down to see full list; previous
month's (April 2015) Viewpoint
down for: A Home and Small Business
Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st May 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
Poor management skills hampering growth of UK
From what we regularly see of British SMEs,
the majority of them would struggle to spell
'management' let alone exercise its good practice.
Then again, if we were to believe all the happy
clappy news about the confidence, performance
and rosy futures in store for British SMEs,
this article would appear to be a bit, err,
misplaced as clearly, the pig ignorant, unskilled,
stupid performance of small British businesses
isn't holding them back at all!!
growth hit by trade deficit and services slowdown.
And so soon after the 24% minority regime
had been elected. Obviously not the kind of
writing which appeared on any bog walls in the
run-up to the elections.
softening stance on TTIP. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32916750
The inevitable take-over of the EU marketplace
by the Americans is rapidly approaching as the
American Chamber of Commerce refers to the EU's
"commitment to transparency and democratic
principles as key elements". Or, code for
America's guaranteed lack of "commitment
to transparency and democratic principles as
key elements". As normal. With reporting
on these issues - in the true spirit of 'transparent'
and 'democratic' media/propaganda owned and
edited by US/Israeli terrorists - having failed
to do any reporting on TTIP for over a year
and only when it was absolutely forced to do
could be wrong, of course. It is always possible
that from tomorrow, the Americans will begin
corruption investigations into all their Olympic
sporting disciplines, sports authorities and
sponsors. (Is it Nike who have already been
caught with their sticky fingers in the jam
Pay reparations to the 30+ countries it has
bombed since World War 2. And so on. Ad infinitum.
banks are lending to businesses again. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11635734/Finally-banks-are-lending-to-businesses-again.html
good. Does this mean the taxpayer doesn't need
to fund unskilled 'SME' start-ups any more?
food fans are heroes of the countryside.
Yes, and as everyone knows, we've got a lot
of those in England! Quaffing Australian beer
while stuffing a packet of American crisps in
the course of watching a game of criminal Euro-footie.
of fresh supermarket chickens carry deadly food
poisoning bug that kills 100 people every year.
And which chickens would these be? The three-quarters
which are imported but un-reported?
to launch own-brand range of food. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11637488/Amazon-to-launch-range-of-own-brand-food.html
village toasts success of self-service pub.
I thought most British homes were that?
surprising persuasiveness of a sticky note.
Incomes grow fastest in rural Scotland, says
Minister 'costing West Country tourism £87
face fresh wave of PPI compensation claims after
landmark ruling. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/banks-face-fresh-wave-of-ppi-compensation-claims-after-landmark-ruling-10279243.html
card interest rates hit nine-year high.
overtakes TV as most complained about advertising
cons: how to spot a dodgy ATM. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11623618/Cashpoint-cons-how-to-spot-a-dodgy-ATM.html
to protect your iPhone against text which will
make it crash. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/apple/11633176/This-text-will-make-your-friends-iPhone-crash-if-you-send-it-to-them-heres-how-to-protect-your-own-phone.html
tablet explodes: over-50s and three-year-olds
join the charge towards tech. http://www.theguardian.
French start-up firms appeal for ex-pats to
come home. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11634331/Desperate-French-firms-appeal-for-expats-to-return-home.html
Sadly, a lot of the comments this article
has prompted are true for once. Which means
there is a lot of shit to shovel before it starts
to get back the kind of people which can return
the country to its feet again.
much of it is also true of Britain.
war criminal quits as Middle East 'peace envoy'.
A 'Friend of Israeli' paedo-terrorists, 'Baby
Butcher' Blair has finally seen the writing
on the wall and quit as one of the greatest
impediments to humanity (and the British economy)
since history was first written. Coinciding
with this country's recently announced export
drive, the next logical step would appear to
be the trial of this excrement, his governments
of mass-murderers and the propagandists and
the donors which supported him. Greece or Turkey
would appear to be good venues, (with Iraq,
the obvious choice, still under the control
of American terrorists.) At least they had the
guts to say 'No' to the Coalition of Evil -
and they could do with a few bob from permanent
international war crimes trials, anyway.
UK retail sales bounding ahead, says CBI.
All financed by consumer debt. Luvverly jubbly.
For the banks. On the other hand, the regime's
Digital Dickhead gurus who predicted the collapse
of conventional retailing because of the internet,
continue to be wrong as always.
confidence in the economy rising. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/sme-confidence-in-the-economy-rising/
Findings from a respected source for once,
instead of the usual Mickey Mouse, business
weener websites. However, the results read as
if they came from small, emloyee-based businesses
and not the country's vast majority of self-employed,
one-man/lady-shows. Time will tell as true business
organisations such as the FSB, seem to be keeping
very quiet at the moment.
data shows Brits are biggest exporters in Europe.
eBay exporters, to be precise, although this
study does include some interesting findings.
concerned they will never get a mortgage.
Recent research carried out by the Association
of Independent Professionals and the Self Employed
(IPSE) has revealed that 38% of self-employed
people who are interested in taking out a mortgage
are concerned that they will have difficulty
doing so because of their employment status.
The survey of 1,176 self-employed professionals
also found that 45% of respondents believed
that mortgage providers did not want them as
customers and 63% believed that mortgage providers
expected self-employed professionals to prove
their financial means more than people in paid
employment. Furthermore, 61% of respondents
believed that mortgage advisers did not understand
their financial situation and that it was more
difficult to supply the required financial information
if someone was new to self-employment. (EnterpriseQuest)
a story which is appearing in the regime's daily
finds self-employed rates linked to prosperity.
Government spending to increase entrepreneurship
in areas with low rates of self-employment has
failed to make an impact, according to a review
of census data in England and Wales by economists
at the universities of Sussex and Sheffield.
Analysis of the most recent 40-year period,
in which successive governments have actively
sought to increase self-employment and influence
economic prosperity, revealed that almost all
the local authority areas that had low self-employment
rates in 1971 continued to have low rates forty
years later. Researchers found that entrepreneurial
activity rates among 18 to 65-year-olds, in
all 384 local authorities in England and Wales,
varied according to the underlying economic
prosperity of the area, leading them to conclude
that self-employment may be a response to prosperity,
rather than its cause. (EnterpriseQuest)
another story which isn't appearing in the regime's
in three struggle to make pay last month.
Or, they can turn their hands to being 'self-employed
entrepreneurs' in which case, that 'pay' will
have to stretch to three months. Nonetheless,
as part of Da PM's plans to make this 'one country'
he will shortly be announcing that criminal
bankers' bonuses will be shared with the country's
plebs to help their credit rating for borrowing
extra money for the latest dummyphones.
IHT band will exacerbate housing crisis.
I see the regime's cronies are raising questions
already about its tenuous promise to increase
the Inheritance Tax threshold to a level which
isn't umbilically attached to feudal serfdom.
But to venture that this would have an impact
on the country's unemployed or underemployed
youngsters and the affordable starter homes
which aren't being built for them, suggests
someone has been on the wacky baccy.
package for first-time exporters announced.
Minister for Trade and Investment Francis Maude
has announced a new programme of advice and
support to assist firms to expand into overseas
markets. Under the First Time Exporters initiative,
100 international trade advisers and 20 e-exporting/digital
advisers will provide first-time exporters with
support, training and advice about carrying
out market research and participating in trade
missions abroad. Firms can also access ExportSavvy,
an online training tool designed for new exporters.
In addition, UK Export Finance (UKEF) has published
an online toolkit to clarify the application
process for an export insurance policy (EXIP).
decades late than never. Now all that remains
to be seen is if the support is any use - or
just another publicity stunt. In the meantime,
keep paying your Chamber of Commerce subs.
of identity theft victims 'rises by a third'.
The regime's American-led (by the nose) Digital
rules for making it as a writer. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/hay-festival/11628972/10-rules-for-making-it-as-a-writer-by-Dennis-Lehane.html
latest food trend coming from your back garden.
