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  • 10 good reasons to work from home

    By . Published on 22nd November 2010

    Working from home is incredibly convenient. It also saves you the cost and hassle of finding somewhere to base your business. Of course you need some space and there may be distractions, but there are lots of good reasons for working from home. Here are 10 of them:

    Cheap – the money you save by not renting an office can be invested instead in technology, marketing and other things that build your business;

  • How to create the network you want

    By . Published on 15th November 2010

    As the saying goes ‘it’s not what you know but who you know’ so how can you widen your network of contacts to create the network that is important to your business? Here are 10 tips to help you create the network you want.

  • When doing it yourself becomes a false economy

    By . Published on 11th November 2010

    So, you’re in business and gone are the days when a regular pay cheque finds its way into your bank account.  You’re not sure what tomorrow is going to bring in terms of new clients and the last thing you want to do is think about paying out for unnecessary expenses.  Whether it’s providing your service, answering the phone, doing the accounts or booking your train journeys, you’re going to do it all yourself and save yourself some money.  The only trouble is, trying to juggle so many responsibilities is not only leaving you exhausted, but you still don’t have time to grow your business and seriously wonder whether you’ll ever be able to.

    Most small business owners tend to go it alone at first, taking everything on themselves in their bid to save money.  Actually though, more often than not this ‘do it yourself’ mentality becomes a self-defeating false economy which leaves them trapped and unable to grow their businesses.

  • Ultimate entrepreneur: The Little Red Hen

    By . Published on 4th November 2010

    Recently I was talking to someone roughly my same age about his summer. He said he tried to work as little as possible and spent more than a few weeks on vacation. I was taken aback as I thought about the summer my team and I have had trying to finish our upcoming iPad/iPhone game Steve Young Football. Very long days, dinner at work, weekends at the office, coming home on almost a nightly basis and apologising to Erica (my supportive/awesome wife).

    This experience reminded me of a nursery story I often think about called The Little Red Hen. In the beginning the Hen looks for anyone who could help her with her idea (startup). She asks:

  • 10 top networking tips

    By . Published on 1st November 2010

    Do you find networking daunting? Most of us find it difficult to approach and talk with complete strangers. Here are 10 tips to help you get networking: