January 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

January 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Business X-Ray  Why fix something that isn’t broken? It’s always been done this way. What we do works. So, indeed, why fix something that isn’t broken? Who can blame a business with responsibilities vying for attention, choosing to put self-examination on the to-do list in favour of dealing with the more pragmatic matters such as [...]
May 2011 Noteworthy News

May 2011 Noteworthy News

After the warmest April on record it would seem the heat is on for some, as troubleshooters are being brought out. One from the City is to oversee a potentially explosive report into the near collapse of RBS, and No.10 is establishing its own panel of senior health policy experts to advise the PM on [...]
26 Small Business Priorities: The A-Z

26 Small Business Priorities: The A-Z

  Our A – Z  isn’t a lending lexicography but an example of  our experience of the building block considerations within the mechanics of  small business  financial positioning. We’ve only considered one element for each letter and we’d really like to know if you’d place a different consideration as a priority, for any letter, in [...]
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 [...]
Revive to Survive

Revive to Survive

Very few people have been unaffected over the last 6 - 12 months, with small businesses and self-employed especially hit, so rather than keep shouting from the rooftops we felt inspired to turn to our favourite;  Music. For holidaytime singalongs and karaoke the alternative lyrics to an all-time classic might be of use  or raise a [...]