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Harli Jordean, 8-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Builds His Fortune Selling Marbles Online

Harli Jordean, 8-Year-Old Entrepreneur, Builds His Fortune Selling Marbles Online | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Sleeping with marbles under your pillow sounds like an average 8-year-old thing to do. Selling marbles for 500 bucks a pop?

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Raise Cash on Crowdfunding Sites

Raise Cash on Crowdfunding Sites | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

A number of Web services, including Peerbackers, IndieGogo, Kickstarter and RocketHub, provide platforms for entrepreneurs to get funding from various contributors, often friends, relatives and members of their community.

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American craze for 'extreme couponing' hits Britain... and it could slash the cost of your weekly shop by a third

American craze for 'extreme couponing' hits Britain... and it could slash the cost of your weekly shop by a third | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

The financial 'sport' involves clipping as many coupons as possible and hours of research into the best deals around. It requires a tenacious attitude... and a really good pair of scissors.

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Success Story: Nordic Pole Walking Classes

Success Story: Nordic Pole Walking Classes | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

When Lindy Smith first moved to North Fort Myers in 2009, she was branded as that lady walking in the park with ski poles.

 

"People would tell me, 'What are you doing? Where's the snow?' " Smith said. It inspired her to open a home-based business, Walk With Lindy, to tell others about about Nordic pole walking.It's a full-body exercise that's a cardio workout, but improves posture, balance and relieves pressure, she said.

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Maternity t-shirts for mums and dads

Maternity t-shirts for mums and dads | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

New York Mom’s World is excited to introduce the two haute mama creators of 2 chix, Natasha Koudsi and Amy Bright. 2 Chix started as a greeting card line and morphed into a fun maternity t-shirt line! The brand has grown to now include a baby & toddler collection (Chicklet), a collection of tee’s for dads, and a more fashion-forward maternity trend line.

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FAIL! Groupon demand almost finishes cupcake-maker

FAIL! Groupon demand almost finishes cupcake-maker | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

What I don't understand is that despite the loss on the front end they haven't used the list to cross sell.

 

A businesswoman has accused Groupon of almost ruining her bakery company after she was forced to make 102,000 cupcakes at a loss when too many people took up her cut-price offer.

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iPad conversion rates twice as high as desktop: stats

iPad conversion rates twice as high as desktop: stats | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it
iPad conversion rates are double that of desktop, and almost twice as high as other mobile devices, according to stats that show the value of tablet users for online retailers. ...
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Bestselling books to sell at Christmas

Bestselling books to sell at Christmas | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

We educate people on how to earn or make extra money working from home on a number of opportunities and create a residual income. We review all types of businesses, from online opportunities all the way to financial ones including forex trading.

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An Easy Guide to PPC Traffic Remarketing

An Easy Guide to PPC Traffic Remarketing | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

PPC campaigns can be big traffic drivers to a website; however, what makes that eventual click into a conversion is making sure that the content on the website...

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Amazon's Global Takeover: The Numbers

Amazon's Global Takeover: The Numbers | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Amazon plays by its own rules -- and the online retail giant usually wins. Check out this infographic by blogger FrugalDad that gives you a peek at who you're paying when you opt for the Free SuperSaver Shipping.

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Earn £125-£200 from the next visit to your favourite shop, pub or restaurant

Earn £125-£200 from the next visit to your favourite shop, pub or restaurant | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

If you have at least 3-5 hours spare each week to carryout simple work that could help local businessesfight back against recession you could make £1,000- £1,600 each month. But there are three conditions for entry. Find out if you qualify below...

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'Wannawafel' A Small Business Success Story In Grande Prairie

'Wannawafel' A Small Business Success Story In Grande Prairie | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Small busness week is right around the corner in Grande Prairie, and one business that created a lot of buzz over the summer was 'Wannawafel'.

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Small Business Success: A Selling Machine

Small Business Success: A Selling Machine | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it
Vending machines are the classic turnkey operation, but just because you don't have to go into the office every day doesn't mean you don't have to nuture it like any other business.
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Who wants to be a millionaire? Watch this tonight on BBC (or on BBC iPlayer of course)

Who wants to be a millionaire? Watch this tonight on BBC (or on BBC iPlayer of course) | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Thousands are flocking to wealth creation seminars in the hope of becoming "financially free". But are these courses costing attendees more than they are worth?

 

If you missed the show, it should be on BBC iPlayer....

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Not just Tupperware: the new home-selling parties

Not just Tupperware: the new home-selling parties | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Home-selling parties are now the place to go for everything from vintage clothes to skincare.

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In E-Books, a New Player

In E-Books, a New Player | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Internet billionaire and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has written an e-book, How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It. It is culled from his blog postings over the years.

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Social Media Campaign Ideas to Build Fans & Increase Engagement

Social Media Campaign Ideas to Build Fans & Increase Engagement | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Many social media programs are goaled on the amount of friends or followers as well as the engagement levels of those friends and followers. Contests, give-a-ways and polls are all great ways to build your followings and increase your engagement....

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Zuckerberg Claims Email Is Dead. Of course this has nothing to do with his coming $100billion IPO!

Zuckerberg Claims Email Is Dead. Of course this has nothing to do with his coming $100billion IPO! | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

When Mark Zuckerberg was said to have declared email dead he joined a long list of naysayers - but have reports of your inbox's imminent demise been greatly exaggerated?

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Walmart, Kmart, Sears and eBay Offering 'Real' Online Shopping - DailyFinance

Walmart, Kmart, Sears and eBay Offering 'Real' Online Shopping - DailyFinance | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

That's what retailers anxious to lure holiday shoppers are hoping to find out with their latest innovation: Walmart, Kmart, Sears and eBay are all testing versions of the "real" online store.

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Selling Music Memorabilia on eBay

Selling Music Memorabilia on eBay | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

I’m a massive music fan and buy CDs and vinyl obsessively! In fact my collection has grown so big I have been politely forced (by the lovely Heloise) to store my vinyl in the local Safestore! I keep hold of a lot of this purely for sentimental reasons (I mean I don’t even currently have a turntable!). And yet there’s probably a good £5,000 worth of vinyl gathering dust…

 

Now I bet if you take a look around your house, garage or attic I guarantee you’ll find ‘stuff’ that could earn you money. As I’m no expert in the area of selling music memorabilia, I thought I’d draft in an expert to help us out.

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How to Write, Launch and Sell Your Informational Ebook

How to Write, Launch and Sell Your Informational Ebook | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it
Selling ebooks can be a great way to complement your income, gain visibility and build a network around your brand. But if you’ve never created an ebook before, what’s the best strategy?
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New YouTube design leaked

New YouTube design leaked | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Business Review USA has taken screenshots of what looks like a leak of Google’s new design for YouTube.

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Online auctions are your best bid for a budget refurbishment - Telegraph

Online auctions are your best bid for a budget refurbishment - Telegraph | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it
How to furnish your home and save lots of money with eBay auctions
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Five Defining Features of Landing Pages 3.0 : MarketingProfs Article

Five Defining Features of Landing Pages 3.0 : MarketingProfs Article | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Web Sites - A third generation of landing pages has emerged over the past year that incorporates ideas from content marketing, social media marketing, and mobile marketing. Learn what features define Landing Pages ...

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One Man, One T-Shirt, One Successful Company

One Man, One T-Shirt, One Successful Company | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

What can you do with an internet connection and a T-shirt? Create a few jobs, for one thing. ason Sadler is the founder of I Wear Your Shirt, a social media company with a very simple idea: He wears your company's T-shirt for one day, tweets about your company and creates a YouTube video about it, and you pay him the daily rate.

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