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Start A Property Business – Now?

December 17th, 2008 » Comments (8)

A friend recently asked me about the wisdom of starting a property business in the current climate, he thought it wasn’t a good idea – better to wait until the market is clearly on the up. I disagree, I think now is a great time to start a property business, but then again I’ve always […]



Dangerous Adventures For Boys

December 15th, 2008 » Comments (3)

As the conductor of a band my wife is out a couple of evenings each week running rehearsals, which means I’m left to put our son to bed. Unfortunately unlike her I haven’t mastered the knack of settling him down, so more often than not we head back downstairs and settle down for a boys […]



Effective 1:2:1 Meetings

December 8th, 2008 » Comments (4)

We all attend Networking Meetings as part of our business development. However, we may not always make the most effective use of that very precious 30-60 minutes we have when we sit down for a 1:2:1 meeting with a networking contact. As with all things business, we should always reflect on our approach to 1:2:1’s […]



How To Write A Simple Business Plan

December 5th, 2008 » Comments (15)

When it comes to businesses the proverb: Failing to plan is planning to fail is true, however if you look at many of the books or guides on how to write a business plan it can seem like a daunting prospect. You’ll be advised that a good business plan contains most if not all of […]



Doing Business In A Recession

December 3rd, 2008 » Comments (5)

Apparently the USA has now officially been in a recession for the last twelve months, however there is a time lag between the start of a recession and the authorities being able to measure it so we’re only now beginning to see the full effects it is having. Furthermore the UK economy typically lags about […]



Are You The Best Young Entrepreneur In Britain?

December 3rd, 2008 » Comments (2)

The Daily Mail’s Enterprising Young Brits awards is looking for entries from anyone aged 13 to 30 running their own business. The awards are intended to emphasises the key role young entrepreneurs have to play in the economy and are supported by the Institute of Directors. There are five categories: BUSINESS ENTREPRENEUR: For those who […]



Blogs For Sale

December 2nd, 2008 » Comments (2)

A reader asks: Where can I find a list of blogs for sale? I’ve never really looked for a blog for sale, but if I were to do so, then I’d work through the list of sites offering Internet businesses for sale that I included in my earlier post an Internet business for sale. I’d […]



Entrepreneur Journeys – Sramana Mitra

December 1st, 2008 » Comments (0)

Entrepreneur Journeys is a collection of interviews that Sramana Mitra has conducted with the entrepreneurs. The interviews are grouped together under a common theme and given a brief introduction. Some of the interviews provide an insight into business opportunities that could compete (in part) with Google, which is interesting to read as they certainly need […]