Mindset

In order to build a successful small business infrastructure, you must think strategically and that means having a business mindset. 

But for every small business owner, entrepreneur and SME it’s not always the case about being strategic; it can also be about having things like ‘imposter syndrome’, worries about success and failure as well as having to deal with mental well-being, stress, anxiety and burnout. Here is our take on those subjects…

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How to Take a Proper Holiday When You’re Self Employed

Self employment can be stressful. So how do you switch off and actually take a holiday when you are working for yourself?

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How to Start the Day Right When You’re NOT a Morning Person

Ah, mornings. Whether you’re a “spring out of bed and leap into action” type or a “don’t even talk to me until I’ve had my second cup of coffee” type, many people have strong opinions about mornings. 

loneliness in business by Marc Ford MBA ybkbs magazine
 

Loneliness For Business Owners – a Silent Killer?

Being self employed and running your own business can be one pf the greatest thing you can do for yourself and your family in your life. It can open so many doors, so many opportunities and lead to a legacy that your friends, family and customers will benefit for years to come.

But it’s also one of the loneliest places on earth too. The hours that we work, the time away from people, the pressure that we and our customers put ourselves under, the financial pressures and what with one thing and another, (i.e. global pandemic), for some there have been bigger consequences that have been born out of our need to work from home and our continuous lockdowns that have left many of us staring at the same four walls in house that used to be haven and now is more of a prison.

how to keep going if covid19 is destroying your mental health
 

Keeping Yourself and Your Business Going if COVID-19 is Destroying Your Mental Health

It’s tough right now…here’s a personal reflection on keeping going if your mental health is being destroyed by CoVid19 by Jess Dixon

how to diagnose and fix burnout by ybkbs small business magazine
 

How to Diagnose and Fix Burnout

So how do you know if you’re suffering from burnout? And if you are, how do you treat it? Read on to learn how to diagnose and fix burnout.

presentation tips for shy people in business for ybkbs small business magazine in leicester
 

Presentation Tips for Shy People

Fear not! The hard sell is dead. Most people can see straight through the sleazy tactics people often think of when they hear the word “selling,” and they don’t like it. So I’m not going to tell you to use those methods, partly because I don’t think they’re ethical but also because they don’t even work.

a guide to your success in business your best kept business secret magazine.
 

A Guide to Your Success: Obtainable or Sustainable?

In pursuit of a greater quality of life, most people lose sight of the real reason why they actually want to be successful in business in the first place. It is never the “things” but rather the way you believe these things will make you feel once you’ve got them.

are you afraid of success ybkbs magazine
 

Are You Afraid of Success?

It is well documented that many people fail to achieve their goals in life due to the phenomenon known as “fear of failure” but are you aware that a major factor that is often overlooked, is a state known as “fear of success”? 

how to fight freelancer loneliness ybkbs small business magazine Jess Dixon
 

How to Fight Freelancer Loneliness

Being a freelancer is amazing. But…Income insecurity and having to get your head around the intricacies of the tax system are two of the most obvious. The other one, though, is the loneliness.

don't let worry bust your businesss article by Marc Ford MBA business coach for YBKBS magazine
 

Don’t Let Worry Bust Your Business

So today is June the 1st. Today some of the lockdown restrictions that have plagued our lives let alone our businesses are relaxed and over the last few days and weeks I’ve noticed some distinct splits in the mentality of the small business fraternity.

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Passive Income: Fact or Fiction?

When people hear “passive income,” it conjures up images of money for doing nothing. It’s a very seductive myth. Who wouldn’t want to have the cash rolling in while they lie on the beach sipping a cocktail?

FIVE ALLOWABLE EXPENSES YOU MAY BE FORGETTING TO CLAIM for ybkbs magazine for smalll businesses
 

Five Allowable Expenses You Might Be Forgetting to Claim

Who amongst us has not groaned when it comes to tax return time?
But did you know you could be missing out on certain legitimate business expenses that you can claim for? If you’ve spent money on any of these five things this last year, don’t forget to add them to your expenses

5 things to consider when setting your rates for business ybkbs magazine jess Amy Dixon
 

Five Things to Consider When You Set Your Rates

How much do I charge? It’s taboo to talk about money. But it shouldn’t be! After all, that’s why most of us work. Freelancers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs understand the difficulties inherent in the process of setting rates for our work.

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The Relationship Between Income, Profit and Pricing

“Revenue is vanity…margin is sanity…cash is king.”

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