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 [...]
Splitting Business 3 Ways

Splitting Business 3 Ways

Having spoken with a lot of micros there appears to be a distinctive three-way split; those not experiencing any difficulties, those beginning to experience difficulties or those who are throwing in the towel. A 3-way split which might be applicable to all sectors and at most levels, but listening to a micro or small business [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines – No29 Micro River Cruise

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines – No29 Micro River Cruise

Don`t retire - Inspire. It takes a long time to save up a wealth of experience which, if invested in a business, can go a long way.  Therefore in some areas of business the start up might, paradoxically, have more value and be more prevalent amongst those who have some mileage behind them because enthusiastic [...]
June 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

June 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

It’s Not a Puzzle, SB is IOH A confusing cryptic signing-off at the end of an email we discovered to be a lamenting excuse rather than reason to be tagged on to a name.  As email arrived along with a misplaced attachment we assumed the acronym held an unknown reference to said document. Phone calls [...]
June 2011 Noteworthy News

June 2011 Noteworthy News

The health status of micro and small businesses  improved , according to Experian’s April Insolvency Index which revealed that 0.55% fewer UK companies become insolvent, 1,808  in number (0.10% of active businesses), compared to the  same period last year. There has been an increase of 4.44% year-on-year amongst medium sized companies, whilst the big boys [...]
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