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 [...]
10 Micro-Enterprise, SME, Business Factoids

10 Micro-Enterprise, SME, Business Factoids

The British are coming... the British are coming..... 95% of UK Businesses can be described as Micro-enterprises (having less than ten employees) UK Micro-Business accounts for nearly one fifth of the economy UK Micro-Businesses generate £613,266m turnover for the UK economy UK small and medium sized enterprise accounts for 99.9% of the total number of [...]
Playing The It’s Over! Card

Playing The It’s Over! Card

Listening to Robin Dunbar’s explanation of love might have been a useful exercise for the seemingly doomed retail chain that is Clintons. For, as he pointed out, the intensity to which the human species falls in love, is unique amongst the animal kingdom... and being as we’re the species with purses and wallets, there is [...]
May 2012 Noteworthy News

May 2012 Noteworthy News

Old news, the UK is in recession (again)  as the Office of National Statistics said Britain’s GDP fell 0.2% in the first quarter of 2012 after contracting by 0.3% at the end of 2011, forecasts were upset by a big fall in construction output and industrial output. Therefore, with a sinking-ship type economy, apt news [...]
Certain Measurement In Uncertain Times

Certain Measurement In Uncertain Times

Not only in business can mistakes, to expand or contract in response to confidence or uncertainty, be costly, therefore not an unusual conversation with a small enterprise, at a time of uncertainty. Discussing concepts within an owner-manager’s business talk led away from the actual situation to what if possibilities: past, present and future. The difference [...]