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Whole Product (and Whole Service)

May 25th, 2010 » Comments (0)

I frequently find examples of businesses where the concept of niche product has been taken to a whole new extreme – to the extent that they are turning down potentially profitable work because the customer wants their core product with a minor addition. They then bid only the core product and lose the work to […]



Blocking Mobile Phone Signals

May 17th, 2010 » Comments (8)

I recently watched a documentary about the prison Wormwood Scrubs. One of the biggest problems that staff face is managing the inflow of drugs into the prison and the dealing of them within the prison. As well drugs, mobile phones are also being smuggled in as they are provide vital communications to enable the drugs […]



Please Help Me – It’ll Only Take You 15 Seconds

May 13th, 2010 » Comments (0)

Dear Readers, I’ve entered Business Opportunities and Ideas into the Barclays Take One Small Step competition to win £50,000 to help grow the blog. In order to have a chance of winning I need your support, so if you like this blog and you’d like to support it, please visit the Business Opportunities and Ideas […]



Start A Handyman Business

May 12th, 2010 » Comments (0)

Love DIY? Fancy yourself as a bit of a handyman? Then perhaps starting a handyman business is could be the perfect business idea for you. Despite the growing DIY market that’s made B&Q and Focus such well known brands there are still a lot of people out there that are stumped by a screw driver. […]



The Apprentice 2010 – Series 6

May 10th, 2010 » Comments (0)

Right, the general election is now out of the way. Well sort off, hung parliament and the likelihood of another general election within the coming 12 months excepted. Which should give the BBC the opportunity to squeeze in the 2010 series of The Apprentice and it’s spin off The Junior Apprentice without having to worry […]



Keep Marketing Simple

May 7th, 2010 » Comments (0)

One of the “gotchas” for businesses compiling their marketing materials is the: “Aren’t We Clever” trap. Here’s how it works. Your business is built on your knowledge and experience. Your clients lack the time, skills and experience to do the work that you do. They rely on you to supply services or to trawl the […]



Start Up:100 Tips To Get Your Business Going

May 6th, 2010 » Comments (0)

Start Up:100 Tips To Get Your Business Going is a new book by GL Hoffman. In Start Up GL has endeavoured to bring together 100 useful tips for business start-ups. Right from the off there are some excellent tips, here’s number one: Know what you are good at. Chances are you are very good at […]



Business Opportunities And Ideas In The Press!

May 1st, 2010 » Comments (2)

Both the Business Opportunities and Ideas blog and I were featured in the June issue of Men’s Health. The blog and I are mentioned in the article written by Sam Dunn titled “£1m Idea Machine” which begins on page 126. On page 129 he mentions the ideas put forward in the post How To Make […]