Maybe you’re looking to supplement your full-time income with a side business. Or perhaps you’re finished with the 9-to-5 and ready to be your own boss. In either case, coming up with a killer small-business idea is the first step on the path to entrepreneurship.

Focus on your strengths, skills and experience. You can perform at a higher level earlier on if there’s less of a learning curve. And starting a business that you have passion for gives you a better shot at success and lowers the chances of burnout. A detailed business plan will help, too.

We’ve identified some of the best small-business concepts and sorted them by skills or interests. Many of these ideas carry low startup costs and can be run from home.


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BELLINGHAM, Wash., July 22, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Businesses that have multiple staff members creating and printing checks get an easier solution with the latest edition of ezCheckprinting business check writer. Now available from, is the network version for companies to share data.

“The latest edition of this popular check printing software, originally designed for small businesses, is now ideal for accountants and larger businesses in a network version.” said Founder, Dr. Ge,

ezCheckprinting eliminates the need for expensive pre-printed checks. Customers can design and print professional checks with logo and MICR encoding easily in house. Furthermore, there is no extensive learning curve associated with this innovative and inexpensive check software. The updated version of business check software now is also compatible with Windows 8.1 and 10 as well as offering a network version to customers. (Additional cost for network version) Potential customers can download the trial version

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Community Financial Service Center is helping businesses navigate phased reopenings, supporting cash flow by cashing business checks on the spot, preventing the need to wait days for funds to clear

NEW YORK, June 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Many businesses are feeling the strain of being closed for over three months. Having access to cash to buy supplies and meet payroll is essential to getting businesses up and running, and Community Financial Service Centers (CFSC) is helping support those businesses by cashing their business checks on the spot. Without the need to wait days or more for funds to clear, businesses have access to cash that can help make reopening a much smoother process.

“We’re in this together,” says Gina M. Palumbo, Director of Marketing at CFSC. “It’s a great opportunity for us to serve the businesses in our community and help them get back on their feet. With

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Business checks are the medium companies use to purchase goods and supplies for their operations. Almost all businesses use some form of a business check; these checks are usually linked to a business checking account at a local bank. Business bank accounts may have more fees associated with them than a personal banking account. However, business checking accounts may also have a few more benefits than regular checking accounts, such as interest earned on daily balances or bonuses for maintaining a minimum checking account balance.

Wallet Checks

Wallet checks are similar to personal bank account checks; companies may customize their wallet checks with a business logo or name. Wallet checks are usually the quickest and cheapest way to obtain business checks since they are the most common form of check provided by banks. If the company chooses to customize their business checks, the bank will offer the company a set

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Americans around the nation are wondering when a new economic stimulus package that includes $1,200 stimulus checks, more funding for unemployment benefits, and a provision to stem the pending eviction crisis will be passed.

Over 16 million Americans are still unemployed, with over 30 million collecting jobless benefits. The coronavirus’s continued spread, combined with the Trump administration’s lackluster response to the pandemic, has many doubting whether they’ll be able to find a job quickly.

On August 8, President Trump issued an executive order and accompanying memoranda due to failed negotiations with Congress for a new stimulus package. At first glance, his executive actions appeared to be able to serve as a bridge until a more robust package could be agreed upon and passed. However, further analysis has shown that the measures fall short and that they may overreach the president’s executive powers.

White House and Congress negotiators agree that

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Shifting your portfolio toward growth sectors can help you emerge stronger from the downturn

“Which business should we be in?”

Most CEOs have asked this question at least once. Now, our research shows that business leaders should be asking it regularly. A new analysis my colleagues and I recently conducted of 1,000 global companies’ performance over a decade—spanning downturn, recovery and growth periods—makes a compelling case for keeping your company’s business mix on the move. 

Many CEOs understand in principle the value of shifting the corporate portfolio to address new growth opportunities. Yet we found that roughly half of our sample barely changed their business mix at all during the decade we studied. Those that did make deliberate and regular business shifts were rewarded with consistently higher returns and were less likely to be acquired or go bankrupt. Why? Because as the markets and trends changed, so did they.


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