the joy of being a micro business

Being a micro entrepreneur, gives you the chance to create your own future and forge your own path. It’s not always be easy but being the creator of your own destiny is one of the most powerful and liberating things you can do for yourself.

Micro businesses have different challenges, budgets and resources to bigger businesses… but it also means that you can be more flexible, nimble & profitable when you are smart about your business.

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The truth about starting your own business

The truth about starting your own business

Starting your own business is amazing. You wake up when you want, work from where you want and younever have to sit through a boring-ass ‘weekly planning meeting’ EVER AGAIN. Awesome! However. This freedom does not come without its challenges. You don’t wake up...

The secret to reading body language in business

The secret to reading body language in business

Being able to understand what other people are feeling and thinking is a core life  skill – it’s what makes great communicators and relationship builders. Some people do this quite naturally and are highly intuitive. Others need to spend time learning how to observe...

8 simple improvements you can make to your website

8 simple improvements you can make to your website

This is a co-written post. I asked my Technical Director, JP, to help me write this article – because as a non-designer, he can suggest practical tips which don’t take long to implement from a technical perspective! Here's what he says: 1. Social sharing buttons There...

Julie Hall

Hi, I’m Julie

20 years ago I took a leap of faith and started a business in partnership with another person.  That doomed business lasted all of 3 weeks (definitely a story for another day). Thankfully since then I have learned a lot about what it takes to succeed in business.

On this website you’ll find lots of tips, ideas and strategies from me and other microentrepreneurs to help you with your micro business and give you lots of inspiration for your journey.

Running a business

Does your brand need to evolve?

Does your brand need to evolve?

Have you ever found yourself looking at your business branding and thinking it’s time for an overhaul, a reassessment or a refresh? Your business could just be in evolution or revolution mode. A business brand is a living entity. As it evolves and matures over time...

What You Should Really Have On Your Business Card

What You Should Really Have On Your Business Card

When you first decide to set up your own business, designing your business card is one of the most exciting things you can do. Somehow, the business card makes you feel like your business is ‘real’. The likelihood is that you spent a lot of time getting your business...

Are you letting your clients get too much for free?

Are you letting your clients get too much for free?

Ever been asked to do a little ‘extra’ or ‘help out’ an existing customer or been asked by your boss to just add something else to your long list of things to do … and felt like you couldn’t say no? We’ve all been there. In this article we'll discuss how to set...

What is your marketing talent?

What is your marketing talent?

Everyone has one - but there is a good chance that you are not using yours to your full potential. To be a successful micro-entrepreneur you need to love marketing.  I mean really looooovvvvve marketing.  And sales.   If you're not able to sell your product it's going...

How to use email’s hidden power to convert leads into sales

How to use email’s hidden power to convert leads into sales

When it comes to online marketing, most business owners focus on efforts like maintaining the company website or updating their social media presence. Email marketing is usually forgotten or taken for granted. However, statistics show us that the use of email can be...

How to stop making these top 5 mistakes with your pricing

How to stop making these top 5 mistakes with your pricing

When working with a new client who wants to start making more money in their business, without putting in more hours, one of the first areas I’ll be prying into is their pricing strategy. And time and time again I see the same 5 mistakes cropping up, holding their...

Customer avatars: Do you know who you’re talking to?

Customer avatars: Do you know who you’re talking to?

..Do you know the things in life they’re hoping for? If not, why not? Having a complete picture of a specific ‘ideal customer’, or persona, can help you to develop the right products and services just for them. If you know exactly who it is that you are dealing with,...

10 Questions to help you plan your business

10 Questions to help you plan your business

In this post, Nadia Finer, a micro-business coach who specialises in helping women max-up their micro-business answers a question from one of our community members - a graphic designer in Shrewsbury.    Nadia provides solutions and ideas to help solve your most...

Marketing your micro business

microentrepreneur podcast

 Our podcast was recorded between 2014 and 2015 as part of one of my previous businesses.  The content might be from a few years back but there are still lots of relevant gems in there around mindset, success and what it takes to build a successful micro business.  

And who knows, we might even start recording again!

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