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The number of self-employed people in the UK is 4.2m and will soon reach the 4.5m mark. Yet so little is written about the experiences of single person businesses. I congratulate Mr Robinson for unashamedly putting forward the perspective of micro businesses; the plumbers, electricians, caterers, freelance bookkeepers, therapists, shop owners, IT specialists and independent consultants, who day in and day out generate trading income to put bread on the table, get their children through university, pay taxes and provide valuable services in the communities where they work and live. No doubt high growth businesses and technology companies deserve our attention and support but the army of the self employed, who stay small but keep themselves in a job and in many cases support others to stay in employment, also deserve our support and admiration, particularly now when just keeping your head above water is a resounding achievement.
Freedom from Bosses Forever is a refreshing take on entrepreneurship counterbalancing academics' and politicians' bias on high growth businesses and technology companies as well as those cartoon-like portraits of businesspeople the media is so fond of. If we are serious about supporting small businesses we need many more authors - scholars, advisers and entrepreneurs - like Tony Robinson, engaging in a dialogue with micro businesses, analysing their experiences and publishing their stories to build a body of learning materials that actually makes sense to small entrepreneurs.
Executive Director, ACBBA
The reader is introduced to someone called Leonora Soculitherz, and the story is told from her point of view. In bold, there are messages for the reader that teaches them how to be their own person and their own boss. It's an enlightening book that had me laughing out loud at some points because I know people like the narrator mentions, and at other points I went `hmm'. I'll tell you why I went `hmm'. It was because I had thought of some of this on my own as an entrepreneur, and yet I never actually exercised these tips. I will be starting now.
I can honestly give this book five stars because it is one of the most entertaining business books I have ever read. While some of the advice in this book might seem obvious to others, some entrepreneurs need to see it reiterated again as a refresher. To make a long review short, I highly enjoyed this book and recommend it to others!
This book had me giggling away, sometimes at very inappropriate times.
It is very well written and easy to understand. There's no mumbo jumbo garbage and it gets straight to the point.
Some brilliant hints and tips all wrapped in a lovely package of humour that makes you want I carry on reading.
I would recommend this to anyone who is new to business who is wanting honest and relevant advice.
I shall probably be reading this again soon and will certainly be referring back to it for the tips! :)
Hidden behind `Leonora's' wit and wisdom, there is a lifetime's worth of experience (and weariness) dealing with the government's business support infrastructure: Tony Robinson OBE is, after all, an escaped insider of the small business support circuit. Government, he explains, has a duty to facilitate support for early stage enterprise but its incentives are aligned towards endless re-runs of generic `SME' policy - a catch-all term disguising support for only a limited number of established businesses. You can't count on it for help. Look instead to your more successful peers for inspiration and advice - not celebrity entrepreneurs but everyday businesspeople who've made it out of the rat race.
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