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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…

Micro Biz Matters

Sign My Petition Here’s my e-petition http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/18396 If you’re a UK resident you can sign the government e-petition I’ve started.  If you’re not in the UK you may still find this blog about our UK campaign, to get a better and fairer deal for micro business owners (less than ten employees), of interest. This e-petition…

Yes, Ex-Minister,#MicroBizMatters!

Question Time Just before I flew home to Canada I was asked by my inept agent, Tony Robinson OBE, to chair a ‘Question Time’ type debate at a large micro business conference in his home town of Scarborough. Micro businesses (0-9 employees) are, apparently, quite important to the UK. There are 4.5 million of them…

Micro businesses need more time

Micro businesses need more time

Anyone who has ever attempted to run their own business is aware that there simply are not enough hours in the average working day to get everything done to satisfaction. Something always ends up getting compromised in your pursuit to have a successful micro business because usually the burden comes down to the sole employee…

Top 5 Tips for Using Contractors in Your Small Biz

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Sometimes small businesses will have to employ contractors on a temporary basis, either because they have no need to make a full-time appointment or because they have specialised work that needs to…

Think of your biz as an old frock

When to sue? OMG! How many more weeks will the Sunday press be talking about Kate Middleton’s breasts? Frankly, she’s had bad advice. Taking legal action just revs up the story. Whenever I need a little bit more exposure, not of my bits, I threaten, through the media, to sue a C list celebrity. It…

Three Olympics’ Biz Booster Tips

Lowering the Tone Stella McCartney, who designed the Team GB Olympics kit, said ‘You don’t need to sacrifice style for sport’. Stella clearly wasn’t aware that my hapless, hopeless, fashion disaster of an agent, Tony Robinson OBE, was going to attend two weeks of the Olympics. I blame your London Mayor, Boris Johnson. He had…

Top 5 Tips for Small Biz Mentoring

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Work to fill the knowledge gaps that you are aware of in your business. Knowledge is power so surround yourself and your business with knowledgeable people. If you can’t find a suitable…

3 ‘Must Dos’ To Beat the Big Boys at Biz

No Major Tom Just call me ‘Ms Responsible’. I can officially kill the rumours that I’m booked onto Branson’s Galactic space tourist flight. I admit that I will miss being with my peers, such as, Angelina Jolie, Paris Hilton and, the smoking, Brad Pitt. I’m not going because I’ve been so sickened by the greed…

Top 5 Tips for Predicting Your Small Biz Future

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Nowadays a small business has more access to helpful data than they ever had before. Use Google Analytics and Facebook Insights to work out what is and isn’t working for your business.…

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