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Setting SMART Goals

May 21st, 2008 » Comments (4)

‘People with goals succeed because they know where they are going… It’s as simple as that’ Earl Nightingale. If you read any good book, website or blog about starting a business you’ll normally find that the section on developing a business plan talks about defining your exit strategy. It can seem odd to many, after […]

Swapping Stuff

May 21st, 2008 » Comments (0)

I came across BookMooch today, it’s a 20-month-old service founded by John Buckman that lets people trade their used books for the cost of postage. It immediately appealed to me, as an fanatical bookworm my life is an endless quest for new reading material! What’s interesting about it however is that despite being a free […]

How To Turn Your Home Business Idea Into A Home Business

May 20th, 2008 » Comments (6)

Having racked your brains for weeks to find the perfect home business idea there can be a sense of elation when you finally decide this is it – I’ve found my big idea. The excitement can soon evaporate however when you’re faced with the next challenge – actually turning the idea into a real live […]

Government To Call On Entrepreneurs To Become Mentors

May 20th, 2008 » Comments (0)

Richard Tyler the Enterprise Editor of the Telegraph has recently written the post Government encourages entrepreneurs to become mentors saying that: Mentoring is the new tax break – at least according to the Government (which can’t really afford the latter any more). Alistair Darling is a big fan as we see below. He is calling […]

Profitable Business Ideas

May 20th, 2008 » Comments (2)

A reader asks: Can you suggest some profitable business ideas please? I’m mostly interested in ideas for Internet businesses. If an idea doesn’t have the potential to be profitable then I’d argue that it’s not a business idea – it’s a bad idea. So how do you determine if a business idea is profitable? To […]

ProBlogger – Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett

May 19th, 2008 » Comments (2)

ProBlogger: Secrets for blogging your way to a six-figure income is written by prominent bloggers Darren Rowse (ProBlogger) and Chris Garrett ( It is aimed at beginning bloggers and as such it explains what a blog is, how a blog differs from a normal website and the benefits of blogging (asides from making money blogging). […]

Pick Of The Week – 17th May 2008

May 17th, 2008 » Comments (6)

I’ve decided to add a weekly “Pick Of The Week” post to Business Opportunities and Ideas in which I’ll highlight a couple of my best/most interesting/most commented on posts for the week as well as interesting articles of post from around the net that have caught my eye. This weeks highlights on Business Opportunities and […]

Read A Book And Get An MBA?

May 16th, 2008 » Comments (11)

YoungGoGetter has a post titled 3 Reasons To Skip Getting Your MBA written by Ryan Stephens which suggest three reasons why Ryan thinks you should skip obtaining your MBA. I don’t agree with his reasoning, particularly his third point: I’m in too much of a hurry to waste time getting an MBA, when I could […]

Retail Packaging

May 15th, 2008 » Comments (4)

Today Seth Godin wrote about Packaging for retail noting that a recent purchase of his: …came in plastic, non-recyclable packaging that weighed twice as much as the remote itself. The plastic was so well sealed and so thick that I actually broke a kitchen knife trying to open it… He also goes on to note: […]

Printing On Flowers – Speaking Roses

May 15th, 2008 » Comments (10)

Rodrigo Moya emailed me a couple of days ago about Speaking Roses, who have developed a way to transfer images onto fresh-cut flowers without shortening the life of the flowers. They have this to say about themselves: Speaking Roses created an idea over 7 years ago that would merge the flower and greeting card industries […]