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Consumed with cross-stitching? Passionate in creating home-produced soaps? Does your fervor lie in cooking?

These are just some of the many pastimes that individuals may nurture. The ages-old query lingers,on the other hand: can we bring in money from the things we love to do?

The answer is a resounding “yes.”

Indeed, you can turn your pastime into a highly profitable home business. You can muster enough entrepreneurial spirit to make things succeed. You must conjure enough guts to take the first step. After all, how can you take pleasure in the water if you don’t take a plunge?

Transforming your pastime into a home business merely needs a running understanding about businesses in general. Basically, you have to give a product. Subsequently, you must sell the same to a marketplace that demands or likes it.

Your pastime, whatever it may be, serves two rationales when it comes to its possibility as a venerable home business: first, it provides clues as to what goods you can make, and subsequently, it provides clues as to what market you can aim.

Takes pleasure in cooking? Who cooks in most households? Truly, home-based mothers comprise a large mass of such a prospective market. What can you provide for them? Well, do you have a secret, proven procedure for a enjoyably delicious dish? Make your own cookbook and sell the same to mothers all over the world. The internet makes it so very easy, as you can decide to come about with an eBook as an alternative, and share out the same digitally.

Enthralled with mixing up homemade perfumes? Package your produced perfumes and sell the same to individuals who wish to smell nice for specific events, or for their daily toils.

Enthusiastic with stamp collecting? Advertise your extra stuffs. Make use of online avenues like eBay and Yahoo Auctions. Better yet, advertise your assistance as an agent, or a stamp-hunter if you will, and go hunt down the stamps that other collectors are looking for.

No matter what pastime, you can make money from it. You just have to to come up with the power to convert your hobbies into a full-fledged home business. Your pastime is your niche, so go make the most on such.

TV Disposal as a Small Business

TV Disposal as a Small Business

TV disposal is a business opportunity for entrepreneurs ready to get started with electronic waste recycling. Outdated and broken computers, cell phones and televisions make up the bulk of today’s e-waste. Are you ready to get started in TV recycling?

TV Disposal Fills a Pressing Consumer Need

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that – as of 2007 – Americans kept nearly 99 million television sets in storage while needing TV disposal assistance for 27 million sets. Only 18% of televisions went to TV recycling plants. At these plants, raw materials like copper, aluminum, lead and steel were extracted.

Until recently, a good many TVs were donated to charitable organizations; but because of the switch from analog to digital broadcasting signals, this avenue is basically closed. An entrepreneur willing to take on electronic waste recycling with an eye on TV disposal may find that s/he actually fills a very pressing consumer need.

Nuts and Bolts of For-Profit TV Disposal

Volume is a key component when starting a TV disposal business. Remember that the primary business aspect is the pickup, transport and delivery of the unwanted television sets, not the final disposal of Cathode Ray Tubes and associated TV recycling of raw materials.

To this end, electronic waste recycling that specializes in TV disposal – to the exclusion of other e-waste – must have a solid marketing plan that reaches a wide audience.

The second component of a successful small waste recycling business is diversification. When it comes to TV recycling, the entrepreneur enters into partnership with manufacturers, local programs and businesses, all of which have their own rules for participating in TV disposal programs.

TV Recycling Business Opportunities

According to the EPA, Sony and Samsung accept e-waste made by the respective companies for free electronic waste recycling. Note that Samsung also accepts Wal-Mart’s private brands Ilo and Durabrand at no charge. MRM welcomes televisions made by Sharp, Mitsubishi, VIZIO and Toshiba. LGE takes LG, GoldStar and Zenith sets but only allows consumers to drop off five sets per day.

City and county run operations, such as the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, allow daily TV disposal of two units containing Cathode Ray Tubes.

Entrepreneurs can make money by picking up television sets for a set fee and recycling them for free at the companies’ designated recycling centers. Consumers save time, are not inconvenienced and only pay a very modest fee for getting rid of the TV.


Judgment Paid in Hendrix Litigation


Seattle, WA: Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., the Hendrix family music company which owns the Jimi Hendrix music rights, has obtained a stipulated court order near $900,000 against music entrepreneur Ed Chalpin.

The payment derived from a 2006 lawsuit against Mr. Chalpin and two of his companies. During the litigation, Mr. Chalpin was described as “a singularly uncredible witness” by Federal District Court Judge Lewis A. Kaplan and held in contempt of court.

The current judgment dates back to previous lawsuits. In 2001, Experience Hendrix filed a lawsuit in the UK High Court against Mr. Chalpin and his PPX Enterprises. The lawsuit was filed to enforce a 1973 consent decree which limited Mr. Chalpin’s rights in Hendrix recordings from 1965 when Jimi Hendrix was an unknown guitarist for Curtis Knight  amp; The Squires.

In 2003, the UK High Court ruled in favor of Experience Hendrix ordering Mr. Chalpin and PPX Enterprises to make royalty payments to Experience Hendrix. Mr. Chalpin did not honor the £304,173 payment due Experience Hendrix. A New York State Court later upheld the UK court’s decision ordering Mr. Chalpin to pay Experience Hendrix $725,868 (the UK judgment in USD).

Mr. Chalpin made no payment to Experience Hendrix. Then, in 2006, Mr. Chalpin attempted to sell the 33 Hendrix masters recorded in 1965 through an auction by Ocean Tomo, another PPX company.

Experience Hendrix again sued Mr. Chaplin, this time for fraudulent conveyance. Judge Kaplan directed Mr. Chalpin not to dispose of the assets. In a Billboard press release, Judge Kaplan said, “Mr. Chalpin was engaged in a game of three card Monte with his creditors. He was moving the pea from one walnut shell to another.”

