down to see full list; previous
month's (May 2015) Viewpoint
down for: A Home and Small Business
Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st June 2015
way of explanation. The
term 'home business' consists of two words.
'Business' is the second one; it's there to
qualify and support the word 'home' and all
that goes with it - and not vice versa. Consequently,
we also list below, items which are of interest
and value to the home. Whether in its context
as an office or as a part of your family and
lifestyle but always
directed at the improved prospects and enjoyment
that running a business from home, in its entirety,
For a current, multi-part
starting and running a
business from home,
go here: http://www.homebusiness.org.uk/features.htm
The 10 Highest-Paying Work-From-Home Jobs.
This makes a welcome change from the media's
usual suggestions of envelope-stuffing, data
input, mystery shopping and dog-walking.
updates VAT MOSS requirements. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/agent-update-issue-48
HMRC has announced that micro-firms registered
with the VAT Mini One Stop Shop (VAT MOSS) can
continue to establish a consumer's location
using information supplied by their payment
service provider (such as PayPal) after the
30th June deadline. Under HMRC's original guidance,
UK firms selling digital services to consumers
in other EU member states were expected to obtain
between one and three pieces of evidence to
show how they have identified a consumer's location
from July 2015. But HMRC has now announced in
its latest Agent Update that the deadline had
been extended indefinitely. (EnterpriseQuest)
House launches online search service. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/launch-of-the-new-companies-house-public-beta-service
Companies House has announced that all public
digital data held on the UK register of companies
has been made freely accessible via its new
public beta search service. The search service
will provide public access to over 170 million
digital records on companies financial
accounts and details of directors and secretaries
during the life of a company. Planned features,
which will be available at a later date, include
details of disqualified directors, previous
company names and details of dissolved companies.
published online reviews guidance. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/online-reviews-and-endorsements-advice-for-businesses
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)
has reported on its call for evidence about
online reviews and endorsements. It concluded
that both are helpful to consumers, but raised
concerns about firms leaving bad reviews of
competitors and consumers threatening negative
feedback to win discounts. The CMA has published
guidance summaries about online reviews and
endorsements for firms to ensure they comply
with consumer protection law. (EnterpriseQuest)
of households receive more in benefits than
they pay in taxes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/georgeosborne/11706143/Half-of-households-receive-more-in-benefits-than-they-pay-in-taxes.html
That will be all those 'home businesses'
putting the national economy into overdrive.
the internet still fails disabled people.
phishing messages. Criminals are targeting Britons
with bogus emails and calls ... http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/26/scamwatch-phishing-messages/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt2%7Cdl5%7Csec3_lnk5%26pLid%3D361755
Not very popular in any respect, the Brits.
I wonder why that might be?
managers arrested in France over 'illicit' taxi
With the Tour de France upon us once again,
it is time for the French to embark on their
annual frenzy of hypocrisy.
shortage raises weekly shop price fears.
national sperm bank recruits just five
. . . I do the jokes around here!
to take a holiday without abandoning your business.
ferries cancelled as striking port workers close
Calais again. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/jun/30/cross-channel-ferries-cancelled-striking-port-workers-close-calais-again
students app is a guide to disabled access
on Londons Tube. http://www.springwise.com/design-students-app-guide-disabled-access-londons-tube/
oven knows what is inside and how to cook it.
Now all we need is an app for dumbwalkers
to show them what an oven is.
UK tax policy dictated by companies not ministers,
says leading treasury expert. http://www.theguardian.com/global/2015/jun/28/uk-tax-policy-dictated-by-big-companies-not-ministers-treasury-adviser
Something which has been common knowledge
for twenty years - and a treasury 'expert' has
just smelt the coffee.
school leavers 'the worst in Europe for essential
skills', report says. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/11704551/UK-school-leavers-the-worst-in-Europe-for-essential-skills-report-says.html
Which is why the present regime is turning
the country's unemployable youth into self-employed
entrepreneurs, of course.
'£700' a year by outsourcing your household
in theft of paving slabs. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3142700/Surge-theft-paving-slabs-thieves-posing-workmen-high-viz-jackets-target-rural-properties-brazen-daylight-raids.html
sends 2 mile anti-migrant fence to France.
A two mile fence would have been a nice little
earner for a local, French workshop but unfortunately,
the country is now on its two-month summer holidays.
Plus, the British specification includes gaping
holes to allow a steady stream of illegals to
continue entering the country and fuelling regime
Gare du Nord (the Shitpit of Europe)
to get a £1 billion facelift. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3142317/Station-described-squalor-pit-Europe-1bn-facelift-Plans-Paris-Gare-du-Nord-include-overhead-concourse-Eurostar-terminal-s-twice-big.html
Any work going for British subbies? No. I thought
not. Plus 5 years of travel disruption for Eurostar
travellers. In addition to normal trade union
Talk: Half the workforce could be freelance
soon, but ministers haven't noticed.
Tax experts urge Government to stick up for
British entrepreneurs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/tax-experts-urge-government-to-stick-up-for-british-entrepreneurs/
That's a big ask for a regime which fags
exclusively for the Americans and the Israelis.
to rent: all landlords must check immigration
status or face £3,000 fine. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11683858/Right-to-rent-all-landlords-must-check-immigration-status-or-face-3000-fine.html
Why not, indeed? The self-employed are already
unpaid tax collectors; community police; and
now, immigration officers. That's a full house.
could force train companies to pay compensation
for 15 minute delays. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and-rail-transport/11701802/Ministers-could-force-train-companies-to-pay-compensation-for-15-minute-delays.html
risk for pensioners cashing in annuities.
misery for 3 million households. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3141178/Mortgage-misery-3million-households-punitive-standard-variable-rates-pay-extra-4billion-year.html
of top UK brands at risk from online trolls.
are you going to call to prevent a hack attack?
unique business ideas. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessideas/ss/12-Unique-Business-Ideas.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150627
In Ingerlandt, a 'unique' business idea is
one which makes a profit. (As opposed to fraud
and theft by Big Corp, the banks and the government.)
Community: Would you by an all-in-one desktop
bans the Silver Cross (proper)
Too difficult for the French to 'drive',
apparently. As their road casualty statistics
mobile tweak hurts small, UK companies. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/googles-mobile-tweak-hurts-small-uk-companies/
have thought it?
businesses waste millions of days on accounting
every month. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/small-businesses-waste-millions-of-hours-on-accounting-every-month/
SMEs expect sales increase in year ahead.
cabbies want Uber off the streets. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/french-cabbies-want-uber-off-the-streets--but-that-particular-boat-has-sailed-10346053.html
The whole world wants all French strikers
off the streets. But what is the French regime
going to do about it?
phishing messages. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/26/scamwatch-phishing-messages/
ways successful salespeople win the sale.
areas every start-up should consider outsourcing.
(If they can afford it.)
sport can teach your business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/what-sport-can-teach-your-business/
Is the example of a game of professional,
doped-up cheating and corruption the best possible
sporting example for businesses to follow?
quotes to help you gain perspective in business.
for retail: what you can learn from an accountant.
Workers '£95 a week worse off'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/25/workers-95-a-week-worse-off/
They should turn their hands to being
self-employed entrepreneurs and home businesses,
then. And be totally broke and in debt, instead.
plan firms failing the vulnerable, says FCA.
Like 'millions' of home businesses groomed
by the regime's cronies and failed bank managers.
to cut pre-payment meter charges by Ofgem.
That should help the regime's millions of
self-employed home businesses without two ha'pence
to rub together.
aims to shut down traditional phone network
to help it battle US tech giants.
That's a new twist on failing to provide
consumers with the service they have been paying
for. And the end of the piss-poor broadband
access shaggy dog story?
does this mean that BT will also be distancing
itself from cheating, corrupt professional football?
