In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – January 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – January 2014

Pollex’s Up! Time Thief Where is the human Pollex situated? First day away from the office and, blessed crackers, I was exposed as a lazy thinker... I’d have to Google that one... I had no idea Thinking takes practice  -  When it comes to cramming certain facts, I’ve never managed to hold the map of routes [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – September 2013

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – September 2013

Business As Normal... Small firms are on the whole still feeling austerity chomping at their heels from which many are facing heavy additional burdens. Consequently, doing the bare minimum to get the job done means ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ decisions aren’t always considered, and we’re seeing a distinctive two-camp pattern of  those who acknowledge that changes continually [...]
Business Finance Junction – September 2013

Business Finance Junction – September 2013

HSBC is to increase its charges for 700,000 small business customers with many losing their free banking service as part of an overhaul of accounts. HSBC’s move is towards a more ‘transparent’ system of charges. Current account holders will be able to switch banks this month after the Payments Council confirmed a new switching service (account [...]