6.3.11

Doing Deals in your Pyjamas (or from the Golf Course)



The idea of the enterprise from home (or the golf course as the video above suggests!) has been viable for a number of years, enabled by seismic shifts in technology and changing working patterns. I am always interested to see how articles like the one below play out with people who are not involved in the technology sector or who have never previously considered themselves to be entrepreneurs. I am also in favour of any article that helps wider society understand the benefits of cloud computing....!

Full Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-12622771

Sitting at your office desk, squinting in the direction of the distant window as you work through the post-lunch slump, do you dream of starting your own business and being your own boss?
But then you think of the cost of starting your own business - the cost of office space, IT infrastructure, staff, and realise you just can't afford it.
Or can you?
Running a business from home is nothing new. But technology such as the internet and cloud computing is increasingly providing easily-shared lower-cost software options for start-up firms. Cheap internet telephony services let you stay in touch with people half a world away....