I thought the 'latest food trend' was 'Portuguese'?
abroad: can you ignore a holiday parking ticket?
Community: Have your payment methods evolved
with technology? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497
police have arrested a number of executives
from football world governing body Fifa over
US corruption charges. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32895048
How has the country's fawning, criminal media
which has aided and abetted crooked, professional
football for decades, allowed this story to
slip out of the bag?
it because the Americans don't themselves do
this particular version of sporting corruption?
So, having spent so much time on the Armstrong
snow-job, are we about to see them tackle their
own bastions of sporting fraud, doping and cheating?
American football, baseball, basketball, athletics,
swimming and tennis plus the Olympics?
the meantime, it will be amusing to watch the
footballing world's bent media/propaganda squirm
for a while before they try to bury this latest
not-the-news under a foot of reinforced concrete.
On the other hand, the inevitable move of major
sponsors away from damaged goods will be good
news not so much for other sports which don't
cheat to some extent or the other - but which
don't do so on such an arrogant, massive, criminal
Small Talk: Its nothing new: cutting red
tape is easy to promise but hard to deliver.
What is also forgotten is that this regime
- or any government - doesn't want to cut red
tape, whatever it says. Red tape cuts mean significant
job losses. Whereas 'red tape' when coming from
the mouths of big businesses, is usually code
for not being able to sell enough against the
competition at sufficiently high profit margins.
As in the recently publicised case of JCB, for
to inject £1.2bn into UK companies over
next three years. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11624878/Lloyds-to-inject-1.2bn-into-UK-companies-over-next-three-years.html
Another taxpayer bung in other words.
Lloyds not being capable of running its own
business, let alone anyone else's.
association tenants to be offered 'significant
discounts' to buy their homes. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/housing-association-tenants-to-be-offered-significant-discounts-to-buy-their-homes-10274885.html
Promising news for 'millions' of home businesses
without sufficient turnover to otherwise buy
their 'home business premises' by normal means.
Despite the country's economy doing so well
at the moment.
phone costs 'will fall on bill changes'.
Savid Javid tells O2 to 'sort it' over network
signal problems. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-32878936
The telecomms industry has been 'sorting'
its network signal problems for twenty years.
And it didn't vote for the minority, extremist
regime recently, in order to have to actually
do anything about these problems. Other than
increase its charges for the country's plebs,
ostensibly, to help pay for these problems to
to investigate 'forcibly installed' pre-pay
Which will make a big difference. Not.
world is drowning in debt, warns Goldman Sachs.
But not Britain, of course. As everyone who
voted for the extremist, minority regime recently,
fines and council tax turning into problem debt,
says Citizens Advice. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2015/may/26/citizens-advice-council-tax-court-fine-problem-debt
should force supermarkets to give unsold food
to the needy, say campaigners - with petition
fetching over 100,000 signatures. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/government-should-force-supermarkets-to-give-unsold-food-to-the-needy-say-campaigners--with-petition-fetching-over-100000-signatures-10275113.html
100,000, eh? That's more votes than the present
regime received at the last elections. On the
other hand, it won't want to be upsetting its
Friends of Israel.
cop reveals top excuses for bad French driving.
Paris, anyway, which isn't proper French. In
my experience, the worst examples of bad driving
I have seen in France have come from the police
and gendarmes themselves as well as driving
British SMEs growing & feeling very positive
about business expansion. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/british-smes-growing-feeling-very-positive-about-business-expansion/
The UK's largest domain registrar has
just concluded that 34% of the businesses it
surveyed were more confident about their future
if they had a strong web presence. Hopefully,
obtained or about to be, from said company.
chief calls on British business to speak out
on Europe. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/leisure/11626481/Whitbread-chief-calls-on-British-business-to-speak-out-on-Europe.html
Does this mean that all of those highly publicised
appeals by the self-proclaimed voices of British
business to vote for the present regime, weren't
the voices of British businesses after all?
Well, I never.
system 'failing to help Britain's young'.
Wot!!! Despite the appointment of one of
the regime's favourite American micro-gurus
and Dragons' Den panellists to re-invent Britain's
apprenticeships (and raise the illusion of Britain
Working Under The Conservative Government.)?
And it's not just a case of the apprenticeship
debacle failing Britain's young; it's also failing
99% of the business community of tomorrow. But
as that's a sector which didn't vote for the
present regime anyway, it's Ya! Boo! to them.
walkers earn 20% more than the average UK salary.
That will be 'self-employed entrepreneurs',
leave banking details open to burglars.
internet trolls a day convicted in UK as figures
show ten-fold increase. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11627180/Five-internet-trolls-a-day-convicted-in-UK-as-figures-show-ten-fold-increase.html
meters: will you pay more for 'peak electricity'?
seasonal small business ideas. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/business-ideas/fl/15-Seasonal-Business-Ideas.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150523
Beginner's Guide To Owning A Restaurant.
ways to drive more traffic to your business
missing pet posters get sent to every smartphone
in the area. http://www.springwise.com/digital-missing-pet-posters-smartphone-area/
economy for water lets farmers lease excess
resource to neighbors. http://www.springwise.com/sharing-economy-water-lets-farmers-lease-excess-resource-neighbors
valet is laundry, storage and delivery service
in one. http://www.springwise.com/digital-valet-collects-washes-repacks-stores-delivers-luggage/
bicycle courier service in Amsterdam. http://www.springwise.com/crowdsourced-bicycle-courier-service-amsterdam/
prospect platform lists thousands of restaurants
before they open. http://www.springwise.com/sales-prospect-platform-lists-thousands-restaurants-open/
lets customers try scents at home. http://www.springwise.com/perfumier-lets-customers-scents-home/
Sweden wins Eurovision song contest. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/eurovision/11626796/Sweden-win-Eurovision-Song-Contest.html
Sweden won with 365 points, while Russia,
in second, got 303. The UK got just 5 points.
So - as we all know that the contest is a political
statement, does this mean no-one has been reading
Ingerlandt's American/French/German hate-preaching,
terrorist propaganda and that we can all go
back to trading with Russia again? And apply
sanctions against Ingerlandt - and France -
and Germany - all wooden spoon holders in this
year's contest - instead?
your middle-class lifestyle under threat?
Well if it wasn't before, it certainly is now
that a 24% extremist regime is in control of
children enslaved in Britain after being trafficked
from Vietnam. http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2015/may/23/vietnam-children-trafficking-nail-bar-cannabis
All employed by the present regime's high
profile business backers and contributing to
the country's record numbers of people in work
statistics. Mind you. It could be worse. They
could all have arrived as body parts for Ingerlandt's
botoxed slappers, instead.
voted UK's worst shop. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/05/22/cosmetics-firm-top-of-the-shops/
smartphone is disrupting the way small businesses
are run. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/technology/11624785/The-smartphone-is-disrupting-the-way-small-businesses-are-run.html
And out with cash at the same time. Just
what Big Corp ordered.
UK has the world's second highest spend-per
child on toys. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/11624459/The-UK-has-the-worlds-second-highest-spend-per-child-on-toys.html
As dummyphone sales have suggested for quite
a while now.
women are buying more sex than ever before.
Judging by appearances, I'm not surprised.
An opening, on the other hand, for the country's
home-based, male 'entrepreneurs' trawling porn
cuts to CCTV creating a 'worrying situation'.
Why should councils suddenly start worrying
about another massive waste of taxpayers' money?
Is it the fact that they're pretending to worry
glitches for first customers of £11bn
smart meter roll-out. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/11622798/Billing-glitches-for-first-customers-of-11bn-smart-meter-roll-out.html
The regime's Digital Dickhead Ten Year Plan
running as predicted, we see.
Oliver targets family home. http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2015/may/24/jamie-oliver-youtube-launch
Or, buy-to-let investment, if the country's
Tory-voting spivs have their way.
you be a buy-to-let landlord? http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/05/23/could-you-be-a-buy-to-let-landlord/
(Before interest rates go up.)
