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#BeTheRoleModel

Sculpted Steel

How Simply Club member, Charis from Sculpted Steel, has become a national role model to showcase diverse women in business across the UK. The Natwest bank have launched a campaign to champion women in business, specifically how they can’t be placed in a box or be assumed to be doing Read More ...Read more »

The micro heart of the wedding industry

Lyn Ashworth England

I believe that micro businesses are the heart and soul of the UK wedding industry, and they need our support. I also believe that choosing micros when you’re planning a wedding is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. Here’s why… With a sharp increase in the number of R...Read more »

The power of business community and collaboration

Bed and Breakfast Academy

If the past year has shown us anything, it’s the value of community and collaboration. This is just as true for our business community as it is for our personal lives.  It has been incredibly inspiring to see how small businesses have adapted to new challenges and supported each other Read Mo...Read more »

Micro Business Matters Day 2021

Micro Business Matters

2021 started very much with new positivity for the micro business community in Britain. New stories are being told and the 7th annual Micro Biz Matters Day was hosted this year by founders Tony Robinson OBE and Tina Boden in association with Yorkshire in Business. Why is this important to Read More ...Read more »

How To Thrive As A Micro Business in 2021 & Beyond

Rachel at The Hut Eyam

Owning and managing a micro business can be one of the most fulfilling paths you could choose to take. You might build your own business in pursuit of flexibility, autonomy or your true passion (or all of the above). Whatever the motivation, there are countless benefits of choosing this path, Read M...Read more »

No Black Friday here…

No Black Friday here...

Black Friday has become a way of life in Britain - well Black Friday week or month. But I have to say, it's not for me really. Not because we don't all love a special offer or treat, but because it does nothing to support the millions of small, micro, indie & freelance businesses in Britain who ...Read more »

Little Wooden Creations

Little Brown Dog Workshop

A brand new website from Little Brown Dog Workshop to fire up your creativity. Susan is one of life’s creatives – able to see the tiny detail and be at one with nature. She has now launched her brand new website for The Little Brown Dog Workshop – sourcing and Read More »...Read more »

From Field to Plate

Troutsdale Farm

The story of ancient heritage sheep, landscape and eating with care. Many of the micro business owners we work with have several strings to their bow. Rarely do they simply focus on one thing, with side projects, another business or several parts to their business. This diversity enriches our experi...Read more »

New Beginnings are here…

New Beginnings Course

Micro businesses in the UK have been among the most hard hit in the world of commerce. With millions excluded from government support packages, they have also suffered the indignity of being little featured or talked about as we find a way of recovering from the pandemic. However, there are Read Mor...Read more »

The Wonder of Wanda Coyne

Wanda Coyne Collection

Discover how one micro business owner has taken undiscovered prints from history and created beautiful unique home and gift items. Wanda Coyne is a one of life’s seekers and has turned her passion for beautiful antique prints into a thriving homeware business. Antiques dealing for over ten yea...Read more »

Hens on telly!

Hens for Hire

Another reminder that working with live animals on TV is just for the brave & micro business owners. One of our Member’s Club business owners recently featured live on Steph McGovern’s Packed Lunch show….with her hens! She has said that she expect to feature in blooper show in ...Read more »

Naturally successful

Rhythm of Beauty

Find out how a micro business with purpose is wowing the world of natural beauty. Louise Allen is the founder of Rhythm of Beauty, a natural beauty business with a difference. This week she won another national award for her beauty ranges from the prestigious Janey Lee Grace Platinum Awards. Read Mo...Read more »

The Power Of Choosing A Micro Business Life

micro business Britain

Here are 5 pointers to the power of a micro business life…. Many of you will know that Simply Great Britain is a club for micro business owners from all sectors. We’re on a mission to change the conversation about micro business & owners in Britain. We tell stories, share Read More &...Read more »

When micro business owners give back…

Cathy Bower Photography

You may have heard me say many times before that micro businesses are magic in many ways – but top of the list is their ability to give back. This story came to my attention this week and it really is a heart warmer! Cathy Bower is a brilliant professional Read More »...Read more »

Creative Wellbeing is back!

Pencil Me In Courses

Among many many things, Covid has stopped a lot of micro business owners, experts and freelancers from hosting events and workshops that are designed to support and inspire others. Aimee from Pencil Me In Workshops was just one of those micro business owners. After 5 years working as a mental Read M...Read more »

An Independent ‘I do’

Lyn Ashworth England

10 ways to make your wedding independent, ethical and extra special. 2020 has not been a good year so far for beautiful, big weddings. Despite the cancellations & postponements though, plans and dreams are still happening as are proposals! How about making your wedding even more special by reduc...Read more »

For the Love of Freelancers

Bed and Breakfast Academy

5 things to remember when engaging the services of a freelancer. Often when you see content about indie, small or micro businesses online, it’s about makers, artisans, designers, artists and retailers. What we often don’t see is the brilliant work of freelancers. Essential to most other ...Read more »

To Gather & Stitch

To Gather & Stitch

Regular readers of this blog will know that telling the stories of micro business in Britain is where my heart is. Sharing the inspiration, innovation and sheer magic of their journeys, stories and process is the most rewarding part of my week. Sarah Shortt trained in Couture in the 1990s Read More ...Read more »

10 Top Tips for a Perfect UK Holiday in 2020

Troutsdale Farm

Today, we have officially learnt that we can take a holiday in the UK from the 4th of July. After months of lockdown, many of you will be dreaming of a British break to help your relax, recoup and recover. Although some of you may be online right now booking Read More »...Read more »

It’s time to write a new story

Simply Great Britain

How we respond to the new ‘open’ will be a vote for our future…. The last few weeks have been wholeheartedly focused on supporting small, micro businesses to stay afloat, recover, rebuild, make new plans, pivot & cope. We have been sharing free webinars, free training programme...Read more »