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Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness


As a housing provider, you can play a big role in supporting the education of young people experiencing homelessness. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, a federal law, governs the implementation of Pennsylvania’s Education for Children and Youth Experiencing Homelessness (ECYEH) Program. Currently, there are over 26,000 K-12 students in Pennsylvania (2014-15 data) that may need additional support due to their homeless status. These students include those children and youth who:

  • are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative adequate accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals;
  • have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
  • are living in cars, parks, public spaces or abandoned buildings, sub- standard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
  • are “migratory children” (see further information regarding homeless students in the Education for Homeless Youth Basic Education Circular at  www.education.state.pa.us/homeless)

There are many resources to assist in these efforts through the regional network of ECYEH coordinators – go to http://homeless.center-school.org to see the regional map for local program contact information.  And if you are not connected with the local school district homeless liaison/s in your area, visit the statewide online liaison directory at http://homeless.center-school.org/ homeless directory  for a complete liaison listing.  At this site, you will also find a listing of family/youth shelters available to families with children and unaccompanied youth.  If your program/agency is not listed, or if the information needs to be updated, please contact your ECYEH regional coordinator.


Free leadership development training is available for families of children who receive Infant-Toddler Early Intervention or Pre-School Early Intervention Services.  Competence and Confidence Partners in Policymaking for Families in Early Intervention (C2P2EI) will be offered in four 2-day sessions: October 28-29, December 2-3, January 27-28, and April 28-29 at the Lancaster Host Resort and Conference Center. For more information contact Cathy Roccia-Meier at cathyRM@temple.edu or visit http://disabilities.temple.edu/programs/leadership/c2p2ei.shtml

Let’s get started! Free Online Business Course @Stanford is on NOW!

Let’s get started!

Howdy! We’re super excited for the first lecture of How to Start a Startup (and to have 50,000 of you following along), and I hope you are too. Sam will be starting things off tomorrow, and Dustin Moskovitz (cofounder of Facebook, Asana, and Good Ventures) will cover Why to Start a Startup.

Dustin and Sam will each answer a couple of questions in Q&A this week. You can submit questions on this form (by this evening for Dustin, by Wednesday for Sam). Top questions will selected to be voted on by members of the Facebook group (tonight for Dustin, on Wednesday for Sam).

400 universities around the world, as well as many non-university organizations, are organizing viewing sessions to bring people together, watch the lecture videos, discuss the content, bounce ideas off each other, and peer evaluate assignments. Contact info for university Leaders and other organizers, as well as viewing session details, are on this spreadsheet. If you’re organizing a viewing session that isn’t on that sheet, please add it!

You don’t have to go to a viewing session to watch the 50-minute videos – all will be posted on startupclass.samaltman.com by 4 PM Pacific Time (no live stream) every day.

There are two recommended readings before watching the lecture tomorrow: Advice for Ambitious 19 year olds by Sam Altman, and Good and Bad Reasons to Become an Entrepreneur by Dustin Moskovitz.

You’ll get an email tomorrow as soon as the first video is online. That will include a link to the discussion forum we’ll be using specifically to discuss the contents of the lectures.

Have a great Monday!

Sam and Pulak

Viwida Feature:- The Women’s Business Center at Community First Fund

The Women’s Business Center at Community First Fund provides training, customized business counseling, loan capital, and advocacy support to small business enterprises. The goal of the Center is to develop more knowledgeable, better prepared business owners through these services and outside resources.The Center focuses on the unique needs of existing business owners by providing one-on-one counseling sessions to discuss specific business issues and offering intensive classroom training on how to establish your new business and manage your growth.

The Women’s Business Center at Community First Fund also offers special topics seminars, covering a variety of business issues such as gaining access to capital, marketing, networking,  and certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).

The Women’s Business Center offers loan capital through its Women’s Business Loan Fund and through programs offered by Community First Fund. This loan capital may be used to help start up your new business or expand your existing business.

Additional funding to assist small minority- and women-owned contractors, who do not have access to lines of credit or other small business loans from traditional sources, is available from The Pennsylvania Business Opportunities Fund (BOF).  Loans from the BOF are administered by Community First Fund which partnered with the Department of General Services and the Department of Community and Economic Development to create the program.

For more information, please contact Lydia Walker, Director of Women’s Business Center.

State Procurement classRecent State Procurement class, taught in conjunction with the U.S. Small Business Administration

Women’s Business Resources

DID YOU KNOW?     According to the Small Business Administration, of the 23 million non-farm businesses in 2002, women owned 6.5 million businesses. These firms generated $940.8 billion in revenues, employed 7.1 million workers, and had $173.7 billion in payroll.   To find out more..

Personal Finance – Ten Commandments> How’s your money? Do you have a personal relationship with your money?!

This article is from among 50 ideas put together by an intelligent lady Anastasiya Goers of www.balanceinme.com. She compiled ideas into The Book of Wisdom: 50 Ideas for the All-Around Balanced Life. I’ll be featuring different ideas on this site that would be interesting for the readers.

 Today’s ideas is about Personal Finance:-

My Ten Commandments of Personal Finance – This is a post by Len Penzo of

Len Penzo dot Com. Follow him @LenPenzo to keep your finances under control.

Maybe you heard about tha infamous Kelton studydone a couple years ago that found that Americans could identify more ingredients in a Big Mac than the individual Ten Commandments. To wit: eighty percent of Americans knew there were two all-beef patties in a Big Mac, but only 6 in10 could identify “Thou shalt not kill” as one of the Ten Commandments.

My anecdotal research verifies the Kelton study.

I know a Big Mac has two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions — all on a sesame seed bun, no less. But I can only name eight of the Ten Commandments. (Don’t tell my third grade catechism teacher, Sister Nora.) I wonder if Sister Nora would feel better if I told her I can name all ten of my Personal Finance Ten Commandments? I faithfully try to follow these little nuggets of wisdom every day in order to make my personal financial life run as smoothly as possible:

1. Spend less than you earn.

This commandment is number one for a reason: Those that follow it are destined for financial freedom. Be a disciple of frugality. Remember, the word disciple is derived from its root word “discipline.” There is a lesson there for those who are willing to take it. Keep your life balanced!

