On Saturday the 12th September I will be lining up at The Knavesmire in York to run my 100th parkrun. I will be joined by family, friends from the running community and friends I’ve made through business. There will be cake! For those of you who don’t know what parkrun is here is a quote…

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According to the Start Up Britain campaign, there will be over 600,000 new business start ups in the UK this year. As I go around networking I meet many people setting out on their first step in business. I still notice them doing many of the mistakes that I did myself 5 years ago; mistakes…

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Every small business owner I meet has a passion and focus for what they are doing, but often I also notice there are times when they struggle to really drive their business forward because the day to day stuff is getting in the way.  Outsourcing the things which are essential to your business, but don’t…

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I love The Apprentice. It is great and entertaining TV. It gets us all talking at home and in the office – especially the rights and wrongs of ‘skeletongate.’ But, there are 7 reasons why, as a small business owner, I hate The Apprentice. 1)  The image it gives business owners – most of the participants,…

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