Business Beasties: No1 Slump Monster

Business Beasties: No1 Slump Monster

An evil little beast that creeps up unannounced, self-perpetuating and quietly feeding away on procrastination until the point of bursting, with the potential of burying its host.  The host can be any one of us, business or individual, it doesn’t differentiate.  As any business owner, self-employed person or freelancer will understand, Slumps are easy to slide [...]
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 [...]
Suits You: Structuring a Business

Suits You: Structuring a Business

Outside the Box  is both a Marmite phrase and a Series  we run about businesses, and people, as a direct response to people we’ve encountered.  Often not knowingly, they’ve illustrated an attitude of creative thinking that enables their business an unconventional distinction or infectious energy; lateral thinkers we like a lot. With Value as a [...]
Business Energy Cycles

Business Energy Cycles

YouGen’s Cathy Debenham recently asked the question "How many cyclists does it take to boil a kettle?"  Her Blog included fascinating numbers, and debate followed at SUF Headquarters about Business Cycles. How many employees does it take to maintain a Company? How many regulations does it take to manage a Company? How many entrepreneurs does [...]
December 2009 News

December 2009 News

Market News Visit England indicates that UK holidays have become more popular this year, which is good news for the holiday-let market. However, the tax treatment of this sector is set to change next April. Since 1984, property owners have enjoyed the same tax advantages as those running other tourism businesses, enabling entrepreneur, holdover and [...]