In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – June 2013

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – June 2013

I Know Diddly Squat - It’s Time to Go By the time you’ll be reading this I’ll be gone – and (for once) I’m excited about what I’m leaving for. Not that my mantelpiece is bedecked with richly embossed ivory and cream invitations to reflect a successful business and social life but I do get [...]
Business Finance Junction – June 2013

Business Finance Junction – June 2013

The Bank of England’s Financial Stability Report (second for the year) is published 26 June, under the guidance of the Financial Policy Committee. Doing what it says on the tin, it gives an assessment of the financial sector: stability and resilience, plus any actions that it advises to reduce risks to stability. Plans by the Co-op Bank [...]
War Of The Worlds: Micro And Small Business Technology

War Of The Worlds: Micro And Small Business Technology

Getting to grips with technology can be a problem, being concerned about security; Website attacks, emails going missing, computer viruses - All are understandable. But businesses practicing without email..... How? What is the reasoning behind a resistant micro or smaller business to an email account? My flabber has been  gasted by perfectly serious businesses telling me [...]
Ask Yourself What Would Darth Vader Do?

Ask Yourself What Would Darth Vader Do?

Light relief for our day was the headline about the science fiction convention argument that had with Police being drafted in to deal with the dispute. Thank you Judge Dredd and Dr Who, not a pleasant situation but apparently with no ‘Lightsabres and Sonic Screwdrivers drawn’ we’re certain you’ve brightened up a lot of peoples days [...]
In Disguise

In Disguise

Scam :   Noun – A dishonest scheme;  a fraud Verb – Swindle Citizens Advice have nailed it: Scams are Crime Don’t let your concentration lapse.... Action Fraud appreciate the importance of you knowing your business Legitimate businesses NEVER send emails asking for personal information Legitimate businesses can have their reputation and revenue effected by scams [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – May 2013

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – May 2013

The Business Of Consulting I’d spent the best part of a much needed weekend break... shopping.  The sun (hidden since last September) managed to burn into the face of my android assistant, before moving onto my head until I had the headache of a man who’d run a marathon dressed as a Styrofoam marshmallow.   Frustration, [...]