I am an absolute sucker for Christmas markets. Each year, drawn by the cute little huts, twinkly lights and festive music, I drag my (less enthusiastic) other half along to one of the UK's growing number of Christmas markets.
It's never been a better time to be independent. Not only in the music industry but in every way. With an ipad and a smartphone and a good idea you can run a business from anywhere. People are being laid off work because belts are being tightened.