Or will that remain an Affinity 'thing'?
calls soon to be free from mobiles - but there's
a catch. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/24/0800-calls-soon-to-be-free-from-mobiles-but-there-s-a-catch/
does the taxman know about you, your finances
and your lifestyle? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11697816/What-does-the-taxman-know-about-you-your-finances-and-your-lifestyle.html
And there are still plebs out there who believe
that the age of the internet brought them 'freedom'.
fall in demand for luxury homes in parts of
London, data reveals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11697582/Colossal-fall-in-demand-for-luxury-homes-in-parts-of-London-data-reveals.html
Is this the Rusky Revenge for sanctions against
Russia? Now who's going to start whining first?
will have 'generation of pensioner landlords',
experts predict. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11697289/Britain-will-have-generation-of-pensioner-landlords-experts-predict.html
Some 'experts'. This has been going on for
five years. (Not
American 'guru' advisers to the regime again?)
seller take the cooker, fridge and curtains
after we've exchanged?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11691738/Can-seller-take-the-cooker-fridge-and-curtains-after-weve-exchanged.html
secret lives of phone sex workers. http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/jun/25/phone-sex-workers-secret-lives-phil-toledano-photography
service offers on-demand breakups. http://www.springwise.com/service-offers-on-demand-breakups/
helps local bookstores steal customers back
from Amazon. http://www.springwise.com/plugin-helps-local-bookstores-steal-customers-amazon/
lets users pay pennies to replace ads with their
own photos. http://www.springwise.com/cookie-lets-users-pay-pennies-replace-ads-photos
Your Business -- And Your Life -- With Two Simple
targets new businesses. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/26/new-scam-targets-those-who-have-recently-registered-a-business/
Larf: Amazon 'still not paying fair share' of
tax - while letting taxpayer subsidise low pay.
And does anyone believe the present regime
is going to do anything about it? Oh, yes, look.
Someone's raised their hand. Why, it's Father
Just over half saving enough for retirement.
And if we were talking about the self-employed,
I would be amazed if more than a quarter are
saving enough for retirement. Only for the regime
to thieve most of it, anyway.
cashing in their final-salary pensions see payouts
Every little bit helps to subsidise US Big
Corp, the banks and Israeli/American terrorism.
£400 service to help you make pension
delays: make sure you claim compensation.
I think the EU should pass a law allowing
frustrated travellers to sue French fascist
trade unions directly for losses incurred.
of England in flexibility plan for credit unions.
scam cost London woman nearly £50,000.
wooden dolls let kids communicate from afar
without screens. http://www.springwise.com/smart-wooden-dolls-kids-communicate-afar-screens/
lets broadcasters create content for every screen.
every business needs a Business Dashboard.
ways to cut business costs. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/management/ss/10-Ways-to-Cut-Business-Costs.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150624
ways to improve your small business cashflow.
website conversion rate optimatisation tips.
shelf competition. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/book-shelf-competition/
Ofcom to probe phone and TV firms that won't
let you leave. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/23/ofcom-to-probe-phone-and-tv-firms-that-wont-let-you-leave/
A probe into why Ofcon has taken so long
to launch their probe, might be more useful.
sellers and Amazon: a double-edged sword.
is a corporatist scam and not a real free trade
deal, says Ukips Douglas Carswell.
This has been common knowledge amongst the
educated, political pimps and crooks alike since
TTIP was first being conceived behind closed
doors. With the help of much smoke and mirrors
from members of the present political regime,
the criminal media and principal beneficiaries,
American Big Corp.
to hit record number of startups as more aspiring
entrepreneurs go it alone. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/uk-to-hit-record-number-of-startups-as-more-aspiring-entrepreneurs-go-it-alone/
Any projections coming from an organisation
whose business it is to promote, errr, start-ups,
is likely to make this sort of prediction. As
everyone knows, any monkey can start a business
but what really does count, is who and what
is left standing after three years. And then
again, in five years' time. For which statistics
are conspicuous by their absence.
in mind it was only recently that an article
appeared in The Telegraph which suggested over
600,000 people were registered as businesses
for tax purposes only; plus a 'carrot and stick'
benefits regime offering 'entrepreneurism' as
an escape from the dole (or having it stopped)
but ultimately designed to merely reduce the
numbers of claimants; plus the growth in the
so-called phenomenon of 'silverpreneurs', also
driven by economic necessity rather than freedom
of choice; 700,000 'self-employed' on zero-hour
contracts; plus yesterday's news from HMRC that
more than 2.5 million people are submitting
self-assessment forms needlessly - and one is
really tempted to ask - just how many genuine,
business start-ups are there or have there been?
course, it would be quite simple to find out.
But, somehow, I don't think we'll be going there.
Which kind of half-answers the question anyway.
rents in Britain are the highest in the EU.
Good to see that Britain is #1 in the EU for
'bogus landlord' wanted after scam nets £30,000
in property deposits from prospective tenants.
on EU cross border e-commerce. http://ec.europa.eu/justice/newsroom/contract/opinion/150609_en.htm
The European Commission is consulting on ways
to remove contract law barriers that discourage
consumers in the European Union (EU) from buying
goods online from traders based in other EU
countries. Although 50% of consumers in the
EU shopped online in 2014, only 18% purchased
goods from a retailer in another EU country,
and just 12% of EU retailers sold goods online
to consumers located in other EU countries.
The consultation is open to individuals, organisations
and public authorities. It closes on 9th September
10 price: Microsofts new operating system
might not be as free as it seemed.
steal data using pitta bread. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33229424
information does Google hold on me? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/google/11652314/What-information-does-Google-hold-on-me.html
closed, tyres set ablaze, and migrants leaping
on lorries - chaos follows Calais strike.
The 'benefits' of membership of the Coalition
of Evil continuing to filter down to the general
public, we see?
man who grows trees into chairs. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33161109
release: Policy paper. Alternative dispute resolution
for consumers. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/alternative-dispute-resolution-for-consumers
subscription to MLM News Global newsletter.
Some really serious insider news here.
Inquiry into needs of 'everyday entrepreneurs'.
The All Party Parliamentary Small Shops
Group has launched an inquiry into the needs
of 'everyday entrepreneurs' to ensure that their
positive contribution to the economy is recognised.
The inquiry will also establish what further
Government support is needed to remove barriers
to growth and develop a new generation of skilled
entrepreneurs. Simon Danczuk MP, Chairman of
the Group, said that while the word 'entrepreneur'
is typically associated with high tech IT or
engineering firms, British entrepreneurial spirit
is rooted in local shops or everyday enterprises.
The inquiry, which will be open until 17th July
2015, will take both oral and written evidence
from stakeholders. The findings of the inquiry
will be submitted to the Department for Business
visiting Martian who may have believed all the
propaganda which has been circulating about
small businesses the past few months could be
forgiven for asking why there is any need for
an 'inquiry' into the 'needs of everyday entrepreneurs'
- when our leaders are already so intertwined,
so much the One Nation, with 99% of the country's
reveals micro-business is thriving.
Research carried out by the RSA has revealed
that micro-business is thriving. The RSA's 'Second
Age of Small' report indicates that the number
of firms with nine or fewer employees has increased
by 1.5 million since 2000 and that micro-firms
(excluding sole traders) in health, education
and social care have experienced the fastest
growth. Micro-firms are also creating and gaining
more financial value from innovation for every
pound spent on R&D compared to larger firms.
of cheap labour coming to an end, says Bank
of England. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11692299/Era-of-cheap-labour-coming-to-an-end-says-Bank-of-England.html
Which means that everyone will be able to
afford a hike in interest rates.
one in four self assessment tax returns are
More than 2.5 million taxpayers who submit self-assessment
returns are doing so needlessly, HMRC statistics
have revealed. More than 11 million people submitted
self-assessment returns for 2014/15. However,
8% of taxpayers who use self-assessment have
no more than £50 to pay and 16% owe no
tax at all. The number of 'unnecessary' self-assessment
returns has been linked to an increase in individuals
registered with HMRC as self-employed and a
decrease in self-employment income. In response,
an HMRC spokesperson said: "If you don't
think you need to be in self-assessment contact
us, and if we agree, we'll take you out of the
do this mean that the regime's cronies have
over-estimated the country's actual numbers
of 'self-employed entrepreneurs' (and unemployed)
by 25%? As 'one' does.
business growth at four-year high.
