The best bloggers aren’t afraid to speak their mind – which is partly what makes reading their words so worthwhile

 

Blogs should never be boring or predictable. The best blogs inform, entertain and offer fresh perspectives. They have the power to provoke thought and make people smile or get angry. I enjoy blogging on a wide range of business topics. I’m inspired by news or things I pick up from interviews. Here are some of my small-business blogs…

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Is laziness holding your business back?

“Laziness can be a significant problem in the workplace, too, of course (which reminds me of the old gag – “How many people work at your place? Oh, about half of them”). READ MORE

Why don’t more people from ethnic minority backgrounds start businesses?

“A successful and respected business is a symbol of power and self-determination. You have to respect it, regardless of who runs it. Everyone loves a winner, no matter their colour” READ MORE

The best blogs inform, entertain and offer fresh perspectives. They have the power to provoke thought and make people smile or get angry

Two weeks to start a business? Nonsense…

“Why do people continue to give credence to the myth that it’s difficult to start a business? A recent example of this came on Sunday morning on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show and it was uttered by would-be Prime Minister David Cameron.” READ MORE

I blame Simon Cowell

“So the new series of Dragons’ Den starts on 14 July on BBC2. Well, let me tell you where I am… I’m out.” READ MORE

Are start-up business plans a total waste of time?

“Look at companies such as Comet, Blockbusters and Jessops. I’m sure their business plans didn’t include going into administration.” READ MORE

I enjoy blogging on a wide range of business topics. I’m inspired by news or things I pick up from interviews

Keep it in the family?

“As the old saying goes, better to build a friendship on business rather than a business on friendship. I’m sure Noel Gallagher would agree.” READ MORE

Spare a thought for Surinamese entrepreneurs

“In Afghanistan you can register a company in just seven days (apparently, there is a growing textiles sector). In Iraq it takes 77 days – ten times longer than in Iran.” READ MORE

10 things you need to know about starting a business

“Some days you might regret starting your own business. On others – you’ll think it’s the best thing you’ve ever done.” READ MORE


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