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 [...]
Shock Value

Shock Value

I wonder how many will choke on their coffee when they hear of  the brilliant idea that Banksy recently set up? A market stall  in New York, part of his contribution illustrating Art without a price tag, filled with original work at $60 a pop..... and few takers. Marvellous. Collectors for profit, missing-out to those genuinely [...]
The Sum Total Of Cash Flow

The Sum Total Of Cash Flow

The pound has risen, there’s optimism amongst the financial industry and sterling is looking strong as record low interest rates are still in place  - Business surveys have recently been consistently positive; retail sales are up, car sales are good, mortgage approvals have increased. But..... Most of these figures are set against previously declined figures, [...]