WiRE Members share their top tips and tricks

BiS Self Employment Review by Julie Deane (Cambridge Satchel Company)

Posted: 7th March 2016

See the whole report HERE The report is written in a straightforward way so as to be practical and completely unambiguous. I would welcome feedback from the self-employed sector, with…

HMRC Tax Guide for the self employed

Posted: 7th March 2016

HMRC’s new ‘Tax guide for the self-employed’ yet?   Based on feedback from business customers, we’ve redesigned our online learning for the newly self-employed. The new guide is shorter and easier…

Enjoyment Theory

Posted: 29th February 2016


From U Transition Dale Carnegie, the famous author and developer of self-improvement training, is quoted as saying “People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing” Is…

BiS Government Guide to Small Business Support

Posted: 23rd February 2016

Helping small businesses – What support is there for a small business? Download Here Guide to Business Support Services This guide is aimed at people who work with businesses or…

How to fail at networking… it’s easier than you think!

Posted: 15th February 2016

By: Aly Harrold

By WiRE Member Aly Harrold September arrives and we are all out there making an extra effort to get out and network. Two of the networking groups I regularly attend had…

Starting a… Business in Knitting

Posted: 13th January 2016

For pleasure, for fun, for therapy, for charity or for profit; there is no doubt that knitting is one of the nation’s favourite pastimes. There is undoubtedly a “Handmade Revolution”…

7 Tips for Artisan Producers to Out-Shine bigger brands

Posted: 4th January 2016

Jennie Hermolle is a marketing coach and consultant that helps artisan food and drink producers access top-notch marketing to release their brands’ potential. 1.     Be the hero of your brand…

Super Tip – All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten

Posted: 2nd January 2016

From Robert Fulgham’s “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten” via Sue Fry at Unlocking Enterprise Share everything Play fair Don’t hit people Put things back where…

Goal Setting Tips for the New Year

Posted: 2nd January 2016

Take time out to reflect and set goals for 2016 The beginning of the new year is a good time to reflect on your business progress over the past year…

Tips to becoming a successful rural entrepreneur

Posted: 2nd January 2016

Top tips for rural entrepreneurs from Sarah Lewis, the owner of Lily’s Secret Vintage Tearoom, an independent vintage tearooms and outside catering company based on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border…