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Free Accounting Software From Microsoft

November 21st, 2007 » Comments (4)

I’ve just found out about Microsoft Office Accounting via the AccMan blog which referred me to an article on AccountingWeb which says: I have had a good look at the new program over the last couple of weeks and I have to say it’s impressive. The name tells you why – this is Office Accounting […]



Almost Half Of Young Entrepreneurs Do It Online

November 21st, 2007 » Comments (3)

Vodaphone has recently polled 1,100 British business and found that almost half (47%) of the entrepreneurs in their early 20s preferred to network online. This should be a wakeup call for many small businesses, you need a website and an email address. More importantly you need to make sure that the emails are read and […]



HMRC – Incompetence Knows No Bounds

November 21st, 2007 » Comments (2)

The BBC is reporting that two computer discs holding the personal details of all families in the UK with a child under 16 have gone missing. The discs contain Child Benefit data which includes name, address, date of birth, National Insurance number and, where relevant, bank details of 25 million people. So that’ll no doubt […]



Wobble Off! StableTable

November 20th, 2007 » Comments (8)

It seems that yet another intrepid inventor has been fascinated by the business opportunities offered by wobbly tables and chairs. First there was Stabletable which featured on Dragon’s Den where it didn’t get any investment because it was too likely to be copied. Although it’s since been claimed that the Dragons were wrong about Stabletable. […]



Dragons’ Den Series 5 Episode 5

November 20th, 2007 » Comments (4)

This weeks pitches on Dragons’ Den were: Virtual Puppet – Looking for an investment of £200K in return for 30% equity. They were selling their product – a virtual puppet show – for £20K + £8K for each “puppet” with a cost per kit of £10K and no mention of the cost per puppet. Unfortunately […]



Fake Poo

November 19th, 2007 » Comments (5)

According to a press release put out on behalf of SillyJokes there is a global shortage of quality fake poo which has led to a crisis that has affected more than just the comedy market. I couldn’t help but laugh when I read that! There is a serious side however and they go on to […]



Business Opportunities and Ideas Carnival #4

November 19th, 2007 » Comments (0)

Welcome to the November 19, 2007 edition of Business Opportunities and Ideas Carnival. Charles H. Green presents We’ve Got the Hamburgers: a Customer Service Classic posted at Trust Matters, saying, “One day the Russian trainee pulled aside the trainer and said ““we’ve got the hamburgers. The customers don’t. They want them—we’ve got them. They have […]



Is The MBA Relevant To Entrepreneurs?

November 16th, 2007 » Comments (7)

I’ve recently come across a numbers of posts discussing the value of an MBA today. Innovation Zen suggests MBAs are overrated saying: I am sceptical about the value of MBAs. and referring to an article on Insider CRM that claims to provide proof M.B.A.s are overrated, based upon comments mane by “20 people who are […]



Business Opportunities In Property – Roundup

November 15th, 2007 » Comments (0)

Over the last week I’ve looked at a number of property business opportunities, they were: Becoming a property finder. Becoming a property business expert. Providing money to property businesses. Becoming a property investor. Project managing property developments. Becoming a property trader. Becoming a property developer. Each has advantages and disadvantages but if you want to […]



Opportunities In The Property Business – The Property Expert / Trainer

November 15th, 2007 » Comments (0)

With the hype surrounding property investment and property development in recent years the subject has increasingly become of interest to a wide range of novices all looking for advice. This presents a business opportunity for those with experience and expertise in the property business. Getting started is easy if you have the expertise. All you […]