Only one in 5 mumpreneurs are saving
into a pension pot. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3093652/Only-one-5-mumpreneurs-saving-pension-pot-Thousands-run-fledgling-businesses-facing-poverty-retire-warns-think-tank.html
Welcome to the Brave New World of 'Entrepreneurial'
Britain which isn't so much 'new' as the increasingly
growing setback of working for oneself under
the present regime. In fact, I am surprised
these figures are even as high as they are.
missing out on £600 free bank cash. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11625407/Millions-missing-out-on-600-free-bank-cash.html
has Britain created jobs while France and Italy
have struggled? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/11624366/How-has-Britain-created-jobs-while-France-and-Italy-have-struggled.html
1. The French and the Italians don't want
to work. 2. 'Work' or 'jobs' outside Britain
are not classed as slave labour and/or below
minimum wage, zero-hour contracts or 'self-employed
entrepreneurs' on grants. 3. Who believes that
the UK has actually created a significant number
of jobs? Other
than a 24% extremist minority of the country's
controversy: EU drops pesticide laws because
US says it should. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/ttip-controversy-eu-drops-pesticide-laws-because-us-says-it-should-10270199.html
This is not news but merely an aspect of
the ongoing relationship Europe's political
fags and pimps now have with the US. Furthermore,
with Texas becoming the latest American 'no-go'
area, pressure is on to complete the colonisation
of Europe as soon as possible.
126 investors bought this £212,900 property
in 35 minutes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/11622843/How-126-investors-bought-this-212900-property-in-35-minutes.html
mechanics benefit from French economic weakness.
Just France? I thought 'makeshift' mechanics
were beavering away all around the world?
Like 'makeshift' journalists who don't get
out much. Although they don't do any
beavering at all. Just Twattering.
get paid to test pubs'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11621268/Dream-student-job-Get-paid-to-test-pubs.html
'backpacker tax' to hit British travellers from
next year. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/tax/11620295/Australian-backpacker-tax-to-hit-British-travellers-from-next-year.html
Portuguse food the next big trend? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/11622804/More-than-sardines-is-Portuguese-food-the-next-big-trend.html
And what is the current 'big trend' then?
to begin paying corporation tax on UK retail
We'll take a look at their accounts in a
year's time, then. Yes?
foreign cheeses are made in UK. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3093671/Best-foreign-cheeses-UK.html
storm as parcel couriers for ASOS and Amazon
are told to take photos of YOUR home.
close the Eiffel Tower. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32849813
Not quite. Eiffel Tower staff walked out
on strike because this is the time of year for
every sheep in France to go on strike and they
didn't want to miss out on the nice weather.
Other than that, they have been tolerating excessive
pickpocket activity at the Tower for decades
and the absence of the local police and gendarmes,
strolling around elsewhere, ten at a time, suggests
there isn't currently a problem. Never one to
miss an opportunity, the American migrant Mayor
of London, Boris LeBerc, suggested that visitors
to Paris and the Eiffel Tower should come and
visit London instead, to see it's working Bicycle-Wheel-by-Le-Taymis.
Cost of rent 'up 4.6% in a year'. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32834541
More good news for home businesses from the
crisis will halve number of young homeowners
in five years. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/may/22/housing-crisis-halve-young-homeowners
Even despite the regime's start-up loans?
shops beating the big, household names.
Conciliation Service will do little to solve
late payment problem. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/new-conciliation-service-will-do-little-to-solve-late-payment-problem/
Over the years there have been numerous political
gimmicks supposedly aimed at ending the problem
of late payment which affects up to 99% of the
country's small businesses. This is just the
free service that could kill off cowboy builders.
bought a £265 car from eBay and
Im still smiling. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/columnists/alex-robbins/buying-a-cheap-car-from-ebay.html
landlords are getting younger, new research
wins £1,500 payout from Sky after BILLING
them £25 an hour for the time he wasted
over two YEARS trying to get his service cancelled.
Is this going to set a precedent? If everyone
who has had their time wasted by telecomms companies,
the banks, energy suppliers, even government
departments was to successfully charge £25
an hour, it could turn around the economy and
get dozens of official wasters off their gravy
trains. Mind you, it would probably bring the
country to a standstill as well.
France to force big supermarkets to give
away unsold food to charity. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/22/france-to-force-big-supermarkets-to-give-away-unsold-food-to-charity
The only decent thing the present French
government has achieved so far. It will now
be trying to negotiate additional EU subsidies
to compensate their supermarket friends for
losses they never incurred.
Cashless payments overtake the use of notes
and coins. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32778196
The inevitable by-product of plebs not having
any cash to spend and just about the final nail
in the coffin of human rights and personal freedom.
'earn £5.6bn a year from unsafe homes'.
'Entrepreneurs' I'll have you know; and Conservative-voting
spivs each and every one of them.
plumber with a pilot's licence and three pensioners
are among the eight men charged over the jewellery
No, no. no. That's a 'self-employed entrepreneur'
and three 'silverpreneurs', please!
poverty affects one third of UK population.
migrants to have wages seized, vows David Cameron.
These being migrants otherwise known as 'slave
labour' and employed by Dave's corporate, tax-dodging
mates? I don't think there will be much in the
way of wages to seize there. Or is 'Da P.M.'
referring to illegal migrants from British shores
currently engaged in murdering the locals in
of tech companies line up to oppose TPP trade
As not being reported in the Government's
pro-US/Israeli terrorist propaganda.
Great British Sell-Off. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3089837/George-Osborne-sell-government-assets-like-Eurostar-Student-Loans.html
Otherwise known as Tory fags and pimps doing
what they have been bred for.
38 bent, Wankminster fags. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3090127/38-MPs-enjoy-freebies-worth-60-000-tobacco-giant-Politicians-attended-sporting-entertainment-events-time-company-battling-plans-plain-packaging.html
call centres named. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3090161/Worst-call-centres-named-shamed-BT-TalkTalk-Scottish-Power-firms-waiting-times-staff-knowledge-phone-menus-rated-poorly.html
why you should delete AdBlock right now.
. . . and get rid of the internet altogether.
you breaking the law by not putting right details
on website, letters & emails? http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/toolbox/guides/breaking-law-not-putting-right-details-website-letters-emails/
It might be an idea to circulate this information
to the country's weener business websites which
the present regime substituted for a credible
business support service a few years ago.
Official speech. Support
for small business: government plans.
membership is in UK's national interest - CBI.
And 'the country's national interest' was
being borne in mind when CBI members urged the
country to return the Conservative regime to
house price rises accelerate, says ONS.
'I'm all right, Jack' - but pity the country's
appointments cost SMEs millions each year.
A phenomenon which seems to be linked to
the evolution of the internet and at the same
time, the online business community's decline
into total pig ignorance.
trade firms saying No to new business
as skills shortage bites. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/building-trade-firms-saying-no-to-new-business-as-skills-shortage-bites/
The construction sector's infamous skills
shortages don't seem to be suffering from any
contraction amongst cowboy builders, if all
the exposure they are getting on telly these
days is anything to go by. Still. If it wasn't
for cowboy builders and their official newsletter,
The Sun, the present Government wouldn't have
been returned to power. On the other hand, where
have all the 'Polish plumbers' gone then? ('Self-employed
entrepreneurs'.) Are they getting paid more
money elsewhere these days?
challenges Ofcon over broadband prices.
truth about work-at-home men. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/goodlife/11605865/Hes-a-sex-pest-the-truth-about-work-at-home-men.html
local markets under threat from gentrification
readers' stories. http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/may/19/london-local-markets-threat-gentrification-stories-brixton
harsh truths that will make you a better entrepreneur.
eternal SME problem selling to a large
There is another and very traditional point
of view on small businesses selling to large
New Business Secretary Sajid Javid to cut £10bn
of red-tape to help small business thrive. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11613336/New-Business-Secretary-Sajid-Javid-to-cut-10bn-of-red-tape-to-help-small-business-thrive.html
What again?! So what happened to all
that red tape cutting under the last regime?
proud to be a shopkeeping nation', says new
Business Secretary. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3087004/We-proud-shopkeeping-nation-says-Javid-Business-Secretary-unveil-new-enterprise-bill-target-10bn-reduction-red-tape.html
'Even if all our shops are owned and staffed
by foreigners,' he added.
is split on the future of the UK in Europe.
