Business Opportunities

The Team

The Team –


Knowing this year was going to be extremely busy, I had to find some new fantastic member s to add to my small team I already had, Karl has been with me for over 5 years and works in IT producing my ever growing demand of websites, he has proved to be very reliable over the years apart from his tiring excuses of getting caught in traffic every morning!! We then have Gareth who works alongside Karl in producing websites, and is literally a genius and doesn’t he know it!! If anyone in the office ever needs to know something we always go to Gareth as it’s like referring to a encyclopaedia which comes in great use in our office due to the versatility of what we deal with.

Not as clever as me mind!
Sam Colclough my new Business Development Manager / PA who has been with me now for just over a month I felt from the initial interview she was going to be an outstanding asset to me and the business and assists me 100% to get where I am aiming for.


To date she has never turned down a job task and has always been willing to put more in than what is expected always working late and staying behind whilst Karl clearly turns into a pumpkin at 6pm Sarah gets picked up at 6pm by her chariot and Gareth bless him, he does stay behind!
We welcome Sarah as Marketing assistant to Self Temptation she started a few weeks ago and has come from a fashion designer background and has appreciation of all aspects of the fashion industry and is a hard little worker, she has come in and got her teeth stuck into self temptation making sure we hit the market with a bang writing all press releases and keeping all our social networks up to date for you guys all to read! She has settled in nicely, and will be working on many different projects as well as Self temptation in the future.

Business Opportunities

YBIS Update

Ybis Website Design

We are now starting to work hard on YBIS which is where we build websites and develop e-commerce sites to sell, it is growing at a very fast pace therefore we are currently taking on staff. Myself and Sam (my Business Development Manager and PA) are working on the development and building of e-commerce store ready for the resale, so we are all ready for a very good money making successful year.

Business Opportunities

Launch of Self Temptation

This is a extremely busy year for me and my team already, with so many projects, such as the development and building of e-commerce sites, I am pleased to bring to you, this is one of my newest ventures.

Self temptation will be the first UK online retailers of Baci Lingerie we offer unique, sexy, affordable, luxury apparel. We will be launching on my Birthday 7th March 2011, only a few days ago we announced the launch of a fantastic competition whereby if you register your details you have a chance of winning one of 3 £50.00 vouchers so far we have had over 400 competition enterers which is fantastic considering the site hasn’t even launched.

View for more details and keep an eye out for our launch!! Or take advantage of our pre order facility due to high demand.

Business Opportunities

Update on Self Mart

As promised a recap on the progress of Self Mart, since revamping and working with drop shippers, in a period of less than 12 months we have had a revenue stream of over £100,000 with a minimum mark up of 50%
So it seems a non brainer if we could maximise this and take a revenue potential of £700,000 a year. As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts I think we will now start to build sites like these as business opportunities to sell so people have the ability to work from home reducing over heads as no more office costs and good profits to be made.

Self Mart

Business Opportunities

So called Millionares

I find it funny with this credit crunch with all the so called millionaire builders, the property market had to stop the way that is was going, property could not keep going up 20-30% every year.
All the so called high rolling property developer charlies’ just couldn’t see it coming.
I laugh at these idiots calling themselves property developers, they would buy a development come in with sub-contractors, over spend on the build as they don’t know what they are doing, and would still get profit on the bottom line as the market was increasing, this was what was carrying them through, without the 20-30% these big time charlies’ are going backwards and falling by the wayside in their droves.
They can no longer pull 100% of the market value out of their property portfolios year after year and the majority of their portfolio is now in negative equity.
I don’t really feel sorry for these people, I said to them that it was coming, they were never really developers just money jugglers, one person in particular came up to me one night while I was having a meal and I asked him how he was doing, he laughed and replied that he was more than ok he had £60 million worth of property in his portfolio, well now who’s laughing, I would say that know he had at least £30 million of negative equity hanging around his neck, and still owing the bank sixty, that sounds like a great deal!
All these “developers” now have to stop giving it the big one and start working for their money!
IT is the future for me, although it is not my field I am learning more and more everyday.
My Self Property Rental website is showing really good signs, and I know that this worldwide credit crunch will not affect it, in fact it may be the extra boost that we require! People that have bought a holiday property as an investment are now not finding this is the case and if they were to sell they would loose 20-30% and in some cases 50%, they are therefore looking at renting their properties out to return some of their yield on the property.
I have recruited a telesales team manager, who is currently checking the worldwide parameters and will be looking at starting a full time team within the next two months , and we will be hitting a target of 100 properties uploaded to the site on a daily basis within no time!
This business is property market fool proof, whether the market goes up or down this will be a success.

Business Opportunities

Just laying out money…

Well what can I say, business at the moment is crap to say the least, I have started a lot of things at the same time, so it is all outlay……

I guess that because I always play with my own money I feel it all more than the other boys, I am always 100% financed by myself!

Three things going at the moment, wholesale, retail and online trading;
The expansion of Self Trading wholesale is continual, but buying the right stock at the right price is not easy.Unfortunatley everybody thinks that their products are worth a fortune, but when it comes to selling nobody wants to pay anything for it, so it is quite a hard act to get it in the middle at the moment.

The opening and expansions of the Self Mart stores, a growing beast that continually needs feeding! The stores are definately going places, but it is getting the continuity of stock right. We are trying to get it so that when people pick up the baskets they come to the till with them full not with a few items in the bottom!

Online auction site, a great site, which is in its early stages, we are already selling well through this site and offering others the opportunity to sell their products on our site too.This potentially could be the Ebay of the trading market, but we have a lot of work to do yet, anyone with any specialist skills in online auction sites let me know!

Hopefully one of these, if not all three will come back in and start making me lots of money if not this year, but early next!

Not only do I have the above to contend with but office space, warehousing and storage it’s all money going out and not enough coming in at the moment.

As an entrepreneur I understand that things have to go backwards to go forwards!

There is one thing about me at least you can say I am honest, when I am not making money I will tell you and not pretend that I am, so all of those that aren’t in my fan club can have a laugh at this, but just for now, watch this space, it will turn around in the near future!!!!!!!