Here’s an idea for making a little bit of cash: sell items freely obtained via the Freecycle network. This is a worldwide virtual community designed so that users may advertise or request unwanted goods.
There are any number
of scenarios where you could find yourself in possession of a perfectly fine
item, albeit second hand. It may be that someone is clearing the house of a
recently deceased relative, or breaking up with a partner with whom they have
decided to give away their “stuff” to make the relationship separation quick.
Each week an automated Freecycle email digest is delivered to
my inbox and usually lists appliances, furniture, garden tools and miscellaneous
Friday, 4 May 2012
Before you jump in feet-first, however, it’s important to decide how your company will deal with the more mundane tasks of business management - filing tax returns, keeping records, invoicing and paying out salaries. Will you operate your business as a limited company, or would you be better served to enter into a contract with an umbrella company