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Why you should keep in touch with customers and contacts

Why you should keep in touch with customers and contacts

It’s almost a given that you should keep in touch with customers and contacts in business. However, many small businesses are really bad at this. In fact, only a minority of all small businesses (including the self-employed) do this on a regular basis. In this...

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How to take a holiday when you’re self-employed

How to take a holiday when you’re self-employed

It can be very stressful to take a holiday when you’re self-employed. Largely because the business is your thing and, effectively, you are you business. On top of that, it’s difficult to avoid the feeling that you’re missing out or that your clients...

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The Reason Why We Do It!

The Reason Why We Do It!

In this 1st episode of the Smashing Self-Employment podcast I discuss why it’s vital that you fully understand why you’re self-employed.

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Small business owners need to sort themselves out…

Small business owners need to sort themselves out…

RANT ALERT + Biz Lessons!!! Small business owners need to sort themselves out! Over the last month or so, I’ve moved house which means we needed domestic cleaners/end of tenancy cleans, carpet cleaners, window cleaners, gardeners, plumbers, electricians and...

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How to assess a business opportunity Part 5: Motivation

How to assess a business opportunity Part 5: Motivation

OK, so this is part 5 in my series of articles on ‘How to assess a business opportunity’. This time we’re looking at (cue uplifting music and training montage…) Motivation Motivation is best described as the reason or reasons that anyone does...

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How to assess a business opportunity, part 3 – Money

The third part of this series is a very important part of ‘how to assess a business opportunity’ and it’s all to do with money. You see, despite what many people say, money is incredibly important. In fact, some folks even go so far as to say that...

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How to assess a business opportunity part 2: Interest

The second part of this series on ‘How to assess a business opportunity’ is about: Interest Now it’s nothing to do with the pitiful amount that your bank will give you for looking after money, it’s all to do with the level of interest you have...

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Busy vs productive – a few pointers

Busy vs productive – a few pointers

As I’ve mentioned before, one of the most difficult things about being self-employed is trying to balance the difference between busy and productive. This short video will help you to think more about what you’re doing and whether you’re being...

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