And how would the British media know that?
EU reforms that British businesses should demand.
Yet another piece of pontificating crap which
completely ignores what the country's 99% business
majority might want. Which is hardly surprising
given that the media, as with its view of the
electorate and the public-at-large, has no connection
with reality whatsoever.
crisis just got worse. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/05/18/london-new-builds-to-be-auctioned-online-for-first-time/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cukt2%7Cdl20%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D351913
best places to invest in buy-to-let property.
Or, anywhere in the world apart from Britain
or any country or region being 'democratised'
by the Coalition of Evil.
publishes guide to comparative advertising.
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has
published a quick guide to the rules about using
comparative advertising. The guide lists key
points to consider, including whether the ad
makes a comparison with an identifiable competitor,
whether the products or services compared meet
the same need, and whether the comparison is
verifiable. According to the ASA, although comparative
ads can help consumers decide which product
or service to buy, they can also generate complaints
both from competitors and the public. (EnterpriseQuest)
must clarify calling charges under new rules.
The communications regulator, Ofcom has produced
a guide to the new UK Calling charges
which will be introduced in the UK on 1st July
2015. Research by Ofcom has found that the current
charging system for calls to non-geographic
telephone service numbers is confusing consumers.
The new UK Calling charging system
will require firms to clarify how much calls
to them will cost. From July, the cost of calling
a service number starting with 08, 09 or 118
will be made up of an access charge and a service
charge. The access charge will be paid to the
callers phone company and charged as pence
per minute. Firms are advised to check the service
charge with their telephone service provider.
They must make sure that this information is
clearly displayed on all materials promoting
the number. (EnterpriseQuest)
10 worst reasons for filing late tax returns.
as amusing as the single worst reason for HMRC
not collecting revenue from the country's corporate
tax dodgers. 'We are only following orders.'
Yeah. Just like the SS during the Second World
duped by goat meat sold as lamb. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3087039/Thousands-duped-goat-meat-sold-lamb-Bosses-appear-court-vast-number-carcasses-labelled-shanks-mutton.html
Perhaps they were studying their dummyphones
at the time?
use drone helicopters to target homes. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11613568/Burglars-use-drone-helicopters-to-identify-targe-homes.html
I suppose we should be thankful they aren't
bombing homes, as well. Yet.
roofer jailed for 27 months. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3086172/Rogue-roofer-jailed-conning-94-year-old-woman-500-gutter-repair-scam.html
the kettle: $90 Water heater fits inside your
mug and boils your cuppa. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3087043/Forget-kettle-90-Water-heater-fits-inside-mug-boils-cuppa.html#ixzz3aYmvhrLq
Cup-heating elements like this have been
around and in frequent use, since the First
World War. But hey, this is British journalism
in the age of the internet, after all.
Offer Pay Monthly Ecommerce Websites From £19.95
14 day free trial. http://www.shopwired-ecommerce.co.uk/
It's time for Britain to become a nation of
Here we go again. New Minister, new slogan.
So Britain is going to stop fagging exclusively
for America and Israel now, is it? Or does this
mean becoming a nation of pro-American and Israeli
exporters as Canada's Fascist government has
just suggested that boycotting goods coming
out of the terrorist state of Israel, should
become a hate crime. (http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/robert-fisk-canadas-support-of-israel-is-dangerous-10256597.html)
Let's boycott Canadian goods as well then. That
should help our exporters, too. (Although in
Canada's instance, not a lot.)
and China sign £22 billion in deals.
Perhaps they hadn't been told that Britain was
about to become 'a nation of exporters'? Or
that there was a subsidised flight on the way,
offering homegrown British businesses 'unprecedented
opportunities'? Or is it just a case of The
(old) Empire Strikes Back? Ungrateful bastards.
we're going back to the corner shop. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3085707/Why-going-cornershop-Average-number-items-bought-convenience-shops-increase.html
Or, it could just be because the Government's
digital dickhead gurus predicted the total demise
of 'the corner shop' and - as we all know, so
far - they have been right about absolutely
nothing at all.
and working in paradise: the rise of the 'digital
We've only been doing this ourselves for
twenty years - but hey, this is only British
journalism, after all.
flight bookings: 'The £20 add-on that
cost me £7,800'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11605791/Online-flight-bookings-The-20-add-on-that-cost-me-7800.html
And they don't even give you a parachute!
Grocery watchdog's fury at lack of powers.
Let's grow up, shall we? Governments of any
description only appoint 'watchdogs' to impress
the media (ostensibly) and the plebs while essentially,
maintaining staus quo. Heavens forbid. Otherwise,
can you imagine the state of the telecoms industry?
Or banking? Or the media? They would never be
out of court.
ways to make London a better place.
Why hasn't London's American mayor, Boris
Buffoon, come up with any of this?
sales to boom. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3085741/Sweet-success-summer-s-strawberries-cream-crop-Sunniest-winter-86-years-warm-spring-means-sales-rise-50m.html
That will go down well at Wimbledon while
watching one of the biggest collection of dopers
in the sporting world. Plenty of work for East
European slaves, as well. (Sorry. 'Self-employed
of the booze cruise. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3085408/Return-booze-cruise-lower-French-taxes-weakened-Euro-boosts-cross-Channel-drink-shopping.html
I thought the media had done this story several
of us now eat Polish cuisine. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3085585/One-ten-eat-Polish-cuisine.html
Really? You have to go some to find genuine
Polish cuisine. And you won't find it in a British
supermarket, as this article suggests.
gardens by the million are being concreted over
by plebs for their cars. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3085672/How-gardens-million-concreted-cars-Number-entirely-concreted-paved-gravelled-tripled-2005.html
Often the same people who can't find work
and are among the increasing numbers using foodbanks
at the moment. But they have all got cars. And
dummyphones. And big tellies. And go abroad
on holiday twice a year.
Shed of the Year finalists. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3085490/A-tree-house-big-ten-guests-distillery-built-hen-house-weird-wonderful-designs-battling-glory-Shed-Year.html
is obviously in response to widespread calls
for the Government to address the nation's housing
shortage and home businesses which don't have
homes to work from.
British SMEs say UK must stay in EU. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/british-smes-say-uk-must-stay-in-eu/
Without looking too closely at the detail
from yet another self-appointed representative
of the British small business community, it
seems that this particular client sample, with
the exception of the construction sector, has
suffered from a slowing-down across the board.
In other words, there could be a number of problems
here, none of which has anything to do with
the EU. In fact, it might be more enlightening
to ask how many British SMEs were included in
the mere 26% of the electorate which irresponsibly
helped return the present regime to power.
Sunday trading restrictions must go. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/05/17/why-sunday-trading-restrictions-must-go/
It's interesting to note that neither this piece,
nor the article above, suggest that the internet
and the usual crap about faster broadband speeds
is going to have anything to do with improving
the lot of the country's small businesses and
consequently, the economy.
to point at trading restrictions being lifted
during the Olympics isn't relevant to 'normal'
times, when there is no longer the same footfall
of huge numbers of visitors actively looking
to spend and consume beyond the normal call
before lifting Sunday trading restrictions,
it might be more relevant to look at shops opening
earlier and staying open until later, so that
employed folk can access them easily outside
working hours. I also regularly visit a couple
of so-called 'tourist' spots in the UK and there's
nowhere to sit down for a coffee and some toast
before 9 in the morning - let alone a good,
English breakfast. Ridiculous.
me old-fashioned but running a business should
also be about a work/life balance and the closure
of premises for at least one day a week for
maintenance, repairs, stock and administration
issues is a welcome breather, if it's needed.
