Category Business Trends

Who can you trust to help you and your biz?

Who can you trust to help you to survive and thrive? There is a better way of getting help than from Government and Big Company funded start up and micro business support programmes. That’s not to say we don’t want their help and a lot of these free offers of help are good and needed.…

The Best Biz Mentors Can Be A Tad Crazy

My Dad I reckon my first business mentor was my Dad. He started his own business, working from home, because, like many people I know, it was the best way of earning a living. His health was very poor so he had to pack in his job. In the five years between me being 13…

Inbound marketing – it’s new and it’s hard but we must get better at it

There’s two types of marketing. The first is outbound and it’s largely about ‘buying’ attention, whether through print, TV, radio, banner advertising or cold calling. We’re familiar with this type of marketing as we learn about it at school and college, we see it on TV, hear it on the radio, see it all around…

Can we help our way to better and faster growth?

I am sure that you saw the news yesterday where they were reporting the latest UK economic growth figures. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the UK economy grew by 0.5% in the third quarter of 2011, compared with 0.1% growth in the previous quarter. That may seem like things are getting better…

Wealth Warning – Working with BigCos and Government

The scariest words for small business owners The scariest words, for most of us, are ‘Hi, I’m from the government and I’m here to help you’. and/or ‘I’m from BigCo and I want to buy from you’.  Let me explain why I think most small business owners need a wealth warning about dealing with large…

Small Business IT, SEO and Social Media Trends

I just read one of the best blog posts by Dion Hinchcliffe about “The Big Five IT trends of the next half decade“. In my opinion Dion is spot on, you should read his blog post to gain a valuable insight not only from an IT perspective. To get you interested here is his graphic…

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