In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – May 2014

In Business: Notes To Connect The Dots – May 2014

A Tale of Discrepancy and Discretionary Tarting ‘Ehghaahg uhmajeddth ohtkchgh mghigh emmmhgh’. Nope, I wouldn’t get that either! But my dentist’s brain seems to have adapted to most of his customers, at some point, sounding as though they’re in a cardboard box full of cotton wool.  Open-wide mouths, some filled with metal probes, he knows [...]
Business Finance Junction – April 2013

Business Finance Junction – April 2013

The automatic Escalator Tax (alcohol and cigarettes) which was to be applied this month (by at least 2% over inflation until 2014) was removed for beer in the recent budget.  CAMRA had been vocal in pointing out that beer duty has risen 42% since 2008, the beer industry had cited the tax as reason for [...]
Business Finance Junction – April 2013

Business Finance Junction – March 2013

Deciding factors for shopping commonly include price, quality or choice. Deciding factors for personal banking might be interest rates, additional services, convenience or, it seems from Sainsbury bank’s pre-tax operating profit increase of 40% last year, the loyalty card points. Ways to tap into potential customers: It is our business to quickly restore value-added infrastructures that [...]
September 2012 Noteworthy News

September 2012 Noteworthy News

Is the High Street seeing its Phoenix? -  The butcher, the baker et al are on the increase  and coming back with the real experience, not virtual.  A sample of 30,000 independent stores and shops illustrated the hairdressers and beauticians taking a lead, with pubs, sandwich bars and fashion shops in ‘retreat’ amongst a cost-conscious [...]
June 2012 Noteworthy News

June 2012 Noteworthy News

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has brought about much retrospective - Looking back at the economy  and thinking about how businesses were run very differently. There was the similarity of difficult economic times being shared 60 years ago, a time of hardly any FTSE 100, 250 ,or similar indicators, amongst a stock exchange that was similar to [...]