In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – March 2015

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – March 2015

Being a Business Owner is a Precarious Business: Spend Your Money Wisely More businesses were started last year than ever before; apparently there was more than one a minute taking on the challenges of business owner. There’s plenty `5 easy steps to starting a business' type of information around but those of you staring down at [...]
Gains to Growth Without Expansion

Gains to Growth Without Expansion

Sustaining a small business comes before expansion, because the battle isn’t with recession, it’s the coping with recovery.  The effects of inflation felt by your customers ensure a rationale strategy often needs to go beyond any traditional bank overdraft. Undertake innovation in strategic steps:     Think True Cost. Evaluate the value of your business, [...]
Business Difficulties are Everywhere

Business Difficulties are Everywhere

Business is ‘terrible’, we learnt today, from someone we’d worked with.  ‘It’s hardly better than last year’. ‘Great!’ Was our response, as we waited for this individual’s usual stoic resolve and general philosophy to give us their punch line.  ‘And how was last year?’ ‘Best year we’ve ever had!’ We already knew that.  We’d also [...]
October 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

October 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

Inflaming Opinion. "Do you mean to tell me, that you have hung your slender reputation on the broad shoulders of a eunuch cat?" A sarcastic comment made about a Marmalade Cat character in the Orlando books, bitter response when success was observed by a less successful peer of the author. Written by a painter  the [...]
Reacting to Gear Changes

Reacting to Gear Changes

One-size-fits-all rarely works.  It rarely works for business models, customer service, education, hats, pants or people.  Although it might  work with the newly proposed hospital dignity gowns, standardising can’t react, therefore  isn’t sustainable and results in availability vying with attainability. How does this reflect in our industry?  An example we could give is the phrase [...]