See leading micro business activist Tony Robinson OBE at Newcastle Startup Week!

My good friend Tony Robinson OBE, the UK’s leading ‘Micro Business Champion’ and one of two brains behind the annual global #MicroBizMattersDay, is taking his unique new one-man show on the road and bringing it to Newcastle Startup Week on 18th May 2017.

Building on the concepts covered in his laugh-out-loud 5-star rated book ‘Freedom From Bosses Forever’, Robinson will be delivering business truths and inspiring groups of prospective and existing entrepreneurs to make a difference, be happy, and achieve success.

Tony Robinson OBE

Robinson is a seasoned professional when it comes to the world of micro enterprise and presenting the findings of his research and experience. Showcasing his knowledge in the critically acclaimed book ‘Freedom from Bosses Forever‘, a fictional satire that wittily imparts business tips, advice and so much more, the book has earned Robinson the respect of his peers and innovators. With an impressive CV that includes Vice President of NFEA (now known as the National Enterprise Network) and Founder of SFEDI Group (Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative), he is well-placed to deliver the insights and knowledge that tour attendees are eager to heed.

The talks delivered by Robinson on his tour recognise that at least half of working adults in the UK will run their own ‘micro business’ (defined as having between 0 and 9 employees) at some point in their life. Backed by more than 30 years of research, running his own businesses and interviewing famous millionaire entrepreneurs and friends, Robinson’s ‘4 Futuristic Enterprise Lessons‘ are a must for those looking to launch or build up their own business.

Robinson said: “I have an ulterior motive for baring my beliefs and coming out from behind the fictional characters in my books. I want to explain, in a fun way, why what I’ve been lucky enough to learn can really help people to make ends meet in the future. It will be controversial but fun and useful.

Robinson, along with Tina Boden, is co-founder of the successful annual #MicroBizMattersDay event and social media campaign. A one day celebration of the self-employed and smallest business owners. The event which sees participants coming together from around the world both online and offline to celebrate, support and promote micro businesses noted its’ third year on 13th January 2017 and the fourth will be on Friday 12th January 2018.

Robinson added: “I also want the tour to say that ‘micro is magic’ and show people how running your own enterprise is best for business, life, and happiness. Leaders in large organisations can learn from us – not the other way around. I’m hoping that many in the audience will agree to back each other, buy from each other, join one of the national small business membership organisations and embrace the #MicroBizMattersDay ethos.”

See Tony in Scarborough or Newcastle

The first of Tony Robinson’s tour talks is being conducted in partnership with Yorkshire in Business at the Coventry University Campus in Scarborough on 27 April 2017. Consisting of a keynote speech and Q&A panel session, it’s completely free to attend.

Robinson will then be heading to Newcastle upon Tyne to deliver his talk on Thursday 18 May (aka ‘Growing & Scaling’ day) as part of the 5-day ‘Newcastle Startup Week’ festival taking place between 15-19 May.

To see Tony in Scarborough on 27 April for free visit:

To see Tony at Newcastle Startup Week on 18 May, please purchase your ticket / wristband at:

(To celebrate the start of the tour, Tony’s fantastic ‘Freedom from Bosses Forever’ book is available for free from Amazon UK via their ‘Kindle Unlimited’ service by clicking on the image below):

More about Tony

Tony Robinson OBE is a business owner, professional speaker, consultant and writer on enterprise. His passion is the free, no membership Enterprise Rockers Community which he co-founded with Tina Boden. The Enterprise Rockers aim is to make life better for micro enterprise owners throughout the world. His life’s work is as the ‘Micro Business Champion’. He received an OBE for services to small firms and training, presented by Prince Charles in 2001 at Buckingham Palace and the IAB Lifetime Contribution to Enterprise Award presented at the House of Commons in 2012. Find out more at

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