Sunday, 25 November 2012

Business Quote of the Day for 25.11.12

"To think is easy. To act is difficult. To act as one thinks is the most difficult". – Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was a German writer, artist, and politician. He wrote epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of styles. Click here to find out more on Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Saturday, 24 November 2012

Friday, 23 November 2012

When do you leave the Office at home?

Business Quote of The Day for 23.11.12

"The only limits are, as always, those of vision". – James Broughton

James Broughton was an American poet and filmmaker. He was part of the San Francisco Renaissance movement. 

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Business Quote of the Day for 22.11.12

"Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them"! – C.J. Walker

C. J. Walker (born Sarah Breedlove), was born into a former-slave family. C.J. Walker was an entrepreneur who built her empire developing hair products for black women in the early 20th century. 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Business Quote of the Day for 21.11.12

"The golden rule for every business person is this: Put yourself in your customer’s place". 
- Orison Swett Marde

MYOB Show is an online community and radio show for SME’s & start-ups. Let us know what you are up to.

Email [email protected] if you have any stories we should be talking about.

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Business Quote of the Day for 20.11.12

"The competitor to be feared is one who never bothers about you at all, but goes on making his own business better all the time". 
                                                    – Henry Ford

Monday, 19 November 2012

Can Community Radio Help Your Business?

Welcome to MYOBShow! 

You can hear the show by simply pressing play on the embedded audio player below.

On the show today presenter Dom O'Neill asks how can community radio help your business? Dom was joined by Tony Beards of Radio Stitch plus Fred Marden and Anna Allchurch of 107 Spark FM @sparksunderland.

Further questions:

What can community radio stations offer a business?
Who listens to community radio?
How do they listen?
How are audiences measured?
Has community radio got a future?

To get the answers listen to the embedded audio player above.

Dom also talks over the weeks business news with Miranda Dobson from – The UK’s Fast Growing Business Network.

Below are the top stories:

Story 1: The North East Needs a Strong Leader

The North needs a strong leader to push for devolution of powers to help its economy, a report suggests.

"Think-tank IPPR says the northern economy is unable to dispatch a single ambassador to Westminster who can argue for more powers... The Borderland report says the Scottish economy is able to “speak with one voice”, while the North’s LEPs pale in comparison". 
- Quote from Tom Keighley

Want to know more? Click here to read the story via

Story 2: Clegg introduces more flexible working

"Working parents will be able to share up to a year’s leave after the birth of a child, the Deputy Prime Minister has announced. Legislation is planned for next year that will introduce more rights to flexible working in 2014, and parental leave in 2015". 
- quote from Tom Keighley

Want to know more? Click here to read the story via

Story 3: £1.3bn 4G auction timeline set out

"Ofcom has confirmed details of the timetable for the 4G mobile spectrum auction, the largest sale of mobile airwaves in the UK. The auction will have a £1.3bn reserve price, and Ofcom has said companies can begin in January". 
 - quote from Tom Keighley

Want to know more? Click here to read the story via

To get involved with the show remember our Twitter handle is @myobshow or you can email us with your stories on [email protected]

Have a good week and enjoy the show via the embedded player at the top of the page.

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Can Community Radio Ever Become a Viable Business?

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

MYOBShow: Having a go at an Expo & the recession is over. Episode 3 of Series 2

This week the show was on the road at the North East Expo. While out and about Presenter Dom was joined by Ahmed Khan - a successful North East McDonalds franchisee, Mike Lever - from New Results Training and Tom Keighley - Editor at 

We started the show with the week’s business news:

Story 1: The US Election - Barack Obama won

Story 2: North East Expo - What was it all about?

Story 3: UK car market recovered in October

"Sales in new cars recovered in October after registrations increased by 12.1% to 151,252 units, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

The UK car market defied European trends where demand is down, and brought the total number of new units to 1.8m over the last year.

This figure demonstrates an 83,823 increase in new car units from 2011, and SMMT predicts the total for the year will reach over 2m units.

Contrastingly, the UK commercial vehicle market suffered an 8.1% fall in registrations from September toOctober, although this represents a 16.3% year-on-year". Miranda Dobson -

To find out more: Click to read the article UK car Market Recovers in October

After the news the show moved onto topic 1, Dom asked how do you make an impression at a big event such as the North East Expo and how do you measure expo success?

Further questions:
Are you there to sell a product, the company, yourself or all?
How do you get people to your stall?
What do visitors want?
Do you have any tips on preparing for a show?

Topic 2 was about the UK being out of recession! Dom asked: What dose that mean to SME's in the UK?

Click here to read more on the subject via the article UK Economy Grows

Further questions:
The GDP numbers are so small; will they make any difference in day to day business?
Have you seen any difference in your business?
Is it still too early to tell what might happen?

To find the answers to the above questions and more click play on the embedded player above and enjoy.

Remember you can hear us live every Monday on 107 Spark FM and on at 12:00.

If you want to get involved our Twitter handle is @myobshow

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Hello, I'm Dom O'Neill and I run t.UK.e Productions. 

My team and I make MYOB Show (Mind Your Own Business) - a new multi-platform Radio and Online Show designed to help the small to medium sized business communities in the UK and beyond connect, share information, promote their business and network. 

MYOB Show airs at 12pm on Mondays (from 19th November 2012) on 107 Spark FM. You can also listen online at From January 2012 we will also be webcasting live shows so watch out for more info coming soon. 

You can keep in touch with what's happening on the show, or contact us if you want to be a guest, via Twitter at @MYOBShow, on Facebook by searching for MYOB Show or by emailing [email protected] 

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope you enjoy the show and my posts.

Monday, 5 November 2012

MYOB Show: Creativity & Business

Welcome to MYOB, the show for those who do business online and on the radio.

You can hear the show by simply pressing play on the embeded audio player below.

On the show today presenter Dom chats chats with guests about the trials and tribulations of making money out creative projects. Dom also asks the question can the UK regions retain their top arts and media talent? To answer these questions Dom chatted to Paul Dunn from Sunderland Rep and Josh Coles of Contrapunto. Also
Shyqo talks over the weeks business news with Tom Keighley from – The UK’s Fast Growing Business Network.
Story 1: Lord Heseltine has a big report on growth 

Lord Heseltine has released an economic review, entitled No Stone Unturned in Pursuit of Growth, and outlined plans for recovery in the UK.

The peer made 89 recommendations to the Government, which included advice to maximise potential in different regions, rather than focusing on London, and stimulate local growth in partnership with central government.

Want to know more?  Click to read: Lord Heseltine review welcomed by Government and business

Story 2: £7 million for 3D printing R&D 


£7m of Government investment is to be targeted at 3D printing technologies, the Universities and Science Minister has announced.

Grants for collaborative R&D projects are available for 3D printing, also known as “additive manufacturing.”The Inspiring New Design Freedoms in Additive Manufacturing competition will be administered by the Technology Strategy Board, the Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council, the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council.

Want to know more? Click to read: £7m available for 3D printing research and development

Story 3: Hitachi buy Horizon Nuclear Power 

Hitachi have agreed to buy the Horizon Nuclear Power project from E.On and RWE.The project involves plans to build reactors at sites in Wylfa on Anglesey, and Oldbury in Gloucestershire.
Up to 6,000 jobs are expected to be created in the construction process, with a further 1000 in permanent roles at the completed plants.

The new plants are expected to power up to 14 million homes over 60 year, and the first feed into the grid could come as early as 2020.

Want to know more? Click to read: Hitachi bolster UK nuclear plans

To get involved with the show remember our Twitter handle is @myobshow 

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