In Business: Notes to Connect the Dots – January 2013

In Business: Notes to Connect the Dots – January 2013

Welcome Back! We’ve Been Expecting You! It starts off good and then gets better.  I could be talking about life, a relationship, business or any combination of the three; each one can affect the other .....and none more so apparent than in my latest meeting with an old friend. We go back a long time [...]
Business Finance Junction – January 2013

Business Finance Junction – January 2013

How does a business obtain a loan under a bank’s normal lending criteria when they don’t have the required security?   .....Via the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme?  The EFG lending figures have been published and show, for financial year 2012/13 a total of 1,834 loans being drawn down from the 50 lenders, amounting to a total of [...]
December 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

December 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

The Answer Is Out There - It's The Question That Brought You Here: Financing Business Matrix Little wonder the micro and small business owner can feel their brain turning as cavernous as an empty warehouse, when they hear the stable interview question: where do you see yourself in 3-5 years? An unsurprising response because looking [...]
December 2012 Noteworthy News

December 2012 Noteworthy News

Bank of England is to have a new Governor  when Sir Mervyn King’s term ends (June 30). Mark Carney, currently Governor of the Bank of Canada, will be taking his post ‘at a crucial time in the Bank of England’s history’, as the first non-British national to lead the Bank. The Autumn Statement  may see [...]