November 2012 Noteworthy News

November 2012 Noteworthy News

Although annual inflation had dropped to its lowest  in 3 years at under 3%, Inflation and Productivity research by the Forum of Private Business’s (FPB)  showed, from those who took part in the referendum survey,  inflation was running at 6%-7%, with the most common increase in costs for SME’s being energy.  Also citing fuel and [...]
October 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

October 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Shout Out: Listen to Customers As it was almost the end of the day, on the last day of the week, with signs of autumn around the corner and no frantic last minute chasing around before the new week starts, this, as the twilight of the afternoon came together perfectly, was surely a rare moment [...]
October 2012 Noteworthy News

October 2012 Noteworthy News

‘Business Bank’, for increased lending to businesses has been announced by business secretary Vince Cable, who is ‘working with the Chancellor to develop a state-backed institution that will combine up to a billion pounds  of new government capital with a larger private sector contribution’.  It will be supported by guarantees and equity for long-term lending [...]
September 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

September 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

The Business Equivalent of Lactic Acid – Am I Bothered? It would be too simple to blame the Olympics,  too easy to blame the holiday period  and too British to blame the weather for absorbing business focus. But, without wanting to sound like a easily forgettable Award speech that lists the team involved - amongst [...]
September 2012 Noteworthy News

September 2012 Noteworthy News

Is the High Street seeing its Phoenix? -  The butcher, the baker et al are on the increase  and coming back with the real experience, not virtual.  A sample of 30,000 independent stores and shops illustrated the hairdressers and beauticians taking a lead, with pubs, sandwich bars and fashion shops in ‘retreat’ amongst a cost-conscious [...]
August 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

August 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Design on Protecting Your Business: With their monosyllabic response of computer says ‘no’ extended to now include the likes of ‘outside criteria’ or ‘it doesn’t sit comfortably with us’, smaller enterprise’s expectations of the high street banks continue to consistently fall short because those lender type expectations are nigh on impossible to meet. Apparently there [...]
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