Business/Entrepreneurship

Getting excited about free trade

Nov 1st, 2013 | By

      This is the thrilling thing about “Apps” on Mobile phones. Apps  and Web services are playing their part in opening up everybody-wins opportunities.   Dramatic and sometimes world-saving developments in areas such as water purification, medicine, transport, education and learning offer great promise – to mention a small sample from a long
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CROWDFUNDING RESOURCES

May 28th, 2012 | By

An introductory list: Crowdfunding and finance  sources and resources – mostly for early stage and startup businesses, but often appropriate for smaller companies seeking finance to expand. Some include specific seed stage funding activity and connected areas [ Always do your own Due Diligence! ]: Kickstarter http://www.kickstarter.com Symbid http://www.symbid.com Sprouter http://www.sprouter.com Springwise http://www.springwise.com Crowdcube (UK)
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Amazon, Apple, markets and Tablets of desire

Sep 30th, 2011 | By

I have only seen basic stuff on the Fire, Amazon’s newly launched tablet) I say Fire away – because I am sure it will be good and yes I do think both will go forward and both will build sales I believe also that Apple will not have been resting on its laurels and will
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As ever UK versus USA

Jun 15th, 2011 | By

Strange that England is a country that spurns success and yet condemns failure. You can’t learn through failure in England, yet you can in America. You must succeed in America but if you fail you will learn a lot and be the better for it.




In reply to Travelodge (UK) guest survey 24 April 2011

Apr 24th, 2011 | By

In reply to Travelodge guest survey 24 April 2011 Very impressed by the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff at the Wymondley Travelodge…all of them. Dismayed at the submission to the fascist Health and Safety regime in the UK that means (or is your excuse perhaps??!!!) for not allowing access to the balconies at the
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How “fair price” led to less revenue for producers

May 22nd, 2009 | By

Lamb on the spit A “freakonimics” example: It is a tradition in Crete to eat lamb for Easter – preferably lamb roasted on a spit. This year, a consumers co-op that runs a chains of super-markets, intervening to help consumers and producers both get a good deal, created an unpredictable result: lack of lamb for
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10 things hotel booking websites should have

Mar 27th, 2009 | By

Original hotel descriptions (and not the hotel’s own!) Original photos (again, not just the oh-so-perfect-images the hotel provides) Clear price-list, including all taxes (show all periods,  without having to enter dates) Testimonials for the travel service/website/business Transparent about who handles the booking and who is responsible for customer satisfaction Clear, plain-english quotes and terms (without
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