That's confused the economists and the pundits.
It will be Greece getting out of trouble, next.
'night-time economy' is worth £66bn to
the UK and must be treated with respect, says
new report. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11692161/Clubs-and-bars-are-vital-revenue-generators-for-UK-economy-not-hotbeds-of-binge-drinking-and-drug-abuse.html
refund rules changed by HMRC. http://www.accountancyage.com/aa/news/2413537/hmrc-changes-vat-reclaims-interpretation
Rules on reclaiming VAT following registration
have been changed by HM Revenue & Customs
(HMRC), meaning that some firms could lose money
that they had expected would be refunded to
them. Previously, traders that already held
stock and assets prior to registering for VAT
could reclaim the full amount of VAT paid in
respect of those items retrospectively. However,
VAT can now only be reclaimed on a pro-rata
basis. A spokesman for HMRC said: "Where
a business has goods and assets on hand at its
date of VAT registration, an adjustment ought
to be made where these have already been used.
Where such adjustments have not been made, the
business should do so on their VAT return or
make a voluntary disclosure to HMRC." Anyone
waiting for their VAT registration to come through
could also be penalised by the new rules if
they buy stock and assets prior to registration.
property sales dipped in May. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33238673
should band together to bring living costs down'.
So should lots of 'groups', living in 'Bongo
tops list for supplier complaints. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11691879/Tesco-tops-list-for-supplier-complaints.html
That'll be another burglar's bagful of knighthoods
for Tesco executives, then.
lost to cash transfer trick. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33223290
A variant on this is putting your cash into
a High Street bank account.
does it mean to have Business Skills in the
21st Century? http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/what-does-it-mean-to-have-business-skills-in-the-21st-century/
If that's all there are to 21st century business
skills, it's little wonder there are so many
unemployed, self-employed 'entrepreneurs' around.
up for service. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/stand-up-for-service/
Might it not be an idea to start with some
criminal barristers chambers loses £250k
to crooked accountant. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11691905/Leading-criminal-barristers-chambers-loses-250k-to-crooked-accountant.html
You've gotta laugh. Of course, the man's
got it made now.
passport hustlers work. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelvideo/11687510/How-passport-hustlers-steal-your-documents.html
Peanuts. Passport 'hustling' on an official
and massively lucrative scale in the UK is led
by the regime's Queen of Incompetence, Theresa
May, and her teams of brownshirts at The Scrote
tattoo fixers who erase your body ink mistakes.
Small business confidence in 'robust' pick up.
steps up war on dodgers with more raids.
facing junk mail deluge. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3133755/Millions-facing-junk-mail-deluge-Secret-Royal-Mail-plan-deliver-marketing-letters-shoppers-simply-click-product-online.html
a £90 will by Barclays lost half my house'.
got a mortgage aged 92: tide turns for older
to scrap pension advice costs. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/21/plan-to-scrap-pension-advice-costs/
apps continue the trend for mobile swiping.
the phone holds the key to your finances.
in ten vow never to return to same used car
dealer after feeling they were ripped off with
a poor car or given terrible customer service.
on holidays double in seven years. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3133885/Taxes-holidays-double-seven-years-Average-person-pays-62-rises-air-passenger-duty-VAT-blamed.html
'It's time to hold physical cash,' says one
of Britain's most senior fund managers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/11686199/Its-time-to-hold-physical-cash-says-one-of-Britains-most-senior-fund-managers.html
Which will not be an easy thing to do
when the country's economy is based on placcy
consumerism and Conservative party donors and
supporters paying their illegal immigrant labour
below the National Minimum Wage.
freedom flaw: 750,000 savers lose 9pc in four
That will be doubles all round for the regime's
fags for the finance sector.
pension freedom figure is not the whole truth.
So our politicians have been lying again?
There's 'novel' for you.
this the end of the road for High Street estate
You'd have thought so but there still seem
to be more estate agents' offices per square
mile than other kind of business, other than
junk food. Perhaps when interest rates start
to go up?
urges entrepreneurs to join government backed
Successful businessmen and women going back
to visit their old schools has been going on
for generations. The only fly in the ointment
is being part of a modern 'government-backed'
scheme for doing so and thus losing all your
in 5 start-ups begin as second jobs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/1-in-5-start-ups-begin-as-second-jobs/
I'd have thought it was more than that.
mothers fall to a record low as the number of
house-husbands doubles in two decades. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3130149/Stay-home-mothers-fall-record-low-number-house-husbands-doubles-two-decades.html#ixzz3dfx5DAEY
Excuses for Not Starting Your Own Business and
How to Get Over Them. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startup/a/Why-Are-You-Putting-Off-Starting-Your-Own-Business.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150620
Simple Steps to Increasing Sales Conversions
Website Conversion Rate Optimization Tips.
Scam sparks Scots fraud haven fears. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33193553
This clearly poses a threat to London's 'fraud
haven' status. No wonder the English are worried.
release: Closed consultation. Late payment:
challenging 'grossly unfair' terms and practices.
great motor insurance swindle. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3132083/The-great-insurance-swindle-Motorists-hit-1billion-rip-firms-hide-huge-rises-premiums.html
and TV firms 'won't let customers leave', says
And this has been going on for how long?
What the industry needs is 'a regulator'.
gap will leave future pensioners £3,000
a year worse off. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/generation-gap-will-leave-future-pensioners-3000-a-year-worse-off/
And so the marketplace for the country's
self-employed and small businesses shrinks still
further. As planned. And as predicted.
and photo platforms to dominate social media
by 2020. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/video-and-photo-platforms-to-dominate-social-media-by-2020/
cabbies to accept cards in bid to rival Uber.
table that shows you should always hold gold.
Unless you're a British self-employed 'entrepreneur',
of course. In which case you can't afford to
buy any. (Plumbers and plasterers excepted.)
in houses and the best tea breaks welcome
to working life in Tehran. http://www.theguardian.com/world/iran-blog/2015/jun/19/working-in-iran-tehran-office-politics
shepherd's tale. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3132104/A-shepherd-s-tale-magical-memoirs-Lake-District-shepherd-gloriously-evoke-England-s-fast-vanishing.html
farmer, 70, caught growing £50k of cannabis
because he thought it would be more lucrative
than beef. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3132255/Cattle-farmer-70-caught-growing-50k-cannabis-thought-lucrative-beef.html#ixzz3dZeRb2Wl
owners are a happy breed: Living with an animal
makes you richer and healthier. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3132245/Pet-owners-happy-breed-Living-animal-makes-richer-healthier.html#ixzz3dZfB5vWJ
Obviously the difference between a home business
making a loss or a profit. And why I've got
three dogs. Thankfully, no Tory minister has
spotted this as a get-rich-quick scheme - yet.
