound to win the attention of many, and some which are simply doomed to fail. It can be because they are poorly thought ought, or perhaps it can … [Continue reading]

How Being Creative Can Make Anything Interesting

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  We all know that not everything in this world is interesting. Truth is there are many things in this world that aren't particularly attention-grabbing; and unfortunately a lot of businesses might even deal in these things.   And when … [Continue reading]

How to Manage a Business Inventory

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  Any business that is selling a product will have to manage their inventory. I once had a business associate who needed some help managing their inventory, and I gladly obliged, especially since their partnership is very important to the … [Continue reading]

Tips for a Great Business Presentation

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  An entrepreneur will have to do hundreds, if not thousands of business presentations and proposals throughout his or her career. Entrepreneurship is heavily reliant your relationship with your clients and investors, so you will have to give … [Continue reading]

Nurture Creativity in Your Children While It’s Early

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  By now every parent and teacher (and just about everyone who is around children frequently) knows that the best time to teach a child something and make an impression on them is during their formative years.   There have been numerous … [Continue reading]

Businesses That Can Arise from Hobbies

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When it comes to creativity, there are no limits. I think this is pretty much already established—people who have the creativity and the accompanying passion that lights a fire under otherwise lazy bottoms usually end up succeeding because they … [Continue reading]

Creative Ways to Market Yourself

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As an entrepreneur, especially if you are at the helm of a startup, you will have to do quite a lot of marketing in order to get yourself out there. After all if you don’t do it you won’t get funding, or you won’t get enough business to meet the … [Continue reading]