After that, the family and friends deserve some
time. That is what the point of running a business
is all about. It is supposed to serve you. Not
the other way around.
over increase in pension cold calls. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32756605
of workers on brink of retirement would struggle
to spot a pension scam. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/pensions/article-3084233/Third-workers-brink-retirement-struggle-spot-pensions-scam.html
Perhaps the Government can address this shortfall
in their next Budget?
& KPMG accused over SME insolvency.
Nothing new here. It's standard banking policy.
are 'a dead end; smartphones targeting
women are the future. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/businessclub/technology/11608731/Smartwatches-are-a-dead-end-smartphones-targeting-women-are-the-future.html
As per the universal, marketing principle
of targeting women if you want to sell useless,
energy promises 'will lower bills by £65'
But don't hold them to it.
sees a sharp increase in SMEs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/scotland-sees-a-sharp-increase-in-smes/
Well. Just 4.1% actually, which is well
within the realms of statistical error. Of which
there seems to be a lot going on the past few
privacy fears slowing the rise of wearable
It's what brought about the demise of the
codpiece, after all.
welcome telecoms watchdog sinking its teeth
into BT. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/smes-welcome-telecoms-watchdog-sinking-its-teeth-into-bt/
I've missed this one. What SMEs? Which appointed
voice of SMEs says so?
fight is on to save our green and pleasant allotments.
Have the Government and local authorities been
told about this?
the South African billionaire buying Britains
high street. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/meet-the-south-african-billionaire-buying-britains-high-street/
So it's not a Government propaganda micro-guru,
Dragons' Den panellist or online scammer, then?
market trader to multi-millionaire. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3083814/Market-trader-multi-millionaire-Owner-budget-emporium-Poundworld-pockets-75million-takeover-230-stores-50-bargain-outlets-grew-single-stall.html
And just think: he managed that without a Government
start-up loan, a retired bank manager for a
business mentor, Arsebook, Twatter and taking
we turned our Punjabi home cooking into a thriving
Home repossessions down by 52%. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/05/15/home-repossessions-down-by-52/
With interest rates at a historic and sustained
low, this is hardly surprising news. Once interest
rates return to more typical levels, the story
will change. Dramatically.
construction sector rebounds in March.
I'm always bemused by how many times the
construction sector 'rebounds' yet has no visible
impact - or so it seems - on the country's housing
hacked emails to my solicitor and stole £340,000
from my property sale'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11605010/Fraudsters-hacked-emails-to-my-solicitor-and-stole-340000-from-my-property-sale.html
The Government, was it?
loophole: 'I earn £30 an hour without
spending a penny'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11585759/Cashback-loophole-I-earn-30-an-hour-without-spending-a-penny.html
I bet you don't.
extra £61 cost of using a mobile phone
in Europe. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3084057/The-extra-61-cost-using-mobile-phone-Europe-Holiday-makers-stung-surprise-bills-despite-EU-wide-cap-data-roaming-charges.html
entrepreneur dreams up money-spinning windscreen
reminder to profit from the death of the tax
but there will be Inheritance Tax to pay on
Six ways to boost your pension. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/special-reports/11599141/Self-employed-Six-ways-to-boost-your-pension.html?WT.mc_id=e_DM17539&WT.tsrc=email&etype=Edi_Pfi_New&utm_source=email&utm_medium=Edi_Pfi_New_2015_05_15&utm_campaign=DM17539
computer? Why your PC or Mac is sluggish and
how to fix it. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/slow-computer-why-your-pc-or-mac-is-sluggish-and-how-to-fix-it-10253943.html
a house in gorgeous Italian countryside for
just ONE POUND. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3078943/Buy-house-gorgeous-Italian-countryside-just-1-Village-homes-given-away-stop-blight-ghost-towns-ll-need-promise-18-000-up.html
The answer to British entrepreneurs' home
business housing shortage?
Magnificent palaces, stunning scenery and ancient
ruins: How Iran could become next tourist destination
after boom in bookings. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3081381/Magnificent-palaces-stunning-scenery-great-value-money-not-mention-tourists-perfect-time-book-holiday-Iran.html#ixzz3aGo0SW85
Let's hope they can keep American and Israeli
terrorists at bay so that the country remains
as beautiful as it is.
Questions to Ask Before Turning a Hobby into
a Business. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/startingabusiness/fl/Four-Questions-to-Ask-Before-Turning-a-Hobby-into-a-Business.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150509
ways to grow word-of-mouth for your business.
5 outsourcing disadvantages. http://operationstech.about.com/od/outsourcing/fl/Top-5-Outsourcing-Disadvantages.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150513
farm grows chairs and tables. http://www.springwise.com/furniture-farm-grows-chairs-tables/
pasta is crowdharvested from the Irish coast.
lets coffee lovers make their perfect cup at
service pays the rent on users apartments.
wellness coach via app, text and video chat.
alarm clock only wakes up one side of the bed.
Really? You can use an air raid siren in
our house and it won't wake up 'er indoors'
side of the bed.
community helps users trade new and used pairs.
stained glass window generates solar power.
app shows nocturnal walkers the best-lit route
startup puts adverts in peoples front
lets small traders profit from sharing their
Mobile chapel is a tiny, affordable wedding
Platform creates automated, personalized
product emails for online shops. http://www.springwise.com/platform-creates-automated-personalized-product-emails-online-retailers/
Listening table makes sense of conversations
that happen around it. http://www.springwise.com/listening-table-sense-conversations-happen
Rail workers to strike on Bank Holday Monday.
what would happen if Britain left the
of leaving EU is fuelling business uncertainty.
So voting for the Conservative Party recently
hasn't resulted in the stability which 1% of
the highly-publicised, business community's
tax dodgers claimed they were after?
small Post Offices face closure. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3082382/More-small-Post-Offices-face-closure-officials-cut-costs-Hundreds-set-moved-supermarkets-shops.html
Still more consequences of having re-elected
a 'business-friendly' regime.
invited to subsidised trade mission with China.
Exploring the Chinese market is an
unprecedented opportunity" claims ex-HBA
member, Emma Jones, who will be leading the
group. Scarcely 'unprecedented' even by the
exaggerated claims usually made online these
days. I was actively involved with the emerging
Chinese marketplace over 30 years ago - together
with scores of other home-grown British, German
and Italian businesses. From then until now,
Chambers of Commerce, import/export clubs, individual
companies and the tiny handful of self-employed,
home-based Mandarin interpreters and translators
who had to cope with a huge, technical learning
curve, all need to be given the credit they
are due - minus all the crap one sees on the
internet which has very belatedly come along
in the meantime.
self-appointed representatives want to do something
more meaningful than a self-promoting marketing
exercise, perhaps they should persuade the British
regime to remove insulting Chinese tourist visa
restrictions so that this country can finally
come up to speed with the rest of Europe to
take advantage of all those £ billions
waiting to be spent? Instead of the mere £400,000
which Emma's similar publicity stunt to the
US last year allegedly produced.
that of course, the biggest impediment to developing
successful trade and diplomatic relations with
the Chinese, has been decades of war criminal
British governments fagging for American and
economy grows twice as fast as UK.
Quite an achievement when you consider that
the country has been on strike since Christmas,
is now entering its annual 3-month, summer holiday
shutdown and has to permanently support a black
market economy of 5 million, taxpayer-spongeing
money: the ultimate guide to buying. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/money-saving-tips/11570463/Holiday-money-the-ultimate-guide-to-buying.html
Junk Food revolution. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/the-real-junk-food-revolution-growing-daybyday-social-cafe-movement-fed-more-people-in-first-three-months-of-2015-than-all-of-last-year-10250151.html
scared to personalise. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/too-scared-to-personalise/
House prices pushed up by lack of supply, say
So much for home businesses being a cheap
applying for jobs online keeping UK wages down.
