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  Topic: Submit your UK growth idea and win 10k
JohnB

Replies: 3
Views: 6094
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 13 12:29 pm   Subject: Submit your UK growth idea and win 10k
I could do with 10k to get a social enterprise off the ground, but pointing out that on a finite planet infinite growth isn't possible, and we'd better learn to live without growth, probably wouldn't ...
  Topic: DS looks odd after last firefox update?
JohnB

Replies: 3
Views: 39993
PostForum: Site guidelines, Announcements, Problems and Suggestions   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 13 8:55 am   Subject: DS looks odd after last firefox update?
How to disable system DPI detection on FireFox 22
https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/962945

I'm avoiding installing it at the moment, as I can't be bothered to mess around if this is a pr ...
  Topic: Compost Tumbler Update
JohnB

Replies: 4
Views: 4145
PostForum: Grow Your Own   Posted: Sat Jun 08, 13 7:41 am   Subject: Compost Tumbler Update
This might help. The picture doesn't match the text, but adds to the variety of options.

http://www.permaculture.co.uk/readers-solutions/make-low-heat-retaining-diy-compost-tumbler
  Topic: how much should a porch cost?
JohnB

Replies: 4
Views: 17987
PostForum: Energy Efficiency and Construction/Major Projects   Posted: Tue May 28, 13 9:01 pm   Subject: how much should a porch cost?
I haven't checked out the planning and building regs situation yet, but pretty much all I need to build one is some roofing materials, having got some very nice doors and windows on Freecycle!
  Topic: Quick books?
JohnB

Replies: 25
Views: 15196
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Thu May 23, 13 10:02 pm   Subject: Quick books?
If you want something for nothing, Adminsoft doesn't seem bad. I've had a play around with it and it seems to work pretty well. You can pay to remove the advertising if you want, but it's not intrusiv ...
  Topic: Universal Credit - The End of Small Businesses?
JohnB

Replies: 35
Views: 29015
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 13 5:21 pm   Subject: Universal Credit - The End of Small Businesses?
Loan repayments are presumably classed as expenses.
Not according to the article: "Repayment of capital or interest on a loan is not a permitted expense".
  Topic: Universal Credit - The End of Small Businesses?
JohnB

Replies: 35
Views: 29015
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 13 3:55 pm   Subject: Universal Credit - The End of Small Businesses?
The comments made on large companies paying minimum wage rather than a living wage are most important, as is the legislation that allows some of these same large companies to take people for 'work exp ...
  Topic: Universal Credit - The End of Small Businesses?
JohnB

Replies: 35
Views: 29015
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 13 1:27 pm   Subject: Universal Credit - The End of Small Businesses?
That is a "don't" not "can't". It is not difficult, all you have to do is write down everything that goes in or out as it goes in or out.
Probably it is a good idea to push people into doing this.
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  Topic: Universal Credit - The End of Small Businesses?
JohnB

Replies: 35
Views: 29015
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Sat Apr 13, 13 11:49 am   Subject: Universal Credit - The End of Small Businesses?
I can understand stopping people earning peanuts from a non viable business, or hobby, and using it as a way to live off benefits, as that isn't fair.

But for people struggling to get by, and who n ...
  Topic: Universal Credit - The End of Small Businesses?
JohnB

Replies: 35
Views: 29015
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Fri Apr 12, 13 10:35 pm   Subject: Universal Credit - The End of Small Businesses?
There have been a few discussions on the introduction of the Universal Credit, but this analysis of how it affects small businesses is seriously scary. It looks like they're trying to wipe out any bus ...
  Topic: caravan living....where???
JohnB

Replies: 11
Views: 18533
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 13 12:02 pm   Subject: caravan living....where???
Thanks so much John, i wasnt expecting a reply so quickly! yeah, that is what i had in mind from what i have been reading. friends, or family members driveway or garden would probably be the best bet. ...
  Topic: caravan living....where???
JohnB

Replies: 11
Views: 18533
PostForum: Finance and Property   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 13 10:07 pm   Subject: caravan living....where???
I think that
Being a bit of a wimp, I did it the easy, but not cheapest, way, by staying on camp sites! I'm a member of the Caravan Club, and during the summer stayed mostly on their CL (Certified L ...
  Topic: Eco-Hamlets UK - Starting a Social Enterprise
JohnB

Replies: 2
Views: 6103
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Wed Mar 20, 13 1:17 pm   Subject: Eco-Hamlets UK - Starting a Social Enterprise
For anyone in West Wales this weekend, Eco-Hamlets UK has a stand at the Eco Fair at the National Woollen Museum in Drefach Felindre, near Newcastle Emlyn.
  Topic: Anyone any good with MySQL?
JohnB

Replies: 6
Views: 2771
PostForum: IT Matters   Posted: Tue Mar 19, 13 4:57 pm   Subject: Anyone any good with MySQL?
I use XAMPP ( http://www.apachefriends.org/en/xampp.html ), as you don't need to install anything, just tweak it a bit.
  Topic: Eco-Hamlets UK - Starting a Social Enterprise
JohnB

Replies: 2
Views: 6103
PostForum: Small Business Questions, Ideas and Advice   Posted: Sun Mar 17, 13 5:33 pm   Subject: Eco-Hamlets UK - Starting a Social Enterprise
I started Eco-Hamlets UK with the aim of it being a voluntary organisation, where people who want to create and live in small sustainable neighbourhoods work together to help each other. Many people h ...
 
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