July 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

July 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Shoot...!  ....Before  You're Shot! Killing Overload.... Clearly for us in the Northern hemisphere, after tilting its maximum towards the sun in June, the longest day  in terms of daylight hours has reached its peak for another year. Doubtless is the longest day for business owner-managers, with any changes occurring in different areas at the same time, over [...]
July 2012 Noteworthy News

July 2012 Noteworthy News

Let’s start with what we Brits seem to like talking about instead of leaving it until the end as an ...and finally.... the weather -   June was the wettest on record, ‘Nuff said!  Although water restrictions have been lifted, some farmers, such as apple growers in Sussex  might be counting the cost of their crops [...]
Exploring a Benefit for Micro and Small Business

Exploring a Benefit for Micro and Small Business

It’s like there’s gold and silver and treasure in one part of my tummy and butterflies and insects in the other part…. was one of my children’s responses when they faced a new experience. Facing something new, that mixture of excitement and nervous anticipation as they confronted something to which they didn’t know what to [...]
June 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

June 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Bureaucratic Control at the Mindset Maze Inflaming the notion of time costing money, the sense of over-regulation  to the point of distraction is a common experience for the small /micro enterprise; any ability to be flexible being taken away when relevance in proportion is replaced by overwhelming bureaucracy. For some, feeling like an overburdened force-fed [...]
June 2012 Noteworthy News

June 2012 Noteworthy News

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has brought about much retrospective - Looking back at the economy  and thinking about how businesses were run very differently. There was the similarity of difficult economic times being shared 60 years ago, a time of hardly any FTSE 100, 250 ,or similar indicators, amongst a stock exchange that was similar to [...]