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    January, 2009

    • The top 5 home business occupations in 2009 : guest blogger Emma Jones

      You can guarantee that the number of businesses started at home will increase in 2009. That's for sure. And it's on account of lower start-up costs, lack of commute and the fact that many more people will launch a part-time business; holding down a day job and returning home to build a business at nights...
    • WORM ATTACK – is your PC secure?

      There’s been a fair bit of noise in the press lately on the latest worm attacking Windows XP, called the Conficker virus. This spreads through low-security networks, memory sticks and PCs without current security updates. If your PC is set to update automatically you should be OK, but if it’s not, you...
    • Get out there!

      The latest Virgin ad is the subject of my colleague Nick's latest post on his True Business blog . It's very clever and very funny - I won't spoil it for you - read his blog and watch on the ad on YouTube. The point of this is, as Nick says, "the whole ad is there to say "We know times are hard, but...
    • Great start-up ideas for 2009

      Great ideas and successful businesses are often born out of periods of economic hardship and recession. Apparently good old Woolworth's was established in hard times in 1873, when Mr Woolworth decided to sell surplus goods, all for just 5 cents. (Woolies originated in the US - not here in the UK, which...
    • Most depressing day of the year

      Small Biz didn't post this on Monday for fear of prompting a nationwide self-fulfilling prophecy of general gloom and doom, but now that's Wednesday we feel it's safe enough - you can either agree or disagree without feeling miserable about it. Monday was apparently the most depressing day of the year...