How to Successfully Start a Small Business from Home


Once upon a time, starting a product business meant buying or renting a shop, paying for utilities, hiring staff, and much more. That wasn’t just expenses; it was risk. You’d need a bank loan or substantial savings. Not so anymore. Selling products online means you can start and run the business without ever leaving your […]

How to have a successful Christmas


The early bird… Christmas – and the build up to it – is without doubt the busiest period of the year for the retail industry and certainly for independent product businesses – so if I could advise just one thing – plan ahead! June, July and August are the summer months so people are away […]

10 Proven Ways to Improve the Profitability of Your Small Business


Small business owners are almost always passionate about their products. You don’t put in the blood, sweat, and tears businesses require unless you believe you deliver value. Sometimes, however, that means they are more concerned with delivering high-quality products and stellar customer service than they are with profitability. After all, there are easier ways to […]

6 transformational ways to be more productive

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Being productive – the holy grail right? Yet feeling overwhelmed and having that constant feeling of having too much to do is a conversation I often have with clients. As small business owners we feel this sense of ‘how will I get all of this done’ keenly as we manage our work with our day-to-day […]

3 unmissable insights on how much money it takes to start a small business!

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When you first look into starting your own small business you’ll soon discover that there is very little information available on how much it actually costs to start and run a one. Yet it’s possibly one of the most frequent questions that I’m asked – ‘how much am I going to have to pay out at […]

9 juicy tit bits on how to start a small business after being on furlough

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During 2020 people took up new hobbies from cold water swimming to learning a musical instrument but there were a large number of people who used their new found time to plan starting their very own small business. ‘Furlough-preneurs’ were born! And what’s more many of the small businesses provided innovative solutions to enhance our […]

7 effective ways to boost your confidence when starting a small business

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7 Ways To Boost Your Confidence When Starting A Small Business Starting your own small business taps into many skills but what it relies on in abundance is confidence. In the early days of founding and launching your small business you’ll be busier than you’ve ever known, they’ll be hurdles, challenges, and the best of […]

7 secrets on how to start a small business when you don’t have any money

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7 Secrets On How To Start A Small Business When You Don’t Have Any Money So you’re thinking of starting your own small business but you don’t have any money? This is a much more common scenario than you might expect and because of that, there are ingenuous ways to get you started. 1. The […]

7 Inspiring podcasts for anyone starting a small business

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Thinking of starting your own small business? There is a wealth of information out there so I want to share 7 inspiring podcasts that I really recommend you listen to if you are thinking of joining the small business world! 1. The Resilient Game Plan Right – I’m going to be bold and put my […]

8 essential tips on how to come up with a small business name

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You’ve made the huge decision to start your own small business, you’re passionate about your product and you are passionate that your customers will love it. Now for the all-important name! It’s much harder than you think right? As you start to research potential small business names I imagine you’ll realise how important the name […]

The Resilient Retail Product Business Survey: Part ‪3‬

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Welcome back to the final episode of my three-part analysis of the 2021 Resilient Retail Business Product Survey. In the previous two episodes, we’ve had a look at the numbers that the 300 plus respondents submitted, in an effort to find some realistic benchmarks to work against, and we also reviewed how those product business […]

The Resilient Retail Product Business Survey: Part ‪2‬

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Welcome back to my analysis of the 2021 Resilient Retail Product Business Survey. Last weeks episode was all about the numbers, and hopefully, you were able to draw inspiration from some of my key takeaways and use the statistics I shared to help you benchmark whereabouts your product business currently stands and what you can […]

How to add a subscription box to your product business

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Have you thought about the subscription box model for your product business? Curious about how it works, and whether your product business would be a good fit for it? Moira Fuller, subscription box entrepreneur and Founder of Subscription Box Academy  shares the key information you need to know to consider one… How the Subscription Box model […]

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