In other words - and as we keep saying -
it's immygrunts who are fuelling the country's
employment statistics and not British dumbwalkers
who can't even tork or rite their own langwidge.
Especially the country's start-up entrepreneurs
on zero-hour contracts and benefits. Still,
it's all good stuff for the Government's letter-writers
to The Telegraph who claim to represent just
1% of the business community.
over the age of 50 have a better work ethic
- so why are so many out of work?
This is very norty reporting and not in line
with Government propaganda at all, at all. Workers
over the age of 50 are NOT out of work. They
rates set to rise next year even as Bank of
England cuts growth forecasts. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/bank-of-england/11601269/Interest-rates-set-to-rise-next-year-as-Bank-of-England-cuts-growth-forecasts.html
Still more endorsements by the country's
1% of the business community (and just 26% of
the electorate) about to come to fruition.
- curiously absent from the election agenda.
Nothing 'curious' about it at all: just par
for the course for a government of brown-nosing
fags who would sell their own grannies, let
alone the country. (Fortunately, the Top Gear
saga came along just at the right time to distract
plebs and dumbwalkers from real election issues.)
UK's best and worst broadband providers.
UK's worst mobile phone provider. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/05/13/the-uks-worst-mobile-phone-provider/
blaming customers for failures. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/05/13/companies-blaming-customers-for-failures/
The Government is already onto this and has
started work on abolishing the Human Rights
Act. (Must keep the party donors happy.)
bees are invading our High Streets: You can
blame trendy middle-class urban beekeepers!
Or, it could be because the countryside is
too full of pesticides these days, brought about
by a dumb public and media not knowing what
is going on around them.
I give keys to my builder, am I covered if anything
is stolen?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/insurance/contents/11582800/If-I-give-keys-to-my-builder-am-I-covered-if-anything-is-stolen.html
It depends upon whether or not he buys The
Sun and voted Conservative.
Retailers suffer post-Easter sales slowdown.
growth for independent retail. http://www.bira.co.uk/news/50/50-for-independents-in-2015
According to British Retail Consortium (BRC)
figures, the UK's independent retail sector
experienced an increase in turnover of 1.43%
between Q1 2014 and Q1 2015, the third consecutive
quarter of year-on-year growth. However, around
50% of retailers had a lower turnover during
the first three months of 2015 than during the
corresponding months of 2014. Growth also varied
significantly between retailer types. For example,
garden retailers' turnover during Q1 2015 was
around 9% higher than in Q1 2014, while book,
toy and music retailers experienced a 6% fall
in turnover during the same period. (EnterpriseQuest)
Commission considers EU-wide VAT threshold.
The European Commission has announced proposals
to introduce an EU-wide VAT threshold to make
it easier for start-up online retailers. The
level and type of VAT threshold will be considered
as part of an impact assessment. Since 1st January
2015, the supply of digital services (such as
apps and e-books) to consumers has been subject
to VAT in the country where the consumer lives.
Many small firms have suggested that this change
to VAT rules has prevented them from trading
in Europe. The proposal was included in the
European Commission's Digital Single Market
Strategy and isn't expected to be introduced
until 2016. (EnterpriseQuest)
levels for England and Wales released. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/insolvency-statistics-january-to-march-2015
More construction firms went into liquidation
during 2014 than any other type of business,
official statistics from the Insolvency Service
have revealed. Almost 2,320 construction firms
in England and Wales became insolvent last year,
as well as around 1,900 wholesalers and retailers,
almost 1,360 administrative and support services,
and nearly 1,400 food and accommodation providers.
However, the overall number of company insolvencies
fell by almost 9% between Q1 2014 and Q1 2015
to reach the lowest level since Q4 2007. (EnterpriseQuest)
holidaymakers 130 euros worse off now than 15
years ago despite current strength of £.
a garden centre, now a coffee shop: Haggerston
Espresso Room owner applies 10% 'Tory Tax' to
Conservative voting drinkers. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/first-a-garden-centre-now-a-coffee-shop-haggerston-espresso-room-owner-applies-10-tory-tax-to-conservative-voting-drinkers-10244629.html
The slightest signs that 99% of the country's
businesses are anything but delighted with the
present 'business'friendly' Government (and
its cronies) are ignored - as is this story,
which despite its interest value, gets no mention
at all in the majority of the country's tax-dodging,
rail strike on track. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-rail-strikes-rmt-union-to-vote-on-most-disruptive-industrial-action-in-living-memory-10243787.html
Still more good news for the country's travelling
'entrepreneurs'. Perhaps our new Government
of 'the people' will be able to talk the strikers
out of it?
launches online translator that lets you converse
in any language. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3078687/How-Bien-gracias-Skype-launches-online-translator-let-converse-text-language.html
Let's hope it's better than Google Translate,
then. Which of course, it won't be. Close enough
for dummyphone zombies who can't even speak
their own language, though.
lingerie made for Conservative-voting men.
giant solar farms the income opportunity you
have been looking for? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/investing/article-3078529/Are-giant-solar-farms-income-opportunity-ve-looking-for.html
'At last, we now have a Business Secretary who
supports free enterprise. ' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/11598445/At-last-we-now-have-a-Business-Secretary-who-supports-free-enterprise.html
The new Business Secretary is an ex-investment
banker and has been involved in TTIP negotiations
(to sell off the rest of the British taxpayers'
assets to American Big Corp.) Right. Say no
knives being sharpened for the Business Department?
homeowners £3500 a year worse off since
Cameron took office.
internet use doubles in a decade. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet/11596841/UK-internet-use-doubles-in-a-decade.html
Just about consistent with the increase in crap
repeats of repeats on the telly.
10 will be final version of Windows.
suspends post delivery service putting 2,000
jobs at risk. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32686828
costs of direct debit insurers don't tell you
food manufacturers don't tell us. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3073544/What-food-manufacturers-DON-T-tell-cheese-isn-t-cheese-olive-oil-s-rancid-tricks-mean-no-idea-eating.html
And the criminal media's excuse for journalism,
wines' record year. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3077505/English-wine-production-soars-6-3million-bottles.html
British profits sink to a seven-year low thanks
to surging pound and falling oil price. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/british-profits-sink-to-a-sevenyear-low-thanks-to-surging-pound-and-falling-oil-price-10240266.html
Let's talk about a drop in profits across
the board, shall we, as the self-employed and
small businesses see their margins screwed by
everything from unchecked, cheap immigrant labour
to start-up mania competing for a limited and
finite amount of work to traditional customer
bases such as pensioners, struggling just to
pay their energy bills, let alone having any
money left over to employ local tradesmen. Then
again, why should the British media be any more
representative of the country's vast majority
of businesses (99% of which are small or micro-businesses)
when they can't even get their heads around
who the country has just voted for.
firm sends 6,400 employees on French holiday.
With this group alone expected to spend 13
million euros, wouldn't it have been nice if
they had made their trip to the UK, instead?
Fortunately for the French, they don't have
major impediments to tourism in the form of
The Queen of Incompetence, Theresa May and her
re-elected Conservative government which, its
propaganda has claimed, is 'good for business'!
the Scotch whisky imitators. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-32500059
danger of red-hot eco-homes. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3076091/Summer-danger-red-hot-eco-homes-Insulation-used-buildings-warm-winter-traps-heat-potentially-putting-residents-risk.html
art of tolerating your neighbours. http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/garden/576280/Garden-wars
Or, if you are running a home business, it
could be more a case of the art of getting your
neighbours to tolerate you.
