3 Off-the-Wall Business Ideas That Actually Worked

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Some people spend years agonizing over a business idea before turning it into a reality, and then there are those entrepreneurs that are struck with a crazy notion and just go with it. While some of these off-the-wall ideas inevitably tank, some turn out to be perfectly, insanely brilliant. Read on for three of our favorites:
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Shared Services Center – Fort Smith Expansion

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Shared Services Center – Fort Smith, a provider of business office support functions for hospitals and healthcare facilities, will expand their presence in Fort Smith’s Phoenix Center. As part of the expansion, the company is increasing personnel to accommodate increased growth.
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The 4 Qualities That Make Introverts Great Entrepreneurs

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When the term “introvert” is used to describe someone, a person quietly – and intentionally – tucked away and wrapped up in his or her own little world typically comes to mind. While this image may not be untrue, it only depicts a small portion of the introvert’s life, and most certainly doesn’t highlight the many strengths and abilities that go hand in hand with being introverted. For example, did you know that introverts often make great leaders and incredible entrepreneurs? Here’s why:
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Successful Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs

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Networking can play a big role in growing your business, but finding the right event and then making meaningful connections often doesn’t come as easily as we would like. Like any skill, becoming good at networking requires research and plenty of practice. Work the below practices into your networking routine, and you’ll be on your way to making the connections you need to achieve your business dreams.
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4 Habits That Surprisingly Boost Productivity

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Entrepreneurs are always trying to maximize their time, and squeeze as much work out of their hours as possible. Often, this goal results in working long hours, cutting sleep and constant multitasking – practices that often prove to be ineffective. Instead of burning the midnight oil and sacrificing your personal life for the sake of your business, try picking up the below habits to boost your productivity while also improving your quality of life.
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5 Signs It’s Time to Step Out On Your Own

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The thought may have hit you fairly recently, or you may have had this desire for years, but recently, you’ve been contemplating what life would be like if you were your own boss, calling your own shots and running your own business. But how do you know if you’re ready to make the leap or not? Below, we’ve listed out a few tell tale signs that you may be ready to step out on your own. If you identify with the majority of them, it may be time to start getting your business plan together.
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How To Get The Sleep You Need When Starting a Business

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Entrepreneurs, especially those who own start-ups, are known for sacrificing sleep for work. Sometimes, a couple short sleeps – or even sleepless nights – are warranted in order to create a successful company. But for too many business owners, little to no sleep isn’t an exception – it’s the norm.

The more the importance of sleep is studied, the more we find it’s simply not worth skipping or cutting short. You may have more time to work if you forgo sleep, but studies also show that you’ll be a less inspiring leader, you’ll make more ill-informed decisions, and you’ll be more likely to contract a cold or other illness, which will ultimately take time away from your work. In fact, by getting the National Sleep Foundation recommended 7-9 hours a night, you’ll be happier and more creative. So how exactly does a busy entrepreneur with an endless to-do list get enough good, quality rest to fulfill his/her full potential? Read on to find out how you can prioritize fitting quality hours of sleep into your schedule.
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