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LATEST! 04.05.2016
(scroll down to see full list; previous month's April 2016) Viewpoint

Scroll down for: A Home and Small Business Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st May 2016

By 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, can bring.

For a current, multi-part overview of starting and running a business from home, go here: http://www.homebusiness.org.uk/features.htm


04.05.2016: U.K. SMEs optimistic for future stability & growth. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/u-k-smes-optimistic-future-stability-growth/ What's this? Another statistical sample of 250 habitual crack users?

Freelancers’ 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/

Continued 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 age.

Still more entrepreneurs without proper jobs. The regime will be pleased.

Pound drops after UK manufacturing suffers shock contraction. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/05/03/uk-manufacturing-suffers-shock-contraction-as-deep-unease-sets-i/ Well. Perhaps for those who are dumb enough to believe regime propaganda, it's another 'shock'.

Euro 2016 & Rio Olympics set to pump at least £3bn back into UK economy. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/euro-2016-rio-olympics-set-pump-least-3bn-back-uk-economy/ As predicted by the same analysts who claim Ingerlandt is enjoying an economic boom.

'Bank 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.

'Bank of Mum and Dad will only grow' says property expert. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36190246 And there was an almighty wailing and a gnashing of teeth . . .

New Zealand launches new visa for global entrepreneurs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/new-zealand-launches-new-visa-for-global-entrepreneurs/ Leaving Britain to continue wallowing under the helmsmanship of Messrs Branson and Sugar, The Apprentice and Dragons' Den.

Scam protection is duty of businesses, says Which? http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36190700

Javid orders BHS probe as Green agrees to meet MPs. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36190229 The business world's equivalent of the Chilcot cover-up, in other words.

iPhone owners in UK targeted with iCloud text message scam. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2016/05/03/iphone-owners-in-uk-targeted-with-icloud-text-message-scam/ Scammers targeting morons are hardly going to find them amongst non-iPhone users!

Broadband ads misleading and must change, says ASA. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36195454 One could say the same about the ASA pretending to be an advertising watchdog for all these years.

The 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.) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3570820/The-French-destroy-Brexit-vote-referendum-warns-former-trade-chief.html 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.

France bans foie gras for three months over bird flu scare. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/france-bans-foie-gras-for-three-months-over-bird-flu-scare-a7010491.html 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.

People 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 at university?

03.05.2016: After the leaks today showing just what it really stands for, this could be the end for TTIP. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/ttip-leaks-shocking-what-are-they-eu-us-deal-a7010121.html 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

Denmark ethics council calls for tax on red meat to fight 'ethical problem' of climate change. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/denmark-ethics-council-calls-for-tax-on-red-meat-to-fight-ethical-problem-of-climate-change-a7003061.html Will this also affect the cost of traditional 'British' bacon?

Entrepreneur’s relief: further changes likely in order to curb cost. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/entrepreneurs-relief-changes-likely-order-curb-cost/

The bizarre condition called Paris syndrome. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3569093/The-bizarre-psychological-condition-tourists-suffer-City-Lights-does-not-live-expectations-Paris-syndrome-result-hallucinations-convulsions-panic-attacks.html Parisians have always been bizarre. And that's putting it kindly.

3D printable accessories for customized electric bikes. http://www.springwise.com/free-3d-printable-accessories-electric-bikes/?utm_campaign=371089_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-05-02&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7YC1,2V1FMX,PJPS,1

02.05.2016: 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.

Banning cash would be devastating for the economy. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/30/banning-cash-would-be-devastating-for-the-economy/ So are the banks and trade deals with the Americans - but no-one has banned those yet

Fraudsters 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/

15 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=

What Type of Business Should You Start? http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startup/a/businesstype.htm?utm_content=6610319&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=
smbinfo&utm_term=

10 Low-Cost Ways to Promote Your Business. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/promotio1/ss/10-Low-Cost-Ways-to-Promote-Your-Business.htm?utm_content=6610319&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Free co-working space in exchange for online content. http://www.springwise.com/free-co-working-space-exchange-online-content/?utm_campaign=369990_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-04-29&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7XHI,2V1FMX,PG3Y,1

01.05.2016: Consumer confidence in UK at lowest level in 15 months. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/consumer-confidence-uk-lowest-level-15-months/

Construction firms strike blacklisting settlement. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36173104

Is a buy-to-let bubble the next scandal in housing? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2016/04/30/is-a-buy-to-let-bubble-the-next-scandal-in-housing/ So what was the 'first' scandal in housing? Spiralling, Ponzi house prices?

How 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!

Osborne 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 history.

The 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.

