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Google Checkout to increases its fees

imageI just received an unexpected email from my favourite payment processor, Google Checkout. It’s a rather interesting announcement that in around six weeks their fees are increasing. They’re increasing quite a bit too; users who charge less than £1,500 per month are going to find the fees more than double. Users who charge £15,000 to £54999.99 each month but whose customers originate from a different country (so that’s a UK company selling to a US individual or organisation) are going to see a double increase in fees.

Starting a business in the middle of a recession. Am I crazy?

Esteam-LogoYou’ve probably noticed that across the world we’re all experiencing a financial crisis, a global financial meltdown that has driven the UK into a strong recession. You might be one of the people who have been directly affected by this or you might be working or investing in industries that are relatively untouched. In any case, I would like to tell you a little about a nice little start-up that I’m involved with and why I feel that the current shaky economic conditions might not be as bad for starting a new enterprise as we’ve been led to think. At least, I hope so.