2. Thou shalt remember to always pay thine self first.

Before you pay for anything, be it the utility bills, mortgage, groceries, etc., you need to save a portion of your income. Start by taking advantage of your employer’s matching contribution to your retirement savings plan, and also building an emergency fund amounting to at least three months of expenses. Use automatic deductions and start slowly, then gradually increase your savings rate and watch your savings grow.

3. Behold the power of compound interest, the most powerful force in the universe.

The greatest lesson you can ever bestow upon your children is the power of compound interest. Working teenagers, especially, have the opportunity to set themselves up for life with relatively little income, assuming they have the financial discipline to let their accrued savings grow over time. That being said, the benefits of compound interest aren’t limited to kids and teenagers, but they do have the most to gain as the longer the time horizon, the greater the power. I wish I had taken this more seriousl when I was ateenager making pretty good coin at the grocery store.

4. Thou shalt always track thine household income and expenses.

Trying to get a handle on your personal finances without knowing how much money you are earning and where it is all going is tantamount to trying to drive with a blindfold around your eyes. Those who are deep in debt have run their car off the highway. Take the blindfold off. If your destination is good financial discipline, you’ll need to see where you are going so you can get back on track.

5. Thou shall understand the difference between a want and a need.

Being able to distinguish between wants and needs is directly tied to your ability to accept personal responsibility. When taken down to the most basic level, I will argue that all of us have only four or five primary needs. Those needs are food/water, clothing, shelter, transportation (for most of us), and health care.

Everything else is a want.

6 Don’t be a financial jellyfish; Remember the Budget and keep it holy.

Before anyone can expect to successfully manage their household finances, they have to commit to following the household budget. Following the household budget requires the ability to exercise self-control. Unfortunately for many people, asking them to exercise self-control can be akin to waiting for a jellyfish to spontaneously generate a spine.

It’s easy sticking to the household budget — as long as you refuse to be a financial jellyfish.

7 Thou shalt avoid paying interest.

This is my philosophy: When it comes to personal finance, unless it is the family home, if you can’t afford to buy something you want, then you must save for it — that includes a car. You can’t afford to buy a new car, you say?  Keep your life balanced! Save up for a nice used one. Cars lose roughly half their value soon after they are driven off the lot. The only exceptions to this rule that I would consider are starting up a business and/or paying for higher education.

8. Ensure thine spouse is involved in the financial decision process.

It is absolutely critical that households with married couples communicate. Keep your lines of communication open, regularly assess and update your goals and progress, and be willing to compromise. Better yet, split up the financial duties. In our house the Honeybee and I work as a team; I perform the duties of th Household CEOwhile she handles the Household CFOtasks.

9. Blessed are those who understand tha high wages do not beget financial freedom.

A high household income can never be assumed to be a guarantor of financial freedom. The good news is that financial freedom can be achieved no matter what your household income happens to be. It is a state of mind, as much as it is a state of being. Those that understand this have a much easier time keeping their personal finances under control than those who don’t.

10. Thou shalt undertake your chosen vocation for love, not money.

Most successful people are successful because they love what they do for a living. Life is too short to be doing something solely because it pays a good wage. We achieve satisfaction at our vocation, whatever it may be, through a job well done. For most people to be able to do this on a consistent basis, they have to love what they do. For example, if you study to be an engineer solely because engineers make good money, I guarantee you that in the long run you would have been better off doing something you truly loved. So do what you love to do and the money will follow. I promise.

Keep your life balanced!


Money Making Opportunities For Women

Here’s an excellent collection of over 2OO easy business ideas for women that can be started with little training and investment All these ideas are capable of producing additional income.

Most of these businesses can be conducted in the privacy and comfort of home, in between household chores, during weekends or at your leisure. All of these ideas do not require extra help, brawn and best of all, some are extensions of hobbies or skills developed or acquired from childhood.

For best results, browse through the business suggestions and write down those that sound interesting. List the opportunities you would like to try out. Then narrow the list down to one, two or more related businesses. For instance,if you collect dolls as a hobby, you can start your own doll making business or start designing and sewing doll clothes (specializing in party clothes) for Barbie or Cabbage Patch Kids.

These ideas are intended to stimulate you imagination. Only you can make the decision based on your own experiences, qualifications, interests and the current market in your community. As you compile your list of possibilities, take a critical look around your area. Note what is and isn’t available what is overpriced or inadequate that people in your community will pay for. When you find just the right combination, start preparing for a successful business operation!

The first thing you must do is to prepare a BUSINESS PLAN. This is an outline of what you plan to do and how you intend to do it. When you write a business plan, it will make you organize your business in your mind and on paper. This will insure your ultimate business success!

Be sure to check with city hall or county courthouse on local license, tax or permit requirements before making your final selection/s and before investing your money. Sometimes a minor adjustment at the start can prevent future headaches.

Finally, familiarize yourself with your choice/s. Start ordering your office supplies, but don’t invest too much in stock because you may make adjustments as you learn your market and adjust to market conditions.


ADULT DAY CARE CENTER. Operate a center to look after elderly and/or handicapped people. Offer refreshments, games and activities and assistance but not “health care.”

ADVERTISING SPECIALITIES. With distributor provided catalogs and samples call on regular customers and supply them with custom imprinted pens, calendars, matches, etc.

ADVERTISING SERVICE. Arrange for the design, printing and distribution of advertising/announcement flyers, mail outs and ad campaigns for clients for fee plus commission.

AFRICAN VIOLETS. Specialize in the propagation and care of this popular indoor plant. Nurture, hybridize and sell when in full bloom. Sell accessories and supplies.

ALTERATIONS. Replace buttons, let out cuffs, shorten sleeves, turn collars repair tears for clothing stores, laundries and cleaners who don’t already offer this service.

AQUARIUM SNAILS. Raise red ram’s horn snails for home and commercial fish tanks. Sell to pet shops and aquarium dealers. Advertise in fish related trade journals.

ARTIFICAL PLANTS. Make your specialty artificial flowers and plants. Sell a selection of arrangements, baskets and special occasion creations; take custom orders.

