Fall break staycation ideas that support your local small businesses - KSL.com

Fall break staycation ideas that support your local small businesses - KSL.com


Fall break staycation ideas that support your local small businesses - KSL.com

Posted: 07 Oct 2020 02:56 PM PDT

After months of remote learning, working from home, and missing out on all the places you planned to visit this year, it's time for a break. Luckily, fall break is just around the corner.

This year, everyone could use a vacation — but you're not the only one who could benefit from it. Many local small businesses that rely on tourism are feeling the pinch from the pandemic and they need your support.

Camille Johnson Taylor, the executive director of the Kane County Office of Tourism, says tourists are the lifeblood of their communities.

"We are one of the most tourism-dependent economies in the state so the COVID-19 restrictions disproportionately hit Kanab/Kane County's economy," Taylor says. "By supporting our local businesses, customers are protecting the heritage of many local families and the community."

This year, as you're planning your fall break getaway, consider giving back to the community by taking a vacation close to home. When it comes to choosing the best place to visit, both northern and southern Utah have plenty to offer in terms of entertainment and recreation. (If you can't decide, flip a coin. Heads, south. Tails, north. You'll have fun either way.)

Here's how you can enjoy your staycation in either Northern or Southern Utah and support local small businesses at the same time.

Northern Utah combines mountains, lakes and reservoirs, pioneer and Native American heritage, and Utah's biggest cities. For hikers, bikers, skiers, and snowboarders, it's a never-ending outdoor playground, but there are a few surprises off the beaten path as well.

A taste of urban life

Now may be the best time to support small businesses in the city. Many venues are cautiously resuming their performing arts and cultural events while remaining committed to your health and safety. Get into the Halloween spirit with Thriller at the Capitol Theatre, bask in the beautiful music of the Utah Symphony, or enjoy Hogle Zoo's festive BooLights celebration outdoors with the family.

And when you're feeling hungry, you can search for the best places to eat on Yelp, Google, or TripAdvisor. Don't forget to leave a positive review to help boost local tourism.

For a full list of activities — including important COVID-19 information and updates — click here.

Put the greatest snow to the test

It's never too early to start planning your winter ski trip. Whether you're a seasoned expert or you're looking for something a little more family-friendly, there are plenty of options. Of course, the fun isn't limited to the slopes. After you enjoy the fine mountain powder, be sure to hit up an après ski spa or one of the many fine-dining experiences in the city.

While planning your Northern Utah trip, check out these insider deals from Travelzoo. You'll get the added benefit of enhancing your experience while supporting local businesses. Win-win.

Photo: Utah Office of Tourism

It's no wonder Southwestern Utah attracts hordes of tourists from all around the globe when places like Zion are consistently included in lists of top national parks to visit in the U.S. But if your trips have been limited to the Mighty 5, here's a look at what you might be missing on the opposite corner of the state.

Exploring San Juan County

Visiting San Juan County is the adventure you didn't know you needed. Utah's Canyon Country offers its own unique blend of parks and recreational opportunities that cover an area almost as large as the state of New Jersey.

If you're new to the area, consider following the Bears Ears National Monument starter kit — a 3-day journey to learn about the experiences, places, people, and history of the vast and beautiful land. And when you're done exploring the Arches and Canyonlands national parks, you can hit up the tourism basecamps of Moab and Green River.

Photo: Utah Office of Tourism

Although Monument Valley remains closed, the popular Goulding's Resort is open and ready for business. Try their famous Navajo tacos, take a dip in the indoor pool, visit the Trading Post Museum, or catch your favorite Western movie in the Earth Spirit Theater after taking a peek at John Wayne's Cabin. You can even commemorate the visit with a souvenir from the gift shop, which specializes in Navajo art, jewelry, pottery, and more.

Winter in the red rocks

While Northern Utah may get all the attention for winter sports, nothing beats winter in Southern Utah. Adventurous travelers can enjoy snow-capped peaks, endless canyon hikes, and vibrant night skies. It's everything you love about red rock country — without the heat and the usual crowds.

Don't forget to check Travelzoo's handpicked deals for making your Southern Utah vacation an unforgettable experience. (The locals will thank you, too.)

Photo: Utah Office of Tourism

Now that you've caught the travel bug and have started mapping out your itinerary, consider incorporating these ideas into your next road trip or staycation:

  • Skip the chain restaurants. Opt for the quaint hole-in-the-wall diner instead. (Odds are the food is better anyway.)
  • Do your holiday shopping in a one-of-a-kind shop. Anyone can hop on Amazon, but finding a truly unique treasure for your friends and family? That's a skill.
  • Talk to the locals. No one knows the area better than the people who call it home, so if you want to know where the best restaurants, shopping, and activities are, take time to speak with the residents.

