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Episode 194 Tony Robinson OBE | The Role of Micro Business in the World of Business Innovation

Tony Robinson OBE is the Micro Business Champion, multiple business owner, #PayIn30Days Campaigner, Ambassador for 3 Million #ExcludedUK, Co-Founder of #MicroBizMatters Day and Movement, Founder of the SFEDI Group, Chair of Yorkshire in Business Limited and Patron of the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank.

Tony has been awarded an OBE for services to small firms and two Lifetime Achievement Awards for Enterprise. He is currently the National Enterprise Network’s Enterprise Support Champion. As well as being a prolific author of fiction and non -fiction. His latest business book is the culmination of a two-year project with co-author, Taryn Lee Johnston, to write the new 'Small is Beautiful ' entitled 'The Happipreneur - Why MicroBizMatters?'.


Ian & Tony discuss;

  • Newcastle Start-up Week.
  • Campaigning for 3 million excluded
  • The effect lock-down has had on small businesses & mental health.
  • Innovation
  • Importance on not relying on others
  • The dark side of accelerators and scale ups from larger organisations
  • Bootstrap don’t borrow
  • Opinions on Bounce-back loans
  • Thoughts on what will happen when furlough ends
  • Importance of teachers & parents understanding entrepreneurship
  • The Happipreneur
  • The value of a pound
  • Tips for entrepreneurs


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