Category Small Business / SOHO

Entrepreneur Rollercoaster

Entrepreneur Rollercoaster

The life of an entrepreneur is notoriously up-and-down. As soon as you traverse one bump in the road there is another waiting for you just ahead. But that is all part of the fun for anyone with some real entrepreneurial spirit. You soon learn to love every high and low, because even the worst moments…

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?…

Have you got everything covered?

A word to the wise as weird weather has an ever increasing bearing on life. Running a micro business leaves little scope for error or loss – don’t we all know it? Losing time really hurts. We are all superhuman and are never ill because we can’t afford to be. We are superhuman and will…

Flexible working cutting business costs

Flexible working cutting business costs

Small and micro business owners have known for many years about the benefits of employing people flexibly, but it seems like big business is finally cottoning on to the “big secret”. Flexible working allows many small businesses to employ people who, for whatever reason, are not able to work full-time. Now 22 of the most…

Homing at work

Homing at work

Apparently if your employees are not working from home, you must expect them to be “homing at work”. A staggering 93% of people surveyed are now taking care of personal and family matters during the workday direct from the office. The number of people who are running personal errands during the workday has increased by…

Think ‘Small’ first- It’s more palatable!

Think ‘Small’ first- It’s more palatable!

Not a week seems to go by without some sort of nonsense being reported going on in the corporate world. A few years back we saw the banks implode and need bailing out, many reported this was due to greed to make bonuses and the desire to make money at any cost. Often, it is…

Why I’d Choose a Woman Business Partner Every Time?

Ouch! I think that hissing is the sound of knives flying through the air aimed at my back. This is where I may upset most business women and most business men. I’ll be accused of stereotyping and other words I find difficult to spell. I’m old but not wise – who knew? However, I just…

Get people experienced in everything to do with SMEs!

Get people experienced in everything to do with SMEs!

Today saw the publication of a report by Lord Young entitled ‘Growing Your Business’- one of a series of pieces by ‘The Dude’ (still don’t know why he has that nickname) to help Small Businesses in the UK. I have a lot of time for Lord Young, I’ve met him, and discussed a few ideas…

Self-Employed Work / Life Balance Tips

Self-Employed Work / Life Balance Tips

If you’ve recently started your own business it can be difficult to know where to draw the line between working all the time and making sure that you spend enough time on your personal life and with family. This couple profiled on the BBC website have some good tips for maintaining this work and life…

Consulting From Home

Consulting From Home

There are so many great benefits to working from home, especially if you are running a one-man (or woman) business all by yourself. Working from home is particularly suited to professions like consulting. By cutting out the waste of operating your own office in the city you perhaps lose some of the prestige, but it…

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