Resume Paper; businessnewsdaily.com

A guide for startups and small businesses

 

45 Business Ideas We Loved in 2011

  1. Career coach 
  2. Personal social media consultant 
  3. Memory organizer
  4. Invasive species pest management 
  5. Tablet app development  
  6. Online video production
  7. Specialty foods provider 
  8. Online privacy management
  9. PR for socially responsible businesses 
  10. Personal concierge
  11. Senior care services 
  12. Resale retail 
  13. Home day care 
  14. Yard work 
  15. Affordable Computer maintenance 
  16. Cleaning service 
  17. Energy efficiency consultant 
  18. Recycler
  19. Pet sitter.
  20. Organizer 
  21. Virtual assistant
  22. Remote bookkeeper 
  23. Translator
  24. Cost cutter
  25. Social media consultant
  26. Copywriter
  27. Health insurance consultant 
  28. Home Renovation 
  29. Tree care 
  30. Taxi service 
  31. Local farming
  32. Commuting service
  33. Residential environmental-assessment service
  34. Small-biz social media 
  35. Interior design
  36. Education consultant
  37. Kids consignment shop 
  38. Local Internet marketing consultant
  39. App designer 
  40. Green consultant 
  41. Off-hours child care
  42. E-commerce warehouse/shipping  
  43. Business security consultant 
  44. Party business 
  45. Tablet repair

We’ve got a great feeling about 2011. Having fought through the deepest financial crisis in post-war history, January 2010 marked the official end of the recession. Despite lingering turbulence, British small businesses are leading the way to recovery and are increasingly being recognised as the key to economic growth. However, the job market remains volatile, which means now is as good a time as any to set up on your own. We believe 2011 holds a vast range of exciting possibilities for entrepreneurial minded folk, looking for their next venture. Here’s a list of our top five industry trends and our five favourite business opportunities for the coming year.

IT and communications 
Entrepreneurs with innovative ideas for the IT and communication industries should be extremely excited about 2011. People are increasingly looking for ground-breaking software or quick and easy methods of contacting one another, both for business purposes and for their home life, and if the explosion of internet and mobile communication is anything to go by, this industry looks set to rule the roost next year. The emergence of smartphones, and the growth of mobile applications have been met with great gusts of approval by businesses and individuals alike, and the highly anticipated launch of the iPad last year added a whole new dimension to the app world. What’s more, the government has recently announced plans for superfast broadband to be made available to every community in Britain by 2015. While the private sector is expected to deliver broadband to two thirds of the UK, certain rural areas will receive public funds to build a ‘digital hub’ with fibre optic internet connection. This is great news for rural small businesses. Ministers have said the aim is for the UK to have the best broadband network in Europe. With the rate technology is advancing, who knows what interesting developments we’re in store for next year?

Green Power 
Increasing government incentives, such as £200m of funding for wind power development, and £1bn for a green investment bank, coupled with changing public opinion towards all things environmental, means that green technology is the hot trend of the moment. Billions of pounds have been pumped into renewable energy and green tech businesses in recent years, despite the economic downturn, and investment in the sector continues to grow. There are several venture capital firms that look to invest in green companies, such as Bridges Ventures, Scottish Equity Partners and Wellington Partners, which is good news for environmental entrepreneurs. Carbon neutral cab companyClimatecars, and renewable energy provider, Ovo Energy, are two great examples of green start-ups already rocking the industry.

Manufacturing 
Recent research has shown that trading conditions in the manufacturing industry are particularly robust, and the sector is widely expected to help lead the way towards economic growth. This certainly presents an array of opportunities for entrepreneurs looking to enter the industry. In fact, the Engineering Employers Federation has forecast that engineering and manufacturing will outperform the rest of the UK economy next year. What’s more, the manufacturing industry was recently labelled the “unsung hero” of our economy by the Confederation of British Industry, and it looks set for a bumper year in 2011. London-based company, Spinning Hat, that designs and manufactures gifts, projects a turnover of £5m next year, and is taking the industry by storm. One thing’s for sure, there’s plenty of room on the scene for new ventures.