7 Big Marketing Mistakes Small Business Owners Make. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/marketplansample/tp/7-Big-Marketing-Mistakes-Small-Business-Owners-Should-Avoid.htm?utm_content=6602254&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

How to Build a Marketing Budget: 4 Essential Elements. http://entrepreneurs.about.com/od/salesmarketing/fl/How-to-Build-a-Marketing-Budget-4-Essential-Elements.htm?utm_content=6602254&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

30.04.2016: 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.

Mobile phone roaming charges cut within EU. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-36171266

'My Vodafone bill should be £48 but it took £800 - then charged a late payment fee'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/bills-and-utilities/phone/my-vodafone-bill-should-be-48-but-it-took-800---then-charged-a-l/

TTIP could cause an NHS sell-off and Parliament would be powerless to stop it, says leading union. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/ttip-could-cause-an-nhs-sell-off-and-parliament-would-be-powerless-to-stop-it-says-leading-union-a7006471.html 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.

Buy-to-let 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/

Twitter 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. Cool.

Who 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 inventor.

Is this tiny Welsh food market the best in Britain? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/is-this-tiny-welsh-food-market-the-best-in-britain/

29.04.2016: 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/

House 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/

Avoid the ten pitfalls of buy-to-let. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/28/avoid-the-ten-pitfalls-of-buy-to-let/

Scamwatch: warning to eBay sellers. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/28/scamwatch-warning-to-ebay-sellers/

The 10 cities with the worst internet speeds in Britain. http://indy100.independent.co.uk/article/the-10-cities-with-the-worst-internet-speeds-in-britain--bJ3oP2qpWZ?utm_source=indy&utm_medium=top5&utm_campaign=i100

Mapped: UK areas that rely most upon credit cards. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/personal-banking/credit-cards/mapped-uk-areas-that-rely-most-upon-credit-cards/

How Quickly Could You Become A Millionaire? http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/27/how-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?'

Three 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=

Top 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

Smart grid uses blockchain for sharing energy. http://www.springwise.com/smart-grid-uses-blockchain-sharing-energy/?utm_campaign=369134_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-04-28&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7WTQ,2V1FMX,PDO4,1

Platform creates level playing field for amateur freelancers. http://www.springwise.com/first-come-first-serve-platform-creates-level-playing-field-freelancers/?utm_campaign=369134_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-04-28&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7WTQ,2V1FMX,PDO4,1

28.04.2016: SMEs lose £9bn in invoice fraud. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/smes-lose-9bn-invoice-fraud/

U.K. SMEs are becoming risk adverse to seeking external finance. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/u-k-smes-becoming-risk-adverse-seeking-external-finance/

Small Business campaign sets date for big day in 2016. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/small-business-campaign-sets-date-big-day-2016/

Enterprise 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/

New 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/

Npower 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/

Woman 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/

You 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

TaxationWeb newsletter. http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=20130af8d76b06160470ee741&id=c8385ed813&e=45c941d6f6

CNET Community: how much do you trust online reviews?
http://enews.cnet.com/hostedemail/email.htm?CID=34275252300&ch=4F4CAB1655268F897C7704BA07C5AC72&h=6e31b3ecf3bc0a182e5f3292fb690759&ei=
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0%?

April News from K2 Business Partners. http://zc1.campaign-view.com/ua/viewinbrowser?od=11287eca661ee3&rd=1256188607519f3a&sd=125618860751a229&n=11699e4c17ac006&mrd=125618860751a21d&m=1

Horse 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!

Meet the men reviving the ancient craft of tree beekeeping. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/how-to-grow/meet-the-men-reviving-the-ancient-craft-of-tree-beekeeping/

Cheapest Michelin Guide restaurants revealed - is there one near you? http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/going-out/cheapest-michelin-guide-restaurants-revealed-7846716

27.04.2016: 5 good reasons why The Queen is good for British business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/columns/opinion/five-reasons-queen-good-uk-business/

1,200 creditors – the hidden victims of BHS’ £1.3bn collapse. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/1200-creditors-hidden-victims-bhs-1-3bn-collapse/

Wanted Down Under: British entrepreneurs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/wanted-british-entrepreneurs/

Stamp Duty explained... in 300 words. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/26/stamp-duty-explained-in-300-words/

12 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=

6 Home Business Ideas for People Who Like Travel. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/homebusinessprofiles/ss/6-Home-Business-Ideas-for-People-Who-Like-Travel.htm?utm_content=6550727&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

Delivery drone network charged by home solar panels. http://www.springwise.com/drone-network-charged-home-solar-panels-rural-africa/?utm_campaign=365271_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-04-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7TUF,2V1FMX,P55B,1

Connected business class seat remembers flight preferences. http://www.springwise.com/connected-business-class-seats-remmebers-flight-preferences/?utm_campaign=365271_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-04-26&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7TUF,2V1FMX,P55B,1

Startup applies for jobs so users don’t have to. http://www.springwise.com/startup-applies-jobs-dont&/?dm_i=3GJ2,7PVR,2V1FMX,OP0Z,1#8217;t|have|to|Access+Exclusive|Life+Hacks

In Detroit, property management in one, single platform. http://www.springwise.com/renting-platform-brings-property-management-one-platform/?utm_campaign=364847_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-04-25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7TIN,2V1FMX,P3QV,1

Music platform helps musicians get their royalties. http://www.springwise.com/music-platform-helps-musicians-get-royalties/?utm_campaign=364847_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-04-25&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7TIN,2V1FMX,P3QV,1

26.04.2016: 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, that was.)

