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How Big Is Your Business.?

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where are you at with your business

  1. No business

    4 vote(s)
    2.4%
  2. Thinking of starting a business

    16 vote(s)
    9.5%
  3. Struggling to make a living from business

    29 vote(s)
    17.2%
  4. 50k plus turnover

    27 vote(s)
    16.0%
  5. 100k plus turnover

    25 vote(s)
    14.8%
  6. 250k plus turnover

    36 vote(s)
    21.3%
  7. 1 million plus turnover

    16 vote(s)
    9.5%
  8. upto 10 million turnover

    12 vote(s)
    7.1%
  9. Bricks and mortar business only

    4 vote(s)
    2.4%
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  1. sirearl

    sirearl UKBF Legend Free Member

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    Following on from another thread where people suggested that only 10% of members ran a business.

    I thought it would be interesting and informative to see where members are at with there business's

    Not interested in who earns what as the poll is a-non-e-mouse.

    Just be nice to know what mixture and size of business there is on the forum.?

    Earl
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: sirearl Member since: Apr 23, 2007
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  2. Steve Cool

    Steve Cool UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Micro Company

    Me and one engineer full time, the wife for debt collecting, and sub contractors as and when we need them in summer.

    Turnover......not so much since ROK stitched me up, will do about about £250k ish this year

    Profit, ha ha whats that?

    Steve
     
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    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: Steve Cool Member since: Jan 4, 2007
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  3. saxondale

    saxondale Banned

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    small - less than 5 employees ............
     
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    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: saxondale Member since: Jul 23, 2008
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  4. m4ttch4tt

    m4ttch4tt UKBF Regular Free Member

    230 15
    I'm in between - thinking of starting and struggling to make money from business as I'm in the process of establishing but not yet trading.
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: m4ttch4tt Member since: Nov 14, 2010
    #4
  5. m4ttch4tt

    m4ttch4tt UKBF Regular Free Member

    230 15
    What do you actually do saxondale?
    I've never asked before...
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: m4ttch4tt Member since: Nov 14, 2010
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  6. WirralPrinters

    WirralPrinters UKBF Newcomer Free Member

    255 40
    Interesting :)

    Well, as some of you may have read, I have started up a free online printing directory and printing news site, shortly to be followed by hotels, motoring etc.

    I also do bits of coding and web design work for other forums and scripts.

    Started an SEO business and have a few clients onboard - although I don't even have my own website for this yet!!

    Shortly about to launch a Print Management company offering complete print jobs from design (designed by me) and printing (outsourced) to delivery.

    Plus a full time job :)

    Other projects in the pipeline.

    All little things but hopefully they will grow over time :D

    Cheers,
    Mark.
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: WirralPrinters Member since: Jan 27, 2011
    #6
  7. estwig

    estwig UKBF Legend Free Member

    12,295 4,305
    There's me and erm, me.

    No subbies, no employees, no vehicles, no VAT (just), Happy Days!!!

    :)
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: estwig Member since: Sep 29, 2006
    #7
  8. Lee Jones Jnr

    Lee Jones Jnr UKBF Newcomer Free Member

    3,751 736
    You're a lucky lucky man!
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
    #8
  9. Lee Jones Jnr

    Lee Jones Jnr UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Not voting on your own poll Earl?
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  10. saxondale

    saxondale Banned

    3,742 612

    therefore, not in business.
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: saxondale Member since: Jul 23, 2008
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  11. Lee Jones Jnr

    Lee Jones Jnr UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I have a very strong feeling that Saxondale may actually be Prince Philip.
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  12. estwig

    estwig UKBF Legend Free Member

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    What about, just for a change, we try and keep this thread on topic.
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: estwig Member since: Sep 29, 2006
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  13. Lee Jones Jnr

    Lee Jones Jnr UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Be nice to have a polls side by side relating to profit, staff quantity etc.
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  14. Lee Jones Jnr

    Lee Jones Jnr UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    Okay, what is the difference between £1m plus and Upto £10m?
    Should it not be £1m plus and then £10m plus?
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  15. akirk

    akirk UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I presume that up to 10 million really means 1 to 10 million? as otherwise even those turning over 2p a year could vote for that one...

    and seeing that it is asking about business in general terms, not 'online business' what relevance does bricks and mortar business only mean? We can't find any mention of bricks or mortar in our business accounts, so perhaps this is for builders only?

    Alasdair
     
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    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: akirk Member since: Jul 1, 2010
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  16. Lee Jones Jnr

    Lee Jones Jnr UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    So where does £1m plus end?
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  17. MikeJ

    MikeJ UKBF Big Shot Free Member

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    What's a "Bricks and mortar" business?

    (sorry, posted this before reading AKirk's post)
     
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    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: MikeJ Member since: Jan 15, 2008
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  18. internetspaceships

    internetspaceships Banned Full Member

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    Ok, fair post, and lads as Earl requested let's keep in on topic.

    Money where my mouth is time, in the spirit of this thread.

    9 staff, three locations, in the "over 1 million and under ten million" bracket.

    Regards

    Jon
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: internetspaceships Member since: Sep 7, 2009
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  19. Lee Jones Jnr

    Lee Jones Jnr UKBF Newcomer Free Member

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    I always thought it meant a business that exists in physical space to serve customers rather than online, however looking at the way the poll works it seems to mean 'more than £10m turnover'
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  20. Drpepper

    Drpepper Banned

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    Why the "bricks and mortar" option? I'm bricks and mortar (i.e High Street), but luckily also have a turnover!! Shouldn't I be able to tick this box and turnover?
     
    Posted: Feb 2, 2011 By: Drpepper Member since: Oct 4, 2010
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