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Growing in Both Sophistication and Volume: Cybercrime

Transcript of my newsletter from 5th April Hey there, Probably the fastest real growth industry today is hacking. Despite the increasing focus on privacy online, there’s still a big difference in the way people treat security off line from the way they treat it online. A lot of money is quite rightly spent on installing… Read more

The Secret Sauce that Will Save Your Business

Transcript of my newsletter from 29th March Hey there, Q. What’s the secret sauce that will save your business? A. MRR It saved my business in the pandemic. When I started out, I was working on a project-by-project basis. A project, by its nature, has an end date, and when that end date came, I… Read more

The Emotional Impact of Starting a Business

Transcript of my newsletter from 22nd March Hey there, I lost a relationship because of the way I approached both the idea of starting out on my own, and the way I initially did it. When I fix on a project or idea, I tend to dive all in, and that was no exception. But… Read more

My Personality Almost Killed My Business

Transcript of my newsletter from 15th March Hey there, Not being able to compensate for an important characteristic almost killed my business when I started out. I’m not a naturally outgoing individual – I prefer to listen rather than talk. And I hate to commit to something if I’m not sure how to deliver it… Read more

Social Media: Handle with Care

Transcript of my newsletter from 8th March Hey there For a long time, social media has been free-wheeling (some would say ‘a complete zoo’) because you could say anything and get away with it. But that’s changing. There’s no doubt that some businesses make huge sums of money from social media marketing – I’ve linked… Read more

When to Fire Your Customer

Transcript of my newsletter from 1st March Hey there, I recently turned down additional business and fired a client. Why? Because the business relationship was causing me serious stress, which I do not need. Once you’ve been in business for a while you will come across them: the customer who is impossible to satisfy, rude… Read more

The Dip – and How to Deal With It

Transcript of my newsletter from 22nd February Hey there, Whether you’re starting your first side-hustle, or leaping straight into your first full-on business, you are going to experience ‘The Dip’. This is what happens a month or two in, when the initial enthusiasm wears off and you’re faced with the fact that things aren’t going… Read more

Pricing Your Services as a New Business and a Cautionary Tale

Transcript of my newsletter from 15th February Hey there, Once I knew what my one-person business was going to be, one of the things I really struggled with was knowing how to price my services. I was talking to some friends on a Zoom call earlier today and we touched upon ‘Imposter syndrome’ – that… Read more

You Have Skills You Could Turn into a Business

Transcript of my newsletter from 8th February Hey there, It doesn’t matter what your corporate job is, I’m prepared to bet that you have skills you could turn into your own business. You probably take them for granted, so you overlook them, but they’re there. You know MS Office? Great, you can offer your services… Read more

Options for Your Plan B

Transcript of my newsletter from 1st February Hey there, When I was out of work and struggling to find a job (20 years ago), I remember looking at my computer and thinking ‘there must be a way I can use that to earn a crust’ I just couldn’t think of one. Today there are so… Read more