Archive for the ‘Business Research’ Category


New Business Ideas – Profitably Exploiting Consumer Trends

July 1st, 2010 by Rob

New business ideas are sometimes hard to come by and I’ve been recently researching more techniques to discover the latest emerging consumer trends.

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Transforming an “Ordinary” Business to an Extraordinary Moneymaking Machine

June 27th, 2010 by Rob

One of the key lessons from Dan Kennedy’s “How to Make Millions With Your Ideas” is that it is very difficult to make money from as-yet-unseen, revolutionary products or services. After all, how do you even know that a real market exists for your new idea? A more low risk alternative is to make an […]

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Small Business Failure – The Number One Reason

June 11th, 2010 by Rob

The majority of small business failures stem from one fatal assumption:

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Stop and “Begin”

June 1st, 2010 by Rob

Stop trying to find the perfect business idea, just pick one and “begin”. This is a very inspirational post:

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Business Plan – Do you Really Need One?

May 30th, 2010 by Rob

Interesting article on business plans which talks of successful entrepreneurs seemly flying by the seat of their pants. I read it with scepticism and in fact Andrew Burke from Cranfield University finds that startups with a business plan grew one third faster than those….

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JUST (DON’T) DO IT! Business Research Efficiency Savings…

May 24th, 2010 by Rob

Researching business ideas can be all time consuming. The other day I was searching Google for adventure holiday companies as part of a idea I have been working on. Along the way I found many interesting links to hotels, bars, motor home providers and so on. The opportunity to go off at tangents was immense! […]

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Emerging Business Trends – Riding The Wave

May 20th, 2010 by Rob

Great business ideas often latch onto emerging consumer trends. I just found this website which publishes free trend “briefing” reports on a monthly basis. Worth a look me thinks…

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I Love Google Reader!

May 18th, 2010 by Rob

I am loving Google Reader! This little tool is saving me probably 1 hour per day. My research on business opportunities is involving reading a lot of blogs (by the way, a nice one for business Q&A I found recently is Startups.com).

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