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New Business: Next Steps: The All-in-One Guide to Managing, Marketing and Growing Your Small Business
New Business: Next Steps: The All-in-One Guide to Managing, Marketing and Growing Your Small Business
by Ed Goodman
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.48

5.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to know to start your own business., 23 Feb. 2015
This is an excellent book for anyone who is starting or already running a small business. Too many people leave big companies with a desire to start something of their own - only to find that they get stuck on some of the basics. Whilst this book will not really help you with what products or services you should sell (that is, after all your business), it does provide everything that you need to know about how to start things up and run the business effectively. There are lots of really good tips and instructions about subjects as diverse as finance, social media, managing employees and even what technology you need.

If it did that alone, it would be useful. However, what really sets this apart from all the other books about starting a business is all of the case studies and expert opinions that Ann and Ed have included. This really brings out the excitement of starting and running your own business. Excellent stuff.


Pencil by FiftyThree - Walnut
Pencil by FiftyThree - Walnut
Price: £49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Great device. The Paper app works really well with ..., 27 Sept. 2014
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Great device. The Paper app works really well with this. It also is a good as a "dumb" stylus for other apps as well. I like that you just stick it in a USB port to charge.


Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Running Watch with Heart Rate Monitor - Black
Garmin Forerunner 210 GPS Running Watch with Heart Rate Monitor - Black
Price: £124.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars The watch is great but the way that it connects to your PC ..., 27 Sept. 2014
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The watch is great but the way that it connects to your PC is poor. It is really hard to get the connector at the end of the USB cable to line up to the connections on the watch. This makes it hard to transfer data. The cable is the way that the watch recharges so i have often gone out for run when the watch has supposedly been charging over night, only to find that the battery is flat. I think that this is a real issue with this device and I will not purchase another one like this.


CalDigit Thunderbolt Station (UK Plug)
CalDigit Thunderbolt Station (UK Plug)
Offered by CalDigitSales
Price: £100.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 28 Mar. 2014
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I read a lot of bad reviews about this product and most were quite negative. My experience has been quite the opposite. I just plugged it into my 11" 2013 MacBook Air and it just worked. There is a software upgrade that you will need to load in order to support the USB superdrive or charge your iPad but that is it. The HDMI output works flawlessly and it also supports audio. I have not measured the speed of the USB3 connections but with an external drive saving and reading back a 1GB video file took more or less the same time through the CalDigit as when the disk was connected to the USB socked on the computer. I was even pleased that it did not include a thunderbolt cable as I needed a 2m cable. So in summary, it does everything that it says it will and it does that very well. Great product.


The 10 Million Dollar Deal .... and how to win it.
The 10 Million Dollar Deal .... and how to win it.
Price: £7.63

5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for big ticket sales people, 11 Jan. 2014
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The author has done some consulting work with me in the past so I was already familiar with some of the content. However, this is a very readable book that outlines how you can structure big ticket sales and significantly improve chances of success. I like the fact that there is a mix of narrative along with very practical tools that you can use today. I would strongly recommend reading this along with "What the Customer wants you to know" by Ram Charan as that book provides some good business background whereas this gives you the tools that you need to implement. Highly recommended.


Bose ® QuietComfort ® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones
Bose ® QuietComfort ® 3 Acoustic Noise Cancelling Headphones

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Headphones are good but the charger is rubbish, 29 Sept. 2013
The headphones are good. Not quite as noise cancelling as my QC2s but good. The issue is the charger. Why does Bose not charge from USB like the rest of the world. Instead you have a special mains charger with a collection of adapters that do not fit in the carry case. The UK plug works as does the US one but the European plug does not fit into sockets either the standard European size or the smaller Swiss size. Overall, very badly thought out and spoils what could have been a great product.


Go Travel Folding Travel Steam Iron
Go Travel Folding Travel Steam Iron
Offered by essentials4travel
Price: £25.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's okay, 13 Aug. 2013
Quite light and irons okay but every one in the shop had scratches on the base and the build quality is poor. Still it ironed a shirt this evening quite well. Just not sure how long it will last for.


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