down to see full list; previous
month's April 2016) Viewpoint
down for: A Home and Small Business
Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st May 2016
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
SMEs optimistic for future stability & growth.
What's this? Another statistical sample of
250 habitual crack users?
predict downturn in UK economy but remain confident
in their business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/freelancers-predict-downturn-in-uk-economy-but-remain-confident-in-their-business/
growth in part-time self-employment. https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/about-us/how-citizens-advice-works/media/press-releases/women-and-parents-driving-growth-in-part-time-self-employment
The number of self-employed people working
part-time hours has increased faster than any
other type of employment, according to Citizens
Advice analysis of the latest labour market
statistics. Since 2010, the number of self-employed
part-time workers has increased by over a third
to 1.35 million, with much of the increase driven
by the working habits of women and parents.
Citizens Advice has identified that two thirds
of people who work for themselves on a part-time
basis are women, while the number of parents
with a dependent child working part-time has
increased by 30%. This contributes to over half
of all part-time self-employed people of working
more entrepreneurs without proper jobs. The
regime will be pleased.
drops after UK manufacturing suffers shock contraction.
Well. Perhaps for those who are dumb enough
to believe regime propaganda, it's another 'shock'.
2016 & Rio Olympics set to pump at least
£3bn back into UK economy.
As predicted by the same analysts who claim
Ingerlandt is enjoying an economic boom.
of mum and dad' lends £5bn a year in UK,
says L&G. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36181318
On the other hand - still more bad news for
the regime's banker mates.
of Mum and Dad will only grow' says property
And there was an almighty wailing and a gnashing
of teeth . . .
Zealand launches new visa for global entrepreneurs.
Britain to continue wallowing under the helmsmanship
of Messrs Branson and Sugar, The Apprentice
and Dragons' Den.
protection is duty of businesses, says Which?
orders BHS probe as Green agrees to meet MPs.
The business world's equivalent of the Chilcot
cover-up, in other words.
owners in UK targeted with iCloud text message
Scammers targeting morons are hardly going
to find them amongst non-iPhone users!
ads misleading and must change, says ASA.
One could say the same about the ASA pretending
to be an advertising watchdog for all these
French will hammer you if there is a Brexit
vote in the referendum, warns former trade chief.
(French farmers would be 'eager' to stop British
beef and lamb reaching supermarket shelves.)
I've lived in France for 17 years and during
all that time, I haven't once seen any British
beef or lamb on supermarket shelves.
bans foie gras for three months over bird flu
Bird flu which has been brought back to France
on the feet of its terrorists/politicians. Shame
about the sanctions, though. (Again.) Otherwise
the dodgy stuff could simply have been exported
to the Ruskies.
who are jerks on Facebook tend to be popular
in real life - study. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/05/03/people-who-are-jerks-on-facebook-tend-to-be-popular-in-real-life/
'Popular' with the police, perhaps? On the
other hand, what are people with real lives
doing on fake social media, anyway? Helping
keep students without any proper job prospects
After the leaks today showing just what it really
stands for, this could be the end for TTIP.
It's not 'leaks' which will spell the
end of TTIP and other American trade deals which
'rape' the worlds' consumers and small businesses;
but a sea swell of principled public servants
and politicians who serve their countries -
and not just the shekel. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ex-ministers-and-civil-servant-still-taking-lucrative-private-sector-jobs-despite-whitehall-a7010936.html
ethics council calls for tax on red meat to
fight 'ethical problem' of climate change.
Will this also affect the cost of traditional
relief: further changes likely in order to curb
bizarre condition called Paris syndrome.
Parisians have always been bizarre. And that's
putting it kindly.
printable accessories for customized electric
Eurozone recovery picks up speed. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36167289
Now there's confidence at the prospects
of a Brexit. A shame the same can't be said
about the other side of the Channel.
cash would be devastating for the economy.
So are the banks and trade deals with
the Americans - but no-one has banned those
stole £50,000 from me last year - why
will no one help? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/fraudsters-stole-50000-from-me-last-year---why-will-no-one-help/
Seasonal Business Ideas. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/business-ideas/fl/15-Seasonal-Business-Ideas.htm?utm_content=6610319&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=
Type of Business Should You Start?
Low-Cost Ways to Promote Your Business.
co-working space in exchange for online content.
Consumer confidence in UK at lowest level in
15 months. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/consumer-confidence-uk-lowest-level-15-months/
firms strike blacklisting settlement. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36173104
a buy-to-let bubble the next scandal in housing?
