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Will Cash Flow Problems Kill Your Business, Too?

August 25, 2013Real World Jobs
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Cash flow is about how much cash you can lay your hands on at any time. You may have made 200% profit on the goods you have supplied but it only affects your cash flow when you have the money in your hand. Cash flow problems kill many start-up businesses, particularly those that are selling […]




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Buying a Van for Your Business

July 29, 2013Online Jobs
advertising graphics on a van

You need a van, even if your business is an online one. A van gives you marketing space that people will see as you drive around. Why Does an Online Business Need a Van? Even online, people prefer to deal with local businesses where they can; a van with graphics establishes you as local and […]




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Reasons to Find a Partner in Your Business

July 27, 2013Online Jobs
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Most people who start a business do so on their own. We all struggle to complete the scores of daily business-related tasks ourselves; and very often some tasks are only partially completed. We put off jobs that we know will be difficult until another day and sometimes we just never get around to doing them. […]




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Actions to Take When You Lose Your Job

July 18, 2013Real World Jobs
Man who has lost his job

How are you going to pay your bills? Will you find another job? Should you start your own business? Sometimes you know your redundancy is coming and you can start making changes while you still have a day job. Sometimes losing your job just comes as a nasty surprise, perhaps because your employer has gone […]




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How To Plant The Seeds of Success For Your Landscaping Business

June 21, 2013Real World Jobs
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With summer fast approaching many people are looking to escape the confines of work and other stressful factors, to enjoy some peace and tranquillity in their own back garden. These warm summer months provide the perfect opportunity for all landscape gardeners, established or budding, to increase their client pool, bring joy to many people.   […]




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Unemployment Anger – Understand It, Get over It and Move On

June 13, 2013Real World Jobs
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Unemployment is a fact of life. It is normal to be angry at first, but anger will destroy you if you allow it to. Anger is pointless and gets in the way of starting again. The sooner you get a grip on your negative feelings the sooner you will find a replacement income.   Understanding […]




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Accounts for Self-Employed People – Scary Stuff, but Necessary

June 5, 2013Real World Jobs
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Accounts for the self employed are an unpleasant but essential chore. If you have accounts then you can argue with the IRS or HMRC, without them they will make an arbitrary assessment of what you owe, and it will not make pleasant reading. How Complex Do Self-Employed Accounts Need to Be? The tax authorities will […]




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Start a 24 Hour Drain Cleaning Business

May 22, 2013Real World Jobs
blocked drain

You can start your 24 hour drain cleaning business on a shoestring, with just a pile of drain rods. There is more to it than that, but drain rods will allow you to solve 90% of problems you come across. On Your Own or Franchise? Franchises are expensive to buy into and most people will […]




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Start a House Sitting Business in Your Home Town

May 5, 2013Real World Jobs
local house sitting business

If you want to start a house sitting business you will have very low start up costs, but a very low growth rate for your business. You have several strategic decisions to make before you even start your business: Local, national or international? Are you going to employ others? What are you prepared to do? […]




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Chimney Sweep Business – A Guide

April 23, 2013Real World Jobs
sweeps brushes

A chimney sweep business is a great one to set up. Your start up costs are minimal and there are millions of chimneys that all need sweeping every year. Starting Your Chimney Sweep Business What Do you Need? A set of chimney rods and a brush to screw on to one will cost you very […]




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