Tony Robinson OBE Brings History’s Icons to Life in 20/20 Visionaries: Dead Celebrity Interviews

By Ian Cass | April 19, 2024 |

Tony Robinson’s feature in Start Your Business… Tony Robinson OBE, is an enterprise champion, entrepreneurship speaker, and author of fiction andnon-fiction books. He has spent nearly four decades as a business owner helping small businesses inthe UK to succeed, having previously held senior corporate positions. He has founded or co-foundedfour national business support organisations to…

Computer Power | Horizon Software Scandal

By Ian Farrar | January 17, 2024 |

Guest Blogger | Tony Dent, Statistician. The implications of the Horizon software scandal go far beyond the Post Office and a few thousand maltreated employees.   We have all been the victims of poorly designed and inadequately tested software, although the consequences have been less severe in the majority of cases.  They are, however, a few…

A Christmas story

By Ian Cass | November 28, 2023 |

As we approach the Christmas Holiday it is usually a time of year when pubs are gearing up for a bumper trading period and its one that certainly used to carry them through the very quiet January and February months. But that is no longer the case, the pandemic as we suspected was a tipping…

Hey Westminster – Don’t Blame the Victims

By Ian Farrar | October 18, 2023 |

It’s once again time to talk about the support needed in the micro and small business sector. Watch below the LIVE stream recorded with Ian Farrar (in his pub shed!) and Tony Robinson OBE. The lads chatted about the campaigning that they have undertaken this year with The Micro Business Alliance and what that means…

The political parties, get together.

By Ian Cass | October 17, 2023 |

Things have been busy for the micro business alliance in the last few months we are a new organisation, so a lot of time has been spent letting people know that we exist and more importantly what we exist for. We don’t want to get into the situation ever again when millions of small business…

Why England Needs a Start-Up Ecosystem & Policies?

By Tony Robinson OBE | August 10, 2023 |

In this blog, I will play the role of the Shadow Minister of the B….ing Obvious (BO), and you will play an Incredulous Mainstream Media Journalist (IJ) asking the questions: The interview begins… IJ: This year will see record startups in Britain – why do we need an ecosystem and policies? BO: Every year for…

Helping Each Other – Update

By Tony Robinson OBE | July 19, 2023 |

Still smiling This year has seen one crisis after another adversely affect the lives and livelihoods of 5.2 million micro-business owners. I didn’t think life could get harder for all startups and micro-business owners than when 3 million were excluded from government income support during the pandemic, but it has. Despite my best efforts with…

Wellbeing survey among entrepreneurs and microbusiness owners.

By Ian Cass | May 31, 2023 |

The Micro Business Alliance are pleased to announce our partnership with Oxford Brookes University looking at wellbeing among entrepreneurs and microbusiness owners.The survey will give us an insight into just how challenging, but also how rewarding working in this sector can be. We want to produce the definitive survey which we will be able to…

12 Tips For Managing Your Cash Flow

By Claire Waldron | May 26, 2023 |

First published at https://businessdoctors.co.uk/12-tips-for-improving-your-business-cashflow/ Challenging economic times have a massive impact on businesses – revenue and profits may dip while expenses continue to increase, which puts an enormous strain on your cash flow. Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business, so when times are tough, managing cash flow effectively can make a difference. If…

Our website is accredited climate-positive

By Ian Farrar | April 27, 2023 |

The Micro Business Alliance are delighted to announce that we have received the Climate-Positive Website Accreditation for our website. Steering group member Ian Farrar, said:“Being a responsible corporate organisation is very important to us and included in our Mission. Sustainability and our social impact is something we strongly advocate and support. This accreditation recognises our…