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You will find my newest web pages, plus I read a lot of stuff so when I find an article about a case study/tool or resource I feel could be really useful in your journey to finding your business idea and beginning your project I will post it up here so do come back regularly for a read.

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Baking Business Ideas

If you are currently mulling over some baking businesss ideas, here are a couple of ladies who have been very successful.

Darlene started out with just box cakes to begin with and now has a wonderful channel online and a great website....

I have also included a resource for you and I share a story about a real life experience I encountered and how confidence can get you everywhere...

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Business idea trends for 2020 - traditional values play a part

Interesting article regarding business idea trends for 2020.

People seem to be heading towards traditional values, such as drinking less alcohol, modest clothing and taking up a crafting hobby.

So there are great opportunities to build a business around such trends...

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The reality of finding your passion - TED Talk

I am always interested in the topic of passion.

Find your passion, work your passion, live your passion, you have heard it all before and it is often the worst advice.

This lady has a really great TED talk about it, she is right when she says the question "what's your passion" is a trigger for a lot of people to sense abject failure because they think they don't have any, and they are scared it makes them boring at parties and social events, and they dread the question.

I loved the line from the loan officer as well when he said.. "do not loan money to anyone who wants to follow their passion, loan it to people who want to start a proper business"

Passion lies where your energy and effort meets someone elses need

I hope you enjoy it...

Tourism Business Idea: Trending

I just read in the newspaper at the weekend (a rare thing for me to read one, but if I do, but I always look at the business pages and the travel pages)

I read an interesting statistic and wanted to share it if you are in the UK and thinking about a travel business idea or a tourism business idea.

"The majority of Brits (57 percent) plan to go abroad in 2020 but sunshine is no longer the driving force.

New cultures and destinations and new experiences are replacing relaxing by the beach or pool"

Travelling patterns have shifted dramatically, many people won't visit the same destination more than once.

Plus the classic 2 week holiday is moving no longer popular but micro trips are.

People are now preffering to have several trips per year instead of one big holiday.

Something to think about when you are creating your travel business idea for British travellers.

My Partner Is Not Keen On Me Starting A Business

New year, new me I thought for 2020. I have decided I am going to explore a business option. I am a very keen cakemaker and over the last few months

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New business idea trending

Sex Doll Rental: If you could deal with the subject matter this new trend is going to generate some really substantial profits.

This company have just started and it is going to be huge.

Discrete ourchase, packaging and confidence in a clean product will be the keys to success...

What do you think about this business idea?

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Solopreneur Case Studies

Firstly I would just like to remind you for a final time about the special offer of buy one get one free as it finishes on 7th January.... I have written a page with case studies showcasing some user success with the business builder.

Please click on the continue reading bit at the bottom.

SBI! Holiday Special

I hope they inspire you to finally get going with your own brilliant business idea for 2020.

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What if your business idea doesn't work out

Your first business idea may not work out. Here is a story of someone who ended up going back to work for a while to regroup...don't be hard on yourself, just pick yourself up and start all over again.

But do ask yourself"did I pick the right idea in the first place? Did it play to my strengths and fit in with the lifestyle I want to lead?"

If you get all the elements right in the first place you can build your perfect business...

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Why People Fail

14 reasons why people fail before they even start.

I thought I would share this with you as it is the start of the New Year for 2020.

It might help if you are stuck and not sure why it might be....

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Ready To Be A Writer

It is coming towards the end of 2019 and for my New Years resolution I have decided I am going to pursue my dream of being a writer. I have a day job

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NHS Nurse Ready For a Change

Hi I am on my break on night shift writing this..... I am an NHS Nurse working in A & E and I think this winter has just about seen me off in terms

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Special Offer Held Over: Ready to build your business website? WP included

Held over until January 7th 2020, still time to start your business and share with a friend to save start up costs

Are you finally ready to get your business idea online.

Are you and a friend getting together and deciding your new year resolution is to both get going online?

