Thursday, 14 June 2012

Below the poverty line ? Start a business

Oxfam is calling for an increase in the minimum wage to protect low income workers from dropping below the poverty line.

The charity says that the rising cost of living, combined with falling wages, and cuts to benefits, is creating the "perfect storm" for low paid workers.

A report published by the charity today shows six out of ten working-age adults living in poverty come from working households.

From Yahoo News

There is poverty in the UK but there is still a lot of money out there and businesses that deal in high end goods and travel are still booming - although several companies who service this sector have 'gone to the wall'.

Starting up a new business is a combination of having hope, believing in yourself and your abilities, understanding your product or service, realizing there is a business opportunity but above all FEAR is there niggling in the back of your mind.

To be scared about taking a giant step towards creating a new business is probably the most important feeling you can use to your advantage - to take your ideas forward. Being afraid means you are asking all the right questions in your head.

North Devon Web can help you with setting up a small business website or a charitable based blog powered by WordPress, which will give you a fast and easy route to new and established markets and get your ideas and products into search engines quicker than most platforms. North Devon Web  belongs to a network of websites that host in a green way.

'In the last six months, some 62pc of adults in the UK gave time or money to causes they care about. The generosity of the British public has been demonstrated following the death of Claire Squires, 31, in Sunday's London Marathon. She had run the race in aid of the Samaritans, and the fund she initially set up has now attracted more than £600,000 of donations.'

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