Category Archives: Business Ideas

What’s The Price

In pre-internet days life was a lot simpler – or so it seemed. You asked the price of something and that was the price you’d pay. Once a year, companies would have a price hike, and then in January, they’d have a sale. What went up only came down in annual sale, and what came down in the sale – stayed down.

The travel and hotels companies were the first to lead the way with more flexible pricing. Through complex computer algorithms, they are able to constantly adjust their prices up and down in response to seasonality, timing and fluctuating demand. Now companies in other fields are following suit. For example, according to consumer price research firm Decide.Inc, a GE microwave ovens price was changed nine times in just one day by it’s seller last month in response to market forces. Prices ranged from $744 to $871.

Now we don’t all have access to the technology that makes this kind of thing automatic (I know that I don’t) but it certainly gives food for thought. How could you introduce a little mutually beneficial price flexibility into your business?

Quote Of The Day

“The best revenge is massive success.”

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Frank Sinatra

Alternative Quote Of The Day

“The second day of a diet is always easierthan the first. By the second day you’re off it.”       

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Buddy Hackett

Old Guys(and Gal’s) Rule!  

Judging by the correspondence I receive, the age spread of our customers is definitely skewed towards the middle and upper end. This has always surprised me because it’s supposed to be the young who are entrepreneurial and ambitious. But a piece of research I just read suggests I shouldn’t be surprised at all.

According to a survey by the Kauffman Foundation, Americans aged 55 to 64 start new business ventures at a higher rate than any other age group, including twenty-somethings. Twenty three percent of new entrepreneurs are now aged 55 to 64. That’s up from 14% fifteen years ago.

I still hear from people in their forties and fifties who feel like they’ve missed the boat. The truth is that it’s never too late, and an increasing number of people are discovering that.

Today’s National Day

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NATIONAL KIDS TAKE OVER THE KITCHEN DAY!

PUBLISHERS NOTICE

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“How To Beat This Crisis!”

Dear Streetwise Customer,

By any measure, the last few months have been traumatic.

I’m not going to dwell on the details – you’re already being bombarded with the negative news from all angles and it feels like there’s no escape.

You know what’s happening…but maybe you don’t know what to do about it.

The scale and duration of the   health risk remains uncertain, but the economic impact is likely to be felt much more widely and be much longer lasting. Anyone running a pub, restaurant, café, bar or any other kind of hospitality or events business faces an uncertain future – as does anyone whose business relies on face to face interaction with their fellow humans. In fact this is likely to have a knock-on impact on businesses we haven’t even thought about yet.

And  yet  those  people – just  like  everyone  else –  needs  to  continue making money.

They need to keep a roof over their head, food on the table and be in position to go again when all this ends and we get back to normal.

What if there was a way to make as   much  money as  you  need (and  a great  deal  more) without leaving home – one which can not only  survive the crisis we’re currently experiencing, but actually thrives from it?

If you were to design a money  making  strategy  from  scratch  to  take
advantage of   the  circumstances  we’re  currently  experiencing,  this  is exactly what you’d come up with – a business where…

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How do I know this is perfect for now? 

Because the guy who developed it is something of a recluse.

He started self-isolating years ago before it became a thing, and has run this business from the top of a French mountain, from a remote Swedish farm and from the wilds of northern Scotland.

If you’re looking for an insurance  policy  that  will  enable  you  to  make money without leaving home to steer you through this crisis and beyond, I can genuinely think of nothing which fits the bill more closely.

Take a look now and respond today.  In every crisis, there are opportunities.

Even if you’ve looked at doing something like this before and decided against, think again. Now is the time.

Click HERE for more information

Kind Regards,

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John Harrison

  P.S Uncertain and volatile times are precisely when this works best. 
         What other opportunity can you say that about? 

http://www.streetwisenews.com/wizard/     

Graphene-Crazy

Despite being a million times thinner than a human hair, graphene is 200 times stronger than steel. It is an excellent conductor of heat and electricity, making it suitable for electronic circuits; it is also extremely flexible, transparent, and can be made water resistant. The EU has a specialised graphene project, which aims to bring graphene into the market from the laboratory. It is one of Europe’s biggest ever research initiatives, coordinating over 150 academic and industrial research groups in more than 20 countries, with over 31 partnering projects. The project has estimated the market is worth €100m a year at least, and that figure could climb to €550m by 2025.

From computer chips to aerospace applications to military capabilities to new super-powerful batteries, graphene is the perfect and transformative material of the future.

