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Start Up! – Liz Jackson and Mick Spain

March 23rd, 2009 » Comments (0)

Start Up! How to start a successful business from absolutely nothing tells the story of how Liz Jackson went from having an ordinary job, where she was "a bit bored", to running a company turning over nearly £2M and employing 100 people throughout the UK. The book is half autobiography and half business start-up guide. […]



The Apprentice (UK 2009) Candidates Announced

March 17th, 2009 » Comments (0)

Following hot on the heels of this year’s Comic Relief Does The Apprentice, Season 5 of The Apprentice (UK) kicks off on the 25th March and to whet our appetites the BBC has today released details of the candidates. They are: Anita Shah – a qualified lawyer and self-confessed perfectionist. She claims that she’s inspired […]



No Selling = No Sales

March 13th, 2009 » Comments (0)

(Regardless of the Economic Environment) Talking to a local business the other day reminded me of something that all businesses need to be aware of. My friend told me that they had suspended direct sales activity to focus on longer term marketing. This was because all the good conversations resulted in a “not ready to […]



How To Open A Model Shop

March 12th, 2009 » Comments (0)

A reader asks: Can you offer any advice on how to open a model shop? Don’t do it. I don’t think that opening a model shop is a good business idea, at least not in the traditional sense, i.e. a high street/town centre shop. Let me tell you why and what I would suggest you […]



Starting An Ebook Business – Action Speaks Louder Than Words!

March 9th, 2009 » Comments (6)

My name is Thor Holt, I am a Personal Trainer and Life Coach based in Scotland but with clients in various corners of the UK. With the inspiration of Business Opportunities and Ideas I have created an eBook business to inspire those with a love for fitness and exercise to make cash from their passion. […]



Comic Relief Does The Apprentice – Thursday 12th March

March 9th, 2009 » Comments (0)

If, like me you’re a fan of The Apprentice, you’ll want to be watching (or recording) BBC One of Thursday the 12th March at 9pm and on Friday, from 7pm when The Apprentice get’s it’s yearly celebrity outing with Comic Relief. For Comic Relief, The Apprentice provides a special two-part programme in which ten celebrities […]



Olive Oil For Life, Or Just For A Living?

March 6th, 2009 » Comments (1)

Three years ago we decided that we’d had enough of the seemingly endless bad weather and the constant stream of bills through the door in the UK that took so much pleasure out of life. Our kids had grown up and fled the nest. It was now or never! After the most traumatic of life […]



The Best Home Based Business Ideas

March 5th, 2009 » Comments (2)

When asked what I do for a living, one of the things I tell them about is this blog. Once I’ve explained what the blog is about I’m often asked what I think are the best home based business ideas, usually because they’ve "been thinking about starting my own business for years, but can’t think […]



Good Business Ideas

March 4th, 2009 » Comments (2)

I’m always being asked for “good business ideas”, which I find odd, after all who wants a bad business idea? The question then is how do you know if you have a good business idea? One possible answer is offered in this presentation by Greville Commins, one of the mentors for SETsquared, which claims that […]



11 Interesting Online Business Ideas And What You Can Learn From Them

March 3rd, 2009 » Comments (6)

If you’re thinking of starting an online business but haven’t found the right idea then a quick look at some of the more unique online business ideas might just help generate the right creative spark. In no particular order: Ebay – was created by a computer programmer Pierre Omidyar as part of his personal site, […]