You have decided to make it your mission for 2020 to stop talking and start doing?

If so then you have a great opportunity to cut your website building start up cost by 50 percent if you take advantage of my favourite business builder.

At the end of each year (and only then) you can purchase the software as a Buy One Get One Free offer.

The offer won't be available again until next December so have a think, chat to a friend and make 2020 your year of Action and Decision

WordPress included

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Your best decade ever

I am a great fan of Mel Robbins, an american personal development specialist who has just been given her own syndicated show in the USA.

She has written some great books too, and I love her practical style.

She is not at all one of those rah rah, everything is positive and all will be well if you just think it into existence sort of women.

So when she announced this week she is offering a free course, starting in January called Your Best Decade, I immediately thought of you.

And posted it to friends and relatives I think would most benefit.

It is genuinely free, no sales in it at all or trying to sell you something at the end.

If you are thinking "it's the end of another year and the start of a new decade, perhaps I should get my finger out and get going on that thing"..

I hope Mel can help.

I have signed up and am raring to go. Go on you have got 10 days

Starts January 1st 2020..... happy new year I hope it is a great one...

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Ready to build your business website? WP included

Are you finally ready to get your business idea online.

Are you and a friend getting together and deciding your new year resolution is to both get going online?

You have decided to make it your mission for 2020 to stop talking and start doing?

If so then you have a great opportunity to cut your website building start up cost by 50 percent if you take advantage of my favourite business builder.

At the end of each year (and only then) you can purchase the software as a Buy One Get One Free offer.

The offer won't be available again until next December so have a think, chat to a friend and make 2020 your year of Action and Decision

It is only available until 26th December

WordPress included

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Procrastination!

I am a terrible procrastinator, I put my hands up to it and I own it. But I am not sure how to get over it? I have days, weeks and even months of excitement

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Thinking of using Squarespace?

Are you thinking of using Square Space to launch your business.

Well before you do, here is a well thought out review with some pro's and cons, some of which you many never have thought of.

This is the problem when "you don't know what you don't know"

So I hope you find this useful to your thought process...

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Business course online

Many people now want to get into business, they don't have the qualifications on paper so it stops them in their tracks.

Which is a shame because having a degree or any kind of official qualification is not a pre-requisite for starting a business.

Richard Branson doesn't have the qualification so you don't necessarily need to either.

Unless you are starting a vocational business such as a law form or in a medical field perhaps...

The greatest thing today is there rise of online learning and the creation of the Business Course Online.

You can earn and learn as you go building up your knowledge during your regular life.

Here are a selection you can take, nothing to do with traditional business school, you can pick and choose to learn what you need as you go along.

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Free business classes online

I have just recently been introduced to Creative Live, a learning platform created by Chase Jarvis, an international photographer and now education host with this website.

I thought the site offered only a lot of arts/crafts/photography courses but they also offer business courses too.

If you are not familiar with Creative Live you might be interested in checking them out.

This *link takes you to their free business classes online, some might say they are master classes from some of the best in the business world.

I hope you find them helpful...

*affiliate link

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Green business idea: Vegan ice cream

It is said, if you can't find what you are looking for then you need to create it yourself.

This mum from West Yorkshire in the UK decided she wanted a more green approach to her ice cream, and decided it was best to make her own.

It has gone down a storm...

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Start your own tour operator business

Are you looking for travel business ideas, well perhaps you could take the advice of Ian Darkin who runs his own tour operator service for over 50's.

This article was posted in the Guardian in 2015 but the principles are still very relevant today...

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Would you like to share your story?

I believe people learn best from others who have gone before them.

I know people just love interviews with others who are doing the same thing they want to aspire to.

This is your opportunity to share your journey and to pay if forward and help others who are just where you were.

Sitting on the sofa dreaming of getting out of your job and creating your own business.

It doesn't matter if you have only just started, because to be honest that is where the reality of it all sits, your story is very important to SOMEONE!

