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Brand Alignment

May 30th, 2008 » Comments (3)

Following a van belonging to a local double-glazing installation company prompted me to cover this topic. The text on the back of the van claimed proudly “Windows of Quality”. On a clean, well kept van this would have looked great. On a grubby vehicle bearing dozens of battle scars and showing all the signs of […]

Ask An Expert

May 29th, 2008 » Comments (2)

In his recent post Using experts as an investment strategy Permjot Valia wrote: I was impressed by a business which was in the area of film production. The management team were very strong and had been at the sharp end of production for a number of years. The business seemed to be worth backing. As […]

PureBlogging’s Group Writing Project

May 29th, 2008 » Comments (1)

I’m a big fan of group writing projects as they provide some inspiration and ideas for posts that I might not otherwise have written. The fact that, much to my surprise I’ve won a couple certainly makes them all the more fun too. PureBlogging recently ran a group writing project which received a number of […]

Is Your Start-up Business One In A Million?

May 28th, 2008 » Comments (0)

Just over a million businesses have started up in the past three years and the Startups Awards 2008 are on the hunt to find the best of those startup businesses. Organised by, the awards celebrate and reward the most outstanding start-ups in the UK. They are now accepting entries. Previous winners have included GlassesDirect, […]

Start – Kevin Duncan

May 27th, 2008 » Comments (1)

Start: How to get your business underway describes itself as "a one-stop guide to getting your business off the ground". Which is an ambitious goal, which it comes close to achieving. Start addresses issues such as: why you might like to start your own business, doing what you want and ignoring others, creating a one […]

How To Start A Blogging Business

May 26th, 2008 » Comments (22)

Starting a Blog is undoubtedly one of the most popular Internet business opportunities at the moment and I regularly emails asking for advice on starting a blogging business. There’s a good reason for this popularity, it’s a cheap business to start and it appears to be an easy way to make a six figure income. […]

Pick Of The Week – 24th May 2008

May 24th, 2008 » Comments (1)

This week I’ve been looking at goal setting, reviewed the ProBlogger book and started to update my list of the Top 100 Business blogs (suggestions welcome). In the Ask John series this week I answered a question about profitable business ideas. Some posts I’ve enjoyed reading from around the web: Bill Taylor writes Why Zappos […]

The Top 100 Business Blogs – Readers Choice

May 23rd, 2008 » Comments (5)

I’m busy working on an update to the Top 100 Business Blogs but I’m can’t help feeling that there must be loads of excellent business blogs that I just don’t know about, so I want your help. No I NEED your help! So if you’ve got a business blog that you think should be included […]

Google Sites – An Interesting Collaborative Tool For Entrepreneurs?

May 22nd, 2008 » Comments (0)

11.1 The official Google blog has just announced that Google Sites is now open to everyone. This is what they say: we’ve made it easy for anyone to set up a website to share all types of information — team projects, company intranets, community groups, classrooms, clubs, family updates, you name it — in one […]

Setting DUMB Goals

May 22nd, 2008 » Comments (1)

If you’ve ever read about goal setting you are sure to have come across the idea of SMART goals. On the other hand you might not have heard of DUMB goals, depending on what you read DUMB goals are defined as: Doable, Understandable, Manageable & Beneficial. (Wikipedia) Decisive, Unique, Meaningful and Bold. (Jeff De Cagna) […]