Let’s Talk About Money… (Lets NOT!)

Let’s Talk About Money… (Lets NOT!)

It’s official (well, official with an ish) because we don’t talk about money, we’re amongst another two thirds who are reluctant to chit chat away or phone a friend about finance. Call us old fashioned but we were brought up to never discuss such things as ‘how much something we have costs’ and we don’t [...]
Business Beastie No 7: Mere Existence

Business Beastie No 7: Mere Existence

Swigging back any discipline tonic and deliriously chanting the plan, strategy, review mantra to keep the business cogs turning is meaningless without action, and might not be sufficient enough to get rid of a business virus. Once down that path of least resistance, making any plan can have you feeling like you're back at school [...]
Get Us Down Off The Ceiling

Get Us Down Off The Ceiling

We were invited to write an article for a construction trade body and, being supporters of independent businesses, local businesses and small businesses we didn’t want to write about ourselves.  Instead we opted to be ourselves and do what we always do which is to share our experiences. We wrote about how ‘Times are Changing’ [...]
July 2011 Noteworthy News

July 2011 Noteworthy News

Word of the Month has got to be Independent. Starting with Glastonbury’s headline act singing out Independent Woman to "All the Honeys who makin’ money" followed swiftly with singing out for Independent Retailer Month with a kick off Independents’ Day raising awareness of the Independent. Over in the US, Independent labs and specialists, for each [...]
The Independent Survivor’ s Destiny

The Independent Survivor’ s Destiny

No doubt, whatever the next shift is, the Independent will translate any new economy to reflect cultural change, changing use of the high street and redevelopment of our society as have their forbears in our history of trade and commercial activity, from grit to silk. With competition, advancing technology, finance and the economy, as arguably [...]
Indie Business: Still Standing or Standing Still?

Indie Business: Still Standing or Standing Still?

‘I remember when’ can be an ageing phrase but here goes; I remember when a Saturday could be spent going through the shelves looking for something to alight the weekend in the local Independent Record Store.  Willing the discovery of something never heard before,’ I remember when’, only five years ago, browsing and buying, in [...]
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