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How to keep your small business financially adaptable

Financial commitment can feel alarming when the economic future looks this murky. Flexible, online systems and a freelance workforce are becoming more common, and are both good ways to keep costs low. Pay-as-you-go facilities – online file storage, mailing list management, even call-center infrastructure complete with automatic dialler systems and unlimited answering capacity – can…

Using Common Sense To Cut Small Business Costs

Whether you’re a gambling person or not, setting up a new small business is a daunting experience. Let’s make no qualms about it; this is more than just putting $100 down on the roulette table. You might have what you think is a winning concept, but keeping yourself afloat during the early days is one…

Things To Think About Before Quitting Your Day Job and Starting Your Own Business

When you’ve got a great idea for setting up your own business, the freedom of being in charge of your own destiny can be very alluring. So, it can occasionally be tempting to throw caution to the wind and get started straight away. But before you make the leap, it’s worth taking a little time…

To take on a senior employee in your own biz – or not.

There is a better way of building your business than taking on a senior employee. Unfortunately, this better way is risky and certainly is not possible for all types of micro-business. My preferred options/alternatives to taking on a senior employee are: Option 1. using independent contractors/freelancers/other micro-businesses Option 2. taking on partners or if you’re…

Job vs. Your Own Business

People of my parent’s generation still had “jobs for life”, at least to me it seemed like most people had jobs for life. It was often equated to having a stable and secure life for yourself and your family. Even if that was the reality then, jobs for life do not exist anymore today! So…

Are All Politicians Bad Parents?

My son came by today and was telling me about what was happening in his life and I must say I’m a very proud parent, like many of us. All the hours, days, weeks, months and years of support have paid off for me and especially my wife. It all got me thinking about business…

Mark Prisk, MP – Top Gun Fighter Pilot?

Mark Prisk, Minister for Business and Enterprise has written a blog post on the BIS website entitled: “Working together with small business“. While I blame the last government for the current economic mess we are all in, I think there is a tendency in the current government to “SPIN” their way out of certain issues,…

Top 5 Tips for Online Freelancing

The weekly top 5 tips post is always full of helpful hints and advice for small, home and micro business owners. 1. As a freelancer it is essential to make the most of your time. Ultimately the onus to complete projects and meet deadlines will fall on you, so it makes sense that you should…

Small Business Cost Cutting:- Fire Non-Essential Staff

I think it is no great secret anymore that the world economy is going to take a “little” longer to recover, due in part to the incompetence of some of our beloved and distrusted politicians. What are you doing to tighten your “business” belt? As I have discussed before, changing as much of your fixed…

Micro Business vs Job

Job security is a thing of the past, no ifs & buts, it is. Why then are still so many hell bend on getting a job in a company? Here are a couple of things to consider when considering your future: ☺ Income Security: You lose your job, you lost it all. You lose a…

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