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Business Opportunity Leads - the Basic Guide to Small Business Marketing

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0


A business opportunity lead will bring you in more business and you will need to plan to bring in the customers. It doesn't happen overnight.

It’s not difficult to find a job and like what you do. You can do anything if you put your mind to it. Thomas Edison once said, “If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astonish ourselves”.

First of all you need to set definite goals. You should have a 6 month, 1 year and 5 year goal in mind. Planning is essential when you want to start any new business. The research and the statistics bear witness to this. A business plan is the next step in the planning process. This can be a complicated process, but there are ways to get around it without it looking so daunting. With proper planning you will be able to create your own business opportunity leads.

Heare are some business opportunity leads that we are surrounded by

  • Teaching

This is for people who are passionate about education. There is not a huge start up cost as students can come to the teacher’s home. School children might need help with some of their school subjects. Art and Pottery classes are offered to all ages as well as one-on-one sports coaching and the list goes on.

  •  Sales agent

You need to be confident, energetic and good at selling. Shops are always looking for new products to buy. It would be a good idea to find a niche to go into because this area is so large and if you are to specialize in something it would be a lot easier. There would be less competition in the market

  • Craft-market shop

Situated indoors and requires some start up finances and the market would take about 10%. of their takings. Location is vitally important. Do a lot of market research before venturing into this field.

  • Franchising.

This is one of the safer routes to take although the start up costs are higher, but it does provide training. There are many franchising advantages, but I would assume most people go into this sector for the money because it takes most of your creativity away.

Ideas to get you started

Many of these ideas are home business opportunity leads


  • Decoupage
  • Farmer's Market
  • Fabric Painting
  • Paper making, Quilting
  • Threads and ribbons
  • Stamping
  • Teddy Bears
  • Scrapbooking
  • Wooden cut-outs
  • Soap making
  • Needlework
  • Pottery and Ceramics

Perfect your product

  • Is it functional or dysfunctional

Is it practical or decorative. If they are practical they should be easy to clean and hard-wearing. Do a test in the wash and make sure the colours don’t run and the garment doesn’t shrink.

  • Which Market do you want to attract?

Affluent, elite, top end of the market or more of a general market. This is determined by the raw materials used in your product.

  • Choosing an outlet

Craft Markets

If you are serious about your business this shouldn’t be your only option. Sometimes the weather is unpredictable and leaves you without any customers. Market your products to other outlets as well.

  • Craft Market Shops
  • Selling from Home

Artists are finding it more economical to use their home to display their Art and have become successful.

  • The Internet

Web sites on the Internet have increased by leaps and bounds over the last couple of years. If you are serious about writing then Hubpages and Blogspot are good places to start, but make sure you monetize your blogs. I wouldn’t bother with any get-rich schemes on the internet.

Getting Started with Small Business Marketing

No experience is required for you to get noticed. Just a lot of courage, effort, energy,enthusiasm and perseverance.

  • Always have a business card
  • How you package your merchandise leaves a lasting impression
  • Leave cards, flyers and posters where you know possible customers would come
  • Create a professional impression
  • Advertise on the internet, community newspapers, send e-mails
  • Offer to give demonstrations at charity events
  • Take a stall at a festival or at school or church function
  • Word of mouth advertising helps for a new business
  • Online business opportunity leads is another way of marketing and doing business.
making small businesses easy

Item costing

Direct components

  • Raw materials eg. Paint, wood

Indirect components

  • eg. Paint brushes, varnish

Direct production

  • Labor

Indirect production

  • Overheads eg. Rent, electricity


  • Add mark-up between 75% and 100%.


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