For other tips on how to support local small businesses or for inspiration and help planning your next staycation, visit the Utah Office of Tourism website.

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Profitable Business Idea of Pulses will Earn You Rs 50000 in a Month; Just Do This - Krishi Jagran

Posted: 01 Oct 2020 12:17 AM PDT

Pulses Business
Pulses Business

Small Business Idea of pulses: Do you want to start a business with a very low cost and earn good profits? Then, opting for Pulse Business can be a better option for you. Starting this business with a correct guide can help you earn even in lakhs. Below are some important tips to help you make pulse business a profitable venture.

The interesting thing about this small business idea is that you can start it with less money. So, let's get started and know how to start the business of pulses, how much it will cost you & how much will be the profit from this business.

Demand in pulses business:

As pulses are used in every person's home, the price of pulses is increasing continuously. Lentils are what every person wants to eat and they also have various health benefits. Thus, in such a situation, if you want to start trading pulses, then you can earn a lot of money from it. If done the business with correct guide trade you can make a profit of about Rs 50000 per month.

Cost to start pulses business:

If you start with trading pulses, it will cost you up to Rs 5 lakh. However, if you do not have enough money, you can take a loan from the bank. It is to be noted that the government has implemented many such schemes under which you can start business by taking loans.

How to start the pulses business?

Choose the right place:

First, you need to choose the right place before starting any kind of business. If you have your own shop, then its fine otherwise, you will have to rent a shop. You must choose the place in a market where the ration shop is less in number. So the customer will not have trouble in coming to your shop. Less competition means more profits.

License required for pulses business:

  • You have to get GST number, to get GST number you have to register through GST portal. But remember, there is no GST of any kind in unopened lentils and plastic packaged lentils. If you sell branded lentils, it will cost 5% GST.

  • To start this business in a rented shop, make a rent agreement.

  • After it is done, you have to get a license to run a shop from MCD.

  • As the business of lentils is related to food, you are required to obtain a license from FSSAI.

Where you can buy lentils?

In most of the state there are pulses mills, which are sold in polished pulses retail market or wholesale market. But, to get in depth knowledge about this business, take help of social media.

There are some states like Delhi NCR which have lots of pulses which you can contact directly. You can also buy lentils from your resident area.

How to market the pulses business?

Build your brand to market pulses business. Be sure about the quality of pulses sold by you. If the quality is good, then you can earn a lot of money in a very short time. You can sell lentils offline and online by taking help of Big Basket, Amazon, E-commerce etc.

Profits in pulses business:

Profits from this business depend on where you opened your shop and how much pulses are being sold from your shop. You must focus on proper planning, right shop location, good quality pulses, less competition, and more marketing.

These Profitable Swadeshi Business Ideas with Less Investment are Making Rural People Rich - Krishi Jagran

Posted: 08 Oct 2020 12:55 AM PDT

Swadeshi Business Ideas
Swadeshi Business Ideas

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is promoting Swadeshi Business to make the country self-reliant. These indigenous businesses not only make you independent but also help in the progress of the country. One can start Swadeshi Business with minimal cost and earn good money.

First let's understand what does the term swadeshi means?

The products which are prepared by making them in own country then they are called Swadeshi Products. If you earn money by distributing them in your own country, then they become Swadeshi Business. Currently, there is more emphasis on adopting Swadeshi Products and Business.

Now let's talk about Swadeshi Business Ideas which you can start:

Swadeshi Business Ideas can be started easily with low cost. Adding to it, in starting these businesses, the government also gives loans on government subsidy. It will not be wrong to say that these profitable swadeshi businesses will make you to earn in lakhs.

Profitable Swadeshi Business Ideas:

Cow Milk Products Business

This business can be started by the ones who live in a village or a small town. They can start making cow milk products like Ghee, Butter, Curd, Milk Made and Chocolate. All these products are made with the help of cow's milk. Interestingly, the demand for cow milk products always remains in the markets. Thus, good profits can also be earned from this Swadeshi Business.

You can also create a different identity for yourself and the company. Marketing helps to double the profits. So, do marketing as much as possible. You can also opt for online marketing of your products and company so that it reaches a wide audience.

Cow Milk
Cow Milk

Cow Urine Product Business

Not only cow milk but even its urine can be used for different purposes. You can start a good business with cow urine too. It is to be noted that with the help of cow urine, you can make products like extract, bath soap, detergent powder, shampoo and phenyl. These products which are made by it are considered very beneficial for the body. Interestingly, one can easily start the cow urine business from home and earn profits.

