In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – May 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – May 2014

A Tale of Discrepancy and Discretionary Tarting ‘Ehghaahg uhmajeddth ohtkchgh mghigh emmmhgh’. Nope, I wouldn’t get that either! But my dentist’s brain seems to have adapted to most of his customers, at some point, sounding as though they’re in a cardboard box full of cotton wool.  Open-wide mouths, some filled with metal probes, he knows [...]
Business Finance Junction – May 2014

Business Finance Junction – May 2014

A national estate agency report expects price rises across the country for residential property of 5.5% in 2015, which would overtake the predictions for London, with a median house price for England and Wales seeing a `4.2% increase to £186,000 compared to Q1 2013’  There has also been a recent increase in the people outside [...]
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 [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – April 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – April 2014

BOOM! The Only Acid Test "As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - Every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder" ~ John Glenn. There are some small numbers that can make a big difference to a business and there are some metrics that are readily available and [...]