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Making Money Online With Informational Websites

March 31st, 2010 » Comments (0)

A reader asks: Can I make good money by setting up an information website? My idea is to create a website specialising in a particular niche. Is it a good business idea? How could I make good money from this idea? Yes you can make good money from informational websites. How much largely depends on […]

Capital Investment Decisions

March 31st, 2010 » Comments (0)

The ability to analyse and make capital investment decisions allows you as the owner or manager of a business to ensure that your limited resources are allocated to the project or projects that will best achieve your strategic goals (hence they are also sometimes referred to as strategic investment decisions). Such decisions could relate to […]

You Can Now Follow Business Opportunities And Ideas On Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn

March 27th, 2010 » Comments (0)

I’ve been using Twitter on and off for a while now, but I’ll be making more of an effort to tweet about interesting ideas I find elsewhere that I can’t cover on the blog from now on. If you’d like to keep up with the business ideas you can follow my tweets here. I’ve also […]

It’s Got to Work as a Franchise, It’s My Pension

March 26th, 2010 » Comments (1)

This article’s title is one of the sentences that always makes me shiver. Entrepreneurs investing all their time, energy and money in a business that has to work as a Franchise if they are going to create the pension value they need. It also makes me wonder if the time for Franchises is over. Not […]

171 FREE Marketing Ideas

March 16th, 2010 » Comments (2)

I’ve been collecting together marketing ideas for small businesses in a file for several years. The intention was to write a series of posts on free/cheap marketing ideas. That list has now grown to 171 marketing ideas and I’ve included it below. Some of the ideas are new, one or two are fresh and innovative, […]

Why Niche Marketing Works

March 15th, 2010 » Comments (0)

I have written about Niche Marketing before. It is a subject that business owners often question me on. Some fail to see that narrowing the focus of their business could be the clue to unlocking the next phase of their growth. The challenge they face is having the bravery to reduce the scope of their […]

Testing Your Own Business Idea

March 11th, 2010 » Comments (3)

Entrepreneurs, in fact everyone, loves their own business ideas. Just watch a few episodes of Dragons’ Den you’ll see exactly what I mean as the would be entrepreneurs parade their business ideas in front of the Dragons. There’s always a few hopefuls looking for investment in their great business idea even though it’s nothing more […]

Business Opportunities and Ideas Has Moved!

March 10th, 2010 » Comments (0)

I’m pleased to announce that the Business Opportunities and Ideas blog has moved from to: If you have the site bookmarked or you link to it, please update your links. Everything should work exactly as before, all usernames and passwords for the blog and forums remain the same and should still work. However […]

Bad Business Ideas

March 8th, 2010 » Comments (0)

Just watch an episode of two of Dragon’s Den and you’ll realise that some people are oblivious to the fact that their are pushing a bad business idea. Given the huge number of businesses that fail within their first year of trading the entrepreneurs on Dragon’s Den clearly aren’t alone. That said, far to many […]

The Isenberg Entrepreneur Test

March 5th, 2010 » Comments (2)

Daniel Isenberg, a Professor of Management Practice at Babson College recently described his entrepreneur test on the Harvard Business Review blog. Here’s the 20 questions in his ‘Isenberg Entrepreneur Test’: I don’t like being told what to do by people who are less capable than I am. I like challenging myself. I like to win. […]