Question by susie girl: How much does it cost to start up a small business at home?
Hi, I’m from Australia.
I’m thinking I would like to start a small home florist business, on the internet.
I would do mainly silk flowers. But I’m not sure where to start, the big question going around in my head is how much will it all cost to start a home business? Has any one got a rough idea how much it would cost? Thanks
Answer by Julie Hodges
You may get a few ideas – You don’t need to spend a fortune on a website to begin with. Actually I seriously encourage you not to do so.
This is an article I wrote a while ago about the cheapest option to get started online.
I know it isn’t easy to get started online – My work involves writing about safe versus unsafe products for our homes. Not much money in writing I can assure you.
I also have the opportunity of helping teach mums in OZ get a home business up and running. We don’t deal with silk flowers though – our work involves eco friendly home products. I love what I do but I know the challenge associated with the entire process of giving a home business a go.
I hope the link above is a help to you – Keep start up costs to a minimum as ideas change rather quickly. I wasted a bit of cash when I first got started so I hope you don’t have to!
The courses, the experience and training along with a few mistakes have provided a much deeper understanding of the challenges etc.
Good luck with your silk flowers.
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Question by Maggie: In 2010, how much money should I take to Germany for a 2 week vacation.?
My husband and I are planning to go on a vacation from Canada to Hamburg and will be staying with our friends who are local Germans. How much money should we take along with us in order to get a few souvenirs and also be able to take our hosts out for a few meals? sightseeing? etc.
Answer by April S
Completely depends on your lifestyle and taste. I think since you’re staying with friends and you didn’t say if you’re in a city or the country, plan for about $ 100 a day. Most likely, you’ll spend less on some days and more on others but since you’ll be eating breakfast at home, that will save you some money. If you’re big drinkers, maybe $ 150 per day will be best. As a side note, you can take your ATM card or credit card to pay for a lot of things so you won’t have to have cash. Look at the back of your ATM card and take note of what networks your bank is connected to…then google the major German banks and see who’s local ATMs are a part of that network too. You can use the local ATM’s when you need cash and the fees are compatible and sometimes less than what you would pay at a Bureau de Change.
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A few nice house swaps images I found:
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To Die For
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To Die For
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 21, 2013
“The Pipes of Christmas” will celebrate its fifteenth season with performances in New York City on Saturday, December 14 at the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church, located at 921 Madison Avenue (at 73rd Street) with performances at 2 and 7PM. The concert moves across the Hudson River on Sunday, December 15 to Central Presbyterian Church located at 70 Maple Street in Summit, NJ for a 2PM performance.
For those weary of the ceaseless stream of secular holiday music from department stores to TV, the “Pipes of Christmas” offers a spiritual and traditional take on the season that connects concertgoers to the holiday in a fresh, meaningful way. The show features tunes such as “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” “Joy to the World,” and “Amazing Grace,” all performed live on pipes and drums, harp and fiddle, and organ and brass. Not only does the performance define Christmas cheer, but also it inspires those of Celtic descent to retrace and reconnect to their ancestry.
The concert presents the music of Christmas accompanied by readings taken from the Celtic literature of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Featured performers include James Robinson from the film ?Braveheart,? New England fiddle champion Paul Woodiel, ?Riverdance? uilleann piper and flutist Christopher Layer, Gaelic Mod champion harpist Jennifer Port of Golspie, Scotland, and the Pipe Major Kevin Ray Blandford Memorial Pipe Band from Redlands, CA.
The concert will also feature the world premier of “Lullaby for a Prince,” specially commissioned to mark the birth of HRH Prince George of Cambridge. The piece is written by Scottish composer Steve Gibb of Inverness, Scotland. Concert-goers will recall Gibb?s beautiful tune, ?Balmoral Snow,? which had its World Premiere at the 2012 concerts to mark HM Queen Elizabeth?s Diamond Jubilee. There will also be a new work featured by a music student of Edinburgh Napier University as part of the university?s Alexander McCall Smith Prize for Composition contest.
Honorary Chairs for the 2013 concerts are acclaimed Scottish writer Alexander McCall Smith author of the highly successful ?No. 1 Ladies? Detective Agency? series and Mark Standish, Co-Group Head, Capital Markets and Investor & Treasury Services, Royal Bank of Canada.
Proceeds from the concert support an extensive music scholarship program which includes annual gifts to the National Piping Centre and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (both located in Glasgow,) the Gaelic College of Nova Scotia and Lyon College in Batesville, Arkansas. The Clan Currie Society, producers of the concert, also sponsor the US National Scottish Harp Championship, the Children?s Literature Prize at the Royal National Mod in Scotland and an annual academic research prize at Sabhal MRead More
Some cool holiday house swap images:
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LittleSu and her Dal Berry sent Lark a wonderful present for the 2010 Dal House Holiday Swap!
Moe’s Christmas 7/14
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Moe: And more chocolates! That’s one thing I miss about being a human. All the yummy food…