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Small Business Transformer Summit

Small Business Transformer Summit

It is impossible to underestimate the transformational power of small businesses, especially when they come together to create something great. Ruth Noel-Samaroo is a small business owner – a bookkeeper with a keen interest in small business. Just like Stefan, she wants to help people to get their business idea off the ground. That’s why…

Sincerity – Quote of the Week

Sincerity – Quote of the Week

“One’s belief that one is sincere is not so dangerous as one’s conviction that one is right. We all feel we are right; but we felt the same twenty years ago and today we know we weren’t always right.” – Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) US composer. Those are some very interesting words from the famous composer…

Gorgeous guy fails to land second date

Gorgeous guy fails to land second date

Arriving at the station the other morning I overheard a conversation between two young women. It went something like this: First woman “How did your hot date go with that good looking guy?” Second woman “You know what, it was OK. But all through the evening he talked about himself and I just listened.” First…

Infographic: Student Startups

Infographic: Student Startups

Today’s technology makes it easier than ever for a student to also be an entrepreneur at the same time. Many of the giant tech companies which are household names today began life as college businesses – Microsoft, Google and Facebook being three notable examples of this. As a student entrepreneur you have access to all…

Get social for Valentine’s Day

Get social for Valentine’s Day

We all know that social media is important for small businesses, but are you really sure how much impact your social strategy is having? If you needed to make changes to your social media strategy would you even know where to start? Those looking for a bit of help with their social media should enter…

Top 5 Tips for Reacting to Failure

Top 5 Tips for Reacting to Failure

Failure is almost certainly to be part and parcel of your experience running a business. It simply isn’t possible to hit a home run every time you try something new with your business and so sometimes we get things wrong or things happen that are outside of your control that result in failure – whether…

Infographic: Repairing Efficiency

Infographic: Repairing Efficiency

Even when you have important deadlines to meet, it can be very easy for other business distractions to get in the way of what you are trying to achieve. If you’ve ever experienced this scenario then you will know how difficult it also is for you to get back on track once you’ve been knocked…

Leadership – Quote of the Week

Leadership – Quote of the Week

“A leader is one who ventures and takes the risks of going out ahead to show the way and whom others follow, voluntarily, because they are persuaded that the leader’s path is the right one – for them, probably better than they could devise for themselves.” – Robert Greenleaf (1904-90) US director of Management Research…

Infographic: Obamacare and Small Business

Infographic: Obamacare and Small Business

A great many of our readers are small business owners from the United States and since the beginning of the year they have been subject to new legislation under the Affordable Care Act (also known as “Obamacare“). Most employers in the US are now required to provide medical insurance for their employees or contribute towards…

Top 5 Tips for Running a Business as a Parent

Top 5 Tips for Running a Business as a Parent

If you have quit your day job to bring up children it can be tough to make ends meet with one fewer paycheck coming to the household every month. But you don’t have to give up work entirely and in fact it is great entrepreneurial experience to run your own business from home to fit…

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