Indie Business: Still Standing or Standing Still?

Indie Business: Still Standing or Standing Still?

‘I remember when’ can be an ageing phrase but here goes; I remember when a Saturday could be spent going through the shelves looking for something to alight the weekend in the local Independent Record Store.  Willing the discovery of something never heard before,’ I remember when’, only five years ago, browsing and buying, in [...]
There`s More Than One Way To Skin A Business

There`s More Than One Way To Skin A Business

  Sometime in the 80’s, John left school and started general jobbing for a local builder. By the early part of the 21st Century he’d worked through the slowdown of the 90’s  and had his own small construction business, employed several people and did some property development.  A tidy business, but it didn’t manage to [...]
It`s in the Bag!

It`s in the Bag!

Sentence has been made for the next four years, following the Government scrutinising its spending. Laid out with little evidence, like a cadaver in a crime drama waiting for the inventive pathologist to make the seemingly impossible possible;  Spending Review. If only the financial crisis had DNA then the culprits could be nailed, but instead, [...]
August 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

August 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

Language You’ll Understand:  Business Whilst amongst French friends a phrase was required but missing from known vocabulary to convey appreciation of their generous hospitality. Having later obtained the missing phrase it was repeated to the accommodating hosts during a car journey. The car came to a grinding halt as the French host, agitated, reverted to [...]
Down Town

Down Town

Wandering through a UK Shopping Quarter on a summer evening, something was amiss.  People in their choice of evening finery were mulling around and the wonderful sounds of summer were everywhere, as teens, families, couples, singles and groups created noise, laughter and some raucous banter. But something was amiss.  Some shops were open,  every window [...]