Tips for Shoestring Start-Ups

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Tips for Shoestring Start-ups

Starting a business is one of the most rewarding paths to financial independence. Being your own boss provides you with unparalleled freedom to pursue your passions and make your own way in the world. Sadly, many people never take the leap because they have convinced themselves that launching a business is prohibitively expensive. While we would never say that entrepreneurship is easy or cheap, it can be done on a shoestring budget! The tips and tricks that we provide on this site will prepare you to embark on your entrepreneurial journey no matter how large (or small) your budget. Keep reading to discover the knowledge you need to enter this exciting new world.


How Local News Helps The Locals

Viewers tune in to watch the local news to catch the top stories covered during the first five minutes. Many tune in to check out sports and weather reports. Casual viewers should stay attentive to the other segments outside of the prime three. Yes, viewers can get busy and peripherally pay attention while multitasking. That's fine, but keep ears open for some useful reports that local news promotes. They could be helpful to people living in a particular area.

Local News Helps Residents

Reading national news on the internet reveals information that impacts people in many ways. Local news provides helpful information not found in national reports. Local news focuses exclusively on the specific geographic region of its viewers. Here are some segments that local residents should find valuable:

  • Consumer Reports: Saving money remains a universal goal among people all over the world. How can you save money, get a good deal, or avoid a scam in your neighborhood? A news series that covers topics related to getting the most for your money might guide viewers in the right direction. Stories about the pros of appliance repairs vs. rentals, along with details on common appliance repair scams, could help.
  • Health Stories: A common segment on local news shows involves discussing wellness concerns. Perhaps a current spate of extreme weather puts people, especially the elderly and children, at risk for the flu. A report about the flu could explain the risks, how to take precautions, and where to go for preventive or other treatment. Interviews with a doctor could dispel myths.
  • Community Spotlights: As the meme goes, "Who are the people in your neighborhood?" The local news often tells you about them, and the stories might be inspiring. Maybe someone is celebrating their 105th birthday, and the celebration takes place at a local senior center. The story could lead you to think about a relative who would find attending senior center events.

Since all these news reports focus on the local area, the info could prove more helpful than general coverage not related to the community. 

Scan the News Schedule

Local news programs run regular segments during shows airing throughout the week. Maybe watching more than the 6 pm news would be a good idea. Early Sunday morning might air a weekly series covering a topic of particular interest to you. Find out what times such series air and check them out.