BABY CLOTHES. Specialize in bargain-priced new and hand-me-down infant clothing and supplies. Offer an alteration service; take in trades to refurbish and resell.

BABY FOOD. Specialize in mixing, processing, packaging and selling homemade natural baby foods. Licensing and insurance required, dedicated work area strongly recommended.

BABY SITTING. Go to client’s home by appointment and stay with the children for hourly fee. Charge extra for two or more, doing housework or for taking the kids out.

BABY PICTURES. With still or video camera, arrange with the hospital staff to photograph newborns (with parents, nurses, visitors). Sell print sets to proud parents.

BABY SITTING SERVICE. Accumulate a list of qualified, bonded sitters. Advertise your service and rates, deliver and pick sitters. Collect fees and pay sitters a percentage.

BABY DOLLS. Make and attach fine wigs from client baby’s own baby hair to keepsake dolls. Try to get cloth from baby’s actual clothes to make similar looking outfits for the doll.

BANQUET DECORATING. Take full charge of banquet room preparation: theme decoration, seating arrangements, centerpieces. Advertise your service and list with Chamber of Commerce.

BASKET WEAVING. Design, make and sell a variety of your basket creations: plain and decorated (or with arrangements). Sell various fibers, plans and instruction kits.

BATIK CREATION. Learn this ancient process: dip fabric in wax, crinkle, scratch or melt design into the wax, then dip in dye. Clean, stretch and dry for a valuable decoration.

BEAN SPROUTS. Grow fresh bean sprouts on a rotating basis: have new crop every week or as needed to supply client restaurants, vegetable markets and retail customers.

BEAUTY AIDS. Sell general or specialized beauty (or ethnic) supplies in your home salon or by appointment. Represent established lines and/or sell you own brand.

BONSAI PLANTS. Grow (or buy) and arrange into attractive pots or arrangements. retail from your home, through ads, or wholesale to flower shops, greenhouses and nurseries.

BOOK REVIEWING. If qualified, read current books for publishers or agents. Write reviews to be quoted in book promotions or media reviews; work towards your own column.

BOOK SALES. Sell general subject or specialized books wholesale or retail by mail: through mailing lists or direct advertisements. Warning: lots of competition in this field.

BOOKKEEPING SERVICE. Provide a (even beginning) bookkeeping services to (especially one-person) small businessmen in your area. Expand to more complex systems and computers.

BOTANICA. Stock “magic” potions, roots, powders, candles, good luck charms. Print (buy) and sell related instructions and lore. Careful not to guarantee results.

BREAD SPECIALITIES. Bake and sell unusual varieties of home made breads: low calorie, ethnic, etc. Take orders for loaves fresh from your kitchen, deliver to stores on a route.

BRIDGE LESSONS. Give Bridge lessons in your home when you are qualified. Charge by the lesson, or course. Hold tournaments, award prizes, publicize students.

BROMELIADS. Specialize in culture of these beautiful pineapple relatives with their hauntingly beautiful blooms. Sell growing on driftwood arrangements for highest prices.

BUYER’S GUIDE. Publish and sell or give away your guide to best prices and values available in your area. As it gains in popularity charge more to list the businesses!

CACTUS CULTURE. Propagate, grow, groom and arrange native and exotic cacti for retail and wholesale market. Prepare little information booklets for each species.

CAKE DECORATING. Take orders to bake and decorate special occasion cakes. Retail through small, constant ads (“CAKES- phone number”). Offer to decorate bakery cakes.

CALLIGRAPHY. Easily learned by artistic person: work through ads and stationary stores. Print fancy menus, show cards, place cards, invitations, announcements, etc.

CAN ART. Make and sell pincushion chairs and other unique, decorative items from tin cans and bits of cloth. Write down your plans and sell kits with instructions.

CANDLE MAKING. Turn a hobby into a profitable business. Design your own line, offer custom styling, scents and special effects. Between orders, make standard items.

CANDY MAKING. Specialize in one or more types of candies that you can make in your kitchen. Package with you brand and wholesale to stores or sell through ads.

CANNING SERVICE. Preserve customer’s home grown (or purchased) garden products with your canning operation. Use your recipes or theirs, apply personalized labels.

CARPET CLEANING. With steam shampoo equipment, clean and renew residential and commercial carpets. Contact rental agencies, apartments and condos for wholesale jobs.

CATERING SERVICE. Prepare old fashioned, gourmet or special occasion meals for clients to pick up. Use insulated canisters to keep the food hot (charge deposit).

CERAMIC FLOWERS. Learn to fashion, color, fire and arrange ceramic flowers, both singles and in arrangements. Display them for sale; teach the art in your ceramic shop.

CERAMICS. Make ceramic pieces to retail, wholesale and display in your “school”. Hold classes, sell greenware, kits and supplies. Charge for finishing and firing pieces.

CHEESE MAKING. Make your own brand of unusual or gourmet cheeses from your cow or goat milk. Sell from your place, on a route to area stores, or in mail order kits.

CHILD PICK-UP SERVICE. Pick up and deliver client’s kids after school, theater, games. Pick-up, deliver to parties, charge extra to stay with them until mom returns.

CHILDREN’S TOWN HISTORY. Write and illustrate a booklet about your town just for kids. Sell copies to doctors, dentist offices, stores, hospitals and nursery schools.

CHILDREN’S BOOKS. With licensed equipment, “publish” children’s books with their name appearing in print throughout the book. Set up booth in malls for holidays.

CHILDREN’S ROOM DECORATOR. Specialize in decorating nursery and children’s rooms. Offer varied “package” motifs. Work with or through suppliers for a commission.

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING. Specialized in new (stylish and/or closeout) and outgrown children’s clothes, accessories. Alter hand-me-downs, “wash” jeans, monogram sweats.

CHINA and GLASS DEALER. Collect and deal in antique and interesting china and glass items. Buy at auctions, private and public sales and through you advertisements.

CLIENT LISTINGS. Contract to keep customer (or business) information lists: customer birthdays, purchases, credit records, price records, employee records.

