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‘Essence of Entrepreneurship Juice’ – anyone?

It’s Global Entrepreneurship Week and I’ve been busy speaking in all the major cities and on television. Not that I’m an Entrepreneur, hardly anyone that speaks on entrepreneurship is. I know as much as the next speaker, dress better, have been on television and I’ve written a best selling, funny book on enterprise. I also…

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…

Don’t push when you can pull

No selling required There is a better way of winning new customers than pushing you and your B2B offer at them. Customers love it because they’re buying rather than being sold to. You’ll like it because it feels better than selling and you’ll get more long term business from it. Using social media well has…

Stuff the Dinosaurs

Keep up won’t you – most websites that promote ‘how to successfully start and run your own business’ are sponsored by big companies and government bodies and written by people that are in jobs and have never started their own business. The advice is so yesterday. It is stuff from antiquity that belongs in a…

Gurus with Forked Tongues

Today, I want to offer some advice to all my start up and micro-business owner fans on what advice not to take from silver tongued experts and gurus. I’m on the train. I’ve been at my publishers in London checking on new cover designs for the third edition of ‘Stripping for Freedom’ and before that…

Apple Discussion Forum – Censorship Arrogance?

A few weeks ago I bought myself a new camera, and as so often before the new camera was not supported by my favourite photo application Aperture from Apple. IMO, this is easily the best application of it’s kind. The support for new cameras has been an issue ever since and Apple has been criticized…

The danger with SaaS.

You’d be excused to think, that this is an odd headline coming from someone who has probably be longer involved in this business model than most. But yesterday I had a conversation with someone who claimed to be a SaaS – Software as a Service vendor. I asked them about their service and the security…

Which intention did you have for your small business?

I recently spoke with one of my readers about his small business, when she all of a sudden declared she felt like a business failure. I was somewhat surprised by her statement as I thought she had established a nice little business, was making enough money and had a good work/life balance. She explained that…

LinkedIn Frauster or have I been fired?

Today I got an invitation from someone to link up with him via LinkedIn, the social network for professionals. So I signed in and accepted the invitation. Scanning through my LinkedIn homepage, I noticed that a “colleague” from WinWeb had signed up. Once I clicked on the link I was shocked to read that someone…

Q & A: Why is it a problem if I do not want to grow my business?

Sometimes it sound like it is important to grow your business, along the lines of if your business does not grow, it is going backward.To tell you the truth most people talk about growing their business to attract fundingThat is total rubbish, if you achieve your objectives, whatever they are, why would you want to grow your business?... ST.Disclaimer: As with any of my readers questions, I do not have all the answers and here on my blog I can only give you some ideas, since I know very little about your small business.

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