However, it is proving incredibly difficult to produce graphene in industrial quantities, with researchers making a maximum of a few grams of the stuff, and quality control being poor.

So is it all just a flighty wish, and nothing real or practical? Will it ever be possible to make graphene of good enough quality in commercial quantities, or is the technology just going to stay a fairy-tale? We can perhaps draw comfort from the story of silicon, which was first isolated in 1824 by Jacob Berzelius, a Swedish chemist. The very first silicon transistor wasn’t made until 1954. And the first  personal computers powered by circuits containing silicon chips weren’t seen until around 1977.

Despite graphene’s many excellent qualities, the graphene industry (which resembles a fevered worldwide gold-rush in its current state) currently does nothing for the investor’s pocked. Note, too, that the Financial Conduct Authority, the City regulator, maintains a ‘Graphene investment Scams’ warning page.

Quote Of The Day

“If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.”

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Tom Stoppard

Alternative Quote Of The Day

“Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?.”       

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George Carlin 

The companies to keep an eye on.

Graphene makers don’t seem to be the best bets currently, but over the next decade or with a breakthrough things could shift.

Applied Graphene Materials specialises in producing anti-corrosion coatings, along with composites and inks. It is still lossmaking, however. Indeed, its operating losses increased in the year to the end of July, and revenue fell by a third. But it has a new CEO, which may improve matters. Other tips for promising companies include Hexcel, and Japan’s Toray Industries, both of which at least make money.

For a similar speculative punt, you could do worse than try Aixtron, a profitable German company in the same sub-sector. Aixtron came out of Aachen University in 1983 and has been investigating the use of graphene in semiconductors in association with the EU’s Graphene Partnership. Its latest machines enable it to produce single-layer graphene coatings on metal foils and wafers. It has no debt and made a pre-tax profit of €74.7m in the first three-quarters of 2019 on revenues of €184.6m.

Today’s National Day

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NATIONAL WORKING PARENTS DAY!

PUBLISHERS NOTICE

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“How To Beat This Crisis!”

Dear Streetwise Customer,

By any measure, the last few months have been traumatic.

I’m not going to dwell on the details – you’re already being bombarded with the negative news from all angles and it feels like there’s no escape.

You know what’s happening…but maybe you don’t know what to do about it.

The scale and duration of the   health risk remains uncertain, but the economic impact is likely to be felt much more widely and be much longer lasting. Anyone running a pub, restaurant, café, bar or any other kind of hospitality or events business faces an uncertain future – as does anyone whose business relies on face to face interaction with their fellow humans. In fact this is likely to have a knock-on impact on businesses we haven’t even thought about yet.

And  yet  those  people – just  like  everyone  else –  needs  to  continue making money.

They need to keep a roof over their head, food on the table and be in position to go again when all this ends and we get back to normal.

What if there was a way to make as   much  money as  you  need (and  a great  deal  more) without leaving home – one which can not only  survive the crisis we’re currently experiencing, but actually thrives from it?

If you were to design a money  making  strategy  from  scratch  to  take
advantage of   the  circumstances  we’re  currently  experiencing,  this  is exactly what you’d come up with – a business where…

pointswiz.png

How do I know this is perfect for now? 

Because the guy who developed it is something of a recluse.

He started self-isolating years ago before it became a thing, and has run this business from the top of a French mountain, from a remote Swedish farm and from the wilds of northern Scotland.

If you’re looking for an insurance  policy  that  will  enable  you  to  make money without leaving home to steer you through this crisis and beyond, I can genuinely think of nothing which fits the bill more closely.

Take a look now and respond today.  In every crisis, there are opportunities.

Even if you’ve looked at doing something like this before and decided against, think again. Now is the time.

Click HERE for more information

Kind Regards,

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John Harrison

  P.S Uncertain and volatile times are precisely when this works best. 
         What other opportunity can you say that about? 

http://www.streetwisenews.com/wizard/     

Killing Goliath

It’s natural to be wary of bigger, stronger competition in business, but being small has its advantages. It usually means that you can be more nimble, responsive, and change direction and focus much quicker when the world changes.

A new book by Stephen Denny – ‘Killing Giants: 10 Strategies to Topple Goliath In Your Industry’, focus’s on some of these advantages. Two pieces of advice which most of us can adapt or relate to are:

Win the last three feet. What this means is that you should position yourself to pocket customers money after the larger competitor has done all the hard work. In practical terms, that might mean approaching potential customers directly, right after your competitor has softened them up with expensive marketing.

