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Why working hard and doing a good job is NOT (necessarily) a recipe for success

Why working hard and doing a good job is NOT (necessarily) a recipe for success

Do you remember that friendly, caring, loving parental advice you received about working hard and doing a good job? I would think most of us have had that talk at some point in our childhood. (If you didn’t then hopefully it was because you had super smart parents who realised that it might not be…

Bookkeeping the secret of micro biz success

Bookkeeping the secret of micro biz success

Band leader of the Enterprise Rockers and longtime collaborator for The Small Business Blog, the inimitable Tony Robinson OBE, is doing his best to keep micro businesses rocking. He recently attended an awards dinner for the International Association of Book-keepers at the House of Commons and made a speech at the event too. The 150…

Feisty Enterprise Tip #2: Get a Support Network Behind You, Say ‘I’ll Get Back To You’ and Then Phone a Friend

The scariest words to a prospective or existing small business owner are ‘I’m from the government (or bank) and I’m here to help you’. If the schemes and websites of free support for starting a business are primarily run and sponsored by government and financial services companies then B-E-W-A-R-E. My opinion is that they are…

Feisty Enterprise Tip #1: Suck It and See – Find Out If This Is Your Right Time

If you have other ways of earning a living and you feel that you haven’t enough know-how, or enough available time and money, to get through the first eighteen months of your own business – don’t do it. In my opinion there is no better way to earn a living than being your own boss…

Top 5 Tips for Social Media #Hashtags

Top 5 Tips posts from the SME Blog are always full of hints and tips for small, home & micro business owners. 1. Hashtags are widely used on social media, especially on Twitter, but have now been adopted by many other social media platforms too. A hashtag is used to collect a series of messages…

Small Business Smooth Operators

Many small business owners feel there are simply not enough hours in the day to get things done and ultimately their productivity suffers as a result of this. But there are a number of small changes you can make when running a business that will have a big impact on your working life. The most…

A Little Slower. Much, Much, Much Faster.

New product releases are always a challenge, but customers are not stupid. When a customer considers buying the older model of computer, instead of the latest model and asks what is the difference, you say: “It’s a little slower!” Your colleague next to you answers the question: ” Why do I need the later model?”…

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