So what was the 'first' scandal in housing?
Spiralling, Ponzi house prices?
to make more money on eBay: Use words such as
'authentic' and 'sport' and avoid poor grammar
at all costs. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3565531/How-make-money-eBay-Words-like-authentic-sport-symphony-help-sellers-claw-cash-poor-grammar-reduces-value.html
Oh, my God! Obviously a problem for the average
English school leaver and/or university graduate!
vows to cut business rates for local papers
saying a free press is 'ultimate protection
against abuse of power'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3566695/Osborne-vows-cut-business-rates-local-papers-saying-free-press-ultimate-protection-against-abuse-power.html
A cut in business rates for all local businesses
would be nice even if one understands that the
Chancellor's 'ultimate protection against
abuse of power' means levering journalistic
support for local war criminal politicians while
urging still more racism and hatred against
Muslims, Asians, blacks and East Europeans -
but not American/Israeli terrorists and their
supporters. Oh. Almost forgot. And re-writing
end of auto-correct? http://www.aol.co.uk/video/apple-is-at-least-thinking-about-fixing-autocorrects-awkward-moments-5723d579e4b030cdc11e7f39/
Auto-correct (dumb programming) for dumb
Americans, do they mean? OMG. Awesome. Cool.
Big Marketing Mistakes Small Business Owners
to Build a Marketing Budget: 4 Essential Elements.
BT increases cost of landline, broadband, calls
and TV for millions of customers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/bills-and-utilities/phone/bt-increases-cost-of-landline-broadband-calls-and-tv-for-million/
Expensive business, sponsoring a corrupt,
national game of doped-up cheats and fairies.
Looks like time for another taxpayer bung for
improving broadband connectivity.
phone roaming charges cut within EU.
Vodafone bill should be £48 but it took
£800 - then charged a late payment fee'.
could cause an NHS sell-off and Parliament would
be powerless to stop it, says leading union.
Whereas small businesses are due to be wiped
out altogether. Not very important news for
the country's Semitic, hate-preaching propaganda
though, which is too busy as usual, screaming
down anyone who wants to tell the truth.
investors face mortgage crisis as lenders introduce
'brutal' criteria. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/mortgages/buy-to-let-investors-face-mortgage-crisis-as-lenders-introduce-b/
changes itself from a social network into a
news app. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/twitter-changes-itself-from-a-social-network-into-a-news-app-a7006696.html
With a 50-word vocabulary including 'Oh,
my God' it shouldn't have any trouble competing
for Fux News' knuckle-scraping, terrorist audience.
invented the cash machine? I did and
all I earned was £10. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2016/apr/29/who-invented-cash-machine-james-goodfellow-first-atm-pin
Sounds like the normal fate for a British
this tiny Welsh food market the best in Britain?
Barclays offers refunds to 10,000 PPI customers
after failing to send statements. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/28/barclays-offers-refunds-to-10000-ppi-customers-after-failing-to-send-statements/
prices fall almost everywhere as property market
takes on 'uncomfortable' feel. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/property/commercial/house-prices-fall-almost-everywhere-as-property-market-takes-on/
the ten pitfalls of buy-to-let. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/28/avoid-the-ten-pitfalls-of-buy-to-let/
warning to eBay sellers. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/28/scamwatch-warning-to-ebay-sellers/
10 cities with the worst internet speeds in
UK areas that rely most upon credit cards.
Quickly Could You Become A Millionaire?
I think a more realistic question for 99%
of the country's population would be, 'How
quickly am I going to be broke?'
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Starting a
Small Business. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/cs/startup/a/startownbiz.htm?utm_content=6550744&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=
10 Health and Wellbeing startups in the last
12 months. http://www.springwise.com/top-10-health-and-wellbeing-startups-in-the-last-12-months/?utm_campaign=368355_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-04-27&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7W83,2V1FMX,PBBC,1
grid uses blockchain for sharing energy.
creates level playing field for amateur freelancers.
