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Opening A Shop

April 14th, 2010 » Comments (2)

I get a lot of emails asking for my opinion and advice on opening a shop. I suppose it makes sense, given that the ‘corner shop’ is the small business idea that most of us are familiar with before we quit our jobs and become entrepreneurs. Britain has after all long been considered ‘a nation […]



Running A Shop? Then Where’s The Stock?

April 13th, 2010 » Comments (4)

I’ve been shopping today. I hate shopping. I mean I really, really hate shopping. Especially if it’s for computer related stuff and today I was shopping for a new small laptop/large netbook. I hate it because I know some relatively clueless shop assistant will try to “help” me. Despite me telling them I don’t want […]



Work the Brain – Repetition and Consistency

April 12th, 2010 » Comments (0)

The Brain Human brains work against one-off marketing initiatives. This is because our brains are designed to filter out transient information. If we have heard or seen something recently then it is much more likely that we will remember it. If we see something frequently then we are more likely to remember it. Also, remember […]



Starting A Catering Business

April 9th, 2010 » Comments (5)

You’ve only got to turn on your TV (or just browse the TV listings) these days to see how popular ‘cooking’ is. Seems we all either want to be, or see ourselves as chefs. Naturally for many of us, when we then consider starting a business, the idea of running a restaurant is near the […]



Introducing The Business Opportunities and Ideas YouTube Channel

April 7th, 2010 » Comments (1)

Business Opportunities and Ideas now has it’s own YouTube channel. The Business Opportunities and Ideas YouTube channel will feature videos about the business ideas, business opportunities and small business advice that I post here. To get it started I’ve posted a slideshow version of the ever popular post 10 Tactics For Finding New Business Ideas, […]



Blending The Apple iPad

April 6th, 2010 » Comments (0)

So the Apple iPad was recently released in the USA, it’s due over here in the UK by the end of the month and like all Apple products the hype around the launch is spectacular. Like the iPhone before it I expect it will do well. But how well it does, how good it is, […]



The Secret Of Successful Entrepreneurs

April 2nd, 2010 » Comments (1)

I’ve been reading and interesting new paper recently: How entrepreneurs acquire the capacity to excel: insights from research on expert performance which argues that success as an entrepreneur does not depend on innate talent, but on deliberate practice. Deliberate practices is defined as participation in intense, prolonged and highly focused efforts to improve current performance […]



How To Make Your Business Opportunity Look Like A Scam

April 1st, 2010 » Comments (0)

I get a lot of requests from people who would like me to feature their business opportunity on Business Opportunities and Ideas, most of which I either ignore or turn down. Why? Because when I take a quick look at their site it is either far too vague (and I don’t have time to try […]