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The richest U.S. entrepreneurs ever

The richest U.S. entrepreneurs ever

It might surprise you to learn that in a list of the top ten wealthiest United States entrepreneurs of all-time, only one of them (Bill Gates) was actually born in the twentieth century and is still alive today. So, if you are starting a new business today in America, it would perhaps be a little…

UK: Cash still important for High Street

UK: Cash still important for High Street

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has revealed that cash is still the king when it comes to UK retail sales. In an analysis of 10 billion retail payments in 2012 (accounting for 60% of total sales), cash was the preferred method of payment for 54%. But worryingly, the amount of transactions and money spent was…

Turning ideas into businesses

Turning ideas into businesses

Let’s imagine you have come up with a revolutionary business idea. Do you know what the next step would be if you plan on turning that idea into a reality? This interesting article from the BBC Business website concentrates on examples of people turning great ideas into viable businesses. There is often a huge disconnect…

Top 5 Tips for Turning a Hobby into a Small Business

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. They often say running a small business should be something you love doing. For many people the ideal situation would be to turn something that they do as a hobby into a…

Much Needed Support For Ebay Retailers

The economy is struggling and with it many private households. More and more of us have to fend for ourselves and start a small business, either full time or on the side. While I think this is a good thing, people learning to become more self-reliant, it does not make it any easier. Ebay is…

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