Is It A Good Idea To Give A Personal Guarantee For Your Business?When you are setting up your new business it is understandable that a number of suppliers might be worried that you will not be able to pay them if things go wrong.  Consequently, they may ask you for a personal guarantee against any loss. The most common time for such guarantees are those where there is little recourse by the supplier if things go wrong. What I mean by this is where you may rent a machine/car  or even a rent a premises.  In effect, this is where you are being loaned the use of a property, an overdraft or the use of car.…


It’s an all-too-familiar dilemma for small business; with budgets and time tight, founders and owners are usually so busy getting things going and focusing on the day-to-day tasks that they have no time for the larger issues, like promoting themselves. Building the brand often gets pushed aside. However, brand building is crucial to small business growth. Here's why: #1. Brands tell a story A…

When you own a business, regardless of it being a small or big one, yet another of your duties is to protect your business premises from theft. After all, you have invested so much of your energy, time, capital, creativity and dedication into it to let anything bad happen (well at least anything that’s in your power to try and prevent). To protect your business, you need to come up with a…


In this latest #TYBCommunity round up we have a video interview with Will.i.am talking about his technology inventions including the new Puls Smart Band, how to defeat bloggers block, how brand should be treating their customers like partners, using images in your blog, Pinterest marketing, starting your own business, productivity habits, accountancy mistakes and more. Read on to find out how…

Ever wish writing a blog post was faster? Easier? You know that blogging is a necessity for businesses nowadays, but it doesn’t change the fact that it’s a craft that requires practice; practice that you don’t have the time or energy for. So you say to yourself “How do I write this? What do I even write about?” And since writing a blog post with skill is crucial to making a…


Companies run into debt problems all the time. You gamble on an investment of time and money, and every so often you lose out. Startup businesses have to gamble capital and debt in the hope of…

I’ve been lucky to have some great bosses over the years (hat-tip to Anita) but I’ve also had some really bad ones. Dealing with difficult or nightmare bosses can be both physically and…


Mobile adoption is changing the way your customers interact with you, purchase from you, and search for your business. For some strange reason, however, there are many businesses who have not yet…

A real estate purchase (or sale) is usually a big investment for any individual. Something that entails extensive research, multiple site visits, advice from trusted professionals and a large chunk…


We’ve all heard the statistics about how keeping a repeat customer is cheaper than acquiring a new one. And while you can call out “come back again!” as a customer leaves your store, there are…

In this latest #TYBCommunity round-up we share posts about Twitter in your content marketing strategy, Facebook engagement, online influencers, editing, interviewing, leadership traits, motivation…


Our audience here at Tweak Your Biz is increasing every day on the back of the great content and thought leadership from our contributor community.  We’re very lucky to have so many experts from…

As a copywriter and digital marketer I’m often called upon for my services when a company hits a bit of a brick wall. I’ve worked with many brands from the beginning and it’s always a pleasure…