The Interview

The Interview

    If a small business was being interviewed for a job it might go something like this: Interviewer: What are your strengths and weaknesses? Small Business: I’m flexible, I’m able to react and respond to shocks, adjust my processes, products and pricing accordingly which makes me a survivor. Mis-management is a weakness, however, that [...]
March 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

March 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

Drop the Dead Donkey – Plan, Strategy, Review You’re born, you live and then you die. Allowing for the bits in between blowing it all apart, a simple narrative many of us can understand. It’s the bits in between that can get as complicated as a chemical equation. Whether choosing what to have for breakfast, [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No27-The Fryer

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No27-The Fryer

  How Not To Get Fried in Business? Think National Institution and, amongst many things, you’ll likely think Fish and Chips; the salty seaside traditional partnership superlative, which, because everything moves on and changes, needs outside the box thinking such as John McNeill’s  and Hugh’s Big Fish Fight, to adapt in business. A combination of, [...]
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 [...]