MAKE-UP ARTISTRY. Make up women, actors for formal or entertainment situations. Offer classes for beauty or actor application and sell “your” line of make-up supplies.

CLIPPING SERVICES. Review newspaper publications for contracted subjects(wedding announcements, graduations, mention of client products). Sell to agents and merchants.

CLOTH LABELS. Make and sell small orders of fabric labels for small businesses and home crafters on your embroider machine. Offer lower prices for repeated orders.

COMMUNITY COOK BOOK. Publish a theme or organizational oriented recipe collection with entries from each family/member/department. Print and distribute for a fee.

COMPANION SERVICE. Accompany lonely, ailing or elderly people alone temporarily, on shopping trips, to and from the doctor, on short tours or when traveling longer distances.

COOKBOOK PUBLISHING. Publish a cookbook of your own favorite recipes (usually a catchy, interesting subject collection). Promote and sell through ads and stores.

COOKING LESSONS. Give gourmet/ethnic/regional cooking, canning, baking lessons in your specialty from your kitchen, or by appointment in your student’s kitchen.

COOKING SERVICE. Prepare complete meals at home, from your traditional or customized (gourmet, ethnic, traditional) menu to be delivered and served hot, or picked up.

COOKING, CUSTOM. An overseas treat: offer genuine American style home-cooking. Prepare and deliver (serve?) complete meals to parties, banquets and private homes.

CURTAIN LAUNDRY. Wash, stretch and pleat curtains in your home laundry. Be sure to learn fabric requirements and have insurance. Offer installation and sell liners.

CUSTOM COOKBOOKS. Assimilate, decorate (personalize the cover) and custom print (on computer), client recipe collections — into their own “family heirloom” cookbook.

CUSTOM HANDICRAFTS. Use your talents to embroider, tat, sew, crochet products for customers with limited time or talent. Make extra good sellers between custom orders.

CUSTOM CLOTHING DESIGNS. Paint, block print or transfer unique or custom designs on clothing for smocks, aprons or fabrics to be used for clothing, curtains or even upholstery.

CUSTOM KNITTING. Take orders for hand-knitted sweaters, stockings and sets (ski outfits?). Make more fast sellers between orders; attach your labels to all products!

CUSTOM TAILORING. Offer the luxury of hand made clothing: shirts, skirts, coats, uniforms, suits. Good service to add to alteration business when you feel competent to start from scratch.

CUT FLOWER BUSINESS. Grow and supply freshly cut flowers to markets and florists in your area. Offer a variety of seasonal or specialize in one (or two) greenhouse/ shade house grown varieties.

DANCING SCHOOL. Instruct others in your dance specialty in group or individual classes. Be sure to “showcase” students to encourage them and publicize your business!

DECORATIVE PATCHES. Design patches, quilt names and sew-on decals for sweatshirts, garden shirts. Design completed garments and do-it-yourself kits.

DIRECTORY PUBLISHING. Publish local information booklets or maps: where to shop, eat, fish or visit. Booklets can be given away or sold by paid advertisers, businesses.

DOLL CLOTHES. Difficult work for expert seamstresses, but pays well. Work with doll makers, collectors, sell at fairs and through advertisements in doll related publications.

DOLL MAKING. Use ceramic molds, hand paint and finish fine dolls to sell to collectors, children and stores. Advertise in doll publications; attend doll shows.

DOLL COLLECTING. Buy, sell and trade fine and antique dolls with other collectors and investors. Visit shows and fairs regularly to keep abreast of trends and prices.

DONUT MAKING. Make and sell a variety of donuts at home or in public view at fairs, flea markets and public events. Offer “specials”: tasty toppings, bargain bags.

DRAPERY SERVICE. Make (have made), clean or alter drapery for private or commercial customers. Sell replacements. Use ads for retail jobs, call on commercials.

DRAPERY CLEANING. Offer in-home (in-office) or pick-up service to renew and re- pleat curtain fabrics. Offer re-lining and expand to do upholstery, walls, and rugs.

DRY CLEANING. Offer a dry cleaning service in your area for clothes, drapes, etc. Send items to processing plant until you are ready to do the cleaning yourself.

ELEPHANT GARLIC. Specialize in growing and marketing this remarkable, delicious giant garlic for gourmet restaurants and stores. Sell fresh, dried and frozen.

ENAMELING/CLOISONNE. Create beautiful, unique enameled objects of art to sell: your own designs, themes, plaques, jewelry, trinkets. Sell at shows and via catalogs.

ERRAND SERVICE. Perform errands for individuals and businesses: go to the corner store or across the country. Deliver or pick up messages, packages, important papers.

ESCORT SERVICE. Supply (legitimate) escorts for official and business functions. Advertise for on-call escorts. Interview and qualify; have your entire services bonded.

ETHNIC ARTIFACTS. Buy/create and market one category of products (Indian, Black heritage, German, Asian). Focus all of your advertising and expertise on specific market segment.

EXERCISE COMPANION. Serve as a walking, jogging companion for company, morale support and extra protection (good in cities). Carry any necessary (legal) protection.

EXERCISE FOR SENIORS. Conduct daily passive aerobic classes and sessions for different categories (agility) of senior citizens at your place, and stops on a daily route.

EXOTIC DISHES. Package and sell your “special” recipe: frozen or fresh; wholesale or retail. Advertise the product locally and rent a booth at fairs to publicize it.

EXOTIC VEGETABLES. Grow high value plants (chives, watercress, capers). Use a small greenhouse to produce big profits. Deliver fresh to restaurants and stores.

EXOTIC PLANTS. Raise and sell especially valuable plants, such as four leaf clovers, rare mosses or delicate begonias. Advertise and display often at fairs and shows.

FOWER ARRANGING. Arrange flowers for parties, banquets, office functions, from general decor to head table centerpieces. Make up displays to sell through stores.

FLOWER DRYING. Raise or buy dryable flowers and shrubs for retail and wholesale customers: one kind packets or arrangements. Sell kits with complete instructions.

FOLK ART GALLERY. Specialize in folk art. Become an “expert” in one or more areas (and receive much free publicity). Buy, sell, take consignments, appraise, teach.

