In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – May 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – May 2014

A Tale of Discrepancy and Discretionary Tarting ‘Ehghaahg uhmajeddth ohtkchgh mghigh emmmhgh’. Nope, I wouldn’t get that either! But my dentist’s brain seems to have adapted to most of his customers, at some point, sounding as though they’re in a cardboard box full of cotton wool.  Open-wide mouths, some filled with metal probes, he knows [...]
Business Finance Junction – May 2014

Business Finance Junction – May 2014

A national estate agency report expects price rises across the country for residential property of 5.5% in 2015, which would overtake the predictions for London, with a median house price for England and Wales seeing a `4.2% increase to £186,000 compared to Q1 2013’  There has also been a recent increase in the people outside [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – April 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – April 2014

BOOM! The Only Acid Test "As I hurtled through space, one thought kept crossing my mind - Every part of this rocket was supplied by the lowest bidder" ~ John Glenn. There are some small numbers that can make a big difference to a business and there are some metrics that are readily available and [...]
Business Finance Junction – May 2014

Business Finance Junction – April 2014

As from 1 April 2014 the Competition Commission is being taken over by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and will assume the consumer functions of the Office of Fair Trading OFT concurrently with Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) who will hold the law powers in relation to financial sector activities  for over 50,000 applicable consumer [...]
In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – March 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – March 2014

What's Growth Got To Do With It? Fact: Businesses are the closest to consumers When there are concerns  about consumers (pretty much a full time occupation for the business owner) those concerns translate to any concerns about the long term outlook – there is a connection between business’ consumers (customers) and forecasts of upward trajectory - [...]
Business Finance Junction – May 2014

Business Finance Junction – March 2014

The banking industry has seen a rise in consumer confidence for two years in a row, according to a new survey of 32,000 banking customers in 43 countries. The study around the world showed confidence increasing most in India, followed by Saudi Arabia, with confidence falling the most in Ireland and Spain.The survey showed 60% [...]