Drop me a line, I would love to hear from you and share your first few steps

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Sometimes you have no choice but to start your own business

Sometimes life deals you a blow and you have to make changes whether you want to or not.

Catherine from Swindon, Wiltshire was diagnosed with a life threatening illness so she couldn't carry on with a regular 9 to 5.

So she created her own business using the skills she already had, with great success and she has written a book so you can learn to do the same...

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Baking Business Ideas

If you think the cake making business market is saturated, then you might be right.

So a good way to get into the business and be successful is to do something different.

Put a twist on the obvious!

This franchise business idea has latched on to the health market in effect and is providing healthy cakes.

Or more to the point Egg Free cakes because the owners follow a strict lacto-vegetarian diet.

Could this be the way forward for you, either a franchise business or going egg free?

It is a great example of tapping into a trend.

You can find out about that and other ideas in Chapter 3 of the create your perfect business course and how to use the Unique Business Ideas Formula

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Chronic Complainers Damage Health

I really resonate with this article. I just am unable to be in the company of complainers for very long at all.

They genuinely have a very detrimental effect on my mental health, and that is not an exaggeration.

Over the years some environments have made me ill.

So I am sure it may be the same for many of you.

I can imagine many a business idea has been dreamed up in coporate rest rooms across the world because of this.

I think this is a really important topic...

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Fashion business with a social enterprise twist

This lovely lady decided she wanted to add a twist to her creative business idea.

She is in the fashion business, and has won a national award for her social enterprise part of the business creating items for sick children in hospital.

A lovely twist to add to business where you create something tangible and useful and it helps.

So much more satisfaction than just sending a cheque don't you think?

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42 Creative Home Business Ideas

If you are short on ideas but want to be creative, here are 42 people who have started their own home based business ideas from scratch.

I hope they inspire you to start...

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Business Idea

Business Idea Generation: I can help you generate a small business idea around who you are and how you want to live your life

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She started her business even though everyone said not to!

I love a good business idea story that is born from a bit of adversity.

This lady already had her hands full with illness and bereavement and friends advised her not to open her salon.

However, she took no notice, has become a great success and won a prestigious national award for best new business in her part of the country.

That is inspiring...

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Have you ever had your ideas rejected?

Interesting little TEDX talk in Nottingham UK. Click the link below to go to the video.

Have you ever shared an idea and received a negative response? Only to feel frustrated when later someone presents the same idea and people love it? My research into how creative ideas are evaluated and gain acceptance explores why some ideas are destined for recognition – and others are not.

Sharing stories from my recent fieldwork and research, I’ll share how the recognition of creativity is literally a ‘re-cognition’; as we ‘recall to mind’ whether an idea fits with our existing social norms. I’ll share simple strategies you can use to gain acceptance and overcome resistance for your own ideas.

Rachael is Assistant Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the Haydn Green Institute at the University of Nottingham. Her expertise lies at the intersection of innovation, change management and communication and her research centres on addressing how organisations can create and maintain an entrepreneurial and innovative culture.

Rachael also teaches Entrepreneurial Creativity and Innovation Management on the Nottingham University Business School’s MBA and MSc programmes. Prior to working in Higher Education, Rachael worked in industry for 20 years, supporting executive leaders in managing change and innovation.

She has worked with many high profile organisations including the National Health Service, Rolls-Royce, Waitrose, National Grid and the Royal Bank of Scotland and has consulted with SMEs on utilising creativity for business growth funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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What were you told off for at school?

This video is a few years old now but the message remains evergreen.

We often get our talents squashed at school, and they are the very talents often we should be nuturing.

So if you are struggling with searching deep inside yourself then look back to what you loved as a child.

There could be nuggets of genius you have overlooked in there.

I hope this child followed his dream...

How to start an online business

If you want to start a world class online business then you need to use world class tools.

I have updated my affiliate page for the business builder I use for this website.

I can't think of a finer product to help you reach your business idea dreams.