FORMULAS. Research libraries and books for marketable formulas: soap, shampoo, hair tonic, cleaners. Bottle or package under your own label and market locally.

FORTUNE TELLING. If you are good at palmistry or tarot reading, give performances at parties, fairs and at a mall booth and at festivals. Sell booklets, card kits.

FREELANCE HOT FOOD DELIVERY. Contract to use your van to deliver hot food for one or more fast food businesses. Have set of magnetic signs each sponsor. Save them money.

FREEZE DRY FLOWERS. With your equipment freeze dry and preserve wedding bouquets, corsages, centerpieces. Add this service to florist or nursery business for extra income.

GALLOPING GOURMET. Go to people’s homes by appointment; cook them a gourmet meal! Furnish helpers, utensils, condiments, place settings service if desired for extra charges.

GARAGE CLEANING. Contact to clean out garages, sheds and attics for individuals, rental agents and absentee landlords. Get paid for the work AND keep anything of value.

GARAGE SALE SERVICE. Set up, promote and manage garage sales for inexperienced or reluctant clients. Inventory, help price and sell for percentage of the proceeds.

GARAGE SALES. Buy underpriced items at auctions and other garage sales. When sufficiently “stocked” have your own — or hold “joint” sales at various locations.

GENEALOGY. Trace and document family archives. Provide records and related artifacts to descendants. Charge by amount of research involved and documents produced.

GHOSTWRITER. Write articles, letters, reports, speeches and other papers for busy executives and those with little talent in this area. Provide signed agreement to clients.

GLASS ETCHING. Custom-etch glassware for individuals, and to order for retail stores. Offer monograms, town or company logo, family crest, art designs or scenery.

HANDBAGS. Specialize in ladies handbags. Make them in your “factory” to retail or wholesale, or buy and stock a wide variety of sizes, styles, colors and prices.

HANGING PLANTS. Specialize in hanging plants of all sizes and descriptions. Display when in peak condition in various types of attractive pots, holders and hangers.

HEALTH FOODS. Use only natural fertilizers and pesticides in your garden to produce higher priced organically grown products. Sell as “organically grown” products.

WORD PROCESSING. Produce “editable” drafts and finished professional letters, manuscripts and documents for students, lawyers, writers and businesses. Allow editing prior to final printing.

HERB HOUSE. Grow, process and sell herbs that grow well in your area (or greenhouse). Package products separately and in blends (e.g. pickling preparations).

HERB PLANTS. Provide live, healthy potted herbs (basil, chives, borage) for really fresh seasoning to gourmet restaurants. Exchange for new plants as needed.

HERBAL SEASONINGS. Develop, package and market your own blends of seasonings for local, hopefully wider distribution. Arrange for attention-getting packaging to expedite sales.

HERBAL AND SPICE TEA. Blend and sell different blends of herbal teas. Include leaflets with history and folklore in each package. Use uniquely decorated containers.

HOBBY NEWSLETTER. Originate a newsletter or directory for and about hobbyists and their crafts. Build readership by fostering participation, exchanging ideas, listing fairs and supply sources.

HOBBY KITS. Sell do-it-yourself hobby kits in your field of expertise. Include step-by- step guidance and pictures to help beginners learn the craft.

HOLIDAY, SPECIAL EVENT BASKETS. Prepare holiday and special event baskets of fruit, flowers, “goodies”. Wholesale or consign to gift stores and advertise custom retail work.

HOME-CANNED GOODS. Take orders or sell home canned goods from your garden. Offer ethnic, regional, or dietary (low-salt/sugarless) as well as “regular” recipes.

HOME-SMOKED MEATS. With your smoker, recipes and wood selection, smoke and sell your sausage, hams, ribs and chicken. Offer hot smoked meats & sandwiches for holidays and banquets.

HOME PERMANENTS. Specialize in giving “home perms” at “their” place. Go to offices, homes, hospitals, senior citizen centers by appointment or on a route.

HOME STUDY COURSES. Sell/rent new/used home study courses. Buy new courses on sale (when available), buy courses back from students. Sell locally and by mail order.

HOMEMAKER’S HELPER. Provide temporary relief or assistance for sick, vacationing or just plain “pooped” moms. Charge by the hour or job (more than a full-time helper).

HOMEOPATHY. Specialize in natural remedy products and related folklore. Provide information on “reputed” remedial properties. Be very careful not to offer “cures”.

HOROSCOPE SERVICE. Provide horoscope/astrology information to clients — prepare manually or use your computer program to select and/or print out the information.

HOSPITAL GROOMING. Assist patients with nail, hair, skin care in hospitals and nursing homes. License may not be needed to provide an appreciated service on a route.

HOUSE CLEANING. Offer one-time or periodic house cleaning services. Perform the heavy tasks (shampoo rugs, clean stoves, wash windows, wax the floors, defrost, etc.)

IMPRINTED CLOTHING. Print (or have printed) names, designs, slogans on T-shirts, hats, uniforms by heat transfer, screen or sublimation for schools, companies, or tourists.

INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS, CASSETTES. Make recordings of yourself or others teaching and demonstrating their crafts and specialties. Market via mail or wholesale to stores.

INVISIBLE MENDING/WEAVING. Repair snags, tears, burns in fine clothing and fabrics. Advertise locally work with cleaners and clothing stores in your area.

JEWELRY SALES. Sell inexpensive to fine jewelry to friends, through party plans, direct from advertisements, or wholesale to local stores. Compare suppliers constantly!

JEWELRY BOXES. Make fine jewelry boxes (lined, lacquered, inlaid, shell covered) for gift stores, catalog sales and retail sales. Add music works for extra profits.

JEWELRY CREATIONS. Use your talent and ingenuity to mass produce or individually create exquisite jewelry — from virtually anything from diamonds to sliced bamboo.

JEWELRY BUYING (OLD). Buy old, “worn out” or “outdated” jewelry for “salvage”. Actually, rejuvenated old jewelry is quite valuable! Sell “waste” only as salvage.

JUNK JEWELRY ART. Buy old jewelry and create designs on framed velvet backgrounds. Glue on beads, drill holes for lights. Wire and light for a spectacular display.

