down to see full list; previous
month's (September 2015) Viewpoint
down for: A Home and Small Business
Viewpoint by Len Tondel, from 1st October 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
City watchdog launches probe into 'mortgage
prisoners' who can't move home because lenders
prevent them from switching or remortgaging.
medieval craftsmanship to cutting-edge technology
the sensational winners of the first
ever Rural Business Awards. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/from-medieval-craftsmanship-to-cutting-edge-technology-the-sensational-winners-of-the-first-ever-rural-business-awards/
co-founders named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year
UK 2015 winners. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/transferwise-co-founders-named-ey-entrepreneur-of-the-year-uk-2015-winners/
of shoppers hit by rip-off fees when they buy
items from abroad. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/bank-accounts/11914724/Millions-of-shoppers-hit-by-rip-off-fees-when-they-buy-items-from-abroad.html
internet use could be raising your blood pressure,
US study finds. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/excessive-internet-use-could-be-raising-your-blood-pressure-us-study-finds-a6685161.html
and RBS face trial by Twitter as online banking
technology fails them. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/analysis-and-features/trial-by-twitter-for-big-banks-as-technology-fails-them-a6684001.html
A somewhat fanciful notion that Twitter has
any meaningful impact on a bunch of crooks subsidised
by the taxpayer with the help of a regime of
fagging war criminals.
hikes the cost of line rental and increases
voicemail charge by 500%. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/sky-hikes-the-cost-of-line-rental-and-increases-voicemail-charge-by-500-a6683941.html
It's an expensive business exposing all of
those crooked, cheating, doped-up sports the
rest of the media, sponsors and governing bodies
have been protecting - when you're trying to
manage the reputation of your own team of professional
cyclists. The 'collateral' losses need to be
made up somehow.
YOU trust Apple more than the government? Poll
reveals people would rather give their data
to a brand than politicians. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3263011/Do-trust-Apple-government-Poll-reveals-people-data-brand-politicians.html
wine investment fraud. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/07/scamwatch-wine-investment-fraud/
bakers fined for working too much and vent fury
at 'criminal record for baking bread'.
They should have formed their own 'syndicat'
and stoned the public, intimidated passers-by,
lit hundreds of carcinogenic fires, contributed
significantly to individual and the country's
national debt, terrrorised and dropped bombs
on childrens' homes and hospitals - and they
would have received full media and official
backing and acclaim, instead.
reasons your business must accept credit.
Online Payment Services to Help Small Business
Owners Get Paid. http://sbinformation.about.com/od/ecommerce/tp/onlinepymt.htm?utm_content=20151007&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation
Affordable Mobile Processing Solutions: Take
Credit Cards Anywhere. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/Home_Business_Toolbox/tp/4-Affordable-Mobile-Processing-Solutions.htm?utm_content=20151007&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation
RETAIL SALES GROW FASTER THAN EXPECTED
slashes payments terms to 14 days for small
Cameron says home ownership boost will drive
Britains 'turnaround' decade.
British 'home ownership' that had already
been achieved by the Thatcher government - 30
years ago? And everything seemed to be all right
- until the latest Tory regime of Big Corp fags
and war criminals came along?
for complaints: no thanks were
best fish 'n chip shops. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/food-and-drink/news/Best-fish-and-chip-restaurants-2015/
Great British Bake Off effect! Engineer enjoys
business boom after wannabe bakers rush to restore
vintage food mixers. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-3261782/The-Great-British-Bake-effect-Engineer-enjoys-business-boom-wannabe-bakers-rush-restore-vintage-food-mixers.html
to 24-year-olds spend more on food than any
other age group, says research. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/16-to-24-year-olds-spend-more-on-food-than-any-other-age-group-says-research-a6678596.html
And this is the 'jobless' generation without
two pennies to rub together, is it? Even when
I was doing a bit of hod-carrying and rolling
in it at their age, the idea of going out to
eat was almost alien and a home-based diet of
jacket potatoes with baked beans three times
a week, was almost obligatory. Mind you, the
home budget wasn't being blown on talking plastic
shite, crap telecomms connections, a car and
getting bladdered every day, either. No wonder
the regime needs to give them a taxpayer-funded
bung to help them start up with their own barrer!
loves this American tourists random observations
about England. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11914645/Everyone-loves-this-American-tourists-random-observations-about-England.html
cyclists 'the most active in the world'.
the exception of a few notable success stories,
this is a boat which has been almost completely
missed by the UK's business world.
to stop seling Kindle as book sales surge.
