Category: Business Ideas

Business Ideas

Finding a Community Need and Creating the Solution

A great business idea solves a hole in the marketplace, creating something that solves a problem that no one had previously been able to solve. That is what Shelly Walker, owner of Fairmount Bicycles in Philly did – and it paid off.

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Behind the Review host and Yelp’s Small Business Expert, Emily Washcovick, shares a look at this week’s episode of the podcast.

A great business idea solves a hole in

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Charlotte Black-owned business receives a boost from Amazon

Playtime Edventures sell interactive play sheets for kids and has expanded their reach through Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator program.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The creators of Playtime Edventures based in Charlotte were looking to expand the reach of their business once the impact of COVID-19 hit. With the help of Amazon’s Black Business Accelerator program, they say they’ve noticed a significant increase in sales.

The company is known for selling interactive play sheets that kids can explore, play, learn and sleep on. Playtime Edventures co-owner Kevin Gatlin says he first got the idea after visiting a friend’s son in the hospital

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Biden says his relationship with China’s Xi is ‘pure business’

President Joe Biden rejected the idea Wednesday that he and Chinese President Xi Jinping are “old friends,” instead claiming their relationship is “just pure business.”

While running for the White House last year, Biden, as he has continued doing since taking office, has noted he met multiple times when Xi was his country’s No. 2. He frequently notes that he has spent more time with the now-Chinese leader than any other U.S. official. But he appeared eager to draw a line between his role as a government official and friendship, something former President Donald Trump often did, but those alleged

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Should You Name Your Business After Yourself?


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Back in February, I wrote an article about whether to use your own name for your business (or product) or create a new name. I presented five reasons to take the latter approach—creating a new name—including the appearance of scale and an opportunity to express relevant ideas through the name. But I was careful to state in the opening paragraph that “either path can work, and deciding which is right for you depends on a range of personal factors.” As a counterpoint to my previous

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Oakland Black Business Fund finds corporate partners and issues grants

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After the Black Lives Matter movement gained international attention a year ago, the Oakland Black Business Fund launched an ambitious plan to raise venture funding for the Black economy in the Bay Area and across the nation.

It hasn’t succeeded in raising the full amount of the fund so far, but the group has made progress in finding Bay Area companies and financial institutions to support Black-owned businesses. Those partners include the Community Bank of the Bay, Clover, Fiserv, Square, Target, and Xero. The group is offering customized programs

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15-year-old student sets up business in Chandler

Milayna Jones is the owner of Ice Therapy in Chandler Fashion Square and her business has been a booming success.

CHANDLER, Ariz. — The first ingredient to any successful business is filling a demand. And what is in higher demand during the brutal desert summers than ice?

That’s the idea behind Ice Therapy, a shaved ice booth set up in front of the food court at Chandler Fashion Center. The owner, 15-year-old Milayna Jones, put in the work and preparation to make her business a success.

“I eat a lot of ice. As I was talking about that with

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