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Ep29: Mike Southon on how to create a successful microbusiness

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In episode 29 of Micro Entrepreneur: the magic of thinking small, I had a great time speaking with Mike Southon. Mike is a serially successful entrepreneur, best-selling business author and one of the world’s top business keynote speakers on entrepreneurship, intrapreneurship and sales. Listen below or go to iTunes or Stitcher to Subscribe and download it to your smart phone This week’s guest Mike is co-author with Chris West of The Beermat Entrepreneur, The Boardroom Entrepreneur and Sales on a Beermat. He has spoken at over 1,000 live events all over the world and ... Read More »

Is branding really essential for a business as small as mine?

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In my business, I always get asked…What is branding and is it really essential for a business as small as mine? When small business owners approach me after hearing that I’m a Branding Consultant, they will often ask me to design a logo for them or re-design their website. ‘But they are just visual representations of your brand you understand?’ I say ‘What’s your strategy, what’s your brand all about?’ To which I’m often met with blank faces. Coming from a corporate background myself, having worked for some of London’s ... Read More »

The dos and don’ts of increasing your prices

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Have you been charging the same price for the past few years? Are your clients telling you how amazing your work is? If either of these are ringing bells for you, then it could be time to think about increasing your prices. This, however, can be one of the toughest steps to take as a small business operator. In fact, even big companies are hesitant to increase their prices in case it ends up costing them in the long run. Keeping clients on side The main reason why boosting your prices ... Read More »

Ep #28: Becoming the Expert with Suzanne Dibble

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In episode 28 of Micro Entrepreneur: the magic of thinking small, I had a great time speaking with Suzanne Dibble. Suzanne is a multi-award winning business lawyer with vast experience ranging from acting for plc’s on billion pound projects, to helping micro-businesses with their day-to-day business law requirements. She is also the creator of The Expert Authority Challenge. Listen below or go to iTunes or Stitcher to Subscribe and download it to your smart phone This week’s guest Suzanne used to work with massive businesses – FTSE100 PLCs, huge multi-nationals, private equity backed enterprises and ... Read More »

Learning to love the jiggle #thisgirlcan

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For most of my life I have battled with my weight.  There have been periods of my life where I have felt like my body was my enemy.  There have been times when I have been consumed by self loathing and I can barely look in the mirror. Thankfully I’m not in that place now but those that are closest to me know that my weight and health are a big focus for me in my life and is something that I am very keen to improve on. Thankfully being ... Read More »

5 Actions you can take today to develop your confidence

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Do you have the confidence to take the next step for your business success? The success of any business is dependent on the people in it. For many of you, either operating as solopreneurs or with small teams you are your business. So the growth of your business is linked to your growth. That can feel like a daunting prospect but taking up that challenge and growing yourself and your business can be one of the most rewarding experiences you will have. Key to taking that step is confidence and business ... Read More »

European VAT on Digital Products and VATMOSS: A practical guide

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On January 1st the UK and European governments introduced a new legislation that is, at the very least an enormous pain in the a*** for small business owners, and at the most will result in lots of micro business owners pulling their digital products off the market or even deciding to close down. Most of the articles that I’ve read seem to have a lot of hype and over-reaction going on, so I wanted to offer a really practical guide here so that you can keep selling your digital products. ... Read More »

Ep #27: Release your money blocks with Denise Duffield-Thomas

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In episode 27 of Micro Entrepreneur: the magic of thinking small, I had a great time speaking with Denise Duffield-Thomas. Denise is the money mindset mentor for the new wave of online female entrepreneurs. Her best-selling books “Lucky Bitch” and “Get Rich, Lucky Bitch” give a fresh and funny road-map to create an outrageously successful life and business. She helps women release their fear of money, set premium prices for their services and take back control over their finances.  Denise is also an award-winning speaker, author and entrepreneur who helps women transform their Economy-Class money ... Read More »

Thinking about getting onto the professional speaker’s circuit? Tips to get started…

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We asked Jonathan Curran, Founder of Promotivate Speakers Agency, to give us some insight into the world of ‘women who have become professional speakers’. He tells us; On the surface, public and keynote speaking appears to be a very male dominated environment and I often get asked; Is speaking a man’s world that lacks space for women? Is there real opportunity and demand for female speakers? Can you earn a living as a female professional speaker? Maybe you aspire to be like Tony Robbin’s who is regarded by many as the world’s leading public ... Read More »

Don’t miss the Top 10 ‘Perfect Planning’ questions for 2015

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This year we want to get down to the nitty-gritty and answer your ‘Burning Business Questions’. So if you have a question you would like answered, head over to our Q&A page and get in touch. To kick us off, we have Nadia Finer, a micro-business coach who specialises in helping women max-up their micro-business. Nadia provides solutions and ideas to help solve your most pressing business challenges and dilemmas. So let’s get started with this question from one of our community members – a graphic designer in Shrewsbury. I’m a creative soul. I ... Read More »

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