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iPhone Business Ideas

June 25th, 2009 » Comments (1)

A reader asks: Can you suggest and iPhone business ideas? Which struck a chord with me as I spent a couple of days last week discussing with a friend the business opportunities presented by Apple’s iPhone. In particular we felt that the ability to rapidly reach a large number of potential buyers through Apple’s AppStore […]



The Best Business Ideas For The New Rules Of Business

June 24th, 2009 » Comments (7)

A reader asks: How can I go about finding the best business ideas? Especially as most business ideas out there don’t fit the new rules of business. The idea that the rules of business have changed isn’t new, it’s a popular story that the business press just loves to peddle out every few years. The […]



How Much Does It Cost To Start A Business

June 23rd, 2009 » Comments (11)

A reader asks: How much does it cost to start a business in the UK? Unfortunately  asking "how much does it cost to start up a business" is like asking "how long is a piece of string". There is no simple, one size fits all answer. However there are a number of typical business start-up […]



How To Start A New Business

June 22nd, 2009 » Comments (7)

This year over one million new businesses started in the UK and over ten million new businesses started in the USA will fail. Why? Well various government departments, consultants and the press will no doubt produce reports and stories explaining that it’s down to lack of capital, the recession, the credit crunch, red tape or […]



How To Start A Wedding Planning Business

June 19th, 2009 » Comments (0)

A number of readers have asked for more information on how to start a wedding planning business. Whilst it’s not a business I have much experience of (other than planning my own wedding) what follows are some thoughts on how I’d go about starting a wedding planning business. Is there a local market (demand) and […]



Linux For Small Businesses

June 17th, 2009 » Comments (5)

I’ve had one of my software developer friends visiting for the last few days. As usual we’ve spent most of our time talking about either software development, or business (or both – the business of software development). Despite being geeks we’ve both been long term users of Microsoft Windows, but now we’re finding ourselves drawn […]



Start A Scrap Business

June 16th, 2009 » Comments (0)

They may be clichés but the sayings: One man’s rubbish is another man’s treasure. and: Where there’s muck there’s brass. make a very valid point. There are hundreds, if not thousands of business opportunities relating to scrap (be that household waste, commercial waste, industrial byproducts). With the increased emphasis that governments are placing on recycling […]



Business Games

June 15th, 2009 » Comments (1)

Dear reader, I’d like your help please. I’m interested in finding out: Who plays business games? Who plays online business games? Which business games you play? Why you played that/those business game(s)? What you have paid for (or if you only use free) business games? What features you like in the business games you’ve come […]



Business Ideas For Women

June 10th, 2009 » Comments (1)

A reader asks: Can you suggest some business ideas for women? Yes, in fact I’d argue that most, if not all, of the business ideas I’ve written about on this blog could be a "business idea for a woman". I don’t believe that there are many business ideas that are purely business ideas for women […]



Yasmina Wins The Apprentice 2009!

June 9th, 2009 » Comments (2)

Another series of The Apprentice is over and this year’s winner is Yasmina Siadatan. Personally I was surprised that Sir Alan Sugar picked her – I really didn’t think he’d go for someone who is already running their own business. His henchmen didn’t seem too keen on her either during the interview task. So now […]