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  • Blog Post: Starting a business from home?

    Redundancy, pre-school children, returning to work or can’t stand the boss…. There are lots of reasons for starting up a business from home – including of course, the excitement and challenge of taking a great business idea and running with it. There are lots of resources out there on the web to help...
  • Blog Post: Power-up your workday with Windows 7

    Here's a cool collection of 7 Windows 7 Productivity Tips - we bet there’s something here you didn’t know your computer could do! NB: In this article ‘Win-X’ means holding down the Windows key ( ÿ ) and then X at the same time. Give your screen some stick Sticky...
  • Blog Post: Idea Volcano looks smoking

    By Matt Brady A particular story caught my attention this morning in our small business news feed on bCentral. Jamie Murray Wells, the 24 year old founder of Glasses Direct , has launched another cracking site - Idea Volcano - alongside Oli Barrett and John Hornbaker. The concept seems explosive:...
  • Blog Post: The UK's top five most creative and unusual business ideas

    You might be surprised at these.... (or maybe not!) According to a recent survey by ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants), the UK's top five most creative and unusual business ideas are: Dating service for the more mature person Pro-cycling team Canine stationery ...
  • Blog Post: Quick ‘Fix it'

    I'm trying to get in a joke here about Jim'll Fix It but struggling, so I've given up and will play this one straight. To help Windows and PC users, Microsoft is trying out the idea of a ‘ Fix it ' button on web-based support pages, detailing the most common problems and steps needed to fix the problem...
  • Blog Post: Could you work smarter?

    Did anyone see the Steve Martin film ‘Cheaper by the Dozen' over the last week? Aside from it being very funny (as is anything with Steve Martin in it), it was about a family with 12 children struggling to juggle careers and childcare. Nothing new there really, but it was loosely based on a 1946 book...
  • Blog Post: 18-25 years old? Explore your future here

    Three categories. Two minutes to tell your story. One chance to be inspired and explore your future potential. Win a laptop and £10k to make your idea happen. Internet Explorer 8 Life Academy is a competition which celebrates the Internet, its wealth of possibilities and lets you explore your potential...
  • Blog Post: Who said nothing in life is for FREE?

    Due to popular demand, Startups Live is again underway with a series of exciting events running through October and November to offer advice and inspiration to hundreds of budding entrepreneurs. The Startups Live events are organised by startups.co.uk (if you haven’t visited it’s worth a look)...
  • Blog Post: How to start a health and beauty business

    Guest post from Emma Jones, Founder of Enterprise Nation , the home business website, and author of ‘ Spare Room Start Up – how to start a business from home’ . According to retail experts, the health and beauty sector is in rude health; thriving, they say. So if you’re wondering which sectors present...
  • Blog Post: Web gurus look towards its future

    A little over fifteen years ago, the agreement to make use of the World Wide Web free of charge came into being. From its origins as a means for scientists to exchange information, to the current explosion of user-generated content populating the majority of sites, the WWW is apparently still in its...