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Technologies, like the internet, have turned these outdated ideas on their head, and now allow a person who is sufficiently entrepreneurial to start a home business without any need for too much of finance or other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

 

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 that is the case… well, it may prove difficult to find leads and chase new business. Some people have actually approached me in the past telling me that they have been having trouble building up their business because they do not know where to begin–and not a lot of people are interested in what they do.

 

While it’s true that some businesses will always have clients no matter what, there are others that will truly struggle to stay afloat without at least some help. And this is where creativity comes along–to make things more interesting.

 

So let’s say for example that we are facing the challenge to make a sheet metal company interesting. Let me throw around a couple of ideas on how to do just that!

 

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Create a Statement Piece
Let’s say for example that the company has their place of business on a street where a lot of people actually pass by. It could be along a high way, or on a major road–no matter where it is, as long as it is visible then there is a chance to grab attention with a statement piece.

 

This company works with sheet metal so they could create something like a steel statue that will catch people’s attention as they drive or walk by. It could also be something like a huge sign made largely out of steel. If they don’t think that they can do it themselves, they can always commission an artist to help them with it.

 

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Creative Business Cards
Business cards are a great way to make new contacts and retain them–and they’re a great way for word of mouth to spread around about a business too.

 

For a sheet metal company, they can get a bit creative with their business cards–perhaps something with a brushed steel finish, or an insutrial type of look. But of course if cost is not too big of a problem, they can even engrave or laser their details on a small piece of sheet metal, cut that sheet up and give those little cards with details out as their business cards.

 

Meanwhile Here is a very inspiring video from Steve Jobs about the Rules for Success:

 

 

These are just a couple of ideas of course–I’m sure with a good ol’ brainstorming session you can come up with several. There are many different gimmicks you can do to raise awareness about your business or your cause, and not all of them even have to cost anything (or cost too much).

 

It can be something as easy as cross promotion with another business, or something of the sort. It could be something like printing out posters as well which you can then plaster about around town (with the appropriate permissions of course). There is nothing that creativity can’t fix!

 

How to Manage a Business Inventory

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Tips for a Great Business Presentation

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Nurture Creativity in Your Children While It’s Early

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Businesses That Can Arise from Hobbies

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Creative Ways to Market Yourself

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Be An Inspired Entrepreneur

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I live and breathe art and have even turned these creative pursuits into a business. As an entrepreneur and a serious businessman, I often spend months working on the perfect marketing strategies and developing new ideas for my products. This kind … [Continue reading]

How to Sell Your Works Online

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Okay, now that we have touched upon some basics on how to start a business from home, we will now get into more specific ways to sell your work online. It does not matter if you are a painter, a writer, or DIY artisan who creates beautiful welsh … [Continue reading]