Category SOHO/SMB/SME/Micro

How the Banks Screw Small Business with a Smile!

‘Darling Brown’ – I love calling them that – are telling us everyday how much they are working to help small business to get finance and get the banks back to lending. With Bank Bail-Out 2.0 under way, we the taxpayers are continuously bailing these guys out, to the detriment of pensions, our currency, house-prices,…

My Top 5 Small Business Wishes For 2009.

I guess we all know 2009 is not going to be the easiest year for business and for small businesses in particular, but I firmly believe that there are enough opportunities out there to survive and even to make a profit in 2009, especially for a bootstrapped small- or home business. Not loosing business focus…

New Years Resolution: Start My Own Home Business Or Small Business.

You may have a new years resolution to start your own business, but as you know some of the forthcoming new years resolutions are easy to keep, some others are more challenging and most of them will be broken within the first month. So if you are thinking about starting a small business in the…

Recession Business Start Up: Micro Business Co-op.

I’m thinking more and more about opportunities for people to start a small business, home business or a self-employed business during this recession/depression or once they lose their jobs. This afternoon I had this idea as another company was in the news with over 2000 job losses. I thought about what happens when companies go…

I’m a PC, I’m a MAC, but Should Small Business Care?

Ever seen these silly TV ads Apple and Microsoft are running currently? The ones where normal looking people proclaim to be PCs or Macs? What really worries me is that Microsoft displays a lack of small business and home business understanding on a massive scale. Are they really saying small business should care? For 1…

My CNBC Power Lunch Europe Interview.

As I mentioned last week on my blog I had my interview with CNBC today. It was a nice experience, and I met some nice people like Tessa, originally from Brisbane and Ross Westgate, who interviewed me – I did enjoy the experience. As all of you know the topic was ‘Small Business’ and how…

Cloud Computing The WinWeb OnlineOffice Benefits

WinWeb posted this earlier on our WinWeb Blog and I thought my readers here would benefit from it too, so here it is: ‘Cloud Computing‘ is in the media everywhere these days. What does is mean and how is it going to help your small business or home business? WinWeb has been providing Cloud Computing…

The Entrepreneurial Capitalism Revolution.

Given the state of our economy world-wide, I hope that politicians and governments alike have learned their lessons. If nothing else they should have learned that the ‘Big Firm Capitalism’ has got us into big trouble. We are spending billions to bail these guys out, with money, tax money paid by ordinary people and micro-…

More Supplier and Customer Solidarity Needed To Beat Credit Crunch!

With credit availability non existent or in sharp decline, a more transparent relationship between suppliers and customers is needed to overcome the credit hurdle. In times when money is short a very open relationship based on partnership will allow a chain of suppliers and customers to fulfill orders in a “joint venture per order” kind…

Why educate women – isn’t it a waste of resources?

When my wife went to university in London in the eighties one of her professors was of the opinion that the education was wasted on women, since they would leave university, get married and have children. While nobody says these things anymore in public, we still seem to have the same mentality. Today I travel…

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