Transport
Time is becoming more precious in our increasingly chaotic lives, and so businesses that offer a convenient service to make people’s lives easier are well on course to flourish. In recent years we’ve seen the emergence of a number of successful businesses offering convenient and economical transport solutions, such as Shiply, the online transport marketplace, WhipCar, which is fast becoming the UK’s largest ‘car club’, and Blink, which dubs itself Europe’s first air taxi service. The mounting cost of travel, including recent announcements of rail-fare increases, serves to further enhance the potential opportunities for businesses in the transport sector.

Healthcare
The human race is becoming more and more aware of health concerns. With the advancement in technology and medicine, and an ageing population, healthcare and wellness is an industry with huge opportunities. Whether you sell healthy goods, or develop preventative care products, the sector presents many exciting prospects for anyone wanting to set-up their own company. Online pharmacy, Chemist Direct, and specialist doctor’s recruitment company Pathology Group, are two examples of start-up healthcare businesses that are quite literally booming.

Businesses
Mobile app company
In the words of Apple: “There’s an app for everything”. This snappy slogan sums up the potential that lies within mobile applications, for hungry entrepreneurs with a taste for all things technical. With the proliferation of smartphones and tablet PCs, mobile apps have burst onto the scene with extraordinary vigour, while the creators continually strive to offer more imaginative, innovative and sometimes darn right peculiar programmes. At Startups we’ve seen some fantastic businesses launched in this sphere recently, such asThe App Factory, and we believe this is an industry that will continue to flourish well into the future. Here’s our guide to setting up a mobile apps business

Market stall 
If you’re looking for self-employment, running a market stall can be a great way to make your own living. Aside from the obvious appeal of being your own boss, a market stall offers flexible working hours, and the opportunity to spend each day in the open air, among like-minded folk and in a friendly working environment. Obviously, it’s important to find great products that you’re passionate about selling, but the setting up costs are relatively low, and there are certainly places in every local area for market traders. The continuing economic uncertainty has led many people to shop at markets as prices tend to be lower than in bigger retailers. What’s more, increasing interest in local, organic and hand-made produce, means 2011 will be as good a year as any to break into the market stall industry and set up your own mini-shop.

eBay / Amazon marketplace business 
eBay, the UK’s number one e-commerce site, and Amazon, both offer quick and easy ways to make a living, without costing an arm and a leg. Sellers of all sizes can use these online shopping sites, from individuals to established businesses, and more and more people are choosing these platforms as regular money-making ventures. Recent statistics revealed eBay has 17 million live listings on its UK site, and 120,000 registered businesses selling their products via the platform, and with approximately 18 million unique monthly visitors, the potential scope of businesses is enormous. The recent government announcement to provide superfast broadband to all areas of the UK means that anyone, no matter where they are based, canset up an eBay business or Amazon marketplace business with relative ease but enormous potential. 

Olympics-related business 
There’s one event on everyone’s mind in Britain, and that’s the fast approaching Olympic Games of 2012. The evidence from previous years has shown that the Games can be extremely lucrative for businesses in the area. When Australia staged the 2000 Games, small and medium enterprises in New South Wales and Queensland secured around £550m worth of business, while Sydney made more than £2bn from tourism. These figures show that the Olympics present a multitude of opportunities for businesses of all sizes and from varying industries, including construction, hospitality and retail. It’s well worth getting the ball rolling as soon as possible, so to ensure you don’t miss the boat, check the London 2012 website regularly for tendering opportunities.

Home improvement business 
The property and banking sectors are widely expected to remain sluggish well into 2011, so it’s likely that fewer people will be looking to move house. Instead, both time and money will be spent on home improvement, be it fitting new kitchens, re-decorating rooms or re-tiling floors. This is great news for handymen, or for people thinking of setting up their own home improvement business, because no doubt there will be an increase in demand for plumbers, painters and carpenters. Add to this the government’s recently unveiled proposals to increase the number of apprenticeships to expand the UK’s skill base, and you have the recipe for a new generation of skilled and potentially self-employed workers.

 

 

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Blog Review; trendstop.com

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“Translating trends into sales”

trendstop.com provides a suite of trend services and products designed to help you translate the latest fashion and lifestyle trends into best sellers.

“Accurate trend intelligence”

Fashion, creative and marketing professionals worldwide subscribe to Trendstop.com’s online memberships for insider access to the most directional fashion trends and forecasts.