Create Thin Ice Arguments. By shifting the emphasis to areas where your larger competitors can’t go, you can gain an edge. Those areas may involve the environmental impact of the business, detrimental social effects, or other unethical practices. Large businesses are rarely without skeletons in cupboards.

Motivational Quote Of The Day

“We all keep dreaming, and luckily, dreams really do come true.”

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Katie Holmes


Alternative Quote Of The Day

“So,have you heard about the oyster who went to a disco and pulled a mussel?.”

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Billy Connolly

People’s Pops 

There’s nothing new about iced lollies, and yet start-up Brooklyn based company ‘People’s Pops’ are selling over 1,200 a week. They have a simple angle. The lollies they make use fresh fruit, and include unusual flavours like Watermelon-Basil and sweet Rhubarb.

With the growing trend towards healthy eating ( or at least a growing trend towards people trying to eat more healthily) there’s huge demand for healthier versions of popular treats. What previously frowned-upon food could be next for a healthy makeover?

Today’s National Day

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NATIONAL DISCO DAY/NIGHT !

PUBLISHERS NOTICE

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                      Dear Streetwise Customer, 

  Imagine sitting down this afternoon and tapping out a simple letter. It takes you perhaps a couple of hours to get it right… 

  And Then Over The Next Few Years It Brings In Over £5 Million.

Pure fantasy? 

  Not at all. I’ve done it. I’ll even show you the letter. And I’ve written lots of others just like it, although they weren’t all quite as successful as that one. 

  But Even So, Many Of  Them Landed Thousands Of Pounds In My Bank Account Within Days, and Hundreds of Thousands Within Weeks. 

Like to learn how to do the same? 

Well there has really Never Been A Better Time for three reasons… 

1. These letters bring in serious money when times are tough – and they don’t come much tougher than they are right now.

 2. These letters are even more powerful when the world is relying on the internet for its requirements, just like it is right now.

 3. You probably have some free time available to learn how to do this at the moment.

   Allow me to show you, for more details CLICK HERE

   This is an exciting and realistic alternative to the gloom which is all around us today – an escape route.  It’s an alternative that can  quickly see you banking more than enough money to see yourself and your family right through this current crisis and then into  uncharted financial success when all this is over. 

   This comes with a 100% cast iron 90 day money back guarantee.     
  
 There is absolutely no risk to you to take a look.

  Very Best Wishes,

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    John Harrison
  Streetwise Publications 

                                  www.streetwisenews.com/OLR

Life Capture Profits

Do you know what people are interested in more than anything else? Themselves! This simple fact goes a long way to explain the popularity of what might be called ‘life capture’ products. They’re products that enable the individual to record or document some aspect of their life, whether that be via the written word, audio, video or something else.

The latest product we’ve spotted is the Looxcie – a Bluetooth style video camera, which fits over the ear and points where the wearer is looking and therefore records everything he or she sees.

If something interesting happens, they simply press a button to save it, so that it can be later uploaded to Mac or PC – and even emailed to a pre – set list of contacts. Otherwise, the Looxcie records in a continuous loop, purging the earlier footage.

I mention this for three reasons: 

1.  There seems no end to the life capture phenomenon at the moment. Is there some aspect of your product or offering that would enable you to cash in on it?

2.  If the device took off, just imagine the amount of footage that would become available, and the potential creative opportunities that would bring. Could you make the first Looxcie film? 

3.  You might just want one, and if you do (and have a lot of female friends with a penchant for low cut tops or short skirts) I’ll be happy to check out the quality of your footage for free.

Motivational Quote Of The Day

“Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.”

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John F. Kennedy


Alternative Quote Of The Day

“I heard a rumour that Cadbury is bringing out an oriental chocolate bar…Could be a Chinese Wispa.”

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Rob Auton 

Make It An Event 

According to Forbes magazine, there’s an easy way to find out about your customers – hold an event. Events can be used to sell and build rapport, and if they’re well attended they can help to build social proof and popularity.

The article goes on to say that energy levels and mood are often high at an event as well, because attendees are excited to get away from the daily grind. This makes them more receptive to offers of new products and services.

So, could you invite your customers to an event pertaining to your business? What reason or ‘excuse’ could you have? This will mean different things to different people, but there’s no doubt that many businesses could benefit from holding an event of some kind.

Today’s National Day

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NATIONAL WIFE APPRECIATION DAY !

PUBLISHERS NOTICE

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                      Dear Streetwise Customer, 

  Imagine sitting down this afternoon and tapping out a simple letter. It takes you perhaps a couple of hours to get it right… 

  And Then Over The Next Few Years It Brings In Over £5 Million.

