In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – April 2015

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – April 2015

How Productive Are You?   `There is still a demand for the right property at the right price' as the enlightening phrase I read in a recent piece about property prices. This, hot on the heels of the edifying note in the BoE minutes that, all its policymakers were `expecting interest rates to rise over [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – March 2015

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – March 2015

Being a Business Owner is a Precarious Business: Spend Your Money Wisely More businesses were started last year than ever before; apparently there was more than one a minute taking on the challenges of business owner. There’s plenty `5 easy steps to starting a business' type of information around but those of you staring down at [...]
Small Business Saturday Isn’t Just For Christmas

Small Business Saturday Isn’t Just For Christmas

Sometimes going unnoticed, local traders’ offerings are available all year round. Building on research by American Express, who founded the initiative in the U.S. a few years ago, which illustrated there were benefits to a community and its sense of well-being when support of local businesses had been embraced.  There’s a simple message; Use It [...]
Challenging Profit

Challenging Profit

I love percentages, they tell you nothing. Big companies can be found looking to their top line (sales turnover) and reaching to their bottom line via the percentage routes of scale and margins. Whereas the top line for the smaller business is looking to their bottom line: the net profit. Percentage margins for sales growth [...]
Engage And Respond Data Day

Engage And Respond Data Day

We have a digital world, with a digital economy and it’s as flummoxing as it is fascinating. Within its lexicon are words which sound as though they belong on the Starship Enterprise: firewalls, encryption and the like, I had very worthwhile day away from the office  amongst a world of data protection. There’s a lot of [...]
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