KID PHOTO DOLLS. Take or use photos of kids to make various size (up to full size) “paper dolls” of client’s children. Cut out, seal in plastic and mount in slot on sturdy plywood and base.

KITCHEN SPECIALTIES. Whip up and sell your mouth-watering or prize-winning recipes. Sell to local restaurants or advertise with big posters at the fair booth. Sell hot, canned or frozen!

LAPIDARY (GEM MAKING). Operate a “rock shop” in your garage. Cut, polish facet, shape and mount gems in commercial findings. Sell mounted, unmounted gems and jewelry.

LIVE-IN AGENCY. Check out both prospective employers and workers. Charge fee to find a reliable widow to stay with elderly person who would otherwise have to go to a home.

LOCAL WHO’S WHO. Compile and publish a directory or index with biographical sketches of prominent people (pioneers, heros, leaders) in your area, past and present.

LOCAL HEROES. Research and write items about local heroics (police, scouts, lady pioneers, ancestors). Sell to local publications and again later as a collection.

LONELY HEARTS. Advertise for, list and match names of people who would like to meet others. Consider age, interests, hobbies, what they like in others, church affiliation, education.

MACRAME. Make and sell a good selection of hangers and hangings. Take orders for custom work. Find (keep secret) good sources for materials, sell do-it-yourself kits.

MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS. Sell a variety of magazine subscriptions from your “office”; Use “gimmicky” ads, give credit for leads and do lots of telephone canvassing.

MAIL ORDER SALES. Find the right product, “showcase” it, advertise it, and sell it by mail (ad and/or mailing lists). Caution: Heavy competition and many “sharks”!

MAIL ORDER BOOKS. Sell books by mail (most suppliers will drop-ship). Always offer follow-up products and check several sources before “signing” with any one.

MANICURE SERVICE. Provide nail care service in or from your “salon.” Check needs in hospitals, nursing homes, even office and factory workers on break.

MINERALS AND GEMS. Where petrified wood, meteorites, jade, or other potential gem minerals are available, gather and process them. Sell finished jewelry and stones.

MINIATURE GARDENS. Create various sizes of garden-like displays of live plants for hospital sick rooms, boxes for balconies, rooftop planters, offices and residences.

MONOGRAM SERVICE. Embroider names, logos, initials on clothing, uniforms and company team jackets. Specialize in a style or service, charge extra for custom work.

MULTI-LEVEL SALES. Work with reputable company (e.g. Amway, Watkins) to make money from sales of merchandise — both your own sales and those by others that you sponsor into the program.

MUSHROOM CULTURE. Grow and sell mushrooms. Fill standing gourmet restaurant and store orders, advertise for retail sales. Can, freeze or dry leftovers and stems.

NAIL POLISH MANUFACTURING. Buy red lacquer in bulk and bottles in bulk. Mix in various colors, bottle and sell. Add your own nail polish remover (acetone mixture).

NARRATING. Use your speaking ability to narrate private or commercial movies, videos, demos and advertisements. Sell taped versions for slide show presentations.

NATIVE PLANTS. Become an expert on plants native to your locale. Grow, propagate and improve. Raise the value of your plants and seeds by enclosing an informative brochure in each pack.

NATURAL JEWELRY. Make and sell jewelry and decorations from seeds, twigs, berries. Example: China berry seed necklaces, “moose-apple” pins, acorn beads, willow wreaths.

NATURE’S PRODUCTS. When in an area with wild products (hickory nuts, maple syrup) that you can harvest, do so! Process, package and sell as genuine products of nature.

NECKTIES. Make and sell exclusive, hand made ties from exotic materials from all over the world. Offer a wide selection of designs, attach your exclusive label.

NEEDLECRAFT. Make and sell homemade items (pot holders, bonnets, towel rings) to sell on consignment, to mail order catalog companies, or through parties and ads.

PAPER SCULPTURE. Create and sell your own unique “heads”, figures, caricatures, abstracts, even effigies! Sell for up to $5O each for holidays, promotions, parties.

PAPIER MACHE SCULPTURE. Create a selection of your “standard” caricatures, pinatas and offer custom versions. Assemble do-it-yourself kits with full instructions.

PARTY PACKAGES. Make up and market complete party packages with innovative games, masks, favors, stunts and entertainment for various age, size and interest groups.

PARTY PLANNING. Take complete charge of customer’s planned party: decorate, schedule activities, send invitations. Arrange entertainment, catering and clean-up.

PASTE CRAFT. Glue unusual fabrics onto hard surfaces (trays, dishes) to sell in craft shops. Build stock of fabrics and projects, teach, sell do-it-yourself kits.

PEN PAL SERVICE. Advertise in overseas publications. Offer to enroll host country citizens in correspondence clubs for US or other nationality pen pals. Offer introductions.

PEN PAL CLUB. Advertise for members and arrange into categories by age, location, sex, interests, etc. Charge for membership (or newsletter), addresses or “matches” from your files.

PERFUME BAR. Stock and sell a selection of genuine and/or “imitation” brand perfumes and accessories from your salon (have samples and take orders to start).

PERSONALIZED OFFICE ITEMS. Make and/or sell personalized (engraved or monogrammed) office accessories: logos, coffee cups, desk signs, paperweights, briefcases, etc).

PET SITTING. Feed, water, clean up after and check on pets twice a day in their homes while owners are away. Call owners or veterinarian if there are any problems.

PET HOTEL. Board and care for pets in your kennels or cages while owners are away. Or, work with assistants who provide “foster homes” for unusual or pampered pets.

PET TATTOOING. Offer this permanent identification service to breeders and individuals to deter theft, expedite recovery of lost pets and confirm lineage (e.g., breeder has record of marks).

PIES AND COOKIES. Take orders or contract for baked goods from your kitchen. Deliver to customers or stores daily with your name and logo imprinted on the cartons.

PILLOWS. Make and decorate designer, fancy, or “down home” pillows to sell in boutiques, fairs, party plans, sales catalogs and/or advertisements and mail order.