Pure fantasy? 

  Not at all. I’ve done it. I’ll even show you the letter. And I’ve written lots of others just like it, although they weren’t all quite as successful as that one. 

  But Even So, Many Of  Them Landed Thousands Of Pounds In My Bank Account Within Days, and Hundreds of Thousands Within Weeks. 

Like to learn how to do the same? 

Well there has really Never Been A Better Time for three reasons… 

1. These letters bring in serious money when times are tough – and they don’t come much tougher than they are right now.

 2. These letters are even more powerful when the world is relying on the internet for its requirements, just like it is right now.

 3. You probably have some free time available to learn how to do this at the moment.

   Allow me to show you, for more details CLICK HERE

   This is an exciting and realistic alternative to the gloom which is all around us today – an escape route.  It’s an alternative that can  quickly see you banking more than enough money to see yourself and your family right through this current crisis and then into  uncharted financial success when all this is over. 

   This comes with a 100% cast iron 90 day money back guarantee.     
  
 There is absolutely no risk to you to take a look.

  Very Best Wishes,

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    John Harrison
  Streetwise Publications 

                                  www.streetwisenews.com/OLR

Write Your Book… Now!

I couldn’t write a novel, but I’ve written several business related books, and I suspect you could do it too. Over 11,000 business books are published each year, all from a slightly different angle or perspective. Hidden within your knowledge and experience is the basis of a useful and informative book. However, you can’t expect to make a fortune from sales, but that isn’t the point.

The vast majority of books published sell less than a couple of thousand copies – and many sell significantly less than that – so why go to the trouble? Well being a published author sets you apart from the crowd in your market or arena.

It puts you forward as an expert in your field and can lead to all manner of opportunities – invitations to write in trade journals, invitations to public speaking engagements, and invitations to participate in radio and TV shows. Your book also becomes your calling card, and one that won’t be hastily thrown in a drawer. It helps build your personal brand.

So give some thought to what kind of book you could write. It doesn’t have to be a 500 page epic, and printing technology is such these days that you can print in very low numbers until you’re sure how well it’s going to sell. You can even enlist the help of a ghost writer if you really don’t have the time or inclination

Motivational Quote Of The Day

“I think you should take your job seriously, but not yourself – that is the best combination”

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Judi DenchVV


Alternative Quote Of The Day

“A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing.”

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Emo Philips 

Hawaiian Energy

We’ve talked here before about turning waste into profits. Here’s another example. 

Hawaiian energy drink company, KonaRed uses a bi-product of coffee production as a key ingredient in its energy drinks. In order to use coffee beans, you first need to strip away the skin. An estimated 40 million pounds of the stuff gets dumped every year in Hawaii alone, and it costs the companies to do it.

The fact that there is a company willing to pay for the skins is a double bonus. This is a great win-win situation. The coffee companies get to make money from something they previously had to pay to dispose of, and the energy drink company have a cheap and ready supply of key raw materials.

So is there a waste product from your business which you could sell for profit? Do you know of a waste product from someone else’s business that you could utilise in a profitable way?

Today’s National Day

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NATIONAL ENCOURAGEMENT DAY !

PUBLISHERS NOTICE

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                      Dear Streetwise Customer, 

  Imagine sitting down this afternoon and tapping out a simple letter. It takes you perhaps a couple of hours to get it right… 

  And Then Over The Next Few Years It Brings In Over £5 Million.

Pure fantasy? 

  Not at all. I’ve done it. I’ll even show you the letter. And I’ve written lots of others just like it, although they weren’t all quite as successful as that one. 

  But Even So, Many Of  Them Landed Thousands Of Pounds In My Bank Account Within Days, and Hundreds of Thousands Within Weeks. 

Like to learn how to do the same? 

Well there has really Never Been A Better Time for three reasons… 

1. These letters bring in serious money when times are tough – and they don’t come much tougher than they are right now.

 2. These letters are even more powerful when the world is relying on the internet for its requirements, just like it is right now.

 3. You probably have some free time available to learn how to do this at the moment.

   Allow me to show you, for more details CLICK HERE

   This is an exciting and realistic alternative to the gloom which is all around us today – an escape route.  It’s an alternative that can  quickly see you banking more than enough money to see yourself and your family right through this current crisis and then into  uncharted financial success when all this is over. 

   This comes with a 100% cast iron 90 day money back guarantee.     
  
 There is absolutely no risk to you to take a look.

  Very Best Wishes,

john sig.png

    John Harrison
  Streetwise Publications 

                                  www.streetwisenews.com/OLR