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5 Business Skills You Need in 2020

5 Business Skills You Need in 2020

In 2020 we’re seeing more changes in businesses than ever before, and to succeed and excel in business, you need to be appropriately skilled. If you’re looking to improve yourself so you can thrive in business in 2020, these are the skills you need to master.

1. Problem Solving

Problem solving is one of the key skills of business. Whatever your job role, industry or company is, we all come across problems and challenges at some point in our career. The way you handle those problems is what makes good business and is a key skill that is transferable across the job market.

2. Communication

In a year like 2020, communication is everything. Anyone who wants to succeed in the world of business needs to be able to communicate clearly and effectively in any medium and to any audience. You might need to talk to: Your team members, Suppliers for your business, Potential investors and Clients or customers.
You need to be confident communicating via email, in a face-to-face meeting, or on a phone call. For people entering the workforce who aren’t confident with emails.

3. Adaptability

Businesses need to be adaptable in 2020 more than they have ever before. Problem solving is a similar skill, but being a chameleon in business is what will make you a success. Maybe your business pivots to a different product, or a different marketing style, or even a new office. New team members create new dynamics, as do new managers and management styles, and a good team member adapts to these changes.

4. Delegation and Management

Delegation goes hand in hand with management, but it’s not always the exclusive responsibility of managers. If you’re part of a team and you step up to take the lead on a project, you need to know how to delegate all the tasks involved in the project to the rest of your team. You don’t need to know all the strengths and weaknesses of the team, but you need to be able to ask the team and get decisive answers from them about what aspects of the project they’re confident to tackle themselves.

5. Leadership

Leadership is really all these skills put together. A leader needs to be able to solve problems, they need to communicate with their team and with stakeholders, they need to adapt and help their team adapt, and they need to be able to manage and delegate to their team.

Work From Home Ideas 2020

In today’s connected world, where technology affords us more flexibility in how and where we work, home-based businesses come in a variety of forms. Some require you to convert a spare room into a mini-warehouse for products, while others can be run completely online.

1. Buy products in bulk and sell them online

Maybe you recently traveled abroad and came across unique products that aren’t readily available in your market, but that you sense an appetite for. Or maybe you’ve zeroed in on a niche market and know the perfect way to serve it. Either way, if these products are relatively easy to store and ship, you may have some solid home-based business ideas on your hands.

2. Sell homemade products

If you’re a maker yourself (or know someone who is), consider turning that hobby into a business. Even if you have to create your products elsewhere—in a studio, commercial kitchen, or workshop—you may be able to store and sell them in your own home.

3. Start a dropshipping store

Your dropshipping supplier can be local or overseas, but you need to ensure you find a supplier you can trust to deliver a consistently great customer experience after the sale. Always do your due diligence or you might put your business’ reputation at risk.

4. Start a print-on-demand business

Using a similar dropshipping model, a print-on-demand business doesn’t require you to hold any inventory or ship anything yourself. Print-on-demand even offers you more flexibility to customize white label products with your own creative designs. There are many other print-on-demand products you can sell: books, hats, backpacks, blankets, pillows, mugs, shoes, hoodies, and more, depending on the supplier you choose to work with.

5. Offer online services

Creative professionals, like designers or marketers, might freelance or consult with other companies, juggling multiple clients, often remotely from their own home office with occasional travel. Others might operate based on appointments and bookings to offer their services to individuals directly.

6. Teach online classes

Chris Carey, one of the founders of MAPerformance, started his automotive parts and services business from the comfort of home. He began by teaching car maintenance and repair tips to online users in forums. After establishing expertise and trust, people started heading over to his ecommerce site to buy parts.

7. Productize your service or expertise

Gabriella and Andrew Morrison started their home-based business by packaging up their expertise around tiny-home living. They sell courses and plans on Tiny House Build and StrawBale.com—operating everything from the comfort of their cozy, non-traditional house.

8. Grow an audience you can monetize

If you’re a content creator, have a sizable online audience already, or have always thought about starting your own blog, YouTube channel, Instagram account, or podcast, then you can potentially grow and monetize your following using any of the previous ideas on this list.

9 Proven Strategies On How To Make Money

9 Proven Strategies On How To Make Money

Any opportunity that promises you’ll make money fast overnight, run the other direction. The only time we’ve ever come across cash that quick is finding a $5 dollar on the street. We aren’t offering get rich quick scams. However, if you’re looking for legitimate ways to make some extra money, we got you covered. We’ve got some money making ideas for everyone.

1. Make money with online surveys

se a survey site like Survey Junkie. You can share your opinion to help brands deliver better products and services. If you have some spare time during your lunch break or commercials it’s a great way to make money fast. Sign up for Survey Junkie and make some fast money online.

2. Get free gift cards with Swagbucks

When you join Swagbucks you can get cashback when you buy online from more than 1,500 retailers including places you probably already shop like Amazon, Target, and Starbucks. You can redeem your points for gift cards or get cash back through PayPal.

3. Cashback for Your Purchases

Ibotta is an app that lets you earn cashback on purchases you make at select stores. They’ve paid back over $500 million to smart shoppers like you. How much can you save?

4. InstaGC

InstaGC lets you receive digital gift cards for doing things online like completing surveys, watching videos and searching the web. Choose from over 350 digitally-delivered gift cards.

