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StableTable Proves Dragon’s Wrong Or Does It?

August 31st, 2007 » Comments (11)

The Times is reporting that Andrew Gordon who failed to get an investment in his business on Dragon’s Den has managed to sell £1 million worth of his product. As Rachel Elnaugh said that STABLEtable was the “most ridiculous idea” she had ever heard of on the show The Times naturally went to her or […]

Bullet Proof School Bags

August 30th, 2007 » Comments (1)

According to, since 1999 over 328 incidents of school violence have occurred in the USA, leaving 229 dead and 422 injured. That is an average of roughly one per week. That’s a very scary statistic. however have seen this as a business opportunity and created lightweight childrens backpacks which include a ballistic panel […]

Does Your Business Donate To Charity?

August 29th, 2007 » Comments (0)

In his post are you ethical Ozzy says: When I asked the question on UK Business Forums one person replied saying he felt companies that did make a thing about their corporate responsibility are most likely going to be too expensive. He goes on to say: shopping in M&S at the weekend when I say […]

Robocop With Wings

August 29th, 2007 » Comments (3)

Recently I’ve been watching Traffic Cops and Road Wars two programmes that follow British Police officers in traffic cars (and often the traffic helicopter) as they handle a range of drivers from those with no tax, MOT, insurance or license to high speed pursuits escaping from another crime scene. After watching several episodes of each […]

Offer Wifi Access On The Trains

August 26th, 2007 » Comments (0)

Every so often I re-evaluate getting 3G mobile phone that can connect to my laptop so I can browser the Internet where ever I am. Even then however I’ll be at the mercy of reception and either limited bandwidth or an expensive data tariff. Instead I tend to rely on the fact that most of […]

Need Investment? Only Days Remain Before Entries Close For Running The Gauntlet 2007

August 23rd, 2007 » Comments (0)

The clock is ticking towards midnight on 2 September 2007 when entries to the East of England Development Agency’s (EEDA) ‘running the gauntlet 2007’ investment competition and free business education programme for entrepreneurs in the East of England closes. So far over 250 entrepreneurs have entered the competition whose investors – CREATE, SEP, NW Brown […]

Why You Should Give Customers A FREE Trial

August 23rd, 2007 » Comments (0)

It’s not always easy to believe that that giving your product or service away for free is a good idea. However if what you offer serves their need or solves their problem then perhaps once they’ve tried it, they probably won’t want to be without it. Seth Godin commented on this: People will go to […]

No Thanks Dragons

August 23rd, 2007 » Comments (1)

I saw over on Rachel Elnaugh’s blog that Maks has been approached to be on the next series of Dragon’s Den but has turned them down. Rachel comments on this saying: If you seriously need investment for your business, Dragons’ Den is probably the last place you should consider. It’s a BBC primetime entertainment show […]

An Introduction To Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) – Part Three – Off Page Factors

August 23rd, 2007 » Comments (0)

The Links If your site is heavily content-focused then your ranking may well benefit from the portal effect. Some search engines treat sites with a lot of varied outgoing links, as central hubs of information, or portals. These sites are assumed to be more relevant and subsequently their ranking increases. I would suggest this is […]

On Risk

August 22nd, 2007 » Comments (0)

Warren Buffet, the billionaire CEO of Bershire Hathaway said: “Risk comes from not knowing what you’re doing” I think that sums up a lots of the points I made about selling to the supermarkets. When you get a quiet moment ask yourself honest, do you know what you’re doing?