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Hustle It!—Craigslist Flipping in 6 Steps

Have you ever just scrolled through the free section on Craigslist? It’s crazy the kind of stuff you can find on there. You’ll find a lot of things that aren’t worth the drive to go get them, but you’ll also find some stuff that’s pretty cool.  It’s stuff that the owner doesn’t want or need but just can’t bring themselves …

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Five Forces—Bargaining Power

How much power do you have in negotiating with your suppliers and customers? The first and fifth of the Five Forces described by Michael Porter are Buyer Bargaining Power and Supplier Bargaining Power.  If this is the first time you’ve heard about Porter’s Five Forces, check out my previous article here. So bargaining power… What is it? Bargaining power is …

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Where Does Your Business Fit In?

Think about your business.  Where does it fit into its space? How does your business operate relative to your competitors, suppliers, customers, etc.  Who are your competitors?  Do you even have suppliers?  Well, of course you do, but have you thought about it?  Who holds the power? There’s a simple framework that I want to introduce to you today.  It was …

Hustle It!—Tree Trimming

How much do you think you could make trimming people’s trees? Almost two year ago, I moved into our house in Irving, Texas.  Shortly before I bought the house, I found out that a big tree branch had broken off one of the huge trees in the yard and was resting on the roof.  My insurance agent told me that …

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How to Make Money as a Stay-at-Home Parent

For those who are stay-at-home parents, I tip my hat.  What you do is hard, important, and can be extremely rewarding. So what do you do as a stay-at-home parent if your current income just isn’t cutting it?  How do you go about increasing your income while holding down the fort at home? We at Income School want to help you …

Business Ethics—Is doing good my business’s responsibility?

Business ethics… Is that a paradox?  Isn’t business all about making money, no matter what it takes?  I mean, within the limits of the law, or course.  But barring illegal activity, are all options on the table? Paradox?  The Answer is No Business isn’t just about making money.  I mean, it kind of is, but it really isn’t.  It is, …