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The iPhone Will Struggle!

June 29th, 2007 » Comments (0)

According to international research conducted by media agency Universal McCann the Apple will struggle to sell it’s planned 10 million iPhone’s by the end of 2008. 10 million phones is by the way only 1% of the market. The Guardian quotes Universal McCann as saying the iPhone: “…will struggle to break into the mainstream” I can only […]



Peter Jones’ Tycoon – Peter You’re Fired!

June 28th, 2007 » Comments (0)

It seems that ITV has dropped Peter Jones’ Tycoon from its Tuesday, 9pm slot after a second successive week of disastrous ratings. Tycoon debuted to 2 million viewers but lost 100,000 of those for episode two. The same slot on ITV normally averages 4.5 million viewers. It seem that the next episode of Tycoon will […]



Get A Summer Job Or Teen Business Idea?

June 28th, 2007 » Comments (10)

The Business Twins posted an article How Teens Can Make Money This Summer which gives some great advice for teenagers and students looking for a summer job. What really caught my eye though was the last point on self employment, where they say: “…paint address numbers on the sidewalk. I remember moving into our new house and […]



Peter Jones’ Tycoon – Episode 2

June 27th, 2007 » Comments (0)

Episode Two of Peter Jones Tycoon aired last night and if I’m honest it was no better than episode one. I’m really not sure if this program deserves to be called Tycoon, they are treated, and behave more like Peter Jones’ employees and not particularly good ones at that. I’m hardly suprised that Peter Jones’ […]



Britain Gets The Brown Stuff

June 27th, 2007 » Comments (0)

Today Gordon Brown takes over from Tony Blair as Prime Minister. I’m sure many SMEs will be wondering how the change will impact on them. It’s likely that few will see it as a positive step. As chancellor Brown’s continually taken from small businesses while giving to big business. The last budget being a perfect […]



The Meter Is On Us

June 26th, 2007 » Comments (4)

This interesting and wonderfully simple idea comes from Seth Godin: Why don’t local businesses buy $50 worth of quarters now and then and feed all the meters in town… just put a little flyer under the windshield wiper. I like it, I suspect many people would read the flyer – more than if you posted […]



Business Opportunities And Ideas Gets A New Logo

June 26th, 2007 » Comments (4)

If you’re a regular reader you might have noticed the new logo appear in the top right hand corner of the blog a few days ago. I’d decided a few weeks ago that I needed a “logo” for the site to help position it as a friendly informal place to share and discuss business opportunities […]



Dragon’s Den Success Stories

June 26th, 2007 » Comments (1)

According to Real Business Alistair Turner and Anthony Coates-Smith, from Watford, who received £160,000 from Duncan Bannatyne and Richard Farley for a 22.5 per cent stake in their company Igloo Thermo Logistics, have had their business valued at £4m. Disappointingly there’s no hint at how or why the company is suddenly worth so much. From […]



Disabled Entrepreneur Of The Year 2007

June 26th, 2007 » Comments (0)

I saw over on the Shell Livewire Forums that Leonard Cheshire and Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou are joining forces to find the UK’s disabled entrepreneur of the Year 2007. They are looking for a disabled entrepreneur who has shown that the barriers placed in the way of disabled people have not stopped them in their quest […]



Child Friendly Business Ideas Week – Roundup

June 25th, 2007 » Comments (0)

Over the last week I’ve been posting child friendly business ideas, these are business ideas that have occurred to me as I’m facing becoming a Dad for the first time. The ideas have been: Wedding Crèches Starting A Children’s Nursery Child Friendly Restaurant Maternity Pillows New Baby Starter Kits Baby Gift Lists Start A Parenting […]