Pitching Goals

Pitching Goals

He’d said, at the World Economic Forum,  “Once goal setting is done, the Central Bank needs to be more determined toward output and there must a better understanding with set goals and the tolerance level of banking operations" and being in a bad - but improving - place is, according to Mark Carney, Governor of the [...]
I Can’t Believe You Said That!

I Can’t Believe You Said That!

"What’s that all about?" said (yet another) incredulous business bank customer who was shocked at the disappearance of their bank manager’s discretionary aura. We all know the routine: Effective funder relationships are the way to go. But, lenders have been on a diet, and if they’re on a diet the sweet jar doesn’t get opened for [...]
I Think We Might Have Spring Syndrome

I Think We Might Have Spring Syndrome

Ahhh. ...The weather is being kind....   `Birds flying high...... Sun in the sky.....' After another winter of unclear economic messages, as blossoms bloom, fresh thoughts can begin to spring up for businesses. Recession and distress can thaw a little as plans, accounts and emails get a spring clean. Browser histories are cleared.... `It’s a new [...]
Shock Value

Shock Value

I wonder how many will choke on their coffee when they hear of  the brilliant idea that Banksy recently set up? A market stall  in New York, part of his contribution illustrating Art without a price tag, filled with original work at $60 a pop..... and few takers. Marvellous. Collectors for profit, missing-out to those genuinely [...]
Keep Calm And Develop Business

Keep Calm And Develop Business

Just like children, businesses need stimulation. They can’t run themselves or improve themselves but, with the right encouragement, businesses, the same as a child, will respond and with the right type of attention, they’ll produce results. In the Government report Growing Your Business  - A Guide For Small Firms, Lord Young talking about micro firms’ potential, [...]
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