Monday, December 16, 2013
If you have ever dreamed of working from home, and of owning your own small business, the internet makes this a serious possibility. But while some people succeed in their efforts to do this, scores of people fail at the same time! If you have a dream of running a small business out of your own home, here are a few things that you will want to keep in mind as you get started. 1) What: Asking yourself what you will sell or provide is the first step to running a successful business from your home, as it will help you gain your identity. A lot of people make the mistake of trying to do too much at the beginning. A better approach is to start out in a specialized area, making sure you do a great job selling or providing one thing; as you become more successful, you can begin to expand. You will also enable customers to have a concrete understanding of what you provide or sell when you yourself have a concrete understanding of what you provide or sell. 2) Where: This is a big one that is often overlooked, as people think the internet means they can operate everywhere! But when you get started with your own business, remember that there are restrictions on how much you can do alone, and there might even be restrictions on how far you can stretch yourself, depending on what you are selling or providing. Take the time to understand exactly where you want to operate early on, before you ever get started; in this way, you will be able to gain traction. 3) How: How is "make or break" item, as lots of people fall short by having no clue how they will operate. If someone does not know how their operation will be run, they will fail, even if they have a great product or idea. You need to make sure you know these two "How"s even before you get started: A) How will I get the word out there, and B) How will my operation be run? Running a business out of your home can be a dream come true; but in order for this dream to come true, you have to make sure you know the What, Where, and How!
There is a lot of push for people to eat more omega fatty acids. You can eat fish and take fish oil pills, but another option is looking at flax seed. Flax seeds create an oil known as flax seed / linseed oil. Linseed has been used for paints, furniture polish, and even linoleum flooring, but we are starting to notice the health benefits. Though flax can be used in similar fashion as grains, but flax is technically not a grain. It can be ground into flour or left whole to create a whole grain bread. The great thing about flax seeds is they can be kept for months and keep their nutritional integrity. Ground flax is really only good for a short amount of time because the oils in the seed can go rancid quickly. So having a grain mill and making your own flour may be the best option for optimal nutrition. Flax has a high protein compared to wheat and is higher in omega 3 fatty acid. Omega fatty acids are incredibly important for our body. It is believe that omega 3 helps to fight against cancer, help to protect our hearts, and overall aiding of our health. The Healing Power Of Flax is a great read for learning more about the health benefits of flax. This book makes some strong cases for the flax seed health benefits. If you don't wish to have your own grain mill but want to have flax seed in the house you can find plenty of flax seed supplements for purchase. You can also find pre ground flax seed, but you will need to store this in a refrigerator to keep the oils from going rancid.