A digital divide is holding back UK SMEs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/digital-divide-holding-back-uk-smes/ What?! Yet another impediment to Ingerlandt's #1 ranking as the best place in the world to be an entrepreneur?

TTIP: UK Government found trade deal had 'lots of risk and no benefit' in its only assessment. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/ttip-uk-government-only-did-one-assessment-of-trade-deal-and-found-it-had-lots-of-risks-and-no-a6999646.html Another inconvenient fact of life buried by the minority regime and its state propaganda.

Campaigners call for more Government action on ‘Chinese VAT fraud’. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/campaigners-call-government-action-chinese-vat-fraud/

EE aims to improve 4G and relocate customer services. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36116584

Government 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/

Milkmen 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 Israel.

What steps to follow when choosing your business phone number. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/steps-follow-choosing-business-phone-number/

Think ahead to grow your business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/in-business/advice/think-ahead-grow-business/

25.04.2016: 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/

TTIP 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.

EU ban on credit card fees backfires – you’ll 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/

'I 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/

You 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 suck!

Are online travel agents regulated? http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/apr/24/cheap-chicken-we-all-pay-in-the-long-run-patrick-holden

Uber 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

24.04.2016: 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/

Scamwatch: Apple customers targeted. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/23/scamwatch-apple-customers-targeted/

The classic games in your attic worth thousands. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/22/the-classic-games-in-your-attic-worth-thousands/

In praise of a Great British institution: the village shop. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/in-praise-of-a-great-british-institution-the-village-shop/

Palestinians create seed bank to save their farming heritage in the Holy Land’s hills. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/apr/23/palestinian-seed-bank-farming-heritage

75+ 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=

The Two Main Problems of Starting a Small Business. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/startingadvice/a/2probssmallbiz.htm?utm_content=6550688&utm_medium=email&utm_source=
cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

The 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=

Beware 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=

99 Ways to Make Some Extra Money on the Side. http://www.about.com/money/topic/makingmoney?utm_content=6549823&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=

15 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=

Investing 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

Free food markets in Boston elementary schools. http://www.springwise.com/monthly-free-markets-elementary-schools-instead-food-banks/?utm_campaign=361012_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-04-21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7QK4,2V1FMX,ORQG,1

DVD 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

Graphene 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

In Mexico, personal grocery shopper delivers on-demand. http://www.springwise.com/app-is-personal-grocery-shopper/?utm_campaign=362331_Springwise%20Daily%20-%202016-04-22&utm_medium=email&utm_source=Newsletter&dm_i=3GJ2,7RKR,2V1FMX,OW1O,1

23.04.2016: Millions of self-employed 'face poverty in old age'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2016/04/22/millions-of-selfemployed-face-poverty-in-old-age/ The true face of being an 'entrepreneur' in Britain.

Barack Obama visit: Stick with EU, US president urges UK. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-36108184 'The US has invested too heavily in terrorism and TTIP for one of our colonies to start going native', he added.

Brexit camp backlash over Obama 'back of queue' warning. http://www.aol.co.uk/news/2016/04/22/brexit-camp-backlash-over-obama-back-of-queue-warning/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cuk%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D452529 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!!!

Property 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.

UK SMEs need better advice to cater for disabled customers. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/uk-smes-need-better-advice-cater-disabled-customers/

Women say you need discipline to work from home. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/women-say-need-discipline-work-home/

New community launched to champion UK’s home businesses. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/new-community-launched-champion-uks-home-businesses/ 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.

Quite 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.

Bike couriers launch legal fight over workers' rights. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-36103978 Bike couriers? Or 'self-employed entrepreneurs'?

Uber settles over employee status row. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-36110228 Still more 'self-employed entrepreneurs'!

Curry restaurants in crisis as immigration rules keep out chefs. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/apr/22/curry-restaurants-crisis-immigration-rules-chefs

The 10 best UK food festivals. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/features/the-10-best-uk-food-festivals/

With our usual gratitude and thanks to BAD News and Cobweb Info.

Len Tondel

 

 

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