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Using Halloween To Market Your Brand

October 31st, 2007 » Comments (1)

Most people see Halloween as a time to profit from selling candies; I see it as a time to profiting from brand building. If you’re a huge a corporation or even a small time business entrepreneur, you can surely build your brand in Halloween. I’m not talking about giving candies away to build your brand […]



I’m 13 And Want To Make Some Money

October 31st, 2007 » Comments (3)

A reader asks: I’m 13 and I’m interested in being an entrepreneur and making money fast. All my friends are all into playing football and other sports, while I’m more focusing on how to turn things into money quickly. How could I make a lot of money quickly at my age? Firstly there are no […]



Carnival Of Small Business Issues #26

October 30th, 2007 » Comments (7)

Business Opportunities and Ideas is proud to host the Carnival of Small Business Issues. The Carnival is published weekly and includes posts that offer solutions to the challenges faced by small businesses. The posts in this carnival have been submitted by the bloggers involved in the small business community. This weeks entries are: Business Ideas […]



Dragons’ Den Series 5 Episode 3

October 29th, 2007 » Comments (13)

This weeks pitches on Dragon’s Den were: Tangle Teezer – A hairbrush to untangle hair. He was looking for £80K in return for 15% equity. Unfortunately he was lacking in business acumen and hadn’t really made the most of the 300 samples he distributed. If he’d had more and costive feedback it might have seemed […]



Last Minute Marketing Tips To End The Fiscal Year On A High Note

October 29th, 2007 » Comments (4)

Here’s the great irony of the end of the year. This is when your business needs the most money, but has the least. Your marketing budget for this year was spent months ago, and it seems like every other company out there is ramping up their advertising efforts to take advantage of pre-Christmas spending. If […]



Peter Jones’ Big Business

October 28th, 2007 » Comments (6)

As a Dragon Peter Jones turned down the opportunity to invest in the board game Destination London. Now he’s launching his own board game “Big Business”. ‘Peter Jones’ Big Business’ is a family board game for two or more players aged eight and up. Over six rounds encompassing the key areas of setting up and […]



Business Opportunities and Ideas Forum

October 26th, 2007 » Comments (0)

The Business Opportunities and Ideas Forums are open to all and can be used for discussion of anything from small business ideas to big business opportunities, article suggestions for the site or just to tell me where I’m getting things right (or wrong).



How To Motivate Employees

October 26th, 2007 » Comments (3)

The lease is about to run out on a rental property of mine and I’d like to know if the tenants are planning to stay. So I phoned the agent I use to let the property last Thursday and asked them to chase it up. A week later and I’ve not heard back, so I […]



IT Website For SMEs

October 26th, 2007 » Comments (0)

Computing have just let me know that they are launching a new website for SMEs. The site – called Competitive Edge Computing – provides information specifically for small and medium businesses. They believe that smaller firms often miss out on the business benefits of the latest technology and hope this website aid SMEs to take […]



Greener Hot Water

October 25th, 2007 » Comments (4)

My wife and I are following the NCT advice on changing our baby. Which means that instead of wet wipes we use warm water and cotton wool to clean him when changing a nappy. As such we need 8 to 10 small bowlfuls of hot water per day and it’s really struck me how inefficient […]