Tuesday, August 24, 2021

This post was written by Ed Carter

Should Parents With Disabilities Consider Opening a Small Business?


Parents can find it difficult to juggle working and caring for their children; This can be especially challenging if the parent has a disability. Some employers don’t make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities, which can add to the struggle. If you are a parent with a disability, you might want to consider opening a small business to accommodate all your needs better.


Why Should You Start a Small Business?

There are many kinds of disabilities, and some of them require specific accommodations. For instance, if you get migraines often, you’ll need special lighting in your office. If you are in a wheelchair, you’ll need a desktop at the appropriate height and enough room to maneuver your wheelchair behind the desk. Setups like these aren’t always readily available in mainstream businesses, and that might create problems. If you open a home-based business, you most likely already have the appropriate lighting or space in your home.


Transportation to a job site can be a hassle, depending on the type of disability you have. If you work from home, that ceases to be an issue.


When you work for someone else, you don’t have control of your time. Working from home in your own business allows you to manage your time as you see fit. If you get a migraine, you don’t need permission to lie down. If you need to feed your children, you can do so at your leisure. You can set the days and hours that you plan to work.


If you have your own business, you can tailor it to your needs and interests and have the freedom to decide how to operate it. That freedom isn’t usually found when working for someone else.


What Steps Are Involved in Opening a Small Business?

Starting a business can seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. There are several steps you should take to get started:

  • Decide what type of business you’d like to own. Think about your interests and abilities and try to come up with a business idea that suits you. Do you want it to be a home-based business? Do you want to sell goods or services?

  • Research the type of business you choose. You can get ideas to make your business more successful from reading what others say about similar companies.

  • Create a business plan, which is essentially a description of what your business will do, goals and plans to achieve them, financial forecasting, and marketing ideas. A written business plan will help you clarify your thoughts and will be needed if you need a loan for startup costs.

  • You will need to obtain city and county business licenses and register with your state’s Department of Revenue. You will also need to get an employer identification number from the IRS. Your EIN is used in conjunction with payroll taxes and can make it easier to file your business’s federal or state tax returns.

  • Apply for funding if you need it. The U.S. Small Business Administration can help with a new business loan, and you may also qualify for grants.

  • Create a strong marketing strategy, which can include a website, social media posts, email campaigns, or brochures to print and distribute.


Many small business experts agree on this helpful hint: For your business to be successful, you should strive to provide excellent customer service.


Are You Ready To Get Started?

There are people and organizations that can help you with getting your business started. Use them as resources to get off to a great start!


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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

10 Resources for Your Journey to ECOpreneurship by Amy Collett



10 Resources for Your Journey to ECOpreneurship


Today, many entrepreneurs go into business in order to create a positive change in society. If you’re concerned about sustainability, you can lead by example and become an ECOpreneur. You can even partner with charitable organizations like Earthxy to contribute to environmental activism. If you’re eager to put your eco-minded ideas into motion, we’ve collected a few resources to help you get started.


Planning and Logistics


Here are a few steps you’ll need to take as you get ready to open your business. 


  • Work out the details of your eco-friendly company idea and pull together a business plan.

  • Estimate your expenses and income to figure out an appropriate business budget. 

  • Choose payroll software with expense tracking functions; you can create custom invoices faster with these batch-processing features.

  • Ready to hire employees? Look for people who are just as passionate about the environment as you are!


Eco-Friendly Operations


In order to run a truly sustainable business, you’ll need to think outside the box and deviate from the norms of business operations. 


  • Look for suppliers that share your values by following these tips!

  • If your company is operating from a physical retail space, introduce a composting program for your team. 

  • Wondering if you should allow telecommuting for some of your employees? Read up on the environmental benefits of remote work. 


Make a Difference


Your business can have a positive, long-lasting impact on your community by educating people on environmentalism. 


  • Consider offering assistance to local environmental organizations for specific projects. 

  • Design your marketing strategy around education; aim to teach your audience about sustainability through your advertising materials. 

  • Seek out opportunities to speak at industry events and conferences to spread your message.


Becoming an ecopreneur can be a life-changing journey. But as you get your business off the ground, you’ll undoubtedly face moments of uncertainty! These resources will guide you so that you can start your company with confidence.


Want to get involved with an environmental organization? Start volunteering with Earthxy! Reach out with your questions through the contact form on our website today. 


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Saturday, May 22, 2021

Earthxy | Homeless Volunteer


Earthxy | Homeless Volunteer


If you are interested in being an Earthxy homeless volunteer or will donate to sponsor our homelessness outreach program please do it now. Our Human Eco-Life Parks are home for homeless individuals willing to volunteer for basic needs. Not only a homeless home but a path to self sufficiently progress. Allowing the homeless to volunteer will be the first step. If you would like to volunteer to help please use the comments here or donate to support Eco-Life Parks. Homeless needs include food clothes shelter transportation. Volunteer at 2840 North R st. Pensacola, Florida 32505 (see Larry or Text to 8634840643).


All donations will help create Human ECO Life Parks

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Saturday, May 1, 2021

Eatthxy | Individual's Homeless Needs

We will be using the Earthxy blog and, this post to publish individuals' homeless needs. If you are homeless, in danger of becoming homeless, know someone who is homeless, or in danger of becoming homeless use the comments to explain the situation and needs.



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Earthxy | Join this Group

The Earthxy blog is an informal group using posts and comments if you want to join this group do it by simply commenting or replying to other's comments and following.

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 and help with the creation of HUMAN ECO Life PARKS  (sanctuary's for humans). We are a casual and unconventional group. The Earthxy blog topics are Travel Camp Gardening Homelessness and other subjects of interest. Join this group by commenting or replying to other comments. If you would like to contribute, even more, write a post you can email it to larry.earthxy@gmail.com for consideration along with information on how you would like to be credited. 

We will be practicing World health organization advice for the public.

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Sunday, April 25, 2021

Earthxy | Food forest

An Earthxy Human ECO Life Park property to food forest or a forest garden for foraging and camping. The plan is to first identify every plant on the property. Then utilize what is there and add desirable plants to enhance all life. Landscaping to collect natural rainfall and sunlight, for an edible forest garden. Follow this link to learn more about our plans for Human ECO Life Parks

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