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Looking For Work Or A Change of Direction? Why Not Become An Entrepreneur?

January 26th, 2009 » Comments (2)

Great Britain has always been known as ‘nation of shopkeepers’. The current economic depression has seen 2 million people out of work and there is the strong possibility that this will increase to 3 million in the not too distant future. With over 30,000 businesses for sale in the UK it would be nice if […]



Buying Motives – Why Do People Buy

January 19th, 2009 » Comments (7)

Why do people buy? People always have their own reasons for buying. Their reasons are not necessarily rational, intelligent or sensible. However, whatever their buying motives, they are theirs. And you must be aware of which ones are motivating your prospect at all stages in the sales process. Then you can tailor your sales approach […]



Skipping For Fitness

January 15th, 2009 » Comments (0)

The more I read and research about fitness (I just can’t do anything without reading as much as I can about the subject) the more and more business opportunities and ideas I come across. Previously I wrote about opening a gym and the hundred pushups website. Today it’s skipping for fitness. I have to admit […]



An Internet Business Idea – Do 100 Pushups

January 13th, 2009 » Comments (7)

As part of my new fitness drive I’ve been finding, identifying and reading the best websites on strength/weight training. Whilst doing so, on a couple of forums I came across several threads about doing 100 pushups (or press ups as many of us in the UK would call them). Each thread was either asking if […]



Opening A Gym

January 12th, 2009 » Comments (21)

Recently I’ve decided to sort out my fitness and get back into a regular gym routine. So I’ve started looking around the local gyms to find one that suits my needs. What struck me almost immediately however was the poor standard of many (small, old, dirty (hygiene-wise, I don’t mind spit and sawdust type gyms) […]



Investment Business Ideas

January 9th, 2009 » Comments (0)

A reader asks: Can you suggest some investment business ideas? If by investment business you mean a business you can invest capital in and then walk away then I would suggest building up a portfolio of buy-to-let property. The falling property market has created some great investment opportunities and makes now an attractive time to […]



Selling A Business: Don’t Waste Your Money On Business Transfer Agents

January 5th, 2009 » Comments (13)

Recently my brother and I have been discussing the possibility of going into business together again and one option we’re seriously considering is buying an existing business which we can grow. We’ve therefore spent a while going through various business for sale websites picking out businesses that meet our criteria; an established business with positive […]



Market Segmentation

January 3rd, 2009 » Comments (11)

It is more than 80 years since Henry Ford wrote: Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black. Ford, My Life and Work, Chapter IV. We are all used to an infinite choice in anything we consider buying. Therefore, new and growing businesses must think […]



Happy New Year

January 2nd, 2009 » Comments (0)

Happy new year! I hope you all had a enjoyable and prosperous 2008 and are looking forward to an even better year in 2009. 2008 has been a successful year for Business Opportunities and Ideas, as the number of visitors and subscribers continues to grow and I’m very pleased to say the forum is really […]