Category Archives: Micro-enterprise

Getting started in the creative industries: review of Creative Review

I bought the current (August 2016) edition of Creative Review (CR) because of its focus on getting started in the creative economy. My work as mentor frequently brings me into contact with people wanting guidance in this area. The edition comprises

Getting started in the creative industries: review of Creative Review

I bought the current (August 2016) edition of Creative Review (CR) because of its focus on getting started in the creative economy. My work as mentor frequently brings me into contact with people wanting guidance in this area. The edition comprises

Joy of print procurement

In my post on security management I wrote: “In our selection of suppliers to work with, we ensure that there is plenty of duplication. It is tempting, once one has decided which supplier is best in class, to send all

Joy of print procurement

In my post on security management I wrote: “In our selection of suppliers to work with, we ensure that there is plenty of duplication. It is tempting, once one has decided which supplier is best in class, to send all

Banking and microbusiness: the ethical bind

Anthony Haynes writes: With my wife, Karen, I own and run a microbusiness – Frontinus Ltd: frontinus.org.uk. Since we don’t possess a widely recognised brand, we have, in order to develop business, to find ways to demonstrate that we are

Banking and microbusiness: the ethical bind

Anthony Haynes writes: With my wife, Karen, I own and run a microbusiness – Frontinus Ltd: frontinus.org.uk. Since we don’t possess a widely recognised brand, we have, in order to develop business, to find ways to demonstrate that we are

Creative Business: a review

Creative business: 10 lessons to help you build a business your way (Volante, 2010) by Tobias Nielsen, Dominic Power, and Margret Sigrun Sigurdardottir, is a tool designed to help creatives wise up on the business side of creativity. As the

Creative Business: a review

Creative business: 10 lessons to help you build a business your way (Volante, 2010) by Tobias Nielsen, Dominic Power, and Margret Sigrun Sigurdardottir, is a tool designed to help creatives wise up on the business side of creativity. As the

Making deals, stupid

One of the authors I work with is Tony Robinson OBE, co-founder of Enterprise Rockers and guru on micro-enterprise. Earlier this year we were discussing the question of what single skill most defined a successful entrepreneur. Yes, it’s an old

Making deals, stupid

One of the authors I work with is Tony Robinson OBE, co-founder of Enterprise Rockers and guru on micro-enterprise. Earlier this year we were discussing the question of what single skill most defined a successful entrepreneur. Yes, it’s an old

Lessons from a printer’s demise: the case of MPG Biddles:

For several reasons – outlined in my post on print procurement (1 Nov 2012) – MPG Biddles were a good supplier to have. Which makes it a shame that they are going into administration (for news of which, see PrintWeek‘s article here).

Lessons from a printer’s demise: the case of MPG Biddles:

For several reasons – outlined in my post on print procurement (1 Nov 2012) – MPG Biddles were a good supplier to have. Which makes it a shame that they are going into administration (for news of which, see PrintWeek‘s article here).

On non-fiction micro-publishing

I’m delighted to say I’ve been interviewed by Kirsty Fox of the Bees Make Honey Creative Co-operative, who publish one of my favourite websites on  creative industries.  The interview, which includes questions on such issues as finance, Amazon’s dominance, and

On non-fiction micro-publishing

I’m delighted to say I’ve been interviewed by Kirsty Fox of the Bees Make Honey Creative Co-operative, who publish one of my favourite websites on  creative industries.  The interview, which includes questions on such issues as finance, Amazon’s dominance, and