5. Turn Your Skillsets into Services

Fiverr is an online marketplace where freelancers can earn money for their services. You can sign up for free, set up your Gig, and offer your work to a global audience.

6. Babysit

Forget checking Craigslist for part-time gigs. Parents post jobs on Sittercity for everything from a full-time nanny to the occasional part-time, date night sitter.

7. Bank signup offers.

There is so much competition between banks that some offer cash bonuses when you open a new account as a way to attract new customers – and for you to save money. There are usually some stipulations; you use direct deposit or pay a certain number of bills online, the account must be open for a minimum length of time or keep a minimum balance.

8. Online real estate investing

Simply put, Fundrise gets you access to million-dollar real estate deals with a contribution as small as $500! They get the deals and automatically invest your money based on some simple questions you answer when you first signup. Passive income at its finest.

9. Buy rental properties online

You don’t know how to tell a good property from a bad one, you don’t know how to fix a sink, you don’t know how to screen tenants. With Roofstock, you don’t have to. They are a turnkey real estate company. You just choose a house from their portfolio, and the rest is done for you.

7 Unique Home-Based Business Ideas 2020

7 Unique Home-Based Business Ideas 2020

Looking to start a home business? Even if you live in a condo, apartment or smaller house, these business ideas could potentially work for you to start from home.

1. Virtual Reality (VR) Programming Service

Although VR has gotten off to a rougher start than initial futurists predicted, it is still a growing industry with significant potential for new businesses to enter. If you have a strong interest in learning how to program in VR or have some experience already, this could be a great business to start from your home.

2. Personal Brand Consultant

Are you an influencer looking to expand your business beyond your social media channels? This home-based business idea would allow you to potentially create a more stable income and consult others about building a personal brand just like you did. You could do this all virtually as well so you don’t need to worry about the liability of having clients coming to your home.

3. Funeral Event Planner

An event planner is a common idea among the lists about home based business ideas, so I wanted to take a spin on the idea. This company’s niche would be in funerals. Although it is not the most exciting and happy industry like party event planning, this solves a major problem of allowing the grieving people to have their space.

4. Remote Employee Consultant

This consulting service would help other companies’ setup and manage their remote employees. Many employees now are demanding that they want to work from the comfort of their own home. However, some managers and executives are reluctant to give their employees computers to work from home, and often wonder if much work gets done.

5. Professional Organizer

The professional organizer would consult with others on how they can minimize the amount of clutter they have, systems for organizing and teach their kids to organize, and worksheets to keep them on track for a few months so it becomes a habit.

6. Cold Calling Company

Are you outgoing and enjoy doing sales over the phone or in person? If so, this could be a wildly profitable home-based company. The cold calling company would work with other businesses and make cold calls to potential clients on their behalf. For every call or for every client that signs up with that business, you would get a commission.

7. Kickstarter Launch Management Company

Kickstarter is a great platform for new and established companies to launch their ideas to the world and see if they can get funding to build their dreams. It has taken off in the past 5 to 8 years as a great platform to raise money for a new product business.

8 Online Business Ideas For 2020

8 Online Business Ideas For 2020

It’s no wonder, then, that 90% of homeworkers say they plan on working remotely for the rest of their careers. If you’re looking to join this cohort of happy remote workers, or looking for some cash on the side, then you’ve come to the right place.

1. Blogging

Whether your blog’s about Vietnam War photography or the Northern Hairy-Nosed Wombat, you can make money from your website as long as your blog is getting the internet traffic. While we’d always recommend blogging on WordPress, there are many different blogging platforms out there that you may prefer.

2. Ecommerce Store Owner

There are so many ecommerce platforms out there that it can be hard to choose one. However, you can’t really go wrong with either Wix or Shopify for easily building professional-looking online stores.

3. Facebook Ad Specialist

You could learn to become a Facebook Ad Specialist, and provide your skills to wanting businesses. This will be really easy to do if you have some digital marketing knowledge already, but it’s also easy for beginners to learn the ropes of Facebook advertising.

4. Resume Writer

Writing resumes as a freelancer gives you flexibility. For example, your client may ask you to create an online resume through a website builder (which can help your work experience stand out among the competition), or produce a single resume document file.

5. App Development

You can easily develop apps from your home, with Android and Apple’s app marketplaces offering fruitful opportunities. When selling apps, there are no shipping costs to worry about, and the apps themselves cost almost nothing to create.

6. Buy and Sell Domains

Before you start, it’s important that you understand the basic costs of domains, and that you know which domains are available. You can do this by checking out domain auction websites such as AfterNic.com, Sedo.com, and Flippa.com, which all function similarly to eBay.

7. Online Marketplace Vendor

Selling on eBay or Amazon could be your next full time job – provided you know how to price a product properly. Amazon ran a survey about its sellers, and discovered that four times as many sellers make a million dollars on Amazon than on eBay.

8. Freelance Web Design

You can easily design sleek sites using website builders, or you can begin learning how to code through various online courses if you’d like more creative control over your websites. We need to give a quick shout out to the website builder, Duda – we believe it’s the best website builder for pro web designers.

5 schuldfreie Möglichkeiten, Ihr Unternehmen in einer globalen Krise zu führen

5 schuldfreie Möglichkeiten, Ihr Unternehmen in einer globalen Krise zu führen

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