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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 […]



The 3 Things Investors Won’t Give You Money For.

May 28th, 2007 » Comments (0)

Business Angels and Venture Capitalists are crucial to many startups, but they are a picky bunch. They want your business to grow, but they are looking for a good return on their investment, as such they aren’t necessarily willing to pay for everything that the company needs. So what are the top three things investors […]



Life Coaching

May 27th, 2007 » Comments (2)

A Life Coach is someone who will help you set clear goals for achieving the life you want. Having helped you to identify these goals, a life coach will help you to prioritise them and will enable you to believe that they really are achievable. Life coaching in the UK is not currently regulated, there […]



Google – The Killer Within

May 27th, 2007 » Comments (0)

Robert X. Cringely has written an interesting piece titled “The Final Days of Google: It is going to be an inside job” which looks at where the next Google killer will come from. He believes that by the way Google structures itself, with employees dedicating 20% of their time to their own projects they are […]



Home Cooked Food

May 26th, 2007 » Comments (1)

If cooking is your forte there’s nothing to stop you producing your own range of home cooked foods. Anything from preparing homemade jams and puddings through to providing premium home made “microwave meals” can and has been done. It’s a tried and tested business opportunity, there are dozens if not hundreds of well known food […]



Is 30 Too Old To Start A Tech Business?

May 26th, 2007 » Comments (0)

Valleywag recently published a post “Is 30 too old to start a company?” which suggests that Silicon Valley’s current wisdom is: don’t fund anyone over 30. Ouch, that’s me scuppered then! They put together this table: That shows some of the top technology startups. Their figures are based on a quick check on the great […]



Stem Cell Harvesting

May 25th, 2007 » Comments (0)

As I’ve mentioned before my wife and I are currently attending antenatal classes with the NCT. It’s great, we’re learning a lot about the labour, birth and first few months of bringing up our kid. I’ve also learned about some new businesses (I really can’t go anywhere without spotting a business opportunity). One of the […]



Music Teacher

May 25th, 2007 » Comments (4)

Music is one of the few subjects for which most parents are prepared to pay for regular extra tuition, probably because few schools can provide specialist teachers for each instrument children wish to learn. Unfortunately that’s unlikely to change as most instrumental tuition needs to be done one to one, which is almost certainly beyond […]



eBoys: The True Story of the Six Tall Men Who Backed EBay, Webvan and Other Billion-dollar Start-ups – Randall E. Stross

May 25th, 2007 » Comments (0)

If you want to understand the dot com boom at the end of the 1990s, then you have to understand Venture Capitalists (VC’s). VC’s are the guys who listen to several business pitches a day (think Dragon’s Den but with much bigger sums). They’re looking for the next Google, Ebay or Yahoo. Randall Stross, a […]



Home Business Ideas Week

May 25th, 2007 » Comments (0)

Following on from the teen business week, I’ve had a number of request for home business ideas. So for the next week I’m going to feature one business idea per day that is suitable for entrepreneurs wishing to set up a business at home. If you’ve got some ideas you’d like to see covered, or […]