RBS payments failure 'unacceptable'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33182798
Just about everything about modern banking
is 'unacceptable'. So can we start hanging bankers
sales growth slowed in May. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33181792
rise in UK housing market activity. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33182175
online reviews prompt probe. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33184207
Another 'fake' probe, is this?
mistakes costing holidaymakers £127 a
Still more 'online recommendations' at work?
money by haggling on the High Street. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/18/save-money-by-haggling-on-the-high-street/
cards: shoppers losing millions. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/18/gift-cards-shoppers-losing-millions/
bills remain our biggest gripe. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/18/energy-bills-remain-our-biggest-gripe/
hiring freelancers can work for your business.
commute to work earns £5 a day. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11667879/My-commute-to-work-earns-5-a-day-meet-the-sharing-economy-moneymakers.html
Week: The Huguenots count among the most successful
of Britain's immigrants. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/refugee-week-the-huguenots-count-among-the-most-successful-of-britains-immigrants-10330066.html
And the French complain about the British
taking over parts of their country!
true cost of food waste. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19329
I would wager that 3 out of 10 prospective
UK home businesses could finance their start-ups
with the money they could save from economising
on food waste alone.
the counter Chinese medicine to be introduced
to UK chemists. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/over-the-counter-chinese-medicine-to-be-introduced-to-uk-chemists/
for entrepreneurs at Africas largest business
expo, SAITEX. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19316
release: Speech. Happy
customers are good for business. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/happy-customers-are-good-for-business
Oh, good. This means the 24% regime's new
Business Secretary will be supporting consumer
boycotts of the terrorist state of Israel -
whose thieving, murdering approach to 'business'
he was endorsing only a couple of weeks ago.
And the banking industry. And the telecoms industry.
And the energy industry. And the transport industry.
And the NHS. And government departments themselves,
bogged down by useless American technology.
Ad infinitum. Otherwise, the vast majority of
plebs who didn't vote for the Secretary's minority
regime are going to think that this is just
another load of political bollox.
release: Research and analysis. Small
Business Survey 2014: data for all businesses.
Broadband too slow for millions. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33164725
Just the job for the regime's Digital Dickhead
programme, internet banking and running up bills
for things without a purpose. (Other than running
businesses act on Late Payment Act. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/more-businesses-act-on-late-payment-act/
homeowners make billions from property boom.
Not to worry. The regime will soon take it
all back - and more - with Inheritance Tax.
these Britain's cheapest houses? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/17/are-these-britain-s-cheapest-houses/
And no second-hand, log-book-loan British
Mons' Wheels (BMWs) with low profile tyres.
alert over 1000s of apps. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3128961/Darmstadt-University-Technology-highlights-mobile-apps-flaw-data-storage.html
ways to market your small business. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/marketingsales/a/101-small-business-marketing-ideas.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150617
to nail your in-store marketing in a small store.
ways to finance your small business that dont
involve a bank loan. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/4-ways-to-finance-your-small-business-that-dont-involve-a-bank-loan/
And - you have the two most common methods
of all. Family and friends. Or, the best way,
you generate and save up the money yourself.
mum who's earned a fortune from diy envelopes.
struggle to find work/life balance. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/dads-struggle-to-find-work-life-balance/
Probably because they have been watching
too much doped-up, cheating, corrupt, criminal
footie and they've lost their sense of values.
Or, they are living in a modern battery house
and they don't have a back garden or shed in
which to do something useful.
tool helps entrepreneurs share their journey.
friendship bracelets teach teenage girls how
to code. http://www.springwise.com/smart-friendship-bracelets-teach-teenage-girls-code/
Forget about France and Spain Kent has
been named Europe's top spot for a family holiday.
A development which will be totally lost
on our politicians, who will be jetting off
as always, to the terrorist state of Israel
new banks that aren't covered by the UK's safety
Until such time there's a run on the banks in
which case, dumb punters will find that a 'UK
safety net' is a really a pie in the sky.
customer payments go missing. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/11680363/NatWest-customer-payments-go-missing.html
Just a glitch, it is claimed. Just one of
the endless run of daily glitches, it seems.
payment failure could last days. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33162855
As we are suffering yet another online banking
failure and customers are reacting to this latest
of serial cock-ups with fury, does this mean
that banks will start opening High Street branches
slowing in house price growth. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/16/sharp-slowing-in-house-price-growth/
High Street stores most open to haggling.
pay, wont pay how unpaid invoices
damage SMEs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/cant-pay-wont-pay-how-unpaid-invoices-damage-smes/
technology threats of the future. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/tech/8-technology-threats-of-the-future/
class stamps face price cap. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3127263/First-class-stamps-face-price-cap-Royal-Mail-fix-SLASH-charges-delivering-post.html
only a fifth of us would prefer to buy a new
build home. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3127302/Too-small-no-character-poor-quality-fifth-prefer-buy-new-build-home.html
only way is NOT Essex. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3126769/The-Way-NOT-Essex-Tory-minister-slams-reality-TV-wannabes-says-young-people-need-job-not-fame-ahead.html
The Minister has a perfectly valid point,
although the regime itself has profited handsomely
from its personality linked propaganda. Well.
According to 24% of the country's voters, that
is. Although it is interesting to note
that there is no further mention of everyone
becoming an 'entrepreneur' any more. And watching
dumb reality shows like The Apprentice or Dragons'
teenage trader who said he turned £2,000
into £21million is charged with six counts
of fraud. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3126178/Teenager-pictured-170-000-Ferrari-said-turned-2-000-21million-charged-fraud-driving-without-L-plates.html#ixzz3dIBLQcHs
The regime is refusing to comment however,
on rumours that the young fraudster is about
to be offered a ministerial post.
Microbusinesses 'owed £16.9bn in late
(A follow-on story to 'Two-thirds of SMEs 'owed
up to £15,000 in late payments'. http://enforbusiness.com/news/two-thirds-smes-owed-%C2%A315000-late-payments-201511267)
your business ready for Ofcoms new UK
of Universal Credit published. http://www.resolutionfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/UC-FINAL-REPORT.pdf
Self-employed individuals making a claim for
Universal Credit may face unnecessary administrative
burdens, according to a report by the Resolution
Foundation. Universal Credit will require self-employed
claimants to report their income on a monthly,
rather than annual basis. Although this may
simplify the payments system, self-employed
claimants could find themselves worse off because
of monthly fluctuations in earnings, compared
to employees whose salaries or wages are fixed
and likely to remain stable over time. One of
the recommendations made in the report is that
if the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)
is to avoid unfair treatment of self-employed
claimants, it should change the income reporting
requirement to an annual basis, in line with
annual tax returns. (EnterpriseQuest)
Government awards almost half of contracts to
smaller firms. http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/More-support-for-enterprises-d44.aspx
The Scottish Government is awarding significantly
more contracts to small and medium-sized firms
than the UK Government, official statistics
have revealed. Figures released by the Scottish
Government earlier this month reveal that smaller
firms in Scotland are awarded contracts worth
almost half (46%) of the total public procurement
budget. In contrast, in 2013/14, the UK Government
awarded contracts worth just 26% of its budget
to small and medium-sized firms. (EnterpriseQuest)
for reform of trading standards.
The Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)
has written to the Skills Minister recommending
that there should be a strategic review of the
structure of trading standards across Great
Britain. The CTSI describes the current trading
standards system as broken and highlights
the differences in staffing between local authorities,
with some trading standards departments having
more than 50 officers, while others have just
one part-time officer. The CTSI claims this
is creating a 'postcode lottery' for consumers,
which can be exploited by rogue traders. The
CTSI is also proposing that fewer, larger trading
standards authorities should be introduced to
replace the current 200 local authority services.
of life around the world revealed. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/uk-16th-in-the-world-for-quality-of-life-says-new-index-10321223.html
weedkiller banned from French garden centres
over 'probable' link to cancer. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/roundup-weedkiller-banned-from-french-garden-centres-over-probable-link-to-cancer-10319877.html
Every so often, the French do something really
sensible and commendable. While Ingerlandt simply
continues to fag for American/Israeli terrorists
and Big Corp as usual.
think internet is more important than insurance.
£300 insurance discount actually illegal
spends crowdfunding money on himself.
Is that like bent, fagging politicians spending
taxpayers' money on themselves and their mates?
happens to a business when the owner falls ill?
booking fraud: don't fall victim. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/14/scamwatch-holiday-booking-fraud/
Isn't that what the internet is for, though?
taking Facebook to court for tracking users
around the internet. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/belgium-taking-facebook-to-court-for-tracking-users-around-the-internet-10321185.html
top tips for working from home. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/5-top-tips-for-working-from-home/
Apprenticeships to receive legal protection.