“Influencer Approach”

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“Relevant  trend hand picked for you”

 

Trends Area:

  • trend forecast
  • color prediction
  • materials and textures
  • print and graphics
  • catwalks analysis
  • global retail trends
  • trade shows
  • global street style
  • silhouettes and detailing
  • denim forecast
  • essential accessories

“Hands-on trend direction”

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“Trends that matter to you”

 

Author: Muhammad Naufal Aflah / 19010115

Blog Review; http://www.jwtintelligence.com/trendletters2/

“Converting cultural shifts into opportunities”

 

JWT is the world’s best-known marketing communications brand. Headquartered in New York, JWT is a true global network with more than 200 offices in over 90 countries employing nearly 10,000 marketing professionals

JWTIntelligence is a center for provocative thinking that is a part of JWT, the world’s best-known marketing communications brand. We make sense of the chaos in a world of hyper-abundant information and constant innovation—finding quality amid the quantity.

JWTIntelligence is focus on identifying changes in the global zeitgeist so as to convert shifts into compelling opportunities for brands. We have done this on behalf of multinational clients across several categories including pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, food, and home and personal care.

The trend reports, research reports, white papers and presentations focus on a broad range of macro trends affecting businesses and consumers alike. Using cross-market qualitative and quantitative research, we dissect these cultural shifts, exploring their drivers, potential and significance for brands. The reports highlighted here are available at no cost, unless otherwise noted.

 

100 Things to Watch in 2013

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10 Trends for 2013 in 2 minutes

 

Author: Muhammad Naufal Aflah / 19010115

 


 

 

Blog Review; toprankblog.com

“Online Marketing Blog”

TopRank online marketing is a digital marketing agency founded by Lee Odden and Susan Misukanis that helps companies increase sales, brand visibility online and develop better customer engagement. We specialize in content based customer acquisition and relationship programs that emphasize content marketing, social media marketing, search engine optimization and email marketing.  Companies hire us for consulting, training and implementation services.

Information Bar:

  • Optimize

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  • Newsletter

Access the Latest Online Marketing News & Tips

  • BIGLIST Blogs

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  • SEO

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  • Social Media

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  • Content Marketing

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  • Interviews

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  • More

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TopRank’s has provided insights, resources and commentary on a range of digital marketing and public relations topics including:

  • Search engine marketing and optimization
  • Social media marketing
  • Content marketing
  • Business blogging and marketing
  • Online public relations

TopRank is also available to speak or provide training to your organization on topics related to search marketing, online public relations and marketing with social media.

 

Author : Muhammad Naufal Aflah / 19010115

Event Review; BRIGHTSPOT

The 8th Brightspot Market Tenant

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Brightspot Market was founded in early 2009 with the goal of showcasing young, independent fashio,n and product designers along side unique retailers and international streetwear brands. After only a few Brightspot Markets, Indonesian brands have taken center stage in Jakarta and beyond. Simultaneously, the international products featured in Brightspot Market have gained cool cult status in the local market. Attendance has gone from just over 5000 visitors at our first event to 55,000 at our last event in November 2011.

“THE FUTURE IS STILL UNWRITTEN”

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In the last two years, Brightspot has gone from being a market of all things cool to a full-blown cultural phenomenon. People in the know have come to trust Brightspot as the front-runner for new fashion and style in Indonesia. In December 2010, the Brightspot team opened THE GOODS DEPT• a temporary 1066 square meter curated department store and café in Plaza Indonesia.

As you might already know, the four days temporary concept market Brightspot Market is making a comeback this year on Valentine’s Day and will take place at the Grand Indonesia West Mall, Jakarta. As usual, the cool event will have several things for you to get, of course from the respected local brand names such as Cotton Ink, Pot Meets Pop, Elhaus, AMBLE, ZEVIN, PARD, Geulis, and many more. So make sure to come and bring your friends with you on the February 14th to 17th 2013!

