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Small Business Stories with Anna Forgaard

Anna Forgaard

Small Business Stories with Anna Forgaard

Anna Forgaard is a marketing consultant and strategist, bringing businesses a wealth of marketing knowledge acquired in the wine, media and retail industries. She has successfully worked with brands as diverse as Grazia, Garden News, Great Food Club, The Wine Society, National Geographic and Katie Cardew Illustrations. She provides marketing advice, strategies and campaigns for SMEs, enabling small business owners to concentrate on their product while s…

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Small Business Stories with Sam Hallett, Enable Life

Sam Hallett

Small Business Stories with Sam Hallett

Sam Hallett is the Founding Director and Business Protection Specialist at Enable Life. Enable Life is an insurance brokerage firm offering services to individuals, self-employed and businesses. After battling with chronic illness, Sam has found a passion for health and wellbeing, with financial wellbeing at the forefront. Being an ex-accountant, this is where Sam found a natural transition into life & health protection.

Chronic Health Issues – A Step To…

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Small Business Stories with Richard Bland

Richard Bland

Richard Bland is a digital consultant, website manager, and the founder of BhambraBland.

He helps business owners who are looking to scale or develop a better online presence, as well as startups looking for a creative mind to think through their approach to getting online.

Family as a Business Driver

Richard Bland went through a series of different career paths since he was 18 years old, but what spurred him into the business world was his family.

“Two major things were happening in my fami…

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Small Business Stories with Suzie Flynn

Suzie Flynn

Suzy Flynn is an award winning mindset and business coach who helps Executive Assistants break from the corporate world and start their own Virtual Assistant business. 

The Catalyst for Starting a Business 

 Suzy begins by telling the story of how she decided to take the step to start her own business. 

 “In my mid to late 30s, I started to get frustrated with the corporate world, dealing with redundancies and all of the challenges that came with organisational restructuring. Then I came acro…

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Small Business Stories with Carol Rogers

Carol Rogers

Carol Rogers is the founder of Chromium Bookkeeping, and she helps small businesses save money and stress by managing their books. Her passion is credit control, and she has worked within finance for over 26 years, including 12 years in credit control roles, carrying out payroll, reconciliations, and payment queries. She is also President of Peterborough Lions Club of Lions Clubs International. 

Willingness to Learn   

Carol started her career in the credit control area, but when she moved to …

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How NOT to be a Small Business Failure Statistic

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The first few years of your business are critical. While almost three quarters of small business startups survive the first year, less than one third of micro companies (less than five employees) were in business after five years.

These statistics by themselves may be of little value to you directly. We know how many small businesses survive and for how long, but its far more important to know why some survive and others do not. There are a lot of studies on small business failure. Searching re…

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Strategies For Small Business Success

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For many people, the dream of pursuing a small business opportunity has come true. What are some of the best ways to ensure that your small business opportunity flourishes? Here are a few guidelines to remember when beginning with your own small business opportunity.

First, no matter what your small business opportunity is, keep in mind that it is very important to educate yourself. Make sure you are as knowledgeable as possible about any products or services that you will be providing as you b…

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You May Have A Successful Small Business Idea

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You surely know that a small idea can lead to a great business success. The first movement is to think of an idea that would be suitable for the business market. After coming up with the idea, the next step is to put that idea into action. Of course, this is a very difficult step and having the idea is only the start of the journey. After that you will have to face many obstacles before being able to carry on with your business project. This is just the beginning of this process and there is a l…

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A small Small Business summary

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Small business is a term that is used day-to-day. That is because in the past decade the rise of small business has been larger than in any other decade prior. This is largely due to the increasing number of services that are available to small business owners, to enable them to keep their business running.

There really isn’t any guidelines for when the term small business is used, however it is simply defined as a business which has a small number of employees. How few employees is debatable, …

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The curse and blessing of the entrepreneur

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Having 101 ideas in your head is something that many people would be envious of. In fact, if you mention to others that you are running your own business, they might remark with wonder and encouragement at your actions.

However, one thing that isn’t discussed as often as it should be is how business owners keep their heads screwed on. How do they cope with the ideas that are in their heads, and not become overwhelmed by the enormity of it all? There are a few common traits amongst those busines…

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