PLANT SCULPTURE. A profitable specialty: braid trunks, shape into interesting forms. Trim, bend, graft, to create valuable sculptures that bring premium prices.

POMANDERS. Revive this old Egyptian art: process oranges into hardened and long- lasting sachets. Use spice and perfume mixtures and penetrating cloves: sell!

POPCORN PRODUCTS. Make and market various popcorn base products. Give your recipes exotic names. Create your colorful holiday and special occasion containers.

POTTED PLANTS. Learn to start (propagate) and groom popular potted plants. Display in attractive settings, especially when they are in bloom or full foliage.

POTTERY. With your potter’s wheel, make, fire and sell your own style of pottery. Encourage onlookers and students and put your “mark” on every piece you offer for sale.

PRINTS, LINOLEUM. Cut your artistic designs into linoleum blocks; make and frame your prints. Teach the art, sell kits, publicize student work (great advertising!).

PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS. Contract with food brokers to demonstrate consumer products (prepare and give out samples) in supermarkets, drug stores and shopping malls.

PRODUCTBROKER. Buy a quantity of a product wholesale (preferably at a close-out price) and advertise it as a “one-time special” locally. Sell leftovers at close-outs!

POTTED PLANTS. Learn to start (propagate) and groom popular potted plants. Display in attractive settings, especially when they are in bloom or full foliage.

POTTERY. With your potter’s wheel, make, fire and sell your own style of pottery. Encourage onlookers and students and put your “mark” on every piece you offer for sale.

POTTED PLANTS. Learn to start (propagate) and groom popular potted plants. Display in attractive settings, especially when they are in bloom or full foliage.

POTTERY. With your potter’s wheel, make, fire and sell your own style of pottery. Encourage onlookers and students and put your “mark” on every piece you offer for sale.

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PRODUCT DEMONSTRATIONS. Contract with food brokers to demonstrate consumer products (prepare and give out samples) in supermarkets, drug stores and shopping malls.

PRODUCTBROKER. Buy a quantity of a product wholesale (preferably at a close-out price) and advertise it as a “one-time special” locally. Sell leftovers at close-outs!

PRODUCT REPACKAGING. Buy bulk products (nails, beans, vinegar) by the ton or barrel. Re-package into neatly labeled packets, pints, boxes and sell for much more.

PUPPET MAKING. Create your own puppets (cartoon, caricatures or custom faces). Give shows at children’s parties, train both “actors” and puppet makers. Sell kits.

QUILTING. Make and sell beautiful homemade quilts from “scraps” in your “spare time”. Take color photographs of each quilt and make a “catalog” to show them.

RAG DOLLS. Make and sell rag, sock and similar stuffed dolls in your own unique fashion. Attach your label and offer to stores in your area and via mail nationwide.

READING TO PATIENTS. Visit hospitals, nursing homes or individual homes and read stories, novels to patients. If time is limited, read a chapter a week. Charge relatives.

REAL PEOPLE DOLLS. Make and dress doll representations of real people (heroes, historical, actual clients). Include information about the person. Present in attractive glass display boxes.

RECIPE SALES. Perfect your favorite recipes. Promote and sell them individually, in small sets, or collections. Sell something that will make the cook look great!

REPORT WRITING. Write information or “how-to” articles on subjects in which you are well versed. Sell to technical publications or advertise and sell “reports” direct.

RESIDENTIAL POSTCARDS. Take pictures of well-kept homes and make.

RESUME SERVICE. A professional resume writing services: interview and review qualifications. Slant for types of job sought: include picture on each resume (computer programs exist).

RUG MAKING. Make sell hand woven (or?) rugs in standard and custom designs. Offer instructions, materials do-it-yourself kits, plus related supplies and equipment.

SCARECROWS. Make and sell authentic scarecrows for gardeners and garden displays. Also, sell kits, complete with frames, straw, and old clothes and face parts.

SCREEN PRINTING. Set up a silk screen apparatus in your shop to print anything from a small badge to a large order of real estate signs, even fabrics and labels.

SEED PACKETS. Collect, sort, label and sell packets of selected wildflowers or plants native to your area. Include instructions, history and folklore on each package.

SEED DEALER. Buy bulk seeds from suppliers or farmers. Repackage into small packets and blends. Add instructions and package along with folklore info; wholesale to local markets.

SEWING SERVICE. Make repairs and do alterations for non-sewing (busy bachelor?) clients needing buttons, adjustments. Charge extra for one-day or “emergency” service.

SEWING CLASSES. When qualified, hold sewing classes in your home. Offer full courses as well as special “how-to” seminars for specific techniques. Sell material and supplies to students.

SHELL CRAFTS. Use glue, dyes, toy animals eyes, props and your imagination to make shell decorations and novelties to sell at fairs and wholesale to local stores.

SHOPPING SERVICE. Do grocery shopping for clients. Get their list, buy and deliver. Use your shopping, pricing experience and volume buying to get best values.

SHUT-IN SERVICE. Call and/or visit temporary or permanent shut-ins on behalf of absentee relatives. Take magazines, play games, read to them, and be their friend.

SILK FLOWER RENTALS. Make up silk flower arrangements for weddings, funerals, bar mitzvahs and banquets. Sell, rent and offer do-it-yourself baskets, centerpieces, etc.

SNAIL RAISING. Raise and sell fresh “escargot” (edible) snails for gourmet restaurants. Preserve, package and sell leftovers to local stores or a food broker.

SOAPMAKING. Learn as a hobby or adjunct to candle making. Create and sell various shapes, colors, fragrances. Mold prepared solutions or make your soap from scratch.

SPECIALTY FOODS. Represent one or more suppliers of specialty foods (diet, ethnic, gourmet) to restaurants, stores and/or individuals. Advertise for customers.

SPECIALTY MERCHANDISE. Sell a line of merchandise from your catalogs and samples to retail stores, individuals, and sub-sales efforts like parties or group discounts.

SPICES AND HERBS. Grow spices and herbs that thrive in your climate (and greenhouse). Sell dried, blended, freshly cut, in flats or pots, packets and bunches — ready for use.

