A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.25 – Infused with Knowledge: The Tea and Coffee Merchant

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.25 – Infused with Knowledge: The Tea and Coffee Merchant

`At the end of the day'  is not only a well used idiom but also a state of fact, which is many things to many people. For example, for those involved with commercial transactions it might be their signal for the kettle to go on; in another time  for those same people it might have [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.24 – The Window of Opportunity

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.24 – The Window of Opportunity

It is said that a herder in Caffa, Ethiopia, was so intrigued when he found his goats dancing that he too decided to try the red cherries they had eaten and sure enough he too started dancing.  The red beans were taken to a local monastery, however, believing the berries to be the work of [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.23 – The Eco Builder

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.23 – The Eco Builder

Mud...  Mud...  Glorious Cob! Unclogging the brain is a good thing; it brings in fresh ideas, inspirational thinking, and, our old favourite, new perspective. Fulfilling requisites for after work play; a change of scenery, a little exercise, some fresh air and maybe some quiet time can be accomplished in many ways, but unless ‘away from [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.22 – Break Away: Lodging Fusion

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.22 – Break Away: Lodging Fusion

Break Away: Lodging Fusion You’re there and suddenly it’s all worthwhile. But getting there! ....Threats of cancelled flights, traffic jams and suitable bribes for the children.  And then there is all the packing and unpacking!  Oh!  And what about closing down the house?  Who last had the toaster?  Was it unplugged? Did we take the [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.21 – The Wine Seller

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.21 – The Wine Seller

Raise Your Glasses to Niche Markets There is a zeitgeist for business; to be successful, adapt to evolve. Whether Owner or Caretaker, and irrespective of size, sector or economic conditions, it’s an attitude that marks the business spirit for success. All sectors of industry have witnessed demise over the last couple of years and, amongst [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.20 – Mooove Over: Business Strategy

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.20 – Mooove Over: Business Strategy

Mooo-ve  Over: Business Strategy. Stand still and silently watch the world go by – and it will.  A wonderful thing to do but ill advised for businesses as, to be able to stand on your own two feet, business needs to keep moving.  By complementing the core, the `risk'  that all business is prone to [...]