And another trend which has gone largely
warning labels on smartphones to prevent digital
addiction, say researchers. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11914851/Put-warning-labels-on-smartphones-to-prevent-digital-addiction-say-researchers.html
Ten Innovation Report for October. http://www.springwise.com/top-ten-innovation-report-for-october/
3D printed jewellery the future? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/jewellery/85712/shaping-the-future-3d-printed-jewellery.html
adventures in the great outdoors. http://www.springwise.com/crowdfunding-adventures-great-outdoors/
printing marketplace only sells high quality,
curated items. http://www.springwise.com/curated-marketplace-lets-customers-3d-print-products-home/
label shows sustainability infographics on packaging.
builds incredible three-storey treehouse in
his garden. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/tools-and-accessories/grandfather-builds-incredible-treehouse-in-back-garden/
This could be the answer to the UK's supposed
housing supply and home office crisis. If enough
East European carpenters can be persuaded to
come over to do the work.
Councils keep £26bn business rates in
'devolution revolution'. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/10/05/councils-keep-26bn-business-rates-in-devolution-revolution/
to National Minimum Wage.
Changes to National Minimum Wage (NMW) rates
came into effect on 1st October 2015. The NMW
rate for workers aged 21 or over increased from
£6.50 to £6.70; for 18 to 20-year-olds,
it increased from £5.13 to £5.30;
and for those aged 16 and 17, it increased from
£3.79 to £3.87. The NMW rate for
apprentices rose by 20%, from £2.73 to
£3.30, which is the largest ever increase
and exceeds the 3% rise proposed by the Low
more about the changes at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/government-introduces-largest-ever-increase-to-apprentices-wages
new rates are detailed at: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
support for UK dairy farmers. The European
Commission has allocated £26.2 million
of financial support to help the UK's 'hard-pressed'
dairy industry. England's share (£15.5
million) will be in the form of one-off payments
to dairy farmers through the Rural Payments
Agency, which will average £1,820 per
farmer and be available in December 2015. Agencies
in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have
discretion as to how to distribute their respective
£3.2 million, £2.3 million and £5.1
million share of the funding.
more about the support at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/eu-farming-support-package-allocations-announced
10 most common customer service fails by mobile
phone operators. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/the-10-most-common-customer-service-fails-by-mobile-phone-operators-a6680391.html
hotel adds free vinyl to room service menu.
entirely crowdsourced business venture.
water meter tracks individual appliances to
curb wastage. http://www.springwise.com/smart-water-meter-tracks-individual-appliances-curb-wastage/
helps estate agents retain their happy clients.
guide for starting an office.
checklist for your home office.
Half of Britains 4.5 million self-employed
are in low paid jobs. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/half-of-britains-4-5-million-self-employed-are-in-low-paid-jobs/
Only what we've been saying for the past
FIVE years - so better late than never! Even
though 'half' is still being optimistic. And
there aren't 4.5 million 'real' self-employed
in Britain, either. Maybe 3.5 million? But -
as far as getting re-elected is concerned, then
job done, job done as the regime's propaganda
and webbie tea-boys (and girls) look the other
so alternative as SMEs get $5bn
loans from non-banks.
way we buy cars today - the rise of personal
Nothing to do with exhaust emission levels,
then? There's a surprise.
by smart watch? That'll do nicely'.
pasties made in America will NOT
be coming to Europe. http://ec.europa.eu/unitedkingdom/blog/index_en.htm
and loneliness. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34383854
it still worth double paying for German engineering.
(. . . assembled by immigrant labour.)
Our high street is a fragile but still functioning
ecosystem - mainly because of the lack of predators.
be led astray by 0% credit cards. http://www.independent.co.uk/money/loans-credit/dont-be-led-astray-by-0-credit-cards-a6677971.html
Old Spike Roastery: The London coffee roasting
company providing housing and an income to the
part-time businesses you can start today.