Cow Urine
Cow Urine

Other swadeshi business ideas:

Besides the above indigenous business ideas you can start many other types of Swadeshi Business like mobiles, household goods, cars, motorcycles. By focussing more on the swadeshi business, we will be able to promote Make in India.

How 8 Founders Are Preparing for Continued Economic Uncertainty - Entrepreneur

Posted: 06 Oct 2020 06:00 AM PDT

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This story appears in the October 2020 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

We asked eight of the featured on our 100 Powerful Women list: How are you preparing for continued economic uncertainty? 

"I founded my company in 2009, in the midst of the last economic downturn. A lot of the lessons I learned then are applicable today, but most come back to the team. It's vital to hire those driven by and committed to your mission, who embrace wearing many hats and new things. By constructing the right team, we remain lean and versatile, with a low burn rate, to keep pace with economic curveballs. This is critical for most startups, but as companies are forced to navigate major market fluctuations, it is key to maintaining continuity." — Pooja Sankar, Founder and CEO of Piazza, an online educational platform

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"We're saving as much as we can, reducing overhead costs (especially with the temporary closing of our brick-and-mortar shop), strengthening our online presence, and meeting consumer needs. We're leaning into what sets our apart from your typical bookstore, home goods retailer, record shop: We have rare, one-of-a-kind objects and artifacts. Continuing to make Black cultural ephemera accessible means literally filling a void in the antiques/vintage industry, best filled by the people to whom those histories belong." — Kiyanna Stewart, Cofounder (left), with Jannah Handy, cofounder, BLK MKT Vintage, an antiques shop and online community


"Our products are designed to take the anxiety out of accessing the right healthcare for your pet, and with so many people bringing home their first pets during this period, our plan is to double down on making our products helpful and easy to use. We have introduced additional services like a pet parent concierge, discounts on dog training, and access to a community of other new pet parents. Wagmo was built out of empathy for our customers, and we carry that throughout the entire experience, including providing options for members who find themselves in financial stress." —Christie Horvath, Cofounder and CEO (right), with Ali Foxworth, cofounder and COO, Wagmo, a pet insurance startup

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"Despite everything that has occurred, there's one Frederick Douglass quote that keeps running through my mind: 'If there is no struggle, there is no .' In the midst of uncertainty, the only way to move forward is to do one thing: Focus. It might sound simple and clichéd, but it's one of the hardest things for to do. At the beginning of each week, write down three things you want to accomplish. (Make sure they are realistic.) Believe me, in a month you'll look back and give yourself a high-five." — Lisa Love, Cofounder and CMO of Tanoshi, an ed-tech startup that creates and distributes kids' computers


"Both our customers and our employees are parents, and it is really hard to be a parent right now. Our goal is to be a much-needed support system. For employees, we are subsidizing 1:1 in home childcare, and offering tutoring stipends and flexible working hours. Our shared struggles are actually the source of inspiration for future product ideas. If we stay focused on being of service, we can thrive during these challenging times." — Jessica Rolph, Cofounder and CEO of Lovevery, an education-based toy company for babies and toddlers

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"We knew that this period of economic uncertainty would be particularly difficult for our landowners. While shelter-in-place was in effect, we added an option for Hipcampers to donate to the host of a canceled trip. (We are proud that one in four participated!) Since shelter-in-place orders have lifted, campsite hosts are earning more than three times the income they made this time last year as people are eager to get outside — and connecting them provides economic distribution between rural and urban communities." — Alyssa Ravasio, Founder and CEO of Hipcamp, a booking platform for campsites


"We're doubling down on two things within our control: our products and our customers' happiness. Back in March, as people began to spend more time indoors, we saw an explosion in sales. Managing that demand came with its own challenges, but as lockdowns ended and people began to get back out, a curious thing has happened for our : That demand continued. So we're staying focused on the goal of delivering great new puzzles and new products." — Rachel Hochhauser, cofounder (right), with Jena Wolfe, cofounder, of Piecework Puzzles, a jigsaw puzzle startup

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"The pandemic has given our Burn Boot Camp community the chance to shine. We meet our members where they are: our gyms, the parking lot, their homes. Our future success depends on our ability to bolster our core offering by servicing a hybrid of digital content to supplement our in-gym experience while layering nutrition, retail, and equipment into our wholesale model. We are a franchise company, and we will not allow a pandemic to change that; we take extreme pride in servicing our franchise partners who've invested in this brand." — Morgan Kline, Cofounder and COO of Burn Boot Camp, a fitness franchise for women

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