Posts Tagged ‘Business Strategy’


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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$3m to $60m – Bringing An Offline Business Online

June 8th, 2010 by Rob

I’ve just read an interesting article in about a wine retail business in Springfield, New Jersey. It was inherited by Gary Vaynerchuk in 1987 when it was turning over $3m. By bringing the business online when competitors were still using fax machines/phone calls accelerated growth and today the business has revenue of $60m…..

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Buying and Selling Websites – Part 2

June 2nd, 2010 by Rob

To recap, in the last post I asked why when S&P 500 companies are valued at 15.7 times their annual net profits, websites listed on http://www.flippa.com/ are selling for 1 times profit. My personal view on this is as follows: S&P 500 companies are large established businesses commonly in traditional sectors (oil and gas, mining, […]

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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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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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