- a really sweet business opportunity. http://sbinfocanada.about.com/od/businessopportunities/a/halloweenopps.htm?utm_content=20151003&utm_medium=
Jobs boom in construction as housebuilding drives
So the construction industry has resolved
its skills shortages overnight, has it?
granny flat boom. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3258327/The-granny-flat-boom-Number-families-building-annexe-relatives-spurred-lucrative-tax-breaks-homeowners.html
to make a PPI claim? You may only have until
spring 2018. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11906071/Forgotten-to-make-a-PPI-claim-You-may-only-have-until-spring-2018.html
calls for 'complete overhaul' of bank accounts.
I'm sure that with a regime of fags hand-picked
by the banks, this call will really have some
warned after increase in card identity theft.
beggars commuting to 'generous' north. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11908452/Beggars-commuting-to-the-generous-north.html
Now there's enterprising for you! Regime
'guru' appointments and knighthoods coming up!
Sugar says there's no such thing as real poverty
in 21st century Britain. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/society/11909246/Lord-Sugar-says-theres-no-such-thing-as-real-poverty-in-21st-century-Britain.html
I actually know a significant number of 'self-employed'
and 'entrepreneur' types who don't have these
gadgets and struggle to feed their families
properly every week. Perhaps media Gobbo-entrepreneurs
should get out more?
Tunnel closed and services disrupted again.
A 'massive and co-ordinated invasion by a very
large group' apparently. Just like The Coalition
of Evil entering Iraq, then? Or Afghanistan;
or Libya; or Syria; or the Ukraine, etc; etc.
it comes as no surprise that the French are
alleging 'far-left' and 'anarchist' Brits are
behind the mayhem. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3258421/Eurotunnel-services-suspended-migrants-storm-Channel-Tunnel.html)
'Zat is clearly taking work from our syndicats'
(French mafia criminals and thugs. Ed),
claimed an official spokesperson for the
socio-fascist regime. 'Our collegues, freres
et compatriots sont very much en colere.' Adding,
'We will be organizing a manif for demain to
decider on which jours to have our next greve
to fermer the Toonell encore,' he concluded.
Perhaps we should invite Vlad The Bad to spare
a few men from the Ukraine and Syria to bring
a bit of order to cross-Channel transport, as
well? (Although how he's got any money left
for international diplomacy after all those
crippling sanctions imposed on Russia by the
West's regimes, defies the imagination.)
call from the Technical Department of Microsoft'.
clampdown could add to London's travel costs
and traffic. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/uber/11904915/Uber-clampdown-could-add-to-Londons-travel-costs-and-traffic.html
need to know whats involved in the business
of dog walking. http://www.theguardian.com/money/blog/2015/oct/03/dog-walking-career-pay-prospects-job
I was stunned by the quality and the input
this question produced. No wonder Britain is
the best place in the world to start a business.
If you're a dog.
signs that it's time to quit your day job.
Ten ways of growing your business.
to find and sell to your target market.
a sales and marketing strategy.
your business technology current?
most valuable start-ups in the world. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/picture-galleries/11904378/These-are-the-most-valuable-start-ups-in-the-world.html
10 business ideas from Fashion & Beauty
over the last 12 months. http://www.springwise.com/top-10-business-ideas-from-fashion-beauty-over-the-last-12-months/
to raise cash? It would COST us £90,000'.
farm stays. http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/hotels/luxury-farm-stays-from-medieval-farmsteads-to-beatrix-potters-farm-a6676576.html
open, crowdsourced city-wide IoT network.
wind turbines for family homes learn wind patterns.
app notifies forgotten items and suggests cheapest
For all the cost-saving apps doing the rounds
these days, why is it that never before has
the world been in so much debt?
for cyclists automatically complains about potholes.
As a car driver and a cyclist of err, ages
and ages, the most critical app which is needed
for many modern cyclists - especially in London
- is one which teaches good manners, respect
for the law and other road (and pavement) users
and common sense. Then, they could bring out
a similar app for vehicle drivers to follow
their lead. Of course, I blame the internet,
myself. And Lance Armstrong.
spoon remembers which flavors consumers enjoyed
paint is cheaper and more energy efficient.
Even cheaper and more efficient is 'French'
paint: which never gets applied at all.
pop-up restaurant only serves home cooked meals.
I guess that in The Dark Age of the internet,
this would count as something 'new'.
leave management helps pregnant businesswomen.
granny, in other words? (What
would the world be like without IT and the internet?)