Instead of wandering around the internet like a headless chicken, without really a clue to what you know or don't know, you could find life easier if you pick a really good suite of tools.

I think you will be blown away by what you find in there.

I don't think you will ever be able to look at "how to create a website in 20 minutes" again and think you could make it work for you...

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How to create your perfect business idea course is now ready

Well, after a lot of time and effort my first full digital download course:

How to create your perfect business idea

Is ready.... time for a bit of a rest.

Such a lot of effort but I loved the process, and really enjoyed doing it.

Here's to your success...

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I have changed my website name

Just a quick update:

I have changed my website name to better express what this business is about.

The creation of a business to suit, the early stages, the beginning stuff...

I have a course coming soon and a podcast, so watch this space...

Both taking 4 times as long as I expected :)

My twitter, if you are following has changed also: now @yourperfectbiz...

My best wishes

Jackie

Business Idea Quotes

I love a good quote, don't you?

A few words can succinctly say just what you are thinking or want to express.

Here are a few related specifically to the ideas of business.

I have one favourite, because it is specifically about asking the right questions.

Something I share a lot with people, it's the only way to arrive at the right answers...

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Mumpreneur or would like to be: BBC Podcast

Excellent BBC podcast about mumpreneurs, some great real life interviews and some very useful resources available regarding information and funding you many not have heard about or thought about.

Although UK centric, there maybe similar resources in your home country...

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Today Only; Get My Favourite Business Builder With A Third Off

I have been away for the last week so completely missed this offer from my favourite business builder, the one you are reading on...

There is a sale which was due to end yesterday the 3rd of September but it is held over today only... in other words... gone tomorrow....

So if you would like to try out this Solopreneur Business Builder for a discount.. get to it right away..

I would have posted up sooner but I have only just seen it this morning....it is a genuine last minute thing for me... not a crafty sales pitch!!

Now the summer is over, time to get back to your perfect business idea planning...

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A Nurse Who Wanted A Different Life

Nursing in the UK is quite a challenge these days, budget cuts, more work, less staff and so on have caused a number of nurses to rethink their vocation.

I had a chance encounter recently at a hospital appointment with a nurse who was beginning to think she perhaps needed to to look at alternative ways of making a living.

The trouble was she didn't know which way to turn...

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How Do I Come Up With A Business Idea To Begin with?

I know I want to start a business and I have lots of ideas I think about but I don't know how to put a frame around them to make them into a cohesive thing

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The " it "Test

Thought for today, if you are struggling with coming up with a business idea.

If you can put the word it at the end of the following verbs you can make a business out of it.

• Teach • Make • Design • Distribute• Write • Franchise• Export • Consult About • Paint • Grow• Brew • Raise• Cook • Care for• Record • Craft• Organize • Build• Decorate• Coach• Sew• Bake • Upcycle• Rent • Photograph• Fix• Create• Smell• Invent• Brand

Newsletter Signup with Free Download

I just want to highlight I have a new newsletter sign up page on the site.

And as a thank you I am offering a download of my Self Coaching Questions Ebook.

Part of a larger course to come a bit later.

If you are on that journey to finding a perfect business idea to suit you and your lifestyle these questions will really help you think about what is and is not important to you.

They will tease out what really interests you, what you like and don't like and prompt you to go back over your life for clues about deep seated gifts, interests and talents.

Head over to the sign up page and the book will be with you to download from your confirmation email.

I hope you find it useful and feedback is most welcome...

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Tidy Your Mind

I have noticed a lot of people get stuck in an idea phase because they feel overwhelmed.

Too many things going on, too much stuff cluttering their mind and they cannot see the wood for the trees

To counteract overwhelm it's often a good idea to declutter your brain and get your thoughts in order and streamline your thinking.

A bit like clearing out your closet, emptying the attic or getting the garage in order.

Here, Elizabeth Gilbert is interviewed by Marie Kondo, of the now legendary Konmari Method about this very thing.

I thought her statement:

“If you’re too afraid to look into the scary attic in your mind, look into the scary attic in your home.”

was quite profound.

