If you have a new business idea or are a start-up then feel free to contact me for advice or any kind of publishing and marketing help. I know how tough things can be for new start-ups in UK. Nobody helps anyone here... If you fell down, people will very likely, step on your head and keep walking... People generally tend to care about what they can get for themselves.
I cannot complain though. I have had so many businesspersons, celebrities, CEOs contact me for advice and help, and I am always happy to help anyone.
I have met very few people for whom it was not about money but for a greater good. I follow the same philosophy as Sergey and Larry and my attitude has always been to keep doing what I love most, for a greater good. After all, I am a Brit. I do not need a swimming pool or a big car.
My site is the only one that will be happy to publish an article about your new product so that a worldwide audience can see it. I know what it is like to start a new business; Money is tight, you cannot afford a website, cannot afford a programmer, cannot afford a graphic designer, and cannot afford a photographer to take a decent photo of your product...
Perhaps you are in China and finding out that the current regime is only interested in collecting a percentage of your profits. Perhaps you are in India and wondering where all those business tycoons have fled.
However, things are not so bad. At least Pete is here. If your new product is based on electronic technology then I might be able to help.
I often admire the Americans, especially the large conglomerates; at least they help their small businesses and start-ups to grow. When I look at the dozens of new American sites that are appearing every day, I cannot help but feel amazed and impressed with it all.
I was just reading an article on the Chinese government's initiative to make their younger generation more technology focussed. Almost all of their larger businesses and factories help technology students, with free components, and business start-up help. However, most of all they get help with selling and exporting technology to the West. That is very impressive, because it is like a one gigantic machine that is finely tuned for one task of exporting technology goods.
People often worry about starting a business in a recession but I think that the recession is the best time to start a business and the governments and larger businesses should be helping start-ups not just to survive but also to grow.
If you really want to sell your products and reach a worldwide audience then advertising through Google is the way to go. I would highly recommend contacting the Google Advertising team before things get any worse. Moreover, they have plans to suite all budgets.