SMEs lose £9bn in invoice fraud. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/smes-lose-9bn-invoice-fraud/
SMEs are becoming risk adverse to seeking external
Business campaign sets date for big day in 2016.
scheme calls out for aspiring entrepreneurs
and new start-Ups in London. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/enterprise-scheme-calls-aspiring-entrepreneurs-new-start-ups-london/
phone scam leaves victims with £300 bills
for calls they never made. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/27/new-phone-scam-leaves-victims-with-300-bills-for-calls-they-neve/
wouldn't refund my £550, so I took it
back myself - here's how. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/bills-and-utilities/gas-electric/npower-wouldnt-refund-my-550-so-i-took-it-back-myself---heres-ho/
fined more than £1,000 for dumping rubbish
in her garden. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/27/woman-fined-more-than-1-000-for-dumping-rubbish-in-her-garden/
can now 'unsend' a text message before someone
reads it. http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/you-can-now-unsend-a-text-message-before-someone-reads-it--bJ7_IL5TnWb?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100
Community: how much do you trust online reviews?
News from K2 Business Partners. http://zc1.campaign-view.com/ua/viewinbrowser?od=11287eca661ee3&rd=1256188607519f3a&sd=125618860751a229&n=11699e4c17ac006&mrd=125618860751a21d&m=1
hairdresser makes ponies look fabulous with
her crazy custom designs. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/26/horse-hairdresser-makes-ponies-look-fabulous-with-her-crazy-cust/
Now there's a business with legs for you!
the men reviving the ancient craft of tree beekeeping.
Michelin Guide restaurants revealed - is there
one near you? http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/going-out/cheapest-michelin-guide-restaurants-revealed-7846716
5 good reasons why The Queen is good for British
creditors the hidden victims of BHS
£1.3bn collapse. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/1200-creditors-hidden-victims-bhs-1-3bn-collapse/
Down Under: British entrepreneurs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/wanted-british-entrepreneurs/
Duty explained... in 300 words. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/26/stamp-duty-explained-in-300-words/
Essential Resources for Starting a Profitable
Side Business. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/Productivity/fl/12-Essential-Resources-for-Starting-a-Profitable-Side-Business.htm?utm_content=6550727&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=
Home Business Ideas for People Who Like Travel.
drone network charged by home solar panels.
business class seat remembers flight preferences.
applies for jobs so users dont have to.
Detroit, property management in one, single
platform helps musicians get their royalties.
Government set to change employment rules to
make UK more entrepreneurial. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/government-to-change-employment-rules-to-make-uk-more-entrepreneurial/
'More entrepreneurial'? But according to
the regime and it's lickspittles, isn't Ingerlandt
already as 'entrepreneurial' as you can get?
(Well. In the run-up to the last elections,
digital divide is holding back UK SMEs.
What?! Yet another impediment to Ingerlandt's
#1 ranking as the best place in the world to
be an entrepreneur?
UK Government found trade deal had 'lots of
risk and no benefit' in its only assessment.
Another inconvenient fact of life buried
by the minority regime and its state propaganda.
call for more Government action on Chinese
VAT fraud. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/campaigners-call-government-action-chinese-vat-fraud/
aims to improve 4G and relocate customer services.
flood insurance scheme pushing up premiums for
some householders. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/insurance/home/government-flood-insurance-scheme-pushing-up-premiums-for-some-h/
to make a comeback - but they charge twice as
much as supermarkets. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/25/return-of-the-milkman---but-they-charge-twice-as-much-as-superma/
Maybe - but unlike the supermarkets, they
support local farmers and local jobs - and not
the murdering, thieving, terrorist state of
steps to follow when choosing your business
phone number. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/steps-follow-choosing-business-phone-number/
ahead to grow your business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/think-ahead-grow-business/
Consumer confidence takes a hit amid focus on
health and wellbeing. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/24/consumer-confidence-takes-a-hit-amid-focus-on-health-and-wellbeing/
trade deal: Germans rally in Hannover against
US-EU talks. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36120560
Meanwhile, back in the US colony of Ingerlandt,
TTIP doesn't even get a mention in state propaganda.
