10 Side Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Money

With the right motivation, you can start a lot of businesses with (almost) no money.

The fastest way to pay of debt or build savings is to earn more money. If you have the time and the grit, here are 10 side businesses anyone can start.

How to Increase Your Earning Power — and Free Time — with a Personal Assistant


Ten years ago, my professional mentor told me to hire a personal assistant. I was dubious. Today, I can’t imagine myself getting the job done without one. Here’s why a personal assistant can help you earn more (and enjoy more free time), as well as some rules for hiring a personal assistant successfully.

Need Cash for a Start-up? Tap Your Alumni Club


These days, groups of enlightened investors loyal to dear old alma mater have taken college-based networking a step further. They’re starting angel funds specifically dedicated to helping alumni get a leg up — and making new businesses take off.

Why Aspiring Entrepreneurs Need Business Insurance


Considering striking out on your own? If you’re thinking of starting a small business, or have just started one, then you need to know three things, each of which break down roughly into the global, the social and the financial. The global: Job sectors everywhere are going entrepreneurial. In journalism, for example, the massive disruption […]

Multiple Streams of Income: How I Went from Debt to Three Paychecks


Now that I have managed to get myself into a job that I love, built my net worth and enjoy multiple streams of income from side businesses I have built, I want to reflect on my journey.

Make a Million Before 30: A Young Entrepreneur Shares Five Secrets to Success


Let’s face it: There’s a certain allure to achieving the status of millionaire, especially if you can hit the mark before age 30. The trouble is, no matter how many times we’ve heard it in songs (by rich rock stars, to be sure), money can’t buy happiness. There’s a big difference between making a living […]

Money Mentors: Teacher and Entrepreneur Tom Morris on Working Multiple Jobs, Taking Risks

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David’s post “Why You Should Work Multiple Jobs,” really got me thinking. Much of the advice in that post sounded like lessons I’ve heard since I was little.

Self-Employed? Need to Deduct Big Ticket Items? Get Crackin’ with the Section 179 Deduction

If you’re self-employed or a business owner and you haven’t heard of the Section 179 deduction, it’s time to get familiar with it, because the Small Business Jobs and Credits Act of 2010 has increased the thresholds on this valuable tax deduction for 2010 and 2011. What is the Section 179 deduction? The Section 179 […]