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 Some booths I visited on Saturday, February 16, 2013 :

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Amble

Author : Muhammad Naufal Aflah / 19010115

Event Review; Teater EPIK vol. 5 : TARAKSA

Behind The Scene

Sebuah ‘pengorbanan yang bermula dari kasih sayang’. Premis utama tersebut coba diterjemahkan ke dalam bentuk ‘perjalanan langit’ yang dilalui Taraksa untuk menjemput kembali Chiandra, wanita yang dicintainya. Dengan menghadirkan ruang pentas yang minim dialog, penuturan cerita melalui gerak tubuh, suara musik, juga gerik artistik, beberapa logika panggung kami coba dobrak pada pertunjukan Taraksa ini. Adalah kehadiran para pemain musik, lengkap dengan peralatannya, yang ditampilkan secara berani sebagai bagian dari artistik panggung yang responsif. Medium panggung pun coba diperluas tidak hanya terbatas pada aturan porsenium, posisi duduk penonton ditata sedemikian rupa sehingga memberikan ceruk lebih bagi keseluruhan komposisi artistik, yang bertujuan demi membangun wahana bagi para penonton untuk turut ikut menjadi bagian dari aksi pertunjukan.

“Ini merupakan sesuatu yang beda. Bahkan untuk teater pun, ini teater yang beda.” -Marikar Arsy (Produser)

Selain itu, berbekal dari satu naskah utama, tim produksi pun merambah eksplorasi artistik di luar panggung. Kehadiran cerita bersambung sebagai program mediasi acara, penerbitan concept art book, dan penawaran merchandise Taraksa di hari-H menjadikan pengemasan acara yang utuh secara holistik.

“Semuanya berangkat dari sebuah premi sederhana.. Sangat Sederhana.” -Sutansyah Marahakim (Sutradara)

Menginjak pementasan yang kelima ini, Teater EPIK perlahan mulai mencapai tujuan dari berdirinya ; memberikan suatu wadah untuk bertemu teman-teman baru yang memiliki itikad bersama membangun seni pertunjukan di Bandung . Keterlibatan para mahasiswa lintas universitas dari ITB, UNPAR, ITENAS, UNISBA, UNPAD, UPI, IT Telkom, juga para siswa lintas sekolah dari SMAN 1, SMAN 15, dan SMAN 19, benar adanya membuat Taraksa sebagai ajang kolaborasi para penggiat seni pertunjukan di kalangan siswa dan mahasiswa di Bandung. Pada tanggal 26 – 27 Februari nanti, Dago Tea House, Bandung akan disemarakkan satu kali lagi, sebagaimana nama yang menyematnya, sebuah Taman Budaya.

Poster-Taraksa

“Kami mencoba menyampaikan dialog tersebut melalui musik.” -Fiola Rondonuwu (Pengarah Musik)

“Metafor yang dinikmati, bukan yang dimengerti” -Misha Azizia (Pengarah Artistik)

“Ketika naskah tidak hanya dimainkan diatas panggung, tapi dijadikan awal untuk modal produksi” -Tri Adi Pasha (Produser Eksekutif)

Source : http://taraksa.majalahepik.com

Author : Muhammad Naufal Aflah / 19010115

Resume Paper Work; Creative Opera

 

A Blog for Designers to Find Advice and Inspiration

 

Creative Opera is a blog for new designers, aspiring designers, and anyone who has a passion for design. 
 
All in all, I’m quite a nerd — but I try to enjoy life as much as I can.
-Manda Szewczyk

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This paper will talk about

80+ Must-Read Design Blogs to Enhance your Creativity and your Career

I think creative opera is the website that provides inspiration for designers with list of creative blog selected. My first impression when i saw this blog is interesting, unique, colorful, with an interface that I think out of the box. 

There are hundreds of design blogs online. I have thoughtfully chosen over 80 of my absolute favorites for this must-read list and have categorized them for easy navigation. Which do you like best?

 

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In addition, the creative opera website has about 80 inspirational blog for designers also provide facilities to the browser to provide a response in the form of comments, feedback, suggestions, , opinions, and whatever the expression when opening or accessing creative opera. It can build creativity and innovation for the creative opera to develop creative ideas in updating the website which become the source of inspiration.Image

 

Author: Muhammad Naufal Aflah / 19010115

 

 

 

Blog Review; Creative Something

“Creative ideas and inspiration”

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“Creative Something” is a blog that first I saw it, the words come into my mind to describe this blog was Simple

According to the creator of something creative blog, this blog is place for the initiators of creative ideas to share creativity with people. From this blog, people are not just reading a series of ideas about the latest innovations and trends. This blog also increases brain stimulants for the source of inspiration in making something, finding something, even creating something. In accordance with the tagline “Creative ideas and inspiration”, this blog is a place to channel ideas and find inspiration. In addition, this blog is also shown with a simple interface making it easier for the reader fulfilled with an image that supports this blog is become increasingly attractive.

