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Before doing anything new, be guided by your customers

Take a look at the following article: Small Businesses Favor Tactics that Balance Customer Attraction, Retention. Have you taken a look? What is it suggesting? Are you doing all of the activities listed, some of them or only a few? How do you feel? Frustrated with another article telling you what you should be doing?…

Feisty Enterprise Tip #10: Ditch the Business Plan – Find a Customer To Sell To

Whatever the product or service you are thinking of offering, you must test and practice selling it to prospective customers. You might need to change the product or service offer if you find it too difficult to sell. Don’t let the experts lull you into believing ‘business planning is the most important skill’. Of course…

WinWeb Hubs are coming to a town near you

WinWeb Hubs are coming to a town near you

I’m delighted to announce the launch of the very first WinWeb Hub in Letchworth, Hertfordshire on 1st August. This will be the first of many so don’t worry if you can’t pop down to see us, there should be one near you fairly soon! Meet other entrepreneurs to collaborate with – find out more –

(via WinWeb Business Blog)

Do I really need an Accountant?

Do I really need an Accountant?

Let’s face it, in the current economic climate we are all looking for ways to cut back on our expenditure and save money. This is true whether you are spending as an individual or on behalf of a small company. One of the things that might be top of the list for cutting back on…

Top 5 Tips for Contacting Leads

Top 5 Tips for Contacting Leads

What does your business do when someone asks to know more about your products or services? Is there a set process in place or have you never thought about it? Well, perhaps you should start thinking about the money your business is missing out on when you or someone else at your business fails to…

Infographic: Leadership

Infographic: Leadership

If you are not a strong leader who is prepared to make tough decisions in order to keep your business on track, there are potentially a lot of problems awaiting you in the future. As can be seen in the infographic below, a lot of business success rides upon the success or failures of its…

Bookkeeping the secret of micro biz success

Bookkeeping the secret of micro biz success

Band leader of the Enterprise Rockers and longtime collaborator for The Small Business Blog, the inimitable Tony Robinson OBE, is doing his best to keep micro businesses rocking. He recently attended an awards dinner for the International Association of Book-keepers at the House of Commons and made a speech at the event too. The 150…

Infographic: Risk Priority

Infographic: Risk Priority

New data released today as part of the third Lloyds’s Risk Index reveals that businesses see high taxation as their greatest threat. This has shot up from 13th in the list two years ago to claim the top spot. Higher taxes replaced loss of customers as the biggest risk, which has now slipped to second…

Why positive thinking is not enough

Why positive thinking is not enough

I have always had an issue with those who proclaim positive thinking to be the answer to all problems. My point is this. It is not enough to think “positive” it actually has to be a way of being. To illustrate this unfortunately I am going to use a personal, real life example. This is…

Infographic: Changing Communication

Infographic: Changing Communication

In the last 5-10 years, the way in which businesses have communicated with their audience has dramatically changed. No-one could have predicted the new technological advances that have made some of this communication possible. We now send messages to companies in real-time, from wherever we are in the world, and expect an immediate response too.…

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