Business Finance Junction – January 2014

Business Finance Junction – January 2014

The month of predictions is here... so while we get down to business.... here’s a roundup of what’s being said... Disrupting Business - The Guardian Interest Rates - FT.com  Manufacturing - BBC.co.uk Opportunity - Express Food - Independent Housing - ibtimes.co.uk UK Economy - BBC.co.uk Image and Article credit: Copyright SUF 2014 ©
The Banking Reform Act

The Banking Reform Act

The Banking Reform Act, ring fencing retail and investment banking, and implementing recommendations of the Parliamentary Commission on Banking standard (including criminal offences for senior bankers misconduct), has become law. As is said, this is just the beginning. Although, ring-fenced banks will not be able to hold or own the capital of other non ring-fenced [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – December 2013

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – December 2013

Businesses Break Up All The Time - Not Always for The Right Reasons There are some get-togethers of which I’m partial to. But, unless the invitation is from nearest and dearest, sometimes there can be a palaver of what bottle to take (are these folks wine buffs...?). For those I know better I’m usually safe in [...]
Business Finance Junction – December 2013

Business Finance Junction – December 2013

To sustain or grow business, owners need to continually invest; However, 2013 has maintained a vein of general turbulence for business... with a finale to the year (unless something else turns up before Big Ben’s midnight striking in the New Year....) on the heels of the Co-Op’s disgraced former Chairman’s scandal,  culminating in RBS being [...]
Transform Business By Reform

Transform Business By Reform

  With the reality of business economics being under increased pressures, the debate on the sustainability of small businesses will continue. There is no silver bullet for businesses with models at tipping points; competition and alternative channels, profit margins and budgets,  cash-flow  and supply chains, each have an impact on the demand. Customers want convenience and [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – November 2013

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – November 2013

Mean Business Once-Upon-A-Time (in the real past) a Builder Developer was in the middle of  developing an industrial estate when he came stuck   (Historical note: *even in pre-recession days, High Street Banks changed lending rules as deftly as the Academy of Dark Arts).  Having cast comfort blanket salaries aside, he and I both were in the [...]