Running a business can be a roller coaster of emotions at times, but it’s essential to prioritise your happiness as a business owner. In this issue, we catch up with Tony Robinson OBE, an inspirational enterprise champion who has dedicated much of his career to improving the prospects for small businesses. He’s also a highly acclaimed author and has published several leading titles, including ‘The Happipreneur’, a 5-star best seller, which led to the popular one-hour show entitled ‘Be More Happipreneur’. Both the book and the show are inspiring, practical, and useful for everyone, no matter what size or type of organisation they work in. Tony explains how ‘Happipreneurship’ is a philosophy that can be adapted for enterprising, working people everywhere. 

So how can you, as a small business owner, become more happy? To maintain a positive mindset and ensure the well-being of both yourself and your employees, here are some tips for staying happy in the entrepreneurial world…

1. Self-care: Remember that you are the heart of your business. Take time for yourself, whether it’s through exercise, meditation, hobbies, or simply unplugging from work to recharge.

2. Celebrate small wins: Running a start-up or small business comes with many challenges. Acknowledge and celebrate every small achievement along the way to keep morale high.

3. Build a support system: Surround yourself with like-minded entrepreneurs or mentors who understand the journey you’re on. Having a support system can provide guidance and encouragement during tough times.

4. Delegate and empower: Trust your team and delegate tasks effectively. Empowering your employees not only lightens your workload but also boosts their morale by showing that you value their contributions.

5. Maintain a work-life balance: Striking a balance between work and personal life is crucial for long-term happiness and success as an entrepreneur. Set boundaries to prevent burnout, and prioritise spending quality time with loved ones.

Remember, being a happy business owner is not just about financial success; it’s also about finding fulfilment in what you do every day while taking care of yourself and those around you.

Enjoy the issue! 

Marcus Green