Nothing like a bit of re-branding to
cover up the regime's apprenticeship cock-up
of the past five years. And with
cheap-to-slave labour for the regime's donors
and sponsors clearly being provided by 'illegal
immigrants' these days.
of apprenticeships lost in key industries including
construction and IT. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/thousands-of-apprenticeships-lost-in-key-industries-including-construction-and-it-10319597.html
kick-starts plans to reach 3 million apprenticeships.
These currently being referred to as 'youth
entrepreneurs', we presume?
beats America for female start-up bosses.
banking has eclipsed branches and even the rest
of the internet. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11672021/Mobile-banking-has-eclipsed-branches-and-even-the-rest-of-the-internet.html
Fettling for the next banking catastrophe
well under way, then? Anyway, if banks' customers
aren't being given any choice in the closure
of thousands of branches, then no matter how
insecure, inefficient and user-unfriendly online
banking is, they aren't going to get anything
better. Even if they deserve it - which the
Building Society hit by payments problem.
. . .
cut? National hotline to be launched. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/14/ofcom-to-launch-contact-number-for-power-cuts/
Is that supposed to be some consolation?
Or a warning of things to come? In which case,
investing in a small generator and a box of
candles will be a better bet.
fury over 'fake' cheese in TV expose. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11674280/French-fury-over-fake-cheese-in-TV-expose.html
Methinks the French doth protest too much.
Like they did when Lance Armstrong's doping
supposedly broke wind - yet they were unable
to point at any previous French Tour de France
winner who didn't do the same thing.
any other nationality for that matter.)
have a great idea for a business. Now what do
I do? http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/becominganentrepreneur/a/I-Have-A-Great-Idea-For-A-Business-Now-What-Do-I-Do.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150613
Carry on looking for a 'proper' job.
easy way to keep great business records.
gives expats and students a fairer credit rating.
More than 80,000 shops could close by 2017 without
overhaul of business rates. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11671643/More-than-80000-shops-could-close-by-2017-without-overhaul-of-business-rates.html
Which is precisely what this regime of
corporate fags are hoping for.
beginning of a gender-separated High Street?
sport proves the best buy for business.
appliances cause 12,000 fires. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33124925
bills will go up and up. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/11673375/Amber-alert-bills-will-go-up-and-up.html
freedom rip-offs to be curbed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11672320/Minister-pension-freedom-rip-offs-to-be-curbed.html
paying more doesn't always mean better quality.
eBay forger back to his old tricks. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11673346/Banned-eBay-forger-back-to-his-old-tricks.html
introduces dumbwalker lanes. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/antwerp-now-has-text-lanes-for-pedestrians-who-are-glued-to-their-mobile-phones-10317952.html
HMRC demands £1m from scaffolder
over £11,000 unpaid tax. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11664541/HMRC-demands-1m-from-scaffolder-over-11000-unpaid-tax.html
Perhaps they've got him confused with a doped-up,
cheating, corrupt professional footballer?
and Pisspoors cuts UK outlook. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33117776
Better late than never. Professional pundits
have been doing that for years.
over smart meter roll-out. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33118642
ready to give thousands of pensioners technology
to block nuisance calls. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/11671591/Tories-ready-to-give-thousands-of-pensioners-technology-to-block-nuisance-calls.html
I thought many pensioners already had 'the
technology' to block nuisance calls. It's called
'poverty' which precludes them from even owning
'freedom' rip-offs to be curbed. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/pensions/11672320/Minister-pension-freedom-rip-offs-to-be-curbed.html
The regime proposes visits from it faithfull
armies of cowboy builder supporters to relieve
pensioners of their money so they don't have
any left over to buy rip-offs.
launches multimillion-euro tourist drive to
end rude reputation. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11668695/France-launches-multimillion-euro-tourist-drive-to-end-rude-reputation.html
Let's not confuse pig-ignorant Parisians
with 'the French', firstly. I don't find 'the
French' in general, particularly rude at all.
However, they could all benefit from schooling
which taught them how to talk clearly and precisely,
instead of babbling. The meaning of emotional
and social maturity. Effective communications.
Facing up to responsibility. Not telling lies
to shift blame. Some ambition in life which
extends beyond being a leeching fonctionnaire
and impediment to the French economy. The meaning
of 'professional'. How to be 'professional'.
How to use a telephone. How to use the internet.
(Big list, innit? And I could go on.) Then,
once the teachers have grasped all of this,
they could pass their new-found skills onto
their pupils and the efficacy of tomorrow's
French workforce would be assured!
fraudster bought my camera - and eBay won't
help me'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/jessicainvestigates/11667131/A-fraudster-bought-my-camera-and-eBay-wont-help-me.html
best and worst places to buy euros. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/12/the-best-and-worst-places-to-buy-euros/
to get a job as a seasonaire in a ski resort.
UK construction falls in April but new building
market grinds to a halt as sales hit lowest
level since 1978. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/house-prices/11666634/Housing-market-grinds-to-a-halt-as-sales-hit-lowest-level-since-1978.html
to be taxed more? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/10/is-it-time-to-charge-capital-gains-tax-on-homes/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt2%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D357630
That should make up for low housing sales
levels. And to ensure home businesses in future,
don't enjoy their 'entrepreneurial' activities
on the cheap. Which was writ on the wall twenty
years ago when home business activity (SoHo,
for example) was first being identified as a
separate animal. Even if it wasn't.
loan complaints down by 45%, says Citizens Advice.
Nothing to do with half the payday loan companies
e-book operation in European anti-trust probe.
That will teach the Americans to stick their
noses into corrupt European sporting activities
- especially when they've got even more sporting
corruption of their own.
cabbies start Uber tax campaign. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33093678
Because we know London cabbies declare all
than two-thirds of home businesses run by first
time entrepreneurs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/more-than-two-thirds-of-home-businesses-run-by-first-time-entrepreneurs/
Isn't this one of last year's stories, with
many of the findings suffering from closer scrutiny
in the meantime? (Albeit not in The 24% Regime's
propaganda - which might as well have written
most of the conclusions.)
used to be a time when credible statistics were
left to government departments or large business
groups with substantial numbers of members.
Nowadays, just about anyone with an internet
connection - a bit like 'two thirds of home
businesses' - seems to be offering a huge amount
of leverage to the national economy. Even if
it isn't terribly apparent.
Here's why MEPs have been protesting it, and
why you should too. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/ttip-heres-why-meps-have-been-protesting-it-and-why-you-should-too-10313239.html
There haven't been many MEPs protesting at
all. Corrupt American Big Corp has taken care
of most of them.
Big Seven Expo (food and beverages) free registration.
badges for meetings and events. http://www.nicholashunter.com/?utm_source=MailingList&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=All+Emails+June+15
has spoken and chosen a vicious murdering
bully as its national bird. (The robbin'.)
How appropriate, the rest of the world will
Larf 1: BT broadband prices under fresh scrutiny.
what happened to the last 'scrutiny'? Still.
It's an expensive business supporting doped-up,
cheating, corrupt sports.
Larf 2: National roaming Anywhere Sim card to
tackle UK notspots. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33091991
SMEs relying on friends and family for survival.
That sounds about right to us: the usual,
traditional arrangement despite this government,
egged on by its wackoff nano-gurus, trying to
'digitalise' and re-invent the country's small
businesses at risk from cyber-crime.
trainers could be the solution to UK skills
And not Dragons' Den panellists? Or American
towns to lose banks by end of 2015.
on offer if debt firms fail. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/10/help-on-offer-if-debt-firms-fail/
to quit broadband contracts. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-33083056
vote in European Parliament descends into chaos.
Ironic - because that is precisely what the
adoption of TTIP and its bastard relatives will
do to small businesses and consumers. Still,
it's always a pleasure to see Europe's political
pimps and fags turn tail and run. Even if they
will be back.
