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Does Blogging Make Money?

February 29th, 2008 » Comments (3)

A reader asks: I’ve heard you can make money blogging, so as a blogger can you tell me, does blogging make you any money? Unfortunately like many Internet business ideas blogging is often presented as a way to “get rich quick”, don’t be fooled it’s not a quick route to riches beyond your wildest dreams. […]



How To Value And Sell Your Business – Andrew Heslop

February 29th, 2008 » Comments (3)

How To Value And Sell Your Business carries the subtitle “The essential guide to preparing, valuing and selling a company for maximum profit”, which perfectly describes what this book is about; preparing, valuing and selling your business for the most you possibly can. It guides you through the entire process of selling a business including […]



Starting A Business While A Teenager

February 28th, 2008 » Comments (0)

A reader asks: Over the past years I have dreamt of having my own business and becoming successful, but I’m 16 and because of my age, I dont think that there are many ideas that can be turned into a business. Can you think of any business ideas that may help me? Being 16 in […]



Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking – Tim Hurson

February 28th, 2008 » Comments (0)

Think Better is about Productive Thinking; Hurson defines Productive Thinking as a way to generate new insightful ideas, in contrast to reproductive thinking that merely refines what is already known. By learning how to use productive thinking we can become more creative and in today’s business world creativity matters. In Think Better Hurson introduces his […]



How Long Should We Plan Our Business For?

February 27th, 2008 » Comments (1)

A reader asks: I’m thinking about starting up a business with my friend. How long do you think we should brainstorm and plan before going for it?   There’s no definitive answer to that question. All I can really suggest is that you spend enough time planning for it to be useful, but not so […]



How Do You Protect A Business Idea?

February 26th, 2008 » Comments (8)

A reader asks: How do you protect a business idea? As I explained in the post Can I Steal Someone Else’s Business Idea, there is no legal protection available for business ideas. The only way to totally protect your business idea is to keep it a secret. Unfortunately that makes it rather useless. Sooner or […]



Trump Never Give Up – Donald J. Trump

February 26th, 2008 » Comments (0)

Trump Never Give Up tells the stories of Donald Trump’s biggest challenges and worst mistakes in business. In each story he explains how he overcame these mistakes and challenges and in the process turned them into successes. Few people can claim to have failed so spectacularly as Trump, in 1991 his business was facing bankruptcy […]



Starting A Business – Fifty Lessons

February 25th, 2008 » Comments (0)

Starting A Business: Straight Talk From The World’s Top Business Leaders is a short book consisting of fourteen short lessons based on the experiences of some of the worlds best known business leaders and entrepreneurs. Each lesson has a theme, for example “Overcoming Obstacles” and ends with a “takeaways” section; a set of bullet points […]



Can I Steal Someone Else’s Business Idea?

February 25th, 2008 » Comments (1)

A reader asks: Can I steal someone else’s business idea? That depends on what you mean by “steal”. If you’re privy to confidential information or you’ve signed a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) or similar then no that would be unethical (it’s not illegal as business ideas are not protected by law). If on the other […]



Crowd-Funding

February 22nd, 2008 » Comments (7)

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a business idea I called AngelsWanted. AngelsWanted is a new model for an early stage venture capital/business angel investment vehicle that instead of seeking investment from a few high net worth individuals or corporate investors uses micro-investments from thousands of everyday people. Those same people then vote […]