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The Best Home Based Business Ideas

March 5th, 2009 » Comments (2)

When asked what I do for a living, one of the things I tell them about is this blog. Once I’ve explained what the blog is about I’m often asked what I think are the best home based business ideas, usually because they’ve "been thinking about starting my own business for years, but can’t think […]



Starting A Dog Walking Business

November 11th, 2008 » Comments (75)

This weekend a flyer dropped through our letter box informing us of a newly set up dog walking service in Westbury. I was surprised at the rates – they charge £6 per hour for one dog and £10 per hour for a pair, which seemed quite high to me, after all walking my dog is […]



How To Turn Your Home Business Idea Into A Home Business

May 20th, 2008 » Comments (6)

Having racked your brains for weeks to find the perfect home business idea there can be a sense of elation when you finally decide this is it – I’ve found my big idea. The excitement can soon evaporate however when you’re faced with the next challenge – actually turning the idea into a real live […]



The Pros And Cons Of Home Based Businesses

February 15th, 2008 » Comments (11)

Running a home based business doesn’t suit everyone, so before you get all excited about the latest home business opportunity you’ve found please take a moment to browse through the following list of pros and cons of running a business from home. Pros: You get to spend more time with your family. It’s a great […]



5 Kids, 4 Fish, 3 Dogs, 2 Budgies and 1 Business

September 18th, 2007 » Comments (5)

Working from home can be wonderful because you are always there if needed by the children… and can be frustrating because you are always there if needed by the children. Sheridan and I run a publication called The Family Grapevine. It is a phonebook for local families and is paid for by selling advertising. We […]



Home Business Ideas Week – Roundup

June 1st, 2007 » Comments (0)

Last week was my home business ideas week during which, in response to a number of emails asking for some business ideas and opportunities and that can be run from home, I’ve been posting a daily home business idea. The ideas were: Music Teacher Home Cooked Food Life Coaching Virtual Assistants Business Mentor Recruitment Consultant […]



Becoming A Childminder

May 31st, 2007 » Comments (7)

Childminding is an industry largely made up of small businesses based at home. Most full-time childminding work is looking after babies and children under five. As a childminder you may also look after older children in the mornings before school, after school and during the school holidays. You will be responsible for providing a warm, […]



Recruitment Consultant

May 30th, 2007 » Comments (0)

Finding the right people to employ is a problem for most businesses. It’s a big problem for those businesses that need highly skilled or specialist workers for example those in the tech industry. Because of this many employers hire external consultants to find and short list suitable candidates. Typically businesses expect to pay fees of […]



Business Mentor

May 29th, 2007 » Comments (0)

As being an entrepreneur becomes more and more socially acceptable, thanks in part the the increase in reality TV shows about business, more and more people are taking the leap and starting their own businesses. Many business owners while being exceptionally technically competent when it comes to their product or service lack the fundamental business […]



Virtual Assistants

May 28th, 2007 » Comments (4)

If you’re organised, smart, capable and willing to work to deadlines, you could start your own virtual assistant business. A virtual assistant is essentially an administrative assistant who works in a virtual capacity. Essentially this means that you run your own business, operated remotely from your home (or office) for one or more clients. You […]