Archive for the ‘Business Start Ups’ Category


Article Marketing and Targeted Website Traffic

July 5th, 2010 by Rob

Does article marketing work to drive targeted website traffic? How expensive is it (if you outsource) compared to other traffic sources?

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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 Ideas and Consumer Trends

June 21st, 2010 by Rob

In addition to trendwatching.com I have recently been using a number of other resources to identify emerging consumer and business trends. springwise, coolbusinessideas and killerstartups utilise “spotters” around the globe to provide daily updates on recent business startups. The latter site is focused on internet businesses. I’ve added these sites into my Google Reader (still […]

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Quit The Day Job

June 15th, 2010 by Rob

Out for a drink last night with my friend Jason who has just quit his lucrative job in financial services and is moving to the countryside to start up in the holiday rentals business. This has left me asking “Is there something in the water?” as this is the latest of 5 acquaintances that have […]

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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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5 Tips On Generating Free Advertising For Your Business

June 5th, 2010 by Rob

When I learnt that Steve Clarke had generated over $2.5m of free editorial coverage for his company in the United States I decided I couldn’t miss out on his recent conference call on how to achieve this…

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Affiliate Marketing – Can You Make A Lot Of Money?

May 26th, 2010 by Rob

I’ve been looking into online affiliate marketing recently. For the uninitiated, this means earning commission for promoting other people’s products. A common form of the system works like this: 1. You perform market research in various “micro-niches” (e.g., miniature radio controlled helicopters, wedding cakes etc) by analysing what people are searching for online (various “keyword […]

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Business Ideas – Have You Experienced This?

May 22nd, 2010 by Rob

I had a business idea a few years ago to build an e-commerce website selling the goods and services of small businesses that make jewellery, home ware, beauty products, etc.

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Startups – Keeping The Business On Track

May 17th, 2010 by Rob

According to the Financial Times this business start up has had 10,000 registrations in the first 2 months! It appears many aren’t wholly satisfied with their jobs in the City.

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