March 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

March 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Anything is Possible, Not Probable: In Business. In Finance. Any business managing to track a path throughout the last few years and get to now, which is the majority of small or micro business (and includes new entry), should be very proud. What next, what’s the future of your business? Why should you want to [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines – No30 Customised Mobility

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines – No30 Customised Mobility

It’s a constant that change happens  therefore, with trends and economic conditions constantly moving the horizon, market opportunity spotting is an essential, not additional, business skill because growth and survival is dependent on finding the most favourable opportunities that will strengthen  the business model or support any weaknesses created by change. Previously offering mobility scooter [...]
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, [...]
The Independent Survivor’ s Destiny

The Independent Survivor’ s Destiny

No doubt, whatever the next shift is, the Independent will translate any new economy to reflect cultural change, changing use of the high street and redevelopment of our society as have their forbears in our history of trade and commercial activity, from grit to silk. With competition, advancing technology, finance and the economy, as arguably [...]
Splitting Business 3 Ways

Splitting Business 3 Ways

Having spoken with a lot of micros there appears to be a distinctive three-way split; those not experiencing any difficulties, those beginning to experience difficulties or those who are throwing in the towel. A 3-way split which might be applicable to all sectors and at most levels, but listening to a micro or small business [...]