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…

Tell ABAB Survey 2023

By Ian Farrar | April 27, 2023 |

Please see below an email from HM Revenue and Customs The survey is asking about business burdens in terms of making tax digital and we need HMRC to see the micro business view, from you 🙂 Dear customer,The annual Tell ABAB Survey 2023 is now available to complete. Commissioned by an independent body, the Administrative…

5 Ways We Can Help Each Other Today

By Tony Robinson OBE | April 1, 2023 |

Our News Release launching the Micro Business Alliance and this fabulous website designed and curated by Ian Farrar and Mischa Steele have both been well received. The last week has given us great impetus with the Government and new members nationally and internationally. The support of Liz Barclay, the Small Business Commissioner, and the Shadow…

Micro Business Alliance launches to represent 95% of all businesses.

By Ian Farrar | March 27, 2023 |

Over 100 organisations that work in supporting micro businesses have united to create and launch the Micro Business Alliance. The support provided to businesses during the pandemic failed to recognise the vast majority of micro businesses that account for 1 in 3 employees in the country and contribute a fifth of the country’s GDP. Many…

#PayIn30Days and the Small Business Commissioner

By Tony Robinson OBE | February 27, 2023 |

#PAYIN30DAYS AND THE POWER OF THE SMALL BUSINESS COMMISSIONER I’ve just responded to the Government consultation on the role and remit of Liz Barclay and her team at the Small Business Commissioner’s office. I have recommended widening the remit and increasing the powers. Here are FIVE reasons why? 1. I want to see #payin30days or less as NORMAL in…