Open The Door And Close The Sale

Here’s the thing; the chances are when asked ‘So, what are you doing this weekend?’ you’ll answer from one of three – 1. Working (at home or at work) 2. Nothing much, or 3. Shopping.  And here’s the thing - I wrote a blog after reading the excellent Shutting Up Shop: The Decline of the Traditional Small [...]

Rate My Business

Just as private resident council tax is levied upon private residential property, business rates are levied upon business properties. With hikes from last year’s revaluation they are viewed as disproportionally high by most business owners and are a contentious issue when considered against other business overheads and exacerbating challenging business conditions. Based on the value [...]

Finance: Time To Make It Work

Attracting funding for specialist business, high-risk business, profitable business, stagnant business, developing business, cost-cutting business, young business, an established business (the list goes on) is always difficult. Lenders seek out problems and challenge where they are placing their money…. And there are gaps… where few or no lenders are willing to take the risk. For [...]