A new blogging system

You will notice a slightly changed look to the blog today. My web business manager, Kim Black, suggested that we move to WordPress – so here I am!
No idea why – but I trust Kim’s judgement and she tells me this will be better in the long term. I’m expecting to add some features to the blog over the weeks ahead as I familiarise myself with the system.
In the mail a few days ago, I received a complimentary pre-publication issue of Andy Wibbels new book, Blog Wild! – it’s a guide to blogging for small business owners – what blogging is, how to do it and why bother. Andy has written in a style that suits even non-techie people like me – I’m enjoying it.
Changing the subject – yesterday I chatted with a business coach in Istanbul about the possibility of bringing The Dental Business School to Turkey later this year. I continue to operate as a “lone ranger” and resist the opportunity to engage associate coaches, franchisees or licencees. I know it restricts my growth in business but I just don’t want to do it.
Problem is, that means my business will never have a capital value, as the product is “me”. I know how to create income – but how do I create capital as a solo-preneur?


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Chris Barrow

Chris Barrow has been active as a consultant, trainer and coach to the UK dental profession for over 20 years. As a writer, his blog enjoys a strong following and he is a regular contributor to the dental press. Naturally direct, assertive and determined, he has the ability to reach conclusions quickly, as well as the sharp reflexes and lightness of touch to innovate, change tack and push boundaries. In 2014 he appeared as a “castaway” in the first season of the popular reality TV show “The Island with Bear Grylls”. His main professional focus is as Coach Barrow, providing coaching and mentorship to independent dentistry.