SPIDER FARM. Raise different kinds of spiders: sell webs to scientific institutions. Sell to schools and laboratories. Write booklets for each species.

STAMP APPROVALS. Buy U.S. or foreign stamps in bulk; search for valuables (to sell individually); sell the rest in packets or as approvals (e.g., 2 for each one kept).

STAMP DEALING. Buy, sell and/or trade postage stamps of the USA or world. Buy in bulk, sell packets, mixtures, sets and singles to beginning or intermediate collectors.

STENCILING (FABRICS). Design your own stencils for interesting fabric designs. Apply to clothing and fabrics for sale. Sell stencils, fabric kits paints, dyes and supplies.

STORY TELLER. Narrate stories at children’s’ parties. Use props (dolls, pets, puppets) and audience participation. Perfect the stories then tape or put down on paper.

SURPLUS PRODUCE. Buy peaches, tomatoes, etc., when in season and price is low. Preserve (freeze, can, dry) to sell when the price goes later in the season or in winter.

TAILORING. Use your skills to custom tailor men, boys and women’s garments (including jackets, uniforms, suits) in or from your home “shop”. Attach your own label.

TALENT AGENCY. Locate and list people (and animals) with unusual talents (charge a small listing fee). Send lists to talent agents, producers, show managers, and actors.

TAMALES AND TACOS. Take orders for tamales, tacos (or other specialties) in your kitchen for customer or pick-up (or delivery to restaurants). Freeze leftovers.

TELEPHONE CANVASSING. Contract with salesmen or businesses to obtain leads or potential customer info for them from your telephone operation. Charge by the lead.

TELEPHONE SALES. Call listed or phone book names to sell merchandise or services (yours or client’s).Charge a sales commission and keep ALL profits on your products.

TEMPLE RUBBINGS. With lumber (or similar) crayon and rugged, fabric, copy stone or metal relief designs by rubbing onto covering paper or fabric. Seal, frame and sell.

TERRARIUMS. Start and nurture plants in bottles and plastic containers that require little if any watering. Grow plants to peak of attractiveness and sell, container and all.

TOWN HISTORY. If none exists, “publish” a booklet about your town. Sell direct and/or to merchants for resale or to give away (consider including paid advertisements.)

TURTLES. Raise and market various types of turtles: edible, aquarium, decorative, pet shop and possibly larger ones to protect species and/or market to zoos and preserves.

TUTORING. Provide assistance by appointment or scheduled classes to students (anyone in need) of your expertise, whether academic, technical or operational skill.

TYPING SERVICE. Do typing jobs in your home: for doctors, lawyers, business people, and students. Charge less than word processor but still make a nice profit.

USED BOOKS SALES. Buy, sell and trade used books: novels, reference, science, text, even collector editions from your home.

VEGETABLES, OFF SEASON. Grow and sell “vine ripened” (with lights, heat) tomatoes from your greenhouse in winter, fresh corn in spring, ripe strawberries in the fall.

VITAMIN SALES. Sell one or more lines of vitamins and supplements, some with generic or your name “brand.” Advertise and/or enlist user/helpers and party plans.

WEAVING, SPINNING. On old fashioned equipment, spin, weave and dye authentic, hand made fabrics that command high prices; sell kits, instructions and folklore.

WEDDING CONSULTANT. Plan and coordinate weddings from start to finish: decor, guests, dresses, schedules, catering, photographer, etc. Receive fee and commissions.

WILD BERRIES. Pick, preserve and sell wild (only!) blackberries, gooseberries, etc. Prepare different forms, but always emphasize that they are genuine wild products.

WILDFLOWER SEEDS. In your travels, gather wildflower seeds. Seal and label, then take home and cultivate to produce seeds for packets “from around the nation.”

WILDFLOWER PLANTS. Start, nurture and market when ready, genuine wildflowers and plants of local interest. Have small brochures printed for each plant (this sells them).

WINE AND BEER MAKING. After perfecting your recipes, sell kits, instructions and supplies (not the product) to others who would also like to make their own too.

WORD PROCESSING. Produce “editable” drafts and finished professional letters, manuscripts and documents for students, lawyers, writers and businesses. Allow editing prior to final printing.

WRITE FOR CHILDREN. Write poems, Sunday school stories, puzzles, explanations, riddles, etc., for children. Sell to local papers, children’s book publishers or in your own booklets.

WRITING, FREELANCE. Starting with local articles (even “filters”); sell or even GIVE to local paper (to be “published”). Work up to articles and stories that sell.

YOUR-BRAND PRODUCTS. Make or formulate your own line of household (or?) products from “secret” recipes. Design your own packages and advertising and market your products.

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This is an astonishing fact and there are two reasons for this. First, being sales people, how do we manage to meet our goals? Why on earth we are in sales to begin with is the second reason.

It is understandable when it comes to the lack of hours spent selling in our work week. Let’s face it. The paperwork alone can take up half of your day. Don’t forget the phone calls, the problem solving, putting out fires, and so on.

Throughout the day, there are many challenges to be faced.

Why is this? Do you know why this happens?

This is actually considered as a very dangerous mind set and it is especially true if you are planning to survive in the world of retail.

We automatically believe that this should take priority over our selling because we see the selling as fun and rewarding and because problem solving and handling customer complaints is a difficult challenge we must face on a daily basis.

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It is very important to build the relationship and deal with your current customers but even so, your goals don’t go away. This means that through new sales, we must then obtain new customers.

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An action plan for each day of the week where you allow at least four hours of your day to be spent selling is what you can put together.

Putting an action plan together is actually very easy but then again, sticking to it is extremely critical in order for you to succeed.

In spending more time selling, delegation is another key ingredient. If the luxury of a staff is what you have, then how about delegating some of the operational issues to other people?

You also know the rush you get from a sale as well as the thrill of closing the deal. A psychological effect is what this can have on your work day. Out weighing the depressed feeling that comes with dealing with operational issues all day is making a sale and this is also a great feeling.

Don’t forget that you are a sales person and spending the majority of your time selling is very important.

It’s true that there is no problem that your current customer is having that cannot be fixed by either you or the person you delegate it to. Therefore, concentrate on sales.

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