Business Difficulties are Everywhere

Business Difficulties are Everywhere

Business is ‘terrible’, we learnt today, from someone we’d worked with.  ‘It’s hardly better than last year’. ‘Great!’ Was our response, as we waited for this individual’s usual stoic resolve and general philosophy to give us their punch line.  ‘And how was last year?’ ‘Best year we’ve ever had!’ We already knew that.  We’d also [...]
Business All the Time – Come Rain or Shine

Business All the Time – Come Rain or Shine

The swifts are screeching regularly, the pubs have put out their table umbrellas and we’re counting down the days for the arrival of the jewel in the British Summer Crown.  Which, if the weather continues in its' unseasonal dry trajectory, won’t need the accompaniment of a one-in-three wish of  ‘sunshine please’ but should be provided [...]
May 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

May 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

Evolution Not Revolution You ask questions about your business and you’ll likely have one of two responses;  1. Reach for the shovel to dig the hole in sand for a.k.a ostrich style head placing when facing something that you’d rather not or,  2. Panic because, although there might be things that stand out as being [...]
May 2011 Noteworthy News

May 2011 Noteworthy News

After the warmest April on record it would seem the heat is on for some, as troubleshooters are being brought out. One from the City is to oversee a potentially explosive report into the near collapse of RBS, and No.10 is establishing its own panel of senior health policy experts to advise the PM on [...]
Big Year for Business

Big Year for Business

Harmless staring,  especially the ‘into space’ type, might consume some businesses, but it isn’t the usually the first thing that springs to mind for keeping a business in business. Being readily available, accumulating knowledge and not excluding anyone are amongst the more likely moment mop ups. Over a century ago, someone, having failed every venture [...]
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