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 [...]
Business All the Time – Come Rain or Shine

Business All the Time – Come Rain or Shine

The swifts are screeching regularly, the pubs have put out their table umbrellas and we’re counting down the days for the arrival of the jewel in the British Summer Crown.  Which, if the weather continues in its' unseasonal dry trajectory, won’t need the accompaniment of a one-in-three wish of  ‘sunshine please’ but should be provided [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.24 – The Window of Opportunity

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.24 – The Window of Opportunity

It is said that a herder in Caffa, Ethiopia, was so intrigued when he found his goats dancing that he too decided to try the red cherries they had eaten and sure enough he too started dancing.  The red beans were taken to a local monastery, however, believing the berries to be the work of [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.20 – Mooove Over: Business Strategy

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.20 – Mooove Over: Business Strategy

Mooo-ve  Over: Business Strategy. Stand still and silently watch the world go by – and it will.  A wonderful thing to do but ill advised for businesses as, to be able to stand on your own two feet, business needs to keep moving.  By complementing the core, the `risk'  that all business is prone to [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.14 The Pub Landlord

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.14 The Pub Landlord

Making No Bones About Being a Pub Landlord There is far more to running a pub than chatting with the locals and pulling an occasional pint. With notoriously long hours, a determination for your business is a necessary requirement for a landlord’s business success. So, in one of Britain’s best known industries, how does a [...]