£100bn-a-year money-laundering problem:
out of 14,000 tip-offs, police acted forcefully
on seven. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/police-lack-resources-to-carry-out-moneylaundering-investigations-10309052.html
Which is just one reason why, of course,
Ingerlandt is eminently suited to hosting a
doped-up, cheating, corrupt, football World
Disadvantages of Working at Home.
Ways to Add Extra Time to Your Day Instantly.
latest responses to Ingerlandt's criminal media's
assorted bullshit. http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/blog/index_en.htm
The 'work from home revolution'. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/the-work-from-home-revolution/
Which one would this be, then? The one which
fizzled out 15 years ago?
exit would threaten jobs' says Manpower.
Does that mean more bombing of defenceless
civilians to increase the flow of immigrants
for slave labour for The 24% Regime's donors
on greenbelt land has soared over five years.
And still there's a housing crisis. Well,
apart from Tory-voting extremists who want to
spend at least £2 million on a new home.
fatal flaws strangling the pensions revolution.
show to delve into our secret shopping habits.
latest scam targets your mobile phone. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/09/the-latest-scam-targets-your-mobile-phone/
safe is it to pay for your shopping with your
Community: how safe is public wi-fi? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497
ticket splitting can save you a fortune.
release: Speech to UK Israel business annual
We'll also be seeing official releases of speeches
made by a Minister from this country's minority
regime to the UK Palestine business annual dinner?
And the UK Iraq business annual dinner? And
the UK Afghanistan business annual dinner? And
the UK Iran business annual dinner? And the
UK Syria business annual dinner? And the UK
Libya business annual dinner? And the UK Yemen
business annual dinner? And the UK Argentina
business annual dinner? Not to mention China,
Russia, India and just about all of Africa.
Won't we? For the sake of good, universal
Cameron: Dont dare call us 'Great Shrinking
The mouse has roared. (But does this mean
that Ingerlandt's final, remaining friends and
business prospects are a bunch of thieving,
murdering, Israeli terrorists?)
to create TFTA - Cape to Cairo free-trade zone.
Queue: More French, American and British
is Britain's least favourite grocer. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11661958/Tesco-is-Britains-least-favourite-grocer.html
a serial social entrepreneur.' http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/09/serial-social-entrepreneur-jen-hyatt-big-white-wall
reasons likeable people succeed. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/8-reasons-likeable-people-succeed/
best niches for affiliate marketing. http://onlinebusiness.about.com/od/affiliatemarketing/fl/The-Best-Niches-for-Affiliate-Marketing.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_onlinebusiness&utm_campaign=list_onlinebusiness&utm_content=20150609
power pack reuses the energy from discarded
France is better than Britain but we're scared
to admit it. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/11655310/France-is-better-than-Britain-but-were-scared-to-admit-it.html
Whatever critics might say - and I'm certainly
one of those - when the time comes to vote with
their wallets, over half a million expat Brits
would agree. And I'm one of those, too! (And
despite the media's royal 'we' of being 'scared'
I would say they are more responsible than any
other factor for this trend.)
website crashes on launch day leaving motorists
facing car hire fiasco. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11659674/DVLA-website-crashes-on-launch-day-leaving-motorists-facing-car-hire-fiasco.html
And here we have today's latest development
from the regime's Digital Dickhead programme!!
driving licence: June 8 changes.
'facing huge legal bill' after landlord is charged
£616 to change light fitting. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11658257/Foxtons-facing-huge-legal-bill-after-landlord-is-charged-616-to-change-light-fitting.html
Ah, yes, estate agents. At least one reason
why houses are no longer homes and half the
country can't afford to buy a property any longer.
to spot the next housing market crash. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11658364/Luxury-property-chief-on-social-housing-Armaggedon-and-how-to-spot-the-next-housing-market-crash.html
Estate agents start going bankrupt? Every cloud
has a silver lining, as they say.
third of first-time buyers move back in with
their parents. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/a-third-of-first-time-buyers-move-back-in-with-their-parents-10305095.html
These will be 'familypreneur home businesses',
firms struggle to protect their copyright.
New research from the Federation of Small Businesses
(FSB) has suggested that small firms are struggling
to protect their intellectual property and find
it difficult to use the tools and services which
have been put in place by the Intellectual Property
Office. A quarter of small firms surveyed had
suffered some sort of intellectual property
violation within the last five years. A third
of firms with intellectual property rights said
that they had spent money on securing the rights
within the last five years, with 22% of those
spending more than £5,000. The most common
forms of copyright theft include the unauthorised
use of copyright-protected work on websites
and the illegal use of trademarks. (EnterpriseQuest)
least they are 'struggling'. Under clandestine
trade talks between the USA and the EU (TTIP,
TTP and TISA), the long-established tradition
of American Big Corp thieving small firms' intellectual
property will become enshrined in law, and 'struggling'
will morph into the new 'terrorism'.
is the taxman targeting now? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/08/who-is-the-taxman-targeting-now/
On the other hand, we all know who the taxman
helps businesses find every journalist thats
ever tweeted about them. http://www.springwise.com/platform-helps-businesses-find-journalist-tweeted/
Two are Better Than One When it Comes to Insurance.
For Surviving Your First Year in Business.
Bootstrapped Startups Do Differently. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/becominganentrepreneur/fl/What-Bootstrapped-Startups-Do-Differently.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150608
CBI cuts UK growth forecasts while warning of
EU uncertainty. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33043493
And it was only 'yesterday' that the UK was
enjoying an economic boom.
in UK economic growth was a 'blip', says CBI.
hard not to take the piss; really it is.
is relying on credit card spending to maintain
growth TUC. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/chancellor-is-relying-on-credit-card-spending-to-maintain-growth--tuc-10303885.html
of over 55-year-olds face retiring in debt.
Still more 'business' to go around for Britain's
allegedly burgeoning armies of self-employed
faces wrath of watchdog over mistreatment of
Sure. 'Watchdog'? Or flyingwatchpig? For
how many decades have supermarkets been abusing
hire industry says DVLA is 'rushing in' new
million smart meters won't work when you switch
energy supplier. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/11643750/1.5-million-smart-meters-wont-work-when-you-switch-energy-supplier.html
Anyone expect anything else from the latest
installment of the regime's Digital Dickhead
plight of the asset-less 40-somethings who cannot
get on the housing ladder. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11656027/The-plight-of-the-asset-less-40-somethings-who-cannot-get-on-the-housing-ladder.html
Perhaps they should go down the buy-to-let
route instead and become their own tenants?
Since the media seems to think it's such an
easy thing to do these days.
five worst places to keep your money. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/funds/11654514/The-five-worst-places-to-keep-your-money-and-the-alternatives-to-move-to.html
Or, the single worst place to keep your money
x 5 High Street banks.
passwords we never change. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3114675/The-passwords-never-change-One-five-people-haven-t-changed-phrase-use-decade.html
to set up 'business forum' in effort to understand
election defeat. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/labour-to-set-up-business-forum-in-effort-to-understand-election-defeat-10302288.html
UK's top ten comfort foods. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/news/the-top-ten-comfort-foods-that-cheer-britain-up-10303269.html
Now all you have to do is to find somewhere
or someone that can cook them properly.
to make money in property? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3114485/Want-make-money-property-Buy-house-avocado-bathroom-Artex-ceilings-quadruple-investment.html
book shops just go back to selling books?
turns any beer into a craft brew.
billboard makes everyone want a coffee.
Plans Made Simple. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/Setting-Up-Your-Business/fl/Business-Plans-Made-Simple.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150606
On the other hand, it is very 'modern' to
ignore the need for a business plan altogether.
Unless you live in a country where your business
is likely to be assessed by people who have
no idea of how to run a business. Such as Britain
and its ex-bank manager business mentors.
