Business Finance Junction – January 2014

Business Finance Junction – January 2014

The month of predictions is here... so while we get down to business.... here’s a roundup of what’s being said... Disrupting Business - The Guardian Interest Rates - FT.com  Manufacturing - BBC.co.uk Opportunity - Express Food - Independent Housing - ibtimes.co.uk UK Economy - BBC.co.uk Image and Article credit: Copyright SUF 2014 ©
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 [...]
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 – August 2013

Business Finance Junction – August 2013

The month opens with the UK Bank’s Interim results being issued. Barclays’ boss had previously suggested it may cut lending if it has to meet new demands (discussed with the BoE/PRA) that plus other updates, including capital-raising is expected to be announced alongside the profits report.  Lloyds’ announcement could report a jump in profits which would see [...]