"Missing" workforce ramps up pressure
on labour markets. http://enforbusiness.com/news/missing-workforce-ramps-pressure-labour-markets-201511297
Does that mean that millions of dumbwalking
arsebookers, twatterers and selfie-takers don't
comprise a 'skilled' or 'talented' workforce?
Well, I never.
21 best high streets named ahead of public vote.
probes TV makers over energy efficiency test
It's all Lance Armstrong's fault, as we all
know. Long before the internet came along, no-one
trusted any manufacturer's claims, everyone
knew who was and wasn't cheating and none of
this would have been news. Mind you, there weren't
hundreds of thousands of bent scrotes duping
the public by pretending to be journalists in
those days, either.
release. Research and analysis. Enterprise pilots
in prisons: evaluation. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/enterprise-pilots-in-prisons-evaluation
Britain's war criminal politicians hedging
their bets, are they?
Speech. British business successes. https://www.gov.uk/government/speeches/british-business-successes
(Regime propaganda statement, in other words.)
nearly slips out of top 10 in worldwide competitiveness
(As not reported by British propaganda or
referred to in regime speeches.)
of skilled workers affecting 1 in 4 businesses.
Once again - as not referred to in regime
dejected seaside towns need entrepreneurs to
reinvigorate them. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/britains-dejected-seaside-towns-need-entrepreneurs-to-reinvigorate-them/
That's because they need fewer entrepreneurs
and more businessfolk. (Also as not referred
to in official speeches or regime propaganda.)
just a rural issue as London business
also held back by slow broadband. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/newswire/not-just-a-rural-issue-as-london-business-also-held-back-by-slow-broadband/
Much as this has been common knowledge for
donkeys' years, it has almost never been reported.
I wonder why that would be?
hack exposes 15 million people's personal information.
How come crooks and hackers don't seem to
experience the same problems with crap internet
connections as do the public and the small business
community? And why are governments around the
world allowing internet scammers to make false
claims for their connectivity speeds and reliability?
billion Android smartphones can be hacked with
just a song. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/11905382/One-billion-Android-smartphones-can-be-hacked-with-just-a-song.html
And no-one is asking how the public has been
lured into buying this crap? Unlike fake emission
tests for cars?
Right to 30-day refund becomes law. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34403005
account complaints jump by a third. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34401777
I guess at some stage the public will have
to accept that modern banking is just a political
and economic pig in a poke. Or should that be
a poke in a pig?
freelancers may be driven out of business by
restrictions on tax relief for work travel.
system discourages saving. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34393770
That's why the regime and its cronies have
been promoting 'entrepreneurship'. So you don't
make enough money to have to worry about saving
for a pension.
release: 'End in sight for roaming rip off',
says UK minister. https://www.gov.uk/government/news/end-in-sight-for-roaming-rip-off-says-uk-minister
Which 'end in sight' would it be this time?
to take the axe to red tape in boost for small
Which just leaves the conundrum of how red-tape
fanatics, the UK, are going to deal with theirs?
buy-to-let deal escapes George Osborne's landlord
online chat rooms. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/30/scamwatch-online-chat-rooms/
lose almost everything after Facebook removal
van scam. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11901286/Couple-lose-almost-everything-after-Facebook-removal-van-scam.html
will pay you to deliver packages. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/30/amazon-will-pay-you-to-deliver-packages/
That will be another 250,000 self-employed
'entrepreneurs' to add to the regime's employment
to extend 140 character limit? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/twitter/11900012/Twitter-to-get-rid-of-140-character-limit.html
The only problem is finding Twitter users with
more than a 140 character vocabulary.
UK firms owed billions in unpaid invoices.
According to research by the Asset Based Finance
Association (ABFA), the extent of overdue payments
to smaller firms in the UK is increasing. Unpaid
invoices now amount to more than £67 billion,
a rise of 8% compared to 2014 figures, and 36%
more than in 2011. The manufacturing and construction
sectors are among those with the highest levels
of unpaid invoices. Construction firms typically
wait 107 days for invoices to be paid, and are
owed more than £7 billion, equivalent
to 16% of the sector's annual turnover. However,
Jeff Longhurst, Chief Executive of the ABFA,
said that firms need to recognise that their
unpaid invoices are an asset and can be the
key to unlocking critical and affordable funding.
more about the research at: http://www.abfa.org.uk/news/101/UK-SMEs-owed-GBP-67bn-in-unpaid-invoices
are now most likely to start a business
with less than £1,000. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/entrepreneurs-are-now-most-likely-to-start-a-business-with-less-than-1000/
Millions of 'businessfolk' on the other hand,
have been starting up with less than £1,000
thirds of SMEs positive over business growth.
