Target: The Pulse Of Small Business

Target: The Pulse Of Small Business

What’s at the heart of a small business?  What is the one thing that the small business person will put at the forefront of their mindset, to ensure they never forget that the natural pattern of business is ever evolving?  What separates those who are `in' business and those who are `running' a business (usually [...]
October 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

October 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

Don’t Make a Hassle of Redirecting Your Small Business to Big Business Giving business any edge is a combination of methods, beginning with taking charge, resulting in relieving pressure points. Via the route of creating a business that your customers want as first choice; not something that is convenient until another comes along with a [...]
October 2011 Noteworthy News

October 2011 Noteworthy News

Showing no sign of noise reduction, the geo-political and economic headlines hold the same  miserable vein of the sky is falling down, economic growth is stunted, economic growth it slow, economic growth shows signs of movement in the years ahead, the UK’s budget deficit could fall, UK household debt will probably rise, the EU is melting, [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines – No30 Customised Mobility

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines – No30 Customised Mobility

It’s a constant that change happens  therefore, with trends and economic conditions constantly moving the horizon, market opportunity spotting is an essential, not additional, business skill because growth and survival is dependent on finding the most favourable opportunities that will strengthen  the business model or support any weaknesses created by change. Previously offering mobility scooter [...]
Standing in a Crowd of Common Sense

Standing in a Crowd of Common Sense

Six foot plus, with an additional three foot plus of eight/ten year old on his shoulders made for a total thirteen/fourteen feet, or 4 metres+  of solid barrier rant-making opportunity between the stage and several people. Ready to be entertained, in amongst a crowd of likeminded people, there’s always one; where’s the common sense in [...]
Gains to Growth Without Expansion

Gains to Growth Without Expansion

Sustaining a small business comes before expansion, because the battle isn’t with recession, it’s the coping with recovery.  The effects of inflation felt by your customers ensure a rationale strategy often needs to go beyond any traditional bank overdraft. Undertake innovation in strategic steps:     Think True Cost. Evaluate the value of your business, [...]
Nothing Up Top

Nothing Up Top

Don’t quite know which is worse, those at the top knowing nothing, or those at the top being potential psychopaths? Interesting to read about a study which said that 1-in-24 business leaders who, apparently, although poor managers, are adept at climbing the corporate ladder; their inadequacies are covered up with lashings of charm and leanings [...]
September 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

September 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

Take a Shot at Dysfunctional Business Someone suggests it would be good for two people they know to get to know each other better, so a phone call is made. Me:       Hello, is Mr Someone available please? Voice:   Sorry, they’re busy. Me:       No problem, what is the best time to call? Voice:   Next week might [...]