Archive for the ‘Business ideas’ Category

Do you have a business idea that you think is completely crazy? Read this…

Business ideas come in all shapes and sizes…but they do come, and in different ways, when you least expect it to. Sometimes, an idea could be staring us blank in the face, but we just can’t see it. If you’re looking for a business idea you can run with, you

The disorganised mum’s approach to doing business…it can be done

Running a business and a family can be a juggle. You are constantly being pulled in both directions, and both are a priority. So how do other mums manage? Victoria Beckham recently admitted to using a chef three times a week, a housekeeper and a nanny. SO what do the

Illegal pyramid schemes and how to tell the difference between them and legitimate businesses

Hands up if you know or have known of at least one Avon lady? Somehow when you see that brochure, you know exactly what to expect. Did you know that Avon and other businesses like it (Virgin at Home, Mary Kay Cosmetics, Kleeneze…) are all network marketing businesses?

Marketing: why your business needs it

Marketing is all about showing your potential customers why they are going to buy your product or service when there are so many competitors doing a similar thing. That is the basic principle behind marketing, and with that clear objective in mind you can move forward and put together a

How to turn your hobby/creative idea into a viable home business

There are many entrepreneurs today who have set up a business from home selling items that they make or customise themselves. Anything from iPhone covers to jewellery can be turned into a profitable business through sites such as eBay and Etsy. But if you’re thinking of starting a creative business

Don’t stay in a job you hate with no get-put plan! Start a part-time business

Running around doing the school and/or nursery run can be the straw that breaks the camel’s back for many mums… When you work and have to catch a certain train, or do early morning meetings, or face a hefty fine from your childcare provider if you are a millisecond late

What to look for when thinking of buying into any business that’s already established

One of the problems that people run into when they have decided that they’re looking for a product to sell is finding, choosing or deciding what product to sell. Are you in that situation? If you want to start making more money working from home, selling products or buying into

Feeling overwhelmed? Tips on how to avoid information overload

Information overload is extremely hard to deal with. On the one hand you need to research, learn and evaluate whats going on in your industry and social media, but on the other hand sometimes all that information from different sources can confuse and overwhelm. Most mumpreneurs who get started with

10 hobbies that can become a business

If I had a fiver every time someone said “it’s only a little hobby” I’d be a rich investor on Dragons Den! Hobbies are often a goldmine that people just cast to the side as something they do for themselves, or help friends an relatives out with and that’s it.

Do you use your car for business? You need to read this

Do you drop of cake creations or other products to customers using your car? Do you drive to and from business meetings with your family car? And all with your standard car insurance policy? If you answer yes, to even one of these questions, have you spoken with your current

How to fund your business idea without getting a bank loan

I’m a firm believer that everyone has a business idea in them. Quite often, a great business idea is staring us right in the face, but we just don’t see it – and part of that blindness is thinking that every business needs tens of thousands of pounds to get

How to find the right business model that will sustain you financially

Kids retuning to school today? Feeling like you really don’t have the energy to get back on that work-life treadmill again? You’re not alone, but instead of looking for a pity party, take action today and things could start looking different by the start of the next school half term.

How to cut your business bills to allow for more fun days out with the kids

Balancing a working life with family commitments can be a struggle for most people, not least mumpreneurs who work from home. While days can often drag out and prove frustrating in the office, mumpreneurs work with the children in tow, and they usually want nothing short of the impossible: mummy’s

How to open your own café

Many people dream of owning their own business one day – in the current economic climate, with few rewards and long hours in the city, more are taking the plunge into independent ventures than ever. If you want a slower pace and a richer quality of life, perhaps you’ve thought

How to use LinkedIn to make business contacts

Social media has really made it easy to make contacts with the people you need in your business sector. Remember the days when you had to try to get past rottweiler-like receptionists and PAs, who made life as difficult as possible to get through to your contact? It was almost

Top five benefits of working online

There are millions of people making money working online – all in varying degrees, of course, but it is possible. Some run their own businesses, others provide a service on a freelance or contract basis.

Ambush marketing: would you bare all to promote your business?

Marketing is one of the must-dos that a lot of people either forget about when thinking about starting a business and outting together a business plan – or they shy away from it because they don’t think they know enough about it to get started.