Sometimes you might have to clean out and clean up before you can work on anything else...

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Build a Business With A Baby

This applies equally if you are going to have, had a baby or you are a grandparent, who thought their time was going to be their own to build a business but now they have parenting duties.

Not the easiest time of your life but you shouldn't let it get in the way of your business building dream.

As always, lots of common sense from Carrie...

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Hobby, Job, Career, Vocation

It is important to be clear about what you love. Some things should remain a hobby and you don't have to love your job whilst you build a business...

A useful talk to clarify the differences......#elizabethgilbert

Unique Business Idea Formula

Are you looking for a unique business idea, just for you.

It's easy, pick an area you would love to work in and offer one thing to one group of people that will solve a problem for them...

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Pet Business Idea. Are You Considering It?

Are you considering a pet business idea.

Do you want to turn your love of pets into your lifes work for profit.

If so you might be interested in the interview series summit coming in July from the Empowered Petpreneur.

A series full to the brim with ideas and help from experts in the pet business world.

Begins 15 July with Mikaela and it's a freebie. You have to pay a small fee if you want to keep your access but it is really not much, compared to some I have seen...

I don't have any affiliation with this event, I just wanted to share it with you. I hope you find it useful

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Words Of Gratitude: The importance of them on your business idea journey

Words of gratitude. Something you hear people say is important.

But why?

Well, in the words of Oprah Winfrey...

...Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough

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Search Box Added

I have added a search box to the site.

So if you are looking for something particular, just put in a word or phrase and as if by magic you will have a list of pages to investigate.

I hope it makes the navigation around my site just a bit easier for you.

It is on the top right of every page if you are using a desk top but actually somewhere near the bottom on a mobile device...

5 Business Building Platforms Evaluated

If you are using or going to use

  • Wix
  • Go Daddy
  • Square Space
  • WordPress
  • Wealthy Affiliate

Here is a business building platform comparison article.

Essentially built around traffic of course, there are some eye opening facts.

You know, building a successful web-based business takes much more than “an hour” and a “stunning” design. It takes much more than a website – period!

It requires an entire step-by-step process, of which site building is merely one of ten important steps.

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Brilliant Personality Test With A Twist!

I have just taken this test recently, How To Fascinate and I wanted to share it with you because I feel it has value.

Sounds a bit corny but it's quite different from ones you may have taken before.

I thoroughly recommend it if you are going to pursue a business idea.

You will learn how others perceive your communication so you can focus on all of your strong advantages.

I am very pleased to say I came out as a Wise Owl.

Very comforting to hear as an advice giver!

What is great about it and it's big difference from other career tests is, it's designed to show how the world sees you rather than how you see the world.

When you communicate your primary advantage will show how your can be at your most influential.

Your secondary advantage will show where you add value.

If you are familiar with prominent career tests such as DISC or Strengths Finder or Myers-Briggs you will know what I mean.

Some useful questions from the website:

How can a self-test show you how the world sees you?

This assessment is based on branding, not psychology.

It interprets your actions and preferences through the eyes of others.

Over 10 years of research, spanning fields of study from neurology to biological anthropology, went into the making of this 28-question assessment.

It identifies your personality's most fascinating communication Advantages.

What are Fascination Advantages?

Your Fascination Advantages are what make you different and most valuable.

Think of them like your natural superpowers.

When you communicate using these Advantages, you become more influential, more persuasive, and more successful.

Who created the Fascination Advantage Assessment?

The Fascination Advantage assessment was created by New York Times best-selling author and world-class branding expert, Sally Hogshead.

Sally created the Fascination Advantage system after working as a copywriter and creative director for the world's most loved brands--including Nike, Coca Cola, Mini Cooper, and Godiva.

"Your personality is your greatest differentiator."- Sally Hogshead

I hope you find some value in this recommendation.

(full disclosure it's an affiliate link but as you know I only recommend stuff I have used myself)

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