Overseas promote Britain drive 'brings in £17
for every £1 spent'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/05/overseas-drive-brings-in-17-for-every-1-spent/
Is the regime suggesting it is going to stop
bombing and murdering its potential overseas
customers, then? That might even mean a little
slice of the action for Britain's small businesses
for a change, instead of just the American arms,
banking and oil mafia all the time.
people at risk of losing their housing every
That's good news for all the leeches and
spivs who voted for the '24%' regime at the
recent elections. Not such good news, on the
other hand, for all those 'millions' of home
businesses at increasing risk from the regime.
release. Open consultation. Purchasing goods
and services: protection of small businesses.
thefts 'every eight minutes'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/06/06/garden-thefts-every-eight-minutes/
Still more hidden pleasures for home-based
businesses. Unless one's 'home business'
is actually doing the thieving.
impersonating Crimestoppers to steal info.
In the same vein, I heard tell that some
rubbish 'reality tv' actors called around the
neighbour's house last week pretending they
were the police!
as 95-year-old pensioner runs up £80,000
of credit card debt. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/jun/06/credit-card-pensioner-95-debts-80000
What was he trying to buy with all that money,
one has to ask? An official 'silverpreneurship'?
to use Google Apps instead of Microsoft software.
'It is hoped that this will preclude the traditional
meetings between senior HMRC staff and Google
when calculating corporate (luvvy) tax (deals),'
confided an official fag for the 24% regime,
'as tables at Michelin-starred restaurants
are not getting any cheaper!' he concluded.
instead of vouchers for delayed rail passengers.
tips on how to sell on eBay. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11654385/Ten-tips-on-how-to-sell-on-eBay.html
best beer festivals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11651479/Britains-best-beer-festivals.html
Buy-to-let returns 'will fall by 60pc in a year'.
mobile payments projected to hit over £1.2bn
a week by 2020. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/uk-mobile-payments-projected-to-hit-over-1-2bn-a-week-by-2020/
in 2015 FTA everywoman awards announced.
another HMRC IT tax fiasco. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3112968/Thousands-miss-marriage-tax-fiasco-Elderly-low-income-families-unable-claim-200-perk-HMRC-computer-disaster.html
Pavlov found it easier to train dogs than
this regime finds it to adopt a working IT solution.
magnate agitates against growing populist boycott
of Terrorist State of Israel. http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/05/sheldon-adelson-looks-to-stamp-out-growing-us-movement-to-boycott-israel
First a British war criminal, now an American
billionaire who makes money from peoples' addictions
and it looks as if Israeli terrorism really
is attracting some, errr, 'credible' backers.
A real, class act. Plus of course, there are
the craven 80% of the present British '24%'
regime who are 'Friends' of Israeli terrorism
and land theft. Let the boycotts continue and
politician calls for tax on English words.
It's a laugh-a-minute from this country of
Islamophobe chicken-shaggers. It was a move
to a cashless society last month. Now a tax
on English words. They've clearly had the hump
since the internet came along and Americans
cornered the porn market, which for so long,
together with watered-down bacon, was their
your home will cost up to £2,500 more
after EU ruling bans tax discounts on 'energy-saving
Up to £2500 more? What are we talking
about here? Insulating a mansion owned by someone
who hasn't already taken advantage of insulation
did my sheep go? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3113006/Where-did-sheep-Farmer-s-despair-rustlers-sheepdog-steal-entire-flock-600-dead-night.html
Thieving from farms is very much on the increase
all around Europe but the usual suspects in
Britain when it comes to sheep rustling is already
writ on the urinal wall. 'Tories'. Or, 'sheep
rustlers', as they are referred to in the country's
Farah's drug-storm trainer. The FIFA cesspit.
Sex addict Tiger Woods. Cheating cyclist Lance
Armstrong. Through all these scandals run one
troubling thread... NIKE. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3112999/Mo-Farah-s-drug-storm-trainer-FIFA-cesspit-Sex-addict-Tiger-Woods-Cheating-cyclist-Lance-Armstrong-scandals-run-one-troubling-thread-NIKE.html
I see the mainstream media has finally picked
up on Nike. All they have to do now is pick
up on all the other principal Olympic sponsors,
every Olympic games for the past fifty years,
every Olympic discipline, every medal-winning
athlete (especially athletes from the major,
medal-winning countries) and all of a sudden,
there will be chaos.
in today's world of hashtag hypocrisy and online
thought police, that is. Last week, I was listening
to a fifty-year-old radio interview with two,
iconic, French cycling champions. The subject
of doping was freely and openly discussed in
those days, including on air, as both winners
talked about which stimulants they used and
why. Fifty years later, an American doping agency
and all the world's media parasites suddenly
'discover' that an American multiple winner
of the Tour de France 'cheated' like all his
predecessors whereas the rest of the world's
sporting disciplines - especially football -
escape even the most casual official scrutiny.
we have pointed out repeatedly, the real cheats
in the sporting world have always been and will
remain - the sponsors, the organisers, the media
and even the so-called anti-doping agencies.
who knows what the truth is and has always been,
but, who make a very great deal of money out
of pretending otherwise. (And you have also
got all the online posters, whether genuine
or not, who seem to live in virtual worlds and
who know absolutely nothing about everything.)
with all the latest stench coming from the world
of sporting hypocrisy, is the sponsorship of
sporting activity still a good bet for small,
local businesses? I reckon so. It beats Twattering
regime hires firm to discover how popular they
are on Twatter and Arsebook. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3112343/Government-tweets-make-policy-ministers-hire-firms-popular-Twitter-Facebook.html
You would have a thought that a government which
has had an obligatory Digital Dickhead policy
in place for some years now, would already have
had a handle on its online popularity. If not,
all it would take is a quick visit to the local
pub. No wonder 60% of the country's small businesses
(probably the profitable ones) don't have an
(entrepreneur) sculptor responds to Versailles
'vagina' row. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/anish-kapoor-responds-to-versailles-vagina-row--did-i-say-that-i-dont-think-so-10301239.html
I'm not surprised the French are upset, though.
I know lots of French c**ts (mainly in government)
and they don't look anything like this so-called
work of art.
Over four million Britons abandon workplace
in favour of working from home, says study.
Or, watching telly and eating cheese, according
to Boris The Buffoon. Still 1 million short
of the predictions made by BT 15 years ago,
though. So - taking all such 'studies' as seriously
as we do, we have still further evidence of
the decline in home working and home business
activity. Especially since the internet came
of UK SMEs have no insight in to health of their
Judging by their emails and websites, that's
probably because 62% of Britain's SMEs can't
even read and write. Asked to comment, the Minister
for The Extremist Minority Party stated, 'This
is excellent news and clearly confirms our recent
is drugs capital of Europe. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11650795/UK-is-drugs-capital-of-Europe-reveals-EU-agency.html
So - invading Afghanistan and murdering and
injuring hundreds of thousands of its people
to obtain a massive increase in opium and cannabis
production, hasn't been a waste of time and
money after all. Oh, good. And I'm sure all
the drug-pushers in the UK voted for the '24%'
regime in the recent elections, too. As they
are in fact, the very epitomy of the country's
modern-day armies of 'self-employed entrepreneurs'
and 'home businesses'.
for sale lowest for years. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-33003592
Bongoland' Britain to be 1 million houses short
by 2025. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11653052/Britain-to-be-one-million-homes-short-of-housing-its-people-by-2025.html
That will help keep prices high and the '24%'
regime's property-developer party donors nice
Britain: consumers spend less in every consumer
sector other than in home food. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19184
awards contracts to monitor social media and
give Whitehall 'real-time' updates on public
'All the better with which to ignore that public
opinion as we demonstrated with Iraq, criminal
bankers, criminal politicians, the Royal Mail
sell-out - the latest in the total sell-out
of the country and its taxpayer-owned assets
- and our mandatory national sport of doped-up,
cheating, corrupt, professional football,'
stated the regime's latest Ministerial appointment
for the country's extremist minority. (2 likes.)
departments ill-equipped to purchase IT.
