Category DIY Business

Lifestyle Businesses Benefit From Online Collaboration

Many people assume, quite wrongly, that if you are a lifestyle business there is no need for online collaboration, in any sense. But, online collaboration can be a great way to increase the efficiency of your lifestyle business whilst at the same time providing your customers with exactly what they are looking for. There are…

Value Co-Production For Small Business.

I talk a lot about outsourcing as a way to grow small business turnover and small business capability, but we should also talk about value co-production! Outsourcing means several businesses working together, to service more customers than they could service by themselves. If you think only small business does this, think again. Almost all big…

New Small Business Startup Idea: Virtual Import/Export Assistant

Or you could help the foreign business to import into your country.But remember you are working with small business and start-up business, like SOHO-, SME, SMB-, Micro-, Lifestyle-, Home-, DIY-, Hobby-, Boomer- or Personal business, like professional, contractors, freelancer, self-employed, sole-trader and virtual assistants, you need to keep the price low for them.... If they pay you a small commission on top, you are generating a nice little income for yourself.For this kind of service it would be advisable to get a low cost telecom service for your calls abroad, sometimes you can get fixed monthly subscription pricing for unlimited calls - have a look around.Other than that your setup cost should be low, if you have computer, ADSL, and telephone.

Q & A: I’m a Sole-Trader, how can I do my Accounts DIY ( Do-It-Yourself)?

WinWeb's OnlineOffice includes a free forever - no strings attached - full accounting system, including free 24/7 live support.If NO - then you need to find a system that allows you to record all your transactions, without having to do the "Double-Entries", you can leave that to an bookkeeper or an accountant, in other words outsource the tricky bit. The good thing here is that you will save most of the money you would have to pay someone else to do your accounts, because you do the labour intensive stuff yourself.A good side effect here is that you will have to look at your expenses and cost again, and may be able to make a judgement if that was good or bad money spent - you know the hindsight thing.One thing is for sure getting involved in your bookkeeping/accounting, however little, will have a very positive effect on your business, no matter which kind of small bRemember, if you have any specific questions you can always use our 24/7 support.

Clever Marketing by Kitchen Table Business

Shirley Jaffrey wrote me an email today, telling me her story how she started her business on a kitchen table and is now supplying the stars.But she started her email like this:A story on the BBC website yesterday “When did normal people fall so in lovewith Tattoos” see link is no mention of her product in this BBC article, but she has associated herself with this article, more importantly the BBC.... We moved home from Balmedie in Scotland to Chester , England in 2003 so we could visit more customers and attend more tattoo conventions to raise awareness about my product.Now seven years on we supply tattoo studios all over the UK and Europe, and use a number of distributors selling into Canada , Sweden , Czech Rep, and Indonesia and are in the process of securing a deal with an American distributor.

Social Impact of Working From Home

I would like to list here some challenges I believe our society is facing currently: Child care - in our work dominated society we often outsource most of our child-care, in kindergarten, boarding schools, and other institutions, here our children will not receive the same level of care and love they deserve and need;Care for the Elderly - our lifestyles often separate us from our loved ones and in times of need we are often not able to care for our relatives or friends, because we live in different cities or even countries for example;Environment - many of use spend hours every day alone in cars or on trains - not alone, but still isolated - and contribute to the carbon emissions that change our climate.There are many more examples.... After all, this technology we at WinWeb and others supply makes it possible to work from anywhere, gives you a tremendous amount of freedom to live the life you want, where you want.Let's hope in hundred years from now people will see this era not only as the "Information Age", but also the age when we learned to live a better work/life balance, in tune with our emotional and social needs as individuals, families and society as a whole.

Been saying it for years……

It seems finally people are waking up to the fact that small business and start-up business, like SOHO-, SME, SMB-, Micro-, Lifestyle-, Home-, DIY-, Hobby-, Boomer-, Professional-, Personal businesses wants to stay small.... Question is why nobody ( apart from WinWeb) is really catering for these types of small business and personal business, like contractors, freelancer, self-employed, sole-trader and virtual assistants.

Small Business Infrastructure For Business Start-Up.

WinWeb On-Demand Software Solutions - Anywhere At Anytime.AccountsOffice and OnlineOffice are our two software offerings, which are based on the SaaS - Software as a Services model, to allow for the following key business benefits:• tight inclusion of business advisors from the start,• cultivating outsourcing techniques at the outset, i.e. virtual assistants,• no IT knowledge needed and hassle free operation,• real-time multi-user access from anywhere, increasing mobility.2.... WinWeb Live - Networking Community for Small Business Only.To foster collaboration and outsourcing we have expanded our WinWeb Live™ offering to allow for small business community networking - thus enabling the business owner to make decisions about his / her current needs, with the following benefits:• timeshare virtual assistants for professional results,• offer contracts of work to contractors on a case-by-case basis, • promote the business to a large audience or even locally,• find new work and contracts online4.

If You Work All Day, You Have No Time To Make Any Money!

His answer was:Remember always, if you work all day, then you have no time to make any money, you are too busy.As you can well imagine, here is was about 20 years old and this guy came out with a statement like this, I thought he was completely mad and insane.... He was talking about having time to have a vision and dream, think about your small business and not about your products, standing back and getting out of the proverbial forrest, so the trees are not in the way.So why not use this weekend, stop working and do some dreaming about what could be - nurture your vision for your small business and see where it takes you.

No believe in themselves.

Yesterday I wrote "What the hell, let's do it" and today there is a story about people in the United Kingdom not believing in themselves enough to start a business.Whether it is their natural tendency to stick to the time tested and traditional route research indicates that while the British have great business ideas they don't have enough faith or belief to make turn them into reality.... The Director of Inventva, David Thomas says that potential entrepreneurs need to ask themselves five basic question before they decide if they should do something about their business idea and these include:* Does the business idea fill a gap in the market or is there a need for it?* Is it worthwhile to try to make the business work?* Would you enjoy working on the start-up?* Is it viable from a business point of view?* Do you have the resources to make it possible?Budding entrepreneurs need to make the most of the technology that is available to them and should look for a business infrastructure and IT solutions for accounting, cash-flow, etc. They should also consider outsourcing certain business processes that would leave them free to focus on core business activities.As I wrote before if your fail, who cares(?)

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