Other than a thumbs-up from the BBC (British
Bropaganda Corporation) whose taxpayer-funded
apologists even referred to American international
terrorism as 'policing' in recent weeks.
ban on credit card fees backfires youll
still pay 2.5pc to spend. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/credit-cards/eu-ban-on-creditcard-fees-backfires--youll-still-pay25pc-to-spen/
transferred £1,700 into the wrong account
and I can't get it back'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/current-accounts/i-transferred-1700-into-the-wrong-account-and-i-cant-get-it-back/
can buy a cheap chicken today, but we all pay
for it in the long run. http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/24/cheap-chicken-we-all-pay-in-the-long-run-patrick-holden
And then you've got pillocks like restaurant
critic Jay Rayner who claimed cheap, supermarket
chicken tastes the same as a properly raised
bird. Since I read that, I have never set foot
in any restaurant favourably reviewed by Jay
Rayner because its cuisine will undoubtedly
online travel agents regulated? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/24/cheap-chicken-we-all-pay-in-the-long-run-patrick-holden
driver is fined £1550 after refusing to
accept blind woman because she was with her
guide dog. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3556274/Uber-driver-fined-1550-refusing-accept-blind-woman-guide-dog.html
Cold callers forced to display numbers following
change in law. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/23/cold-callers-forced-to-display-numbers-following-change-in-law/
Apple customers targeted. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/23/scamwatch-apple-customers-targeted/
classic games in your attic worth thousands.
praise of a Great British institution: the village
create seed bank to save their farming heritage
in the Holy Lands hills. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/23/palestinian-seed-bank-farming-heritage
Home Business Ideas. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/homebusinessprofiles/a/75-Home-Business-Ideas.htm?utm_content=6550688&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=
Two Main Problems of Starting a Small Business.
9 Personality Types of Entrepreneurs. http://sbinformation.about.com/cs/development/a/personality.htm?utm_content=6550688&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=
of Phony Work from Home Job Offers. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/workingathome/a/workfromhomenot.htm?utm_content=6549823&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=
Ways to Make Some Extra Money on the Side.
Great Businesses You Can Start While Keeping
Your Day Job. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/New-and-Noteworthy/tp/15-Great-Businesses-You-Can-Start-While-Keeping-Your-Day-Job.htm?utm_content=6549823&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=
in crops instead of shares provides insurance
for farmers. http://www.springwise.com/invest-crops-instead-shares/?utm_campaign=361012_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-04-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7QK4,2V1FMX,ORQG,1
food markets in Boston elementary schools.
swapping platform could bring millions of films
to the cloud, legally. http://www.springwise.com/dvd-swapping-platform-bring-millions-films-cloud-legally/?utm_campaign=361012_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-04-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7QK4,2V1FMX,ORQG,1
makes rainy day solar power possible. http://www.springwise.com/graphene-makes-rainy-day-solar-power-possible/?utm_campaign=362331_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-04-22&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7RKR,2V1FMX,OW1O,1
Mexico, personal grocery shopper delivers on-demand.
Millions of self-employed 'face poverty in old
The true face of being an 'entrepreneur'
Obama visit: Stick with EU, US president urges
'The US has invested too heavily in terrorism
and TTIP for one of our colonies to start going
native', he added.
camp backlash over Obama 'back of queue' warning.
I can well imagine, as trade with the US
was being widely touted by the Brexit camp as
a natural filler for the void left by losing
trade with the EU. Obama's comments also suggest
far fewer fagging opportunities for Ingerlandt's
inbred, war criminal political elite and perhaps
worst of all, France, under its present socio-fascist
terrorist regime, taking Ingerlandt's place!
Wow! Oh, my God!! Awesome!!!
sellers warned not to email solicitors: 'We
lost £204,000'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/consumer-affairs/property-sellers-warned-not-to-email-solicitors-we-lost-204000/
Another 21st century Digital Dickhead milestone.
The next warning will be to sever online connections
with the banks. After they've got all your money
and closed all their branches.
SMEs need better advice to cater for disabled
say you need discipline to work from home.
community launched to champion UKs home
Yet another home business community? I guess
with the first of the 'communities', including
ourselves, having taken off over twenty years
ago, it's time to get the home business advertorial
bandwagon rolling again after a pronounced lull
over the past couple of years.
how the 'home business' phenomenon has managed
to slow down so much when it supposedly contributes
£300 BILLION to the UK economy (that's
almost ten times as much as the country's 'defence'
industry), is a bit of a mystery. Perhaps that's
why only an elitist 100 top home businesses
are going to be championed this time. The remaining
4.5 million 'home business entrepreneurs' being
no more than insignificant eBay riff-raff.
couriers launch legal fight over workers' rights.
Bike couriers? Or 'self-employed entrepreneurs'?
settles over employee status row.
Still more 'self-employed entrepreneurs'!
restaurants in crisis as immigration rules keep
out chefs. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/22/curry-restaurants-crisis-immigration-rules-chefs
10 best UK food festivals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/the-10-best-uk-food-festivals/
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