That will be all of those successful 'businessfolk'
who have started up with less than £1000
and avoided taking out an official start-up
you're worried about TTIP then you need to know
about CETA. http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/if-youre-worried-about-ttip-then-you-need-to-know-about-ceta-a6671886.html
Yet more significant news being studiously
ignored by Ingerlandt's Israeli-American mainstream
faces massive crackdown in London. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/11899018/Uber-faces-massive-crackdown-in-London.html
wins coveted Enterprising Britain Award 2015.
to insolvency process introduced. Changes
that will reform the insolvency process, improving
transparency and strengthening the regulation
of insolvency practitioners by the Insolvency
Service, are to be introduced from 1st October
2015. The reforms are being introduced under
the Deregulation Act 2015 and the Small Business,
Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. Under the
changes, the way in which insolvency practitioners
are authorised to practice will be reformed,
and the process for reporting to creditors about
the appointment and release of administrators
will also be simplified. In addition, insolvency
practitioners who intend to charge fees on a
'time-and-rate' basis will have to agree their
fees (and any subsequent fee alterations) with
creditors in advance of carrying out any work.
Other changes to be introduced relate to the
process for disqualification of company directors.
The threshold at which creditors in England
and Wales can commence bankruptcy proceedings
against individuals will rise from £750
to £5,000. (EnterpriseQuest)
more about the reforms at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/modernising-and-strengthening-insolvency-processes
to increase number of British dairy farmers
direct contracts. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19814
brothel keeper made £500,000 in three
years just yards from local police station.
This isn't exactly a surprise. The police
are too busy these days, making pricks of themselves
at their filming locations.
savings per year from switching off a single
London turns down chance to host start of
2017 Tour de France one day before contract
was due to be signed because it 'does not offer
value for money'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3252960/London-turns-chance-host-start-2017-Tour-France-one-day-contract-signed-does-not-offer-value-money.html
London of course, is much more accustomed
to pouring £ billions of taxpayers' money
into the operations of corporate crooks and
any real, profitable benefits to its huge, small
business community, are totally irrelevant.
Rights Act 2015 comes fully into force.
The Consumer Rights Act 2015 will come fully
into force on 1st October. The Act consolidates
most existing laws relating to business-to-consumer
contracts for goods and services, such as the
Sale of Goods Act, the Supply of Goods and Services
Act, and the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts
Regulations. The Act covers consumer rights
when goods (including digital content) are faulty,
how services should match up to contractual
information provided to the consumer by the
trader, and unfair terms in business-to-consumer
more information about the Act, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/consumer-rights-act-2015
outlines measures under the Enterprise Bill.
The Department for Business (BIS) has published
a series of policy papers that outline various
measures which will be introduced under the
Enterprise Bill. The measures include the appointment
of a Small Business Commissioner to intervene
on behalf of small firms in disputes over late
payment with larger commercial customers, further
powers to enable funding of new broadband projects,
and a requirement that insurance companies make
payments for undisputed claims to firms within
a reasonable time. The measures also provide
for an extension of red-tape-cutting targets
to include the actions of regulators, quality
control of apprenticeship training programmes,
and the simplification of regulatory advice
for business. (EnterpriseQuest)
more about the Enterprise Bill at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/enterprise-bill
urged to promote local foods. Defra is urging
food producers and retailers to provide more
information on food labels about where in the
UK the food has originated from. This follows
a survey carried out in June 2015 on behalf
of East of England Co-op. The survey revealed
that 79% of adults believe it is important to
buy locally sourced food. Vegetables and meat
were the products which survey respondents were
most likely to buy if a locally sourced alternative
was available. (EnterpriseQuest)
read more about the research, go to: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-call-for-food-labels-to-meet-growing-consumer-demand-for-local-produce
business minister Anna Soubry wants late paying
firms challenged in person. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/new-business-minister-anna-soubry-wants-late-paying-firms-challenged-in-person/
Top Ten ways to lose customers.
