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50 business ideas to start at university

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Running low on cash and inspiration? Have a gander at our weird, wonderful and lucrative start-up suggestions for businesses you can start from your dorm room.Credit: Alan Cleaver – Flickr We’re not saying they’re easy, or even about easy money – but these ideas should get your entrepreneurial juices flowing, and could set you off on your merry way to small-business success. Enough monkeying around: let’s get to it! Quick thoughts for finding your dream gigDo some research: what do people need or want?If you could provide or invent something that would make life easier, better, fairer, safer or cheaper, what would it be?What are you really good at or love doing? Start with that!Or think about what ventures might support your degree course or future ideal career. 50 start-up suggestionsCredit: Joe Goldberg – Flickr Sell alternative quiet snacks – stomach rumblers will pay to avoid the embarrassment of rustling in lectures and the cinemaUpcycle and sell on free stuff found on Gumtree and…

The best paid online survey websites

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We all have a bit of time to kill every now and then, particularly over holiday breaks and in the evenings. Make sure you’re turning it into cash!

Close the YouTube cat videos down. Instead spend your spare time earning £100s a year filling out online surveys or testing products. There are a growing number of research companies out there offering rewards for your opinions, however they’re not always as ‘legit’ as they make out. With this in mind, we’ve created a run-down of the trusted survey sites, personally tested by out users and us. We reveal how much you can realistically make from each site and share some helpful tips to maximise your profit. Legit online survey websites Each site has a limited number of surveys each month for each person. If you want to earn serious rewards it’s worth signing up to as many as possible. TolunaTest, keep products and earn vouchers. Who are they? A trusted opinion website working on behalf of leading companies. They want to know what you think about…

What to take to university

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So you’re off to uni are you? Well, congratulations! The best years of your life are right around the corner. I’d hate to put on a dampener on things, but I guess you’ve arrived at this guide because you’ve realised that your first assignment is already due. And the title is: An investigation into what on earth I need to take to university, and what I should leave behind. Well luckily for you, we’ve done pretty much all the research for you. In fact we’ve written the bloody draft right here! It probably just needs a few tweaks from you based on your own personal needs… Don’t panic (yet)There are hundreds of things you may want to take when you move to university. Just bear this in mind: you are not moving to the moon. Most universities will be surrounded by lots of shops and nowadays you can order virtually anything online to your doorstep! It may actually be easier (and cheaper) buying things when you’re there and you know you really do need them. If you’re going headfirst into share…