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Should I Start My Own Business?

January 13th, 2010 » Comments (1)

A reader asks: I have been debating whether starting a business is the right thing for me. Any advice? I’ve no idea if starting a business is right for you and nor does anyone else, not even you! So why not start one now and find out. It’s the only way you’ll ever know. Just […]



Business Ideas For 2010

January 12th, 2010 » Comments (0)

A reader asks: Can you suggest any business ideas for 2010? Yes, check out the business ideas section of this website, it’s full of business ideas that you can implement in 2010, or 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 and almost certainly even in 2015 and beyond! Seriously, just because it’s January and a new year has […]



Can You Make Money Selling Ebooks?

July 10th, 2009 » Comments (6)

A reader asks: Can you be blunt and tell me if its possible to make some money publishing e-books? It appeals to me it could be interesting and it sounds as though it could run its self for short spells. Yes, it’s perfectly possible to make money publishing ebooks. For example the company 37signals claims […]



iPhone Business Ideas

June 25th, 2009 » Comments (1)

A reader asks: Can you suggest and iPhone business ideas? Which struck a chord with me as I spent a couple of days last week discussing with a friend the business opportunities presented by Apple’s iPhone. In particular we felt that the ability to rapidly reach a large number of potential buyers through Apple’s AppStore […]



The Best Business Ideas For The New Rules Of Business

June 24th, 2009 » Comments (7)

A reader asks: How can I go about finding the best business ideas? Especially as most business ideas out there don’t fit the new rules of business. The idea that the rules of business have changed isn’t new, it’s a popular story that the business press just loves to peddle out every few years. The […]



How Much Does It Cost To Start A Business

June 23rd, 2009 » Comments (11)

A reader asks: How much does it cost to start a business in the UK? Unfortunately  asking "how much does it cost to start up a business" is like asking "how long is a piece of string". There is no simple, one size fits all answer. However there are a number of typical business start-up […]



Business Ideas For Women

June 10th, 2009 » Comments (1)

A reader asks: Can you suggest some business ideas for women? Yes, in fact I’d argue that most, if not all, of the business ideas I’ve written about on this blog could be a "business idea for a woman". I don’t believe that there are many business ideas that are purely business ideas for women […]



Selling Business Ideas

May 13th, 2009 » Comments (2)

A reader asks: Can you tell me how to go about selling my business ideas? I’ve got some great business ideas, but I can’t afford to start the business myself. To sell my business idea I’ll have to explain it to people so how can I stop them stealing it? You can’t stop someone stealing […]



Creative Business Ideas

April 22nd, 2009 » Comments (3)

A reader asks: Can you suggest any creative business ideas that my wife and I can pursue? We’re both creative people who want to start our own home based business. Well I’d argue that all entrepreneurs are creative, the act of starting a business is itself a creative act. I’m not alone either, the well […]



How To Open A Model Shop

March 12th, 2009 » Comments (0)

A reader asks: Can you offer any advice on how to open a model shop? Don’t do it. I don’t think that opening a model shop is a good business idea, at least not in the traditional sense, i.e. a high street/town centre shop. Let me tell you why and what I would suggest you […]