Just click on each of the links below to view the Mini Blogs:
Cut It Out
Find Time For Everything
How Did You Do That?
No, You Do It
Protect Your Online Image
A Computer Never Forgets
The Business Satnav
No I Can!
Can I Have The Bill Please?
Write It Down
The Computer Lost It
The Anti-Social Media *NEW*
There's heaps of material 'out there' in books and on websites, that explain all the ins and outs of small business managment. Our Mini Blogs really just aim to get you thinking about your business - to give you some core ideas so that you will then go and find out more for yourselves.
“The difference between successful people and really successful people is that really successful people say no to
Really successful people keep their set of business goals in very sharp focus. Everything they do is targeted on achieving those goals. That means saying 'no' to anything that isn't on the path to your goals. Being successful is a tough enough job, allowing yourself to be regularly distracted can make it impossible.
Try to avoid activities and ideas that are distractions or just waste your time. Also, don't keep moving the goalposts on a whim. Be guided by your budget and especially by your marketing responses and only add or change goals when you are pretty sure doing so will improve your profitability.
Self employment is a something of a step up from a regular job. There's a bunch of things you have to do as part of the working day. It's pretty clear that, right at the beginning, you need to be out on the tools as much as possible - because that's where the money comes from. But if you don't leave just enough space for all the new stuff, then you will follow the route of many before and be back in a regular job.
There is good news! Pretty well all these new tasks are simple and need few skills beyond basic computer knowledge and simple arithmetic. So don't be daunted - get stuck in - you CAN do it!