Ten Commandments of great customer service.
ways to make your customers feel good.
must-know lessons from design-driven brands.
resolves customer service issues for free.
refurbish bikes to help fund community projects
in Malawi. http://www.springwise.com/prisoners-refurbish-bikes-help-fund-community-projects-malawi/
Sounds like a good probationary activity
for the world's bankers, too.
billboards stop London's litterers. http://www.springwise.com/interactive-billboards-stop-londons-litterers/
'Why didn't £650 survey spot £165,000
subsidence hell?' http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/mortgages/11891118/Survey-failed-to-spot-165000-subsidence-hell.html
You might as well ask how hundreds of thousands
of British houses built on flood plains have
got past their surveys, as well.
software: If you use AVG's free software, it
will sell your data. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/anti-virus-software-if-you-use-avgs-free-software-it-will-sell-your-data-10515043.html
Jumping on the bandwagon, is it?
New revolutionary concept allows restaurant
customers to donate a meal when buying food.
Not to mention restaurant profits.
rise of retro photo and video apps: From Hipstamatic
to the VHS Camcorder. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/the-rise-of-retro-photo-and-video-apps-from-hipstamatic-to-the-vhs-camcorder-10500964.html
Having watched some of the most appalling
picture loss and breakdown at yesterday's World
Cycling Championships in Richmond, USA, I would
have thought a return to pre-World War Two filming
technology would have been a major improvement.
That this is the country which has sold the
world (and the UK government above all) assorted
internet, dummyphone and software crap, comes
as no surprise!
Court fee rise will disadvantage SMEs chasing
late payments from big business. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/court-fee-rise-will-disadvantage-smes-chasing-late-payments-from-big-business/
your buy-to-let? Here are some tricks to cut
your tax bill. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/capital-gains-tax/11890979/Selling-your-buy-to-let-Here-are-some-tricks-to-cut-your-tax-bill.html
said my riverside home would never flood!
to get details of your credit rating for free.
Community: recommendations for a high quality
photo printer. http://nls.cnet.com/pageservices/viewOnlineNewsletter.sc?list_id=e497
home businesses that pay. http://homebusiness.about.com/od/homebusinessprofiles/a/75-Home-Business-Ideas.htm?utm_content=20150926&utm_medium=email&utm_source=cn_nl&utm_campaign=smbinfo&utm_term=list_sbinformation
rules for choosing a winning business name.
Government launches nationwide survey of self
Which is tantamount to an official admission
that all previous 'surveys' aren't worth diddly
squat. Which they aren't. Well. Apart from giving
the regime a bit of extra (bogus) credibility
in the run-up to the recent elections.
of England concerns over buy-to-let boom.
VAT Pitfalls to Avoid When Running a Small Business.
reality advertising network links brands with
keeps drunken users safe and sensible. http://www.springwise.com/app-drunken-users-safe/
night bus tickets provide shelter for Londons
homeless youths. http://www.springwise.com/charity-bus-tickets-provide-shelter-londons-young-homeless-night/
I'm trying to do is help other people achieve
their dreams". http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/24/michelle-mone-defends-use-of-government-car/
This is the regime's latest 'business guru'
on her recent appointment while doing the rounds
in an official, chauffeur-driven Jaguar. Which
kinda follows on from another regime business
guru who promised to save the High Street. And
the country's apprenticeship structure. Etc.
Etc. Or, just the latest dose of bollox.
people are burdened with stifling levels of
That's the whole idea, ranging from student
loans to business start-up loans: fodder generation
for the regime's puppeteers - the banks.
phone customers facing bill shock. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/mediatechnologyandtelecoms/telecoms/11887187/Mobile-phone-customers-facing-bill-shock-as-Ofcom-triples-spectrum-charges-for-operators.html
to launch vehicle emissions probe. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34352548
Who's going to be in charge of this PR exercise,
then? Top Gear? Or the Chilcot enquiry? I was
having a word about all of this with one of
our members who makes a decent living out of
trading cars online. Was he worried? About as
much as FIFA; the IOC; the IAAF; the IMF; the
banks generally; American war criminals; and
the list goes on.
are top of insurance claim list. http://www.bbc.com/news/business-34335903
Ahead even, of second-hand, log-book loan
BMWs with fake performance and emission data?
