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“If you’re lucky enough to have Tony in your corner you’re going to succeed” ..Tim Campbell MBE, the first ‘The Apprentice’ winner.
“If you want someone to tell you the truth go to the ‘dickhead’ in the red-feathered hat” ..Brad Burton, the UK’s Number One Motivational Speaker
“Bonkers”..Tina Boden, Co-Founder #MicroBizMatters & Taryn Lee Johnston Co-Author.
Press Release: MicroBizChamp dedicates new book to 3M #ExcludedUK
Press Release ‘Sparking An Enterprise Revolution‘
70 Talks in 70 Towns for the #ExcludedUK Hardship Fund
Commencing on August 24, 2021, at Coventry University, Scarborough Campus, Tony aims to raise £1 million for the #ExcludedUK Hardship Fund from these 70 Talks in 70 towns and crowdfund.
The year-long tour will be completed by September 7, 2022 – his 70th birthday.
In addition to the talks and media engagements, Tony will run 7 miles in each town and city for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of his five young friends. He will celebrate his 70th birthday by running his 8th Great North Run (half marathon) and Yorkshire Marathon by the end of September 2022.
All Tony’s royalties (£2 per copy) from sales of ‘The Happipreneur: Why MicroBizMatters?‘ go to the #ExcludedUK Hardship Fund. 3 million hardworking, tax-paying citizens have received little or no income support from the Government since the start of the pandemic despite lockdowns preventing them from earning a living. Most of the 3 million are freelancers, self-employed and micro-business owners and there have been 23 suicides to date.
HAPPIPRENEURSHIP IS A PRACTICAL PHILOSOPHY AND A CHOICE
Tony’s ‘Who Wants To Be A Happipreneur?’ talk, interviews, articles, posts, podcasts, radio and television explain why every size and type of organisation needs leaders willing to learn from business owners that are happipreneurs. All enterprising people can choose to be Happipreneurs.
At least four out of five #startups adopting the Happipreneurship philosophy will survive their first three years of trading.
Happipreneurs are successful in life and in an enterprise. They build happy and high impact teams, avoid damaging stress, innovate, collaborate and, most importantly happily, control their own destiny in the long term.
Whether, you’re a freelancer, or a multi-billionaire like Tony’s school friend, Sir Jim Ratcliffe, Happipreneurship is a business and life philosophy worth considering for yourself and enabling in others.
The Happipreneur was two years in the making. Taryn Lee Johnston and Tony Robinson OBE have updated the philosophy and business principles underpinning Schumacher’s influential work, Small is Beautiful.
Rather than produce a set of recommendations for policymakers the co-authors, with contributions from many well-known entrepreneurs, have written a practical guide of the values and actions which empower enterprising people.
Schumacher wrote about ‘economics as if people mattered’ but The Happipreneur is about ‘enterprise as if people cared’. What are the benefits to long term innovation, collaboration, survival, growth, health, fulfilment and happiness through enabling others to be enterprising and useful to others?
Check out the 5* reviews, testimonials and media coverage of The Happipreneur and ‘Happipreneurship talks. Leaders, parents, teachers, academics, students and all who wish to help people be more enterprising love it.
Tony’s enterprising and happipreneurship life story is less important than what he has learned from interviewing and working alongside the well-known entrepreneurs he most admires.
Every prospective #startup, side hostler, #startup, business owner, business leader, FTSE100 CEO and Small Business Minister from now to eternity should have a copy.
The talks and the book are dedicated to #ExcludedUK and £2 per copy sold, whether from bookstores or online, is donated to #ExcludedUK to help those desperately in need, in severe debt and unable to make ends meet and for mental health support to those in the 3 million who received little or no income support from the UK Government since the first lockdown in March 2020.
The book and the talk are an uplifting story and guide which describe the benefits of leading and enabling happy and fulfilled enterprising lives.
The Happipreneur contents include:
RICHES TO RAGS, THE MAKING OF A HAPPIPRENEUR
Nature vs Nurture
Be Your Own Boss Skills
Working for The Man – Making Ends Meet.
Selling Unachievable Dreams – The Amway Years
Leaving the “Man” Behind
What do you do?
Bye, Bye SFEDI I’m Malta bound!
Showing the world “Why #MicroBizMatters”?
The Business Opportunity Industry
Not an Entrepreneur… but a Happipreneur
featuring the SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL ROLL OF HONOUR, the #MicroBizMatters Hall of Fame and a Happipreneurship reading list.
‘The Happipreneur‘ is available in all good bookstores including Waterstones, Foyles, WH Smith and Amazon. We hope you will support bookstores but if you would like the book personally signed by the co-authors here it is!
Purchase a copy here at £12.95 each including post & packing in the UK.
Companies, business schools, social enterprises or public agencies wishing to buy quantities signed by the authors (not personalised) can email me and I will pass onto Chronos Publishing. These can be gifted to customers, suppliers and colleagues or used for fundraising. Minimum quantity is 25. Prices: 25 – £300; 50- £550; 100- £1000.
Journalists and book reviewers wishing to be sent a copy should email me stating the publication and likely date that the review will appear in your media.
Tony is a multiple business owner over three decades, Chair of Yorkshire in Business Limited, Patron of the John Cracknell Youth Enterprise Bank, Judge for the major UK Entrepreneurship Awards, the founder of the SFEDI Group and co-founder of ‘One Million Helping Hands’ – the Annual #MicroBizMatters Day, now in its 8th year. He is the recipient of 2 Lifetime Achievement Awards for Enterprise and was the National Enterprise Network’s ‘Enterprise Support Champion 2019’.
ALL PROCEEDS from Tony’s ’70 Talks in 70 Towns’ tour goes to the #ExcludedUK Hardship Fund. ALL ROYALTIES from sales of ‘The Happipreneur’ and at least 50% of Tony’s paid articles, virtual and corporate/conference speaking fees are donated to this Hardship Fund for #ExcludedUK.
For paid articles on Happipreneurship (£150 for up to 1000 words) and virtual talks (£350 for a minimum of one hour including Q&A) please contact Tony directly at email@example.com
How to Book Tony for your Conference, Event or Exhibition
Tony is exclusively represented by The Brand Activators Creative Agency. Contact Hilary Dunne, Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.