Mr. Chalpin’s attorney accused Experience Hendrix of devaluing the Hendrix properties through their actions and statements and scaring off prospective bidders. In response, Judge Kaplan stated in a press release, “That is like saying because you decided to hold an auction on the steps of the courthouse in which Mr. Chalpin is going to sell the George Washington Bridge, the lack of bids would mean it has no value. The lack of bids would mean that somebody understands that the Port Authority owns it.”

Shortly after being held in contempt of court, Mr. Chalpin agreed to a litigation settlement and paid the full amount of the judgment debt and most of the interest accrued since 2003.

The payment is in reference to two cases between Mr. Chaplin and Experience Hendrix: Stipulated order of Settlement (3/20/2007), U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Judge Leon A. Kaplan, Case 1:06 – CV09926 LAK) and Case HQ0102014 (6/28/2001), High Court of Justice, Queen’s Bench Division, London, Experience Hendrix, L.L.C., v. PPX Enterprises Inc. and Edward Chalpin.

Terminating Jailed Employees: Dealing With The Worst Case Scenario of Having a Staff Member Incarc


It’s the kind of phone call many managers dread: a staff member for whom they are responsible for is in jail. The most immediate response is normally, “We have to let them go.” But terminating jailed employees isn’t as easy the immediate call-to-action most managers feel. As Chicago-based attorney Margaret Angelucci stated in Privacy and Security Law (The Bureau of National Affairs), “employers have a “particularly high” standard of proof before dismissing an employee for off-duty activity”.

Herein lies the problem: in most states, an employer cannot terminate jailed employees merely because they are incarcerated – unless the charges specifically relate to the job they are performing in the workplace (such as an Account Executive under investigation for company fraud or a retail staff member caught shoplifting while on duty).

Does the employer have any rights in terminating jailed employees? They do, but it really depends on where the company is located geographically. Some states allow for more measures than others, so it’s wise to contact the local government regulatory bodies before moving forward. In most cases, however, there are several things you can do to protect your company’s assets in the meantime.

Keep Excellent Records

First and foremost, start keeping an up-to-the-minute log of the accounts and events that transpire from the moment you received word the employee was jailed. If there is any written documentation to support their incarceration, provide it to your HR department immediately. Where there isn’t, confirm what you are able to on the phone and take note of who you spoke to when, where and why regarding the situation. This way if you do end someone’s employment, you can do so with quantitative evidence backing you up that the terminated jailed employees were unable to perform their job duties.

Terminating Jailed Employees for Absenteeism

Angelucci suggested in the aforementioned article that terminating jailed employees is possible, as long as the focus is on the work missed and not the jail time. This is a creative yet effective method of ensuring that whatever the employees situation is, they are not being discriminated against, since any employee that doesn’t show up for an extended period of time cannot expect to keep their job under any circumstances. Yet not all unions support this methodology. Therefore, check out the legality of terminating jailed employees based on their attendance records before taking action.

Tripplett, M. R. Despite few limits, lawyers tell employers of privacy and off-duty conduct. Privacy and Security Law, 5, No 13, Retrieved from http://subscript.bna.com/SAMPLES/pvl.nsf/4866a14be3b6f56685256ba3004dcb8b/e2de079a6e336da58525713c005765fa?OpenDocument

Open a Church Daycare & Preschool


Churches provide a large space for community members to open a daycare and preschool. Daycares typically care for children before enrolling in formal school. A preschool focuses on school readiness activities for children during the early years. The demand for childcare workers is expected to increase 11 percent by the year 2018, reports the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Preparing to Open the Daycare

Determine the square footage of the church space the daycare will occupy. Then, contact the state department of licensing to determine how many children can be accommodated in that space. Also, consider the area’s proximity to an outdoor play area for children.

Also, purchase equipment for the daycare and preschool. Arts and crafts supplies, puzzles and a variety of stimulating toys should be offered. Also, purchase a crib for each young toddler or infant. Nap mats are appropriate for preschool age children. Ask the parent of each child to provide their own blankets and pillows and launder the linens weekly.

If your church needs help funding start-up costs, get in contact with the Small Business Administration. They can put you in touch with local lenders who offer small business loans.

Certification and Licensure

Enroll staff in CPR and first aid courses. The American Red Cross offers these courses to childcare professionals. Keep a certification of competition for each employee who completes the course. Some states require this documentation to accompany application materials for licensure.

Safety proof all rooms of the daycare and preschool. This includes covering electrical outlets with protectors and installing safety gates for smaller children. Also, store chemicals and other harmful substances in locked cabinets (out of children’s reach). Most states require an inspection of daycares and preschools. Contact the state ahead of time to request a safety checklist. This will assist with preparation efforts. Purchase fire extinguishers to place throughout the childcare facility.

Church childcares also need to get licensed with their state. After preparing the daycare area, contact the local state department of licensing and request application materials. Expect to fill out a background check for every person employed in the daycare and preschool facility. Some states require a schematic of the childcare facility be submitted (detailing the layout of the childcare space). Some states also require that the owner of the daycare attend a state sponsored course covering local laws and regulations.

Creating an emergency evacuation plan is also important. Some states require this. The plan should cover where children and staff exit the building and meet-up in case of an emergency. Once your daycare and preschool is operating, regular “drills” should be scheduled to practice this plan.

MarketChurch Childcare Services

Market childcare and preschool services to local families. If your church has a newsletter, include information. Some churches also have email lists which could be helpful in advertising the daycare opening. Post flyers at community boards near the center as well. After time, the word will spread about services and less time will be spent on marketing activities.