November 2011 Noteworthy News

November 2011 Noteworthy News

The average private sector pay award given to employees of 2.6% is half the most recent inflation figure, Income Data Services has shown, whilst a snapshot of FTSE 100 Directors showed a 42% rise as average rising to 49% when adding in other Directors. Any spending bonuses on homes abroad should be aware of  a [...]
How to React When Horror Calls on Business

How to React When Horror Calls on Business

Horror stories are in every industry; due diligence, none paying customers, theft, bad workmanship, small businesses being trampled when they’re down, customers being unfairly treat, most businesses have a story or two, as do a lot of customers. There are of course procedures, forums or specialists to turn to for assistance and support, or our [...]
Broken Hopes, Shattered Dreams….and Lemon Drops

Broken Hopes, Shattered Dreams….and Lemon Drops

  A darkness falls over the office, crackling lightening is accompanied by a rumble of mind-movie thunder whenever a belief has to be shattered. A reflex is a certainty from the person who is going to experience the adult version of the child who asks  "is there really a tooth fairy?" Despite keeping in mind [...]
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 [...]