Small Business Expert – This Gun’s for HIre

Do you have an online platform which provides small business expertise to your clients? Would you like to add value to their membership? If so, I’d love to help. I am a Small Business Expert. Let’s talk! *** I’ve been self-employed for over 40 years, firstly as an accountant and then as a small business mentor and coach. I have helped thousands of small businesses with starting, growing, managing, replicating and selling their entrepreneurial ideas, marketing and making money. I am an expert in small businesses of all different types and in the business of being self-employed. I really love to […]

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The Joys of Self-Employment

There’s a lot of talk right now about how self-employed people and Entrepreneurs are the future. With so many without jobs all over the world, a number of people – perhaps larger than in my lifetime – are faced with no choice but to roll up their sleeves and employ themselves. What does it take? What are the pitfalls? What do you fear? I’d love to know. I’ve been self-employed now since July 1977 and I’ve forgotten what it’s like to be right at the beginning of this journey. I can share that it is often worrying but that there […]

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50+ Entrepreneurs Are Finding Funding

Helen Loveless wrote in the Mail on Sunday: “As the recession bites, growing numbers of older workers who have seen their jobs disappear are starting their own businesses, often using their redundancy payouts as funding. Figures show that entrepreneurs aged 50 and over were behind more than a quarter of all new start-ups launched in the first six months of 2009, with an estimated 200,000 firms set up by the over-50s since the onset of the credit crunch in August 2007. Research by telecoms company O2 suggests that older entrepreneurs are finding it easier to access funding than others, with […]

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