Tag Archives: problems

Steps to Renting: Becoming a Landlord

If you remember my previous post about generating additional income, it was quite a long time ago in which I wrote: My wife and I have talked about renting out our current apartment to generate additional income. But we encountered three problems that have so far prevented us from making any success on this: 1. we like it… Read More »

July 4th: Taiwan welcomes cross straits direct flights – but what about all the other problems?

While America celebrates the 4th of July, Taiwan is celebrating its own July 4th – the first direct (legal) cross-straits flights since 1949. Ma Ying-Jeou’s new government recently announced the easing of cross-straits relations, and has brought in something of a warming of cross-straits ties after years of stalling by the previous Chen and Lee administrations. While it’s… Read More »

Business Start-Up Killers or How to close your business in five steps!

Having been in business now for nearly eight years, I recently had pause to consider why typical businesses don’t succeed in the local market in Taiwan or anywhere. This list includes some of my observations: 1. Poor Financing Most business owners here in Taiwan budget enough money to open the business, but they base income projections and the… Read More »

WP Banners Plugin: Good Value or not?

Recently, I set up some banners on this website with the help of several plugins. Eventually, though, with the number of banners at work, I had to give up on Shylock Adsense and go with something that offered a bit more flexibility: enter WordPress Banner Rotator v2.1.3 There were initial problems. I’m currently using to handle all the… Read More »

Car parking: make money the easy Peasy way!

Living in a large city like London, Birmingham or Glasgow, if you are a driver can be a nightmare…! Where on earth do you park at an affordable price, and in a timely manner? If you live in a city, e.g. London, and have unused parking space, perhaps because you gave up your car, and now use the… Read More »

Business Management

I have a very stubborn friend that reckons his biz idea – lets call it X – is a sure thing he has little biz sense but is super keen, he has done no research on investment amount, demographics, market size, pricing etc etc. he simply thinks its a good idea I have three or four things to say… Read More »