Smart Start: How to Start Small Business Successfully Even With Lesser Funds

For those who are planning to start a small business but are out of funds, that should not stop you from starting your very first small business venture because starting a small business with lesser or without funds is now possible; you may have limited options but that is better compared to nothing.

To make it happen you do not need a miracle, what you need is determination, knowledge, and with the following ways to start a business even with lesser or without funds:

Tip #1: Do not quit with your current job

One of the biggest mistakes for most new business venturers is quitting their current job while starting a new business. On the contrary, there is nothing wrong about quitting jobs, only if, the business is fully funded to keep it rolling for the next six months; otherwise, quitting your current job is a bad choice.

Also, do not jeopardize your current finances, current credit scores, and your lifestyle in order to begin something that is half-baked. If your business starts to pick up steam, you may consider working on your business full-time.

Tip #2: Make a business plan

Creating a business plan is essential to your business success; in fact, it is considered not only the blueprint of your business but the foundation. You have to create a detailed business plan about the business operations, productions, finances, and management.

Also, do not forget to make a thorough research and do a small test, whether your business idea will cook you better opportunities.

Tip #3: Support your current business finances with the help of business loans

One of the best options to support your business is to take advantage of business loans. There are banks, lending companies, and or government institutions that provide business loans such as SBA, term loans, startup loans, a business credit of line loans, and more.

However, applying for business loans is not easy; there are challenges that you need to overcome to gain business loan approval. Even though there are trusted online lending companies who offer easy and fast business loans, there are some criteria that you need to pass to avail for the loan; for instance, your credit score.

Tip #4: Try using your current assets 

If you are starting a business out from lesser options or from nothing, use your current resources. For instance, you are planning to start a bike shop, why not make your garage a starting point? Rather than paying for rent why not save it for other essential things?

Tip #5: Promote

To promote your product and services, you do not need to pay for advertising company; through social media, you can now let your potential customers know that your business is now up and ready. However, to make it work, you need to be consistent when promoting your business to social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more.

To make everything work, you have to be passionate about it; filled with determination and prepare to reinvent yourself to survive in a competitive world of business.

Drupal Based Based Hosting for VPS Servers

Often new Drupal users think that their Drupal system is their actual operating system, unfortunately, this couldn’t be furthur from the truth. In today’s post we’re going to look at Drupal and see how it differs from other CMS.

What is a CMS?

A CMS or content management system is the platform in which you can add content, publish new content and conenct withy our readers. There are many different systems and some of them offer very specific uses that other websites or CMS can’t really offer. Take WordPress for example a large portion of the websites on the web are using WordPress.

Types of CMS

  • HTML – Old School web development always uses HTML. Most of the older web is based on HTML and it still works fairly well.
  • Javascript – Anything fancy usually involves javascript. This is the like flash player of the Internet and offers multifunctional design and UX. It’s much slower though.
  • WordPress – This is the go-to system for most people and bloggers. It’s easy to use, reliable and has a huge development community.
  • Joomla – This is another great way to connect with people who are trying to make a blog and add content onto it.
  • Drupal – This is what we’re discussing today.

The actual webhosting that you use doesn’t really affect the kind of CMS you’re utilizing. The reality of the matter is that you’ll need to use a quality web host and deciding on which one works for you is extremely important.

Let’s look at some of the kinds of webhosting you can use for your Drupal website. 

Drupal Supported Web Hosting 

  • VPS – VPS hosting is the same as any other CMS. Drupal based servers are both easy to configure and also extremely reliable and they use much less resources then others.
  • Shared Hosting – This is the process of sharing your web resources with a host of other websites to provide the best quality access around.
  • Dedicated – Dedicated hosting providers hosting that is 100% yours and won’t be shared with anyone else.

These are just a few of the different kinds of web hosting that can support Drupal. For most web hosts you can simply configure cPanel to install Drupal instead of whatever the default CMS is.

Principles of Configuration Management

Submitted by mtift on Thu, 02/19/2015 – 19:07

At this point, there is perhaps no better introduction to Drupal 8’s new configuration system than Alex Pott’s two-part article, “Principles of Configuration Management”:

If you want to learn more about CMI, this is the place to start.

Introducing the Drupal 8 Configuration System

Submitted by mtift on Thu, 06/05/2014 – 20:15

If you are looking for video/persentation about the basic principles of the new Drupal 8 configuration system, check out Matthew Tift’s talk from DrupalCon Austin, “Introducing the Drupal 8 Configuration System”:…

Configuration translation basics

Submitted by mtift on Sat, 05/24/2014 – 15:34

Here is another great post by Gábor Hojtsy, this time about configuration translation basics. He does a great job explaining why the Drupal 8 configuration system is so helpful for multilingual sites. Check it out!