August 2012 Noteworthy News

August 2012 Noteworthy News

Last August had the London riots, this year August has the London Olympics. Last year had Project Merlin and Greece in the headlines, this year it’s all about mortgage price wars, because of the FLS (Funding for Lending Scheme) overstepping the NLGS (National Loan Guarantee Scheme) to which the Bank of England will be monitoring. Interest [...]
July 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

July 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Shoot...!  ....Before  You're Shot! Killing Overload.... Clearly for us in the Northern hemisphere, after tilting its maximum towards the sun in June, the longest day  in terms of daylight hours has reached its peak for another year. Doubtless is the longest day for business owner-managers, with any changes occurring in different areas at the same time, over [...]
July 2012 Noteworthy News

July 2012 Noteworthy News

Let’s start with what we Brits seem to like talking about instead of leaving it until the end as an ...and finally.... the weather -   June was the wettest on record, ‘Nuff said!  Although water restrictions have been lifted, some farmers, such as apple growers in Sussex  might be counting the cost of their crops [...]
June 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

June 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Bureaucratic Control at the Mindset Maze Inflaming the notion of time costing money, the sense of over-regulation  to the point of distraction is a common experience for the small /micro enterprise; any ability to be flexible being taken away when relevance in proportion is replaced by overwhelming bureaucracy. For some, feeling like an overburdened force-fed [...]
May 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

May 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Meeting Customer Service: What a Difference a Day Makes Actually, more likely what a difference several days make, but the basic concept remains the same.  About a year ago I blogged about  the missed opportunities  for micro businesses and small enterprises that I’d encountered because of their confusing business promotions and disappointing customer service; both [...]
May 2012 Noteworthy News

May 2012 Noteworthy News

Old news, the UK is in recession (again)  as the Office of National Statistics said Britain’s GDP fell 0.2% in the first quarter of 2012 after contracting by 0.3% at the end of 2011, forecasts were upset by a big fall in construction output and industrial output. Therefore, with a sinking-ship type economy, apt news [...]
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