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Last week Enterprise Nation, the home business website, went on a roadtrip. Starting in Scotland, the touring team traveled south to meet and film home based businesses in what will become a mini documentary charting the rise in this modern way of working. It spanned 18 home businesses and 1,233 miles.  Whilst out and about, […]

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Home businesses from a range of sectors have reported an increase in turnover and profit as holidaymakers choose the UK as their destination of choice. With the staycation trend set to continue, businesses are preparing to maintain new customers and ensure the sunny times of increased turnover continue. Results of higher turnover for home businesses […]

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Sales at John Lewis are up 5.6% and organisers of the Edinburgh Festival are expecting a record summer. What’s the cause of it? The staycation trend that’s seeing more of us holiday at home. Will it last and how will home businesses benefit? The beneficiaries In an article reporting on sizzling sales at the Edinburgh […]

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Need an E-Commerce Website?

Posted by on 3 August 2009 Comments Off

I need a brochure website – where do I go? Having asked a question in the Enterprise Nation forum on the best package to create a brochure website, Steven and Zoe from Cosy Cottage received a mixed response. Some suggested off the shelf packages – others warned against – and advised the business couple to […]

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Celebrating Home Enterprise Day

Posted by on 22 July 2009 1

Let’s Celebrate! Home Enterprise Day is happening on Friday, November 20th and Enterprise Nation (a resource website I founded in 2006) members are making plans to celebrate. The Day marks the first national celebration of home business. It’s being held as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week and the aim is to encourage more people to […]

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Every Minute Counts

Posted by on 14 July 2009 0

When walking down the street the other day, I overheard someone say ‘I’m just killing time’ to a friend. It’s an expression I haven’t heard in a while and that’s because many of us are trying to expand hours in the day, rather than loose them. Here are some tips on how you can make […]

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How to Attract Customers Online

Posted by on 7 July 2009 0

Online spending is growing rapidly in the UK. E-commerce in 2009 will be worth over £20bn and, experts say, by 2013, online spending will make up for 10% of total retail sales. If you have a product to sell, you’re in a good position, but how to attract customers to buy?  Today I’ll share some […]

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Five Steps to Making a Sale

Posted by on 29 June 2009 1

Without a sale we’re not in business and ongoing sales will spur the business to grow. Today I offer five steps on how to make a sale and keep the cash flowing. Step 1: Prepare Research supply and demand ie spend time looking at what the market wants and how you can supply this in […]

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Many studies are carried out on the number of people starting businesses and the success of those ventures but few researchers have investigated whether business is the secret to a long and healthy life.  Today I offer a few examples that point to a connection. Celebrating a centenary It was two recent insertions in the […]

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Working from home gives you the opportunity to set up an office that perfectly suits you and your business. Emma Jones offers her top four tips on creating the right environment. 1. Make some space – you’ll work much better if you have dedicated office space. That way, you can work without distraction, and close […]

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