Just over 30% of civil servants surveyed in
April 2015 were unsure if they wanted to procure
more IT services from small and medium-sized
firms. Only 20% of almost 930 respondents to
the techUK survey believed their department
was capable of managing IT suppliers. In contrast,
more than 75% of respondents viewed IT services
as a necessity. There was widespread support
for contacting suppliers before, during and
after procurement, with just 18% viewing the
current level of pre-procurement engagement
as sufficient. (EnterpriseQuest)
is hardly news. It would be more appropriate
to ask if there is any government department
at any time whatsoever, which has successfully
bought IT. (Other than for their invariably
releases documents related to controversial
US trade pact. (TISA). http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/jun/03/wikileaks-documents-trade-in-services-agreement
Yes, the British public has almost certainly
never heard of TISA. Like TTIP, the British
propaganda/media is very much onside with clandestine
US/European trade deals which threaten the very
existence of small businesses and view consumers
as battery hens. (Although as even the most
casual stroll around any supermarket will confirm,
there are already a lot of those.)
The four pitfalls of buying and selling on
sites' shares plummet as watchdog begins investigation.
This latest move has been forced on 'the
watchdog' after what has been common knowledge
for years, but has only recently been reported
by the criminal media. (Like doped-up, cheating,
criminal professional football, for example.)
is no coincidence that in Britain we take five
days to produce what French workers get through
in four. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/high-productivity-or-low-unemployment-you-cant-have-both-10298511.html
The '24%' regime's friends and party donors
will just have to hire a better class of illegal
immigrant, methinks. Perhaps re-word the propaganda
leaflets which get dropped with the bombs killing
their friends and families and destroying their
giant Orange pulls its products from the Terrorist
State of Israel. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3111463/Phone-giant-Orange-condemned-Israel-miserable-decision-pull-products-region.html#ixzz3c9Ykto4N
that's a French company, coming as it does from
a country where the socio-fascist government
and media overtly support Israeli terrorism.
American girl who builds houses for the homeless.
Bless her. Sounds like the sort of talent
Bongo Bongoland Britain's construction industry
Property cash buyers at record high. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32977217
of UK household debt at record high. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/levels-of-uk-household-debt-at-record-high-says-think-tank-10295579.html
named most popular city in the world. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/london-named-most-popular-city-in-the-world-10294402.html
Except for pickpockets where Paris still
holds first place.
drives 10% rise in card payments. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32995598
tiny 5ft 1in mumpreneur who's now making big
bucks out of designing smart clothes collections
for small women. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3109790/The-tiny-5ft-1in-mumpreneur-s-making-big-bucks-designing-smart-clothes-collections-small-women.html#ixzz3c3rTPtfX
fury as France makes paying for sex illegal,
punishable by £1,200 fine.
In its latest attack on the country's self-employed,
the French socio-fascist regime has turned its
sights on the oldest profession in the world
and suggested that socially inadequate Frenchmen
wanting sex should follow the example of its
brothel-crawling, champagne-guzzling politicians,
instead. And simply force themselves on hotel
staff, comforted by the knowledge that the law
is on their side.
Big Marketing Mistakes Small Business Owners
to identify your target market. http://marketing.about.com/cs/brandmktg/a/target_market.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150603
dish advertising. http://www.springwise.com/costa-rican-tv-dishes-advertise-womens-startups-housed/
host startups in their unused homes in return
for equity. http://www.springwise.com/investors-host-startups-unused-homes-return-equity/
UK CONSUMER CONFIDENCE HITS HIGHEST LEVEL FOR
NINE YEARS. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19135
NEW GLOBAL RETAIL LANDSCAPE: SMALL AND SIMPLE
IS BEAUTIFUL RIGHT NOW. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19174
of new UK businesses will start life as a pop-up.
So 95% won't be starting out as 'home businesses'
in other words. As has also been claimed.
are focused on global aspirations rather than
issues closer to home. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/smes-are-focused-on-global-aspirations-rather-than-issues-closer-to-home/
Those that want to be 'clued up', that is.
On the other hand, there is a significant contingent
which thinks their businesses will evolve by
watching Dragons' Den, Twattering, Arsebooking
and subscribing to the '24%' regime's Digital
the personal touch make the difference for online
10 rags to riches success stories.
can afford to live with high debt 'forever',
says IMF. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11644471/Britain-can-afford-to-live-with-high-debt-forever-says-IMF.html
Just like all the other Third World countries
which have received mafia money from the IMF.
into poverty. Thousands of children in Britain
being forced to live on £1 a day.
Ah, but their parents are 'self-employed
entrepreneurs'. And that's something to be proud
of. Well. Anywhere in the world but in Ingerlandt,
start-ups 101. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/lifestyle/a/Lean-Startup-101.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150601
to come up with a great business idea. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/businessideas/tp/How-to-Come-Up-With-a-Great-Business-Idea.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=list_entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150601
harsh truths that will make you a better entrepreneur.
science of successful negotiation. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/the-science-of-successful-negotiation/
entrepreneurship be taught in the classroom?
small business name puns. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/funniest-puns-in-small-business-names-revealed-10292359.html
electroplater turns 3D printed objects to gold.
sings babies back to sleep in their parents
For multi-tasking parents too busy watching
crooked, doped-up footie on telly while clutching
their dummyphones at the same time.
travelers exchange chores for accommodation.
Two-thirds of SMEs 'owed up to £15,000
in late payments'. http://enforbusiness.com/news/two-thirds-smes-owed-%C2%A315000-late-payments-201511267
homes drive property price rise. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32957509
to build a rental home empire. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/guides/article-3106632/How-build-rental-home-empire-stop-one-property-Invest-wisely-ll-surprised-s-possible.html
Or, how family home values were destroyed
by grasping spivs.
to join the buy-to-let boom. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/guides/article-3106600/How-join-buy-let-boom-10-tips-buying-renting-home-good-tenants-avoid-bad-ones.html
All sounds like a good idea. Until interest
rates go up.
to be a good landlord. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/guides/article-3106649/How-good-landlord-without-taken-ride.html
troubles reach an all-time high. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19106
50 best restaurants. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/jun/02/worlds-50-best-restaurants-list-spanish-eatery-reclaims-crown
Accompampanied by the usual moaning from
the French as once again, none of their eateries
get into the Top Ten.
law: more powers for enforcers. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/consumer-law-more-powers-for-enforcers
HMRC targets Etsy, eBay and Gumtree sellers
but when is your hobby taxable? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/household-bills/11632478/HMRC-targets-Etsy-eBay-and-Gumtree-sellers-but-when-is-your-hobby-taxable.html
the taxman targets sellers on eBay and Amazon
who make profits as small as £100.
of £100s add up. The regime has to sub
its corporate luvvy deals somehow or the other.
And its next, corrupt, Olympic or World doped-up
football Cup bid.
manufacturing growth pace 'slowing'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32951546
And when was it supposed to have 'accelerated'?
growth 'up several gears' - says CBI.
bit like a modern road bike with 20 gears: you
can change up gears several times to arrive
at a net gain of one mile an hour; or, if you're
unfit, your average speed will go down, instead.
& General chief: Pensioners are stuck in
oversized properties worth £820bn.
the Legal & General chief hasn't heard of
the 'home business' and 'silverpreneur' revolutions,
where old folk are using their spare rooms as
offices to help keep the country's economy afloat.
Or better still, keeping lodgers.
UK farm secretly growing wasabi, the world's
most costly veg. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/plants/11638355/The-UK-farm-secretly-growing-wasabi-the-worlds-most-costly-veg.html
BitGold intends to become a new standard.
coffee: technology is taking tea towards the
top table. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/technology-topics/11638452/Forget-coffee-technology-is-taking-tea-towards-the-top-table.html
builder screws family for £140,000.
Voted for the Conservative regime at the
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