And after all that investment by Big Corp in
dumbing down the world's plebs. Next thing you
know, 'the public' will be questioning online
reviews and what they read in 'the papers'!
tips for growing your home business.
7 free business name generators.
sailboat is a co-working space at sea.
That's just what's needed for all those millions
of refugees displaced by the Coalition of Evil,
so that they can arrive in the UK ready-made
entrepreneurs to help swell the regime's bogus
roofing panels are an affordable, eco-friendly
app helps patients choose the best suited medication.
These should go down a bomb in the world's
#1 hypochondriac nation, France; where the majority
of the population starts each working week more
doped up than Lance Amstrong (or their own athletes)
ever was - or were/are.
SMEs are owed billions in late payments and
the figure is climbing. http://www.bmmagazine.co.uk/news/smes-are-owed-billions-in-late-payments-and-the-figure-is-climbing/
And every late-payer almost certainly voted
recently, for the 24% Regime.
remains most complained about broadband provider,
says Ofcom. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/23/ee-remains-most-complained-about-broadband-provider-says-ofcom/
goods fly past the posts: sales forecast to
reach £4.4 billion in 2015. http://www.internationalsupermarketnews.com/news/19771
And let's not forget the exponential growth
in online sales of performance-enhancing drugs,
too. So that every lycra-clad monkey down at
the local fitness centre can ape the media's
doped-up sports personalities.
than half of products bought for more than £20
are now bought online for home delivery.
Like performance-enhancing drugs.
people should be given emotional support to
encourage them to downsize. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/active/11885825/Elderly-people-should-be-given-emotional-support-to-encourage-them-to-downsize.html
Alternatively, elderly folks' homes could
benefit from multi-generational occupation as
one usually finds in the rest of the world.
(Also a very good scenario for anyone raising
young winkles without the stress and cost of
finding a good childminder; finding and paying
for a decent old folks' home; setting up and
running a home business; reducing personal debt
levels; regular, decent cooking; and even -
a solution to the UK's housing shortage. If
there really is one.)
with all of that is that there's no money in
it for the all the parasites who live off the
UK's Ponzi housing marketplace.
most common causes of debt. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/23/seven-most-common-causes-of-debt/
twist on crash-for-cash scam. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/23/crash-for-cash-fraudsters-demanding-money-at-accident-sites/
ten items targeted by burglars. http://money.aol.co.uk/2015/09/24/top-10-items-targeted-by-burglars/
to block emails and unsubscribe from spam with
a single click: Gmail rolls out simple tools
to help you take control of your inbox.
Benefits of Using Small Business Debit Cards
and How to Get One.
UK homes of great writers and poets. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/11885955/Literary-lodgings-former-UK-homes-of-great-writers-and-poets.html
'China must be our number two export market'.
That's what Da P.M. was saying about Russia
when he visited there 4 years ago. Before
he decided to concentrate on the Libyan invasion
and murderfest instead. Followed by Syria. And
Iraq. And the Ukraine.
fees leave us paying out £334m each year
on 'misleading' 0% credit cards.
That's why the banks put Cameron and his
regime of fags back into power.
pledges better broadband for UK. http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-34324046
Yet another 'pledge'?
Anywhere Office can help solve the
UKs productivity problems.
'They' have been saying this for over twenty
years. For as long as 'BT' have been promising
face 10pc price rises as weak pound hit retailers'
Office 2016 released. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/microsoft-office-2016-released-updates-for-word-powerpoint-excel-and-outlook-all-revealed-as-software-updated-for-windows-10-10513093.html
yourself from balance transfer disaster.
butcher's that started as Henry VIII-era market
stall is Britain's oldest family business.
rise of the walk-in larder. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3244038/The-rise-walk-larder-Number-growing-bespoke-kitchens-pantry-latest-middle-class-have.html
Not so much 'the rise' as going back in time.
Before slavering property developers, builders
and estate agents began selling 'walk-in larders'
as first-time-buyer housing.
value of being customer centric.
to - name your brand. http://www.springwise.com/how-to-name-your-brand/
Business School calls for Refugee-camp entrepreneurship.
I don't remember any dopy academics proposing
'refugee-camp entrepreneurship' just after the
Second World War when millions of refugees from
around the world turned their hands to running
successful businesses. Perhaps 'entrepreneurship'
wasn't the fashion in those days? And 'war'
was very much out of favour.
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