There are several menus in this blog; Subscribe, Random, About, and Creative APP

Subscribe

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Subscribe menu has different interfaces that give content to be displayed on the main page when this blog opened or accessed.

Random

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Random will display posts about ideas or inspiration randomly and will continue to change the preview page every time you click random menu.

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About is a menu that displays the biography and the creator reasons behind making the blog that become a place of ideas and inspiration.
 
Creative APP
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Creative APP provides an explanation of the application Oflow. It is an app of more than 120 tips for having ideas and being more creative. Explore all the tips, bookmark your favorites, keep track of ideas and notes right from your iPhone or iPad.
 
“A real jump start from way outside the box to spark the creative mind.”
 
“Such a useful, well-designed resource.”
 
 
 
 
Author: Muhammad Naufal Aflah / 19010115
 
 

Resume Paper Work; Creative Overflow

 

How to Enhance Creativity in School Children

Nowadays, children in school have difficulty in cultivating or increasing creativity because it is still vulnerable affected by the surrounding environment. Parents are also responsible for finding common ground or a right way to foster creativity of children. http://creativeoverflow.net that serve students in school well from their formative years all the way through completing a digital arts program. Not only parents, but teachers can also use this tool as an alternative or a curriculum to teach children how to apply creativity as material for studying.

In the website, there are several examples of the digital arts program that can be applied to children learning enhances creativity;

Word Games

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Word games are a great way to encourage creative thinking because it allows children to make connections and establish relationships between different words.

Visual Thinking Games

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Games that employ the use of visual thinking are great because they encourage visualization and the use of imagination—two important aspects of thinking creatively.

Drawing Games

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Certain types of drawing games can help students build on existing concepts, knowledge and ideas, another key aspect of creativity.The children can do this in groups, pairs or as individuals. Ask the children to select a set number of their drawings and build a story around the images. Afterwards, everyone can share their stories.

Teaching Tips to Enhance Creativity

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Besides utilizing specific games, you can enhance creativity through the way you teach and interact with your students. Asking certain types of questions during lessons is also a great way to get their imaginations churning. Encourage group collaboration as much as possible; this is an important skill that will serve them well later in life.

Closing Thoughts

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Encouraging creativity in students will not only serve them well while they are in school, it will help them develop skills that will serve them well as adults.

 

Author: Muhammad Naufal Aflah / 19010115

Blog Review; Creative Generalist

“An idea is the ring on which finely cut diamonds are placed. Ideas unite creative executions and innovative advancements.”

Founded in 2002 by Steve Hardy, Creative Generalist is an outpost for curious divergent thinkers who appreciate new ideas from a wide mix of sources. Completely random and updated regularly, inspiration drawn from – and relevant to – the larger creative world. This community’s goal is simply to define what it is to be a creative generalist and build a directory of sorts for those who specialize in everything.

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Overview

Ideation, unlike creativity, is not a specialized activity. Ideativity and creativity are not the same thing. Ideas require a divergent, generalist approach while creative require the opposite: a convergent, specialist approach. Acts of creativity certainly include ideas and thinking of ideas often involves a large degree of creativity. They reinforce each other. They are integral. However, in society and in business, creativity and ideation are two separate and different-looking cogs. One deals in simplicity while the other deals in complexity. One deals with composition while the other deals with editing.

Inspiration

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  • Curations
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The world needs to create more than 500 million new jobs by 2020 to provide career opportunities for the currently unemployed; as well as young people who will be joining the workforce.

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FOUNDER’S NOTE

By their very nature generalists tend not to congregate. Our interests are so many and so varied that it’s almost counter-intuitive to try to gather us around a common theme. But it is indeed possible.

This community’s goal is simply to define what it is to be a creative generalist and build a directory of sorts for those who specialize in everything.

Generalists, you’re not alone. And you really should meet each other. Welcome.

Author; Muhammad Naufal Aflah / NIM 19010115