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Posts written in December, 2011


Making money – Setting up and testing a suite of micro-businesses

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 30th, 2011 at 8:50am

Before the internet, setting up a new business was a relatively expensive and complicated process. These days it costs as little as £1 to buy a domain name for a year. You can get decent hosting for next to nothing. And there’s WordPress, excellent open source software that you can usually install via your host…read more

Researching your micro-business potential

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 29th, 2011 at 9:14am

Following on from yesterday’s post, here’s the next step to starting up a clutch of micro-businesses. Before deciding which business ideas are worth pursuing further, do your research. Here’s what to look at: how many other people in your area are offering the same service? Is there room for one more? is your target market…read more

“It’s easier to make £5,000 each from 5 micro-businesses…

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 28th, 2011 at 8:43am

…than it is to make £25,000 from one small business.” If you’re feeling insecure in your job, with redundancies a possibility in 2012, or you’re out of work right now and looking for new money-making opportunities, it’s worth bearing in mind that it’s often much easier to make small amounts of money from a collection…read more


A very merry Christmas indeed from everyone at

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 23rd, 2011 at 9:42am

We’d like to wish our readers and customers a splendidly festive and merry Christmas followed by a positive, peaceful and profitable new year. We hope you’ve enjoyed rummaging around our quality discount code site, and that you’ll enjoy more of the same throughout 2012. While the economic outlook is pretty grim, millions of are managing…read more


Your 5 point Xmas Day survival guide – Staying sane and emotionally intact!

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 22nd, 2011 at 10:15am

Most people’s ideal Christmas is a Disney-style family masterpiece of perfect culinary co-ordination, spotless, rosy-cheeked singing children, scintillating conversation, sparkling fun, games and so much laughter you feel slightly sick. Let’s hope we all have one of those! In reality Christmas dinner isn’t always perfect, stressing out Britain’s countless perfectionist cooks to the nth degree….read more


Four shopping days to Christmas… Your 10 point high street survival guide!

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 21st, 2011 at 8:57am

You’ve left things to the last minute this year. You’re probably too late to buy Christmas stuff online unless they can absolutely guarantee delivery by Saturday. Which can only mean one thing: you’re fated to hit the high street for your last few bits and bobs. As you can imagine it’s manic out there. And…read more


The big Christmas dinner collaboration!

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 20th, 2011 at 9:19am

A family was challenged to create a Christmas dinner for £50 on telly last week… and they did it! Fantastic. But there’s an even cheaper way. How about a spot of serious Christmas dinner collaboration? Many of us have the family round for Christmas lunch. Feeding and watering all those people is scarily expensive. But…read more


Chain Reaction Cycles discount codes for two wheel bargains

Posted by Kate Naylor on December 19th, 2011 at 9:36am

I used to do a lot of cycling, winding gently through the fragrant, overgrown East Sussex lanes drinking in the birdsong and stopping for pints of chilled cider in mellow country pubs. It’s a delightful way to get around and much safer these days, with cycle lanes springing up in cities and towns all over…read more

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