Independent Business Owners BLOG

27 Apr
Paul Bannister, Owner, Freeflex Homeworking Solutions

Paul Bannister, Owner, Freeflex Homeworking Solutions

Based in Birmingham, Paul Bannister has been a certified Arise CSP since October 2014. Initially working under another IB, he set up his own company, Freeflex Homeworking Solutions, in March 2015. We spoke to Paul about his journey over the past 12 months, from when he initially started as a CSP to setting up his […]


18 Apr
How can you boost traffic to your small business website?

How can you boost traffic to your small business website?

Entrepreneurs often find it challenging to keep track of the constantly evolving digital world. Since small businesses don’t always have the same budgets as their larger competitors, they can’t employ an army of marketers to drive their business to success. But, once you’ve set up your small business and launched your website, the next step […]


14 Apr
How to avoid feeling isolated when working from home?

How to avoid feeling isolated when working from home?

There is no doubt that ‘working from home’ has many benefits, but there are considerable challenges as well.Human beings are social creatures. Even those people who enjoy their solitude, cannot be happy with their own company for a long period of time. So, do you feel isolated sometimes when you’re working from home? You might […]


07 Apr
Marketing mistakes that can hurt your small business

Marketing mistakes that can hurt your small business

Having a ‘solid’ marketing plan is integral to any small business. It can help increase your visibility and strengthen your brand reputation online.While there are many theories on the best marketing efforts that will yield positive results, it is also wise to consider the potential marketing blunders that are commonly made but can be avoided. […]


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