General Election 2015: The winners and losers
in the business world. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/general-election-2015-the-winners-and-losers-in-the-business-world-10238938.html
That's it, is it? I see that once again
the media's perception of 'the business world'
is restricted to the country's most publicised
2 or 3%, while totally ignoring the massive,
remaining 'silent majority'. So we'll just lump
that 95% into General Election 2015 'losers'
rate rise would make buy-to-let 'unviable' in
7 out of 10 regions. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/buy-to-let/11591986/Mortgage-rate-rise-would-make-buy-to-let-unviable-in-7-out-of-10-regions.html
Oh, dear. We are absolutely gutted. This
is not what Tory spivs, scammers, shafters,
hoodies and Friends of Israel's Terrorists have
just voted for. Could this also herald an end
to other, numerous Fake 'entrepreneurial' Britain
a bold new scheme aimed at young women smash
the gender imbalance in construction? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/jobs/11593420/Can-a-bold-new-scheme-aimed-at-young-women-smash-the-gender-imbalance-in-construction.html
Will the ladies also pose a threat to Ingerlandt's
cowboy builders? We hope so.
House prices in Britain climb £100 a day
in April - just the start of a new spike. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/property/11591792/House-prices-in-Britain-climb-100-a-day-in-April.html
In other words, the country's youth with
any property-owning aspirations, is doomed.
Unless they move abroad.
preparing for possible EU exit following Cameron's
victory, businesses warned. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/start-preparing-for-possible-eu-exit-following-camerons-victory-businesses-warned-10237717.html
This will be in preparation for Ingerlandt's
first American Governor-PM, Boris Buffoon, and
a final, political and economic takeover by
American Big Corp under TTIP and TISA.
investors pour money into build-to-let property
after Conservative win. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/private-investors-pour-money-into-buildtolet-property-after-conservative-win-10236282.html
Cue: Ingerlandt - a nation of renter entrepreneurs.
did I end up on so many suckers lists? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/investing/11592138/How-did-I-end-up-on-so-many-suckers-lists.html
You bought a dummyphone.
your lost property on a website for £4,
say police. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3074276/Report-lost-property-website-4-say-police-Private-firm-cashing-rising-number-forces-refuse-handle-misplaced-objects.html
'We're too busy filming', added the spokesman.
drivers to become guardian angels to the elderly.
This latest Government scheme is designed to
see the elderly placed in a residential home
for final milking before handing over what's
left in the form of inheritance tax.
reaction to General Election result from business.
Errr. That's just one - as in 1 - business
reaction. Down at the local pub on the other
hand, the very vocal and general mood amongst
dozens of local traders and the self-employed
is that the country is now well and truly fcuked
and that it's high time to move to Australia.
relying on automated menus can lose over half
of potential customers. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/businesses-relying-on-automated-menus-can-lose-over-half-of-potential-customers/
launches £8bn fund to help UK SMEs.
this the same HSBC which is rumoured to be quitting
Ingerlandt with the loss of tens of thousands
of jobs? No wonder they're going to have a few
bob to spare.
first peer-to-peer delivery service Nimber launches.
announces Boston opening to further boost startup
Is this Boston as in Lincolnshire, Ingerlandt?
Or the American Nazi, no-go city of Boston?
So this is a further step towards the colonisation
of Ingerlandt at British taxpayers' expense,
Boost for holidaymakers as pound soars.
Or, still more bad news for exports and manufacturing
and holidaymakers who want to come to Britain.
£25 a year really get you 'your own lawyer'?
hunter spots loophole in Amazon £20 minimum
to deter burglars. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/05/07/how-to-deter-burglars-advice-from-burglars-themselves/
8 unbreakable rules of good customer service.
ways to market a small, local business.
UK service sector growth at eight-month high.
But, as this article points out, 'Similar
surveys had suggested growth in the manufacturing
and construction sectors, slowed last month.'
of England reveals UK debt data have been wrong
for two months. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/economics/gilts/11587787/General-election-2015-investors-snap-up-UK-debt-at-record-pace.html
In other words, just like the rest of the
Briton now spends two days a week on mobile
And statisticians are expressing surprise at
the slump in manufacturing.
in digital capabilities by UK SMEs set to increase
by £53 Billion. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/investment-in-digital-capabilities-by-uk-smes-set-to-increase-by-53-billion/
This is reminiscent of the predictions which
were being made about the 'home office' or SoHo
marketplace around twenty years ago. So today,
we have a dramatic decline in home business
(in the UK) instead.
of exporters predict growth. http://www.fedex.com/gb/small-business/epicentres-report.html
Eight in ten exporters expect export revenue
to increase over the next twelve months, according
to a FedEx survey of 2,500 business owners located
in 26 UK cities. Nearly two thirds think exporting
has improved their financial performance, around
four in ten think it has helped them develop
new products or services or employ more people,
and more than a quarter believe it helps them
compete with larger firms. (EnterpriseQuest)
could be good news for Fedex. Another self-fulfilling
prophesy, hopefully. Like SoHo predictions (above),
especially when the internet came along and
promised everyone the world would be their oyster.
And all we've got so far are scammers, sicko
porn, Arsebook, Twatter and selfies.
one place in Europe where cash machines aren't
Perhaps the Greeks should take a leaf out
of Germany's books and default on their loans,
dentistry sales soaring. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-3070824/Ouch-shocking-rise-DIY-dentistry-Sales-fillings-kits-soaring-theres-painful-price.html
a £2,500 'solar box' power your house
at night? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/energy-bills/11567977/Can-a-2500-solar-box-power-your-house-at-night.html
typefaces still matter in the digital age.
UK construction growth falls to 22-month low.
of self employed professionals continues to
The number of self-employed professionals rose
by almost 9% over the last year to reach 1.88
million, according to the Association of Independent
Professionals and the Self Employed (IPSE).
Research commissioned by IPSE also found that
the proportion of professionals working independently
has increased by 35% since 2008. The number
of young professionals (16- to 29-year-olds)
choosing self-employment has increased by 26%
over the last six years. The numbers of self-employed
mothers and self-employed professionals aged
over 60 have also increased by 60% and 47% respectively
over the same period. (EnterpriseQuest)
major sector employers of the self-employed
such as manufacturing and construction in significant
decline, I am wondering just how this overall
growth in the numbers of 'self-employed professionals'
is taking place?
the other hand, this is a piece of academic
research, so - say no more.
economic growth predicted to slow as construction
industry struggles. http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/may/06/uk-economic-growth-slow-recovery
among worst in health service rankings.
That will be all those 'self-employed, professional'
consultants which have brought the country's
health service to its knees. Not to worry. Under
the present Government's plans to pimp the NHS
to American Big Corp, there soon won't be a
health service for plebs at all.
birth of a new age of corporate landlordism.
And still fewer 'self-employed professionals'
economic growth picking up, EU report says.
Branson for Prime Minister with Sugar as deputy,
Brits say. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/richard-branson-for-prime-minister-with-sugar-as-deputy-brits-say/
Which just goes to show how effectively the
British 'public' has been dumbed down in recent
Kerridge: the new Government needs to help British
I think we can rest assured that any British
government can be relied upon to think of the
farmers - as their heads up Big Agri-corps'
eBay left us out of pocket. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/news/article-3069278/How-eBay-left-pocket-Goods-never-arrive-buyers-turn-fraudsters-customer-disputes-settled-computers.html
renters aged in their 20s or 30s at top risk
of ID theft. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3069559/Young-renters-aged-20s-30s-risk-ID-theft-Nearly-one-five-cases-past-year-involved-tenants-group.html#ixzz3ZKnv53yT
This also happens to be the group most prone
to spending all their lives looking at dummyphones.
racing into debt to own top bikes. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3069534/Cyclists-racing-debt-bikes.html
only been happening since Fred Flintstone invented
the first bike. 13 'shares', though. So another
tabloid rag story with its finger on the country's
pulse. But everything cycling is booming as
even 'Da P.M.', 'my values are Jewish values'
and recently re-confirmed supporter of Israeli
terrorism demonstrated a few days ago, when
he put in an appearance at the Tour de Yorkshire.
A much safer PR bet than pretending to be a
football club or Top Gear supporter, which only
interests about 5% of the population - albeit
90% of the media's hacks.
Could I set up a company and slash my tax bill?
Apparently, 600,000 people are doing it.
