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Could US-style local TV work in the UK?

Could US-style local TV work in the UK? | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

An opportunity for small biz self-promotion? Local television has struggled to get off the ground in the UK - could planned new stations learn anything from how they do it in America?

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UGLY SHIRTS - another cracking 'bad taste' business idea

UGLY SHIRTS - another cracking 'bad taste' business idea | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Ugly Shirts boasts with tongue firmly in ironic cheek: 'Beautiful ugly shirts from the land of lifestyle for sophisticated shoppers. Fashion for living every moment of your day whether you are lunching with ladies, holidaying at your favourite resort, relaxing at home or in your garden, or dressing up for parties and races or celebrating family events and weddings. You shouldn't ever have to sacrifice fashion and style to be a good global citizen."

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Create, Customize, and Publish Your Own Online Magazine with Flockler

Create, Customize, and Publish Your Own Online Magazine with Flockler | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Have you ever wanted to be the Editor-in-Chief of your own online magazine or just need an easy way to share related content on the Web? Well, now you can with Flockler. This simple content curation tool lets you create, customize, and publish content in as little as 10 minutes. Your main responsibility is finding the content to add to your magazine and Flockler will handle the rest. Best of all, your magazine will not only display on Web browsers, but it will also look great on smartphones and tablets.


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Tough Times Home Business Ideas: Marijuana grow houses popping up like weeds in Palm Beach suburbs

Tough Times Home Business Ideas: Marijuana grow houses popping up like weeds in Palm Beach suburbs | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Andrew Sheikowitz could be your neighbor. The 49-year-old father of two just wanted to make a buck in a bad economy. So the suburban West Palm Beach resident decided to start a different kind of home business. He revamped the family garage to grow marijuana.

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Small Business Benefits of Using Infographics

Small Business Benefits of Using Infographics | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

You should be using infographics in your small business blog, if you aren’t already. To some, it may seem as though this is just another new trend to keep up with. While it certainly is a trend right now, it doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. With the introduction of the infographic resume, we predict that infographics are here to stay.

- Infographics save time, for both you and the reader.

- Infographics drive a huge amount of traffic.

- While popular, Infographics are something new and different.

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Not just Tupperware: the new home-selling parties

Not just Tupperware: the new home-selling parties | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Home-selling parties are now the place to go for everything from vintage clothes to skincare.

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Earn £125-£200 from the next visit to your favourite shop, pub or restaurant

Earn £125-£200 from the next visit to your favourite shop, pub or restaurant | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

If you have at least 3-5 hours spare each week to carryout simple work that could help local businessesfight back against recession you could make £1,000- £1,600 each month. But there are three conditions for entry. Find out if you qualify below...

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Unusual Biz Ideas - Karaoke Cabs, Psychic Coffee Shops and Spa treatments in a Kid's clothing shop

Unusual Biz Ideas - Karaoke Cabs, Psychic Coffee Shops and Spa treatments in a Kid's clothing shop | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

A coffee shop offers a taste of the tarot, a taxi company with a Hawaiian hook adds in-cab karaoke, and an aesthetician offers facials alongside an upscale consignment shop for children’s clothes. It's all about mutual benefit. It's the entrepreneurial twofer, the small business symbiosis, the mashup of one business with another designed to attract customers and bolster the bottom line. Check them out in this great little article ...

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Woman Turns Ugly Christmas Sweaters into Booming Business

Woman Turns Ugly Christmas Sweaters into Booming Business | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

If you called Ann Marie Blackman's clothing designs ugly, tacky, or gaudish- she would be absolutely thrilled! That's because Blackman is the owner of My Ugly Christmas Sweater.The name of the company describes her business perfectly.

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The success story of a home-made cereal with a very unusual name - 'HOLY CRAP'

The success story of a home-made cereal with a very unusual name - 'HOLY CRAP' | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Just goes to show how a quirky and unique name can make a whole lot of difference to sales. I mean, wouldn't you be at least a little intirgued with a cereal called 'Holy Crap'!? But watch out, being too clever-clever can backfire. 

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The Curse of Groupon: Few firms realise the huge risks

The Curse of Groupon: Few firms realise the huge risks | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Pub owner Chris Harman makes just £5.50 per head for the privilege of serving his award-winning food after nightmare deal with the popular voucher company.

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5 Great Resources for Starting a Bed and Breakfast

5 Great Resources for Starting a Bed and Breakfast | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

Setting up a bed and breakfast is a daunting task that shouldn't be taken lightly. Use these top resources to find out how to start a bed and breakfast business.

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FAIL! Groupon demand almost finishes cupcake-maker

FAIL! Groupon demand almost finishes cupcake-maker | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

What I don't understand is that despite the loss on the front end they haven't used the list to cross sell.

 

A businesswoman has accused Groupon of almost ruining her bakery company after she was forced to make 102,000 cupcakes at a loss when too many people took up her cut-price offer.

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Success Story: Nordic Pole Walking Classes

Success Story: Nordic Pole Walking Classes | Great Business Ideas | Scoop.it

When Lindy Smith first moved to North Fort Myers in 2009, she was branded as that lady walking in the park with ski poles.

 

"People would tell me, 'What are you doing? Where's the snow?' " Smith said. It inspired her to open a home-based business, Walk With Lindy, to tell others about about Nordic pole walking.It's a full-body exercise that's a cardio workout, but improves posture, balance and relieves pressure, she said.

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