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 [...]
The Sum Total Of Cash Flow

The Sum Total Of Cash Flow

The pound has risen, there’s optimism amongst the financial industry and sterling is looking strong as record low interest rates are still in place  - Business surveys have recently been consistently positive; retail sales are up, car sales are good, mortgage approvals have increased. But..... Most of these figures are set against previously declined figures, [...]
Business Finance Junction – October 2013

Business Finance Junction – October 2013

Phase Two of Help-To-Buy (HTB), in which taxpayers guarantee up to 15% of a new mortgage, means that Applications will now be allowed from early October. However, lenders will not be able to buy guarantees for the mortgages they offer until January 1, 2014.  Lenders will be able to start writing loans but it’s still unclear [...]
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, [...]