Or, in other words, take that number off the
Government's statistics for 'entrepreneurs'
and 'start-ups' who are not really entrepreneurs
and start-ups, plus all the country's unemployed
self-employed on benefits (in all but name)
and what have we got? As we keep saying?
in three streets in Britain has at least one
property that has been empty for six months
or more - report. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/one-in-three-streets-in-britain-has-at-least-one-property-that-has-been-empty-for-six-months-or-more--report-10224685.html
The problem is that once anyone starts seriously
tackling the country's empty house crisis, there
will no longer be a house supply shortage and
all the usual scammers - from developers to
councils to politicians - will be losing out.
and NatWest open for bank holiday for first
time in 140 years after increasing demand from
customers short on time. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3068058/RBS-NatWest-open-bank-holiday-time-140-years-increasing-demand-customers-short-time.html#ixzz3ZEhFHhXs
car tax discs triggers '£38m double-charging
windfall' official scam. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/cars/article-3067185/Scrapping-car-tax-discs-delivers-38m-double-charging-windfall.html#ixzz3ZEirnbnb
green car grant could go after Government says
it will review subsidy to avoid 'exhausting
the budget too quickly'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3068009/5-000-green-car-grant-phased-out.html#ixzz3ZEhqbMty
Business Car. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/awards/2015/best-business-car/
do you start a blog? http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/Technology/tp/How-Do-You-Start-a-Blog.htm?utm_source=exp_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_entrepreneurs&utm_campaign=list_entrepreneurs&utm_content=20150504
Internet 'rationing' needed as UK cannot keep
up with demand. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/11580307/Internet-rationing-needed-as-UK-cannot-keep-up-with-demand.html
Is this going to reduce the number of scams
and put Government Ministers out of work?
leaders issue last-ditch warning against Labour.
Is this a 'real' warning this time or another
does an Avon lady earn £170,000 on a 20-hour
It's very unusual for a tabloid rag to be
homing in on a business success story which
doesn't involve a scammer.
businesses you SHOULDN'T start. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessideas/fl/7-small-businesses-you-dont-want-to-start.htm?utm_source=cn_nl&utm_medium=email&utm_term=list_sbinformation&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_content=20150502
Oooops! That's knocked out 90% of the UK
Governments' weener 'entrepreneurs' on benefits
and start-up loans.
step-by-step guide to starting an office.
Ways the Apple Watch Will Change Business and
bank for beggars. http://www.springwise.com/india-bank-beggars-run-members/
Or, 'entrepreneurs' as they're known in the
UK. Although appearances are often very deceptive.
community can make and watch live-streamed videos
of their sets. http://www.springwise.com/dj-community-watch-live-streamed-videos-sets/
pepper grinder that turns off phones at dinner
They could do with one of those at the World
Snooker Chamionships where it seems to be the
fashion that a once-gentleman's (and occasional
gentlelady's) game of studious silence, is now
interrupted by ringing dummyphones, morons taking
pics with their dummyphones and dummies and
yobs rustling crisp packets, cheering and whistling.
What an example to set for our country's mis-spent
youth! They might as well go into politics.
makes sure companies keep their promise to reduce
eating platform provides one-to-one nutrition
coaching via video. http://www.springwise.com/healthy-eating-platform-one-to-one-nutrition-coaching-video/
from the EU on Britain's criminal, hate-preaching
propaganda bullshit. http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/blog/index_en.htm
The stealth taxes that have risen by up to 80%.
They are only 'stealth' taxes because the
country's criminal, tax-dodging media (Government
propaganda) never report them.
fracking destroy the value of your home?
Yes, of course, if the present fagging Government
have anything to do with it. They can then add
that to destroying home values by building wind
farms; erecting telephone masts; letting in
too many immigrants after having caused the
problems of mass migration in the first place;
wannabe 'Prime Minister' hoodies living in the
area; destroying the education system and decent
local schools. In fact the list is so long,
it just makes you wonder how even by official
Ponzi scheme standards, house prices aren't
crooks including violent offenders turn to cyber
It's why politicians now 'do' social media.
Even if they only get 2 'lies' and 1 'share'
all the time, it's a good front.
savings and bank accounts rocket in popularity
across Britain. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/shariacompliant-savings-and-bank-accounts-rocket-in-popularity-across-britain-10220992.html
Looks like another payday-loan-style witch
hunt to add to the usual media hate-preaching,
will be called for.
house wrecked after renting it out to 'drug-taking
partygoers' on Airbnb. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/canada/11579154/Couples-house-wrecked-after-renting-it-out-to-drug-taking-partygoers-on-Airbnb.html
How crowdfunding sites can give investors a
slice of the property market for £500.
authentic, spend three hours a day on social
media and ignore the critics: Food blogger Deliciously
Ella reveals how YOU can build a global brand
from your bedroom. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3064116/Deliciously-Ella-build-global-blogging-brand-bedroom.html
Or, you can get a life and some proper work
instead. If there is any.
to make your home famous: Almost any property
can find a role as a film set - and earn up
to £3,000 a day. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3065344/How-make-home-famous-property-role-film-set-earn-3-000-day.html
Like in Benefits Street?
doubles minimum spend for free home delivery.
That's the way to do it; hook all the dummies,
first. Milk 'em afterwards.
top of the class with most reliable used cars.
I'm pleased to see that Suzuki are up there
in joint-second place. Unfortunately, I bought
and run mine in France, where finding a garage
with the competence, honesty and professionalism
to perform even the most basic servicing, is
a major problem. I have heard German management
confiding exactly the same reservations when
it comes to finding dealers suitable for their
you, finding anyone in France who is a competent
professional is a major achievement - especially
anyone labelling themselves an 'artisan'. Which
is echoed by another article we posted below
just a couple of days ago - Why Le Good Life
isn't all it's cracked up to be. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11570848/Why-Le-Good-Life-isnt-all-its-cracked-up-to-be.html)
Sterling slides as manufacturing slows. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-32548327
So - another British economic 'boom'
which didn't even last as long as the last one
which didn't last long if at all.
borrowing in biggest surge since 2008.
threaten a purge of Whitehall senior business
Normal practice when a new government has
been elected, as we have been saying. And the
present bunch of 'gurus' and advisers is long
overdue for a purge, as their catastrophic results
clearly show. The only problem is, will the
next bunch of gurus and advisers be an improvement?
History suggests that they will not.
from home? Do it without going crazy. http://www.bbc.com/capital/story/20150423-work-from-home-without-the-crazy
Yawnnn. How original.
Community. How can I safeguard my computer's
data when it is out for repair? http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497
the internet on the brink of collapse? http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3064915/Is-internet-brink-collapse-web-reach-limit-just-eight-years-warn-engineers.html
Has its three wheels, a steam engine and
scammer-promoters even got the thing off the
ground yet, one has to ask.
to be fitted with microchips for blind-drunk
and dumb-walking Brit travellers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3064769/No-nail-biting-waits-luggage-carousel-Suitcases-fitted-microchips-tell-owners-are.html
great days out in the UK. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/5453447/Fifty-great-days-out-in-the-UK.html
Fuel poverty killed 15,000 people last winter.
No wonder the country's youth are escaping
to fight in the Middle East. It's a lot safer.
So. Are we to expect an infographic on how many
of those who died were also 'entrepreneurs'
running home businesses? Or the Government and
the energy companies being charged with terrorism?
set to reveal its home battery. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3063262/Tesla-set-reveal-home-battery-Elon-Musk-unveil-power-pack-tonight-slash-electricity-bills.html
needs immigrants to drive growth says former
Goldman Sachs chief. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/britain-needs-immigrants-to-drive-growth/
Nothing like a 'reliable' source of catastrophic
incompetence for an opinion. I'd have thought
a couple of loud-mouthed British pissheads on
their way to a one-week spewing holiday in Spain
would have had more credibility.
Ten start-up mistakes you don't want to make.
'best' home businesses for stay-at-home parents.
to create a work-life balance with your small
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