Tuesday 15 May
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Today on StartupSmart, we have some invaluable words of advice for those of you struggling to stay focused as you embark upon the road of solo business ownership.
Self-discipline is a crucial quality for any solo operator looking to grow their business but, as many find out, it doesn’t always come naturally.
Today, we’ve spoken to the experts and selected sole traders to pick out the seven key things you need to do – ranging from working set hours to paying yourself some sort of wage – to help keep your eye on the prize.
Elsewhere, web agency chief Scott Robinson explains how your branding can span the online and offline worlds and we profile SurfaceScreen, a new business that was inspired by the founder watching a TV show about NASA spacesuits.
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