Needless Debt

Without needing all the usual British Summer paraphernalia of coats and umbrellas, the warm evenings brought about by a quintessential summer has stretched my thinking time. Amongst my meanderings, I realized that I haven’t met a successful small business owner who hasn’t experienced a failure or had a needless debt. After investing endless hours and [...]
The Lost Tail: The Future for Business Selling Itself for Less or More

The Lost Tail: The Future for Business Selling Itself for Less or More

  "That accounts for a good deal..... It explains everything. No wonder!"  So said Eeyore,  in his seemingly perpetual, gloomy way, in a tale about a tail in which the owner hadn’t realised it was missing. Confining his knowledge to himself he inevitably is a bit depressed but gives consideration, on this occasion, to the [...]
November 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

November 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

Sounds Like Team Spirit Marmite Moment, The Apprentice was, on a recent episode,  almost diluted to a thinly disguised former self when one team spectacularly fell apart; not for the first time, or last, at the usual seams but with a definitive splintering like shattering glass on a very hard surface.  No serious harm done [...]
Old Masters – Family Business

Old Masters – Family Business

Grand Designs of Venice  as viewed and recorded by Canalleto,   are a  fascinating  art record  with a `photographic' quality that allow each place to be observed for changes through the years, when compared to now.  When we discovered he was, in effect, contributor to a family business it was enough of an inspiration for us [...]
July 2010 Noteworthy News

July 2010 Noteworthy News

Additional  Choice to Social Lending A new entrant to social lending has appeared, Yes-secure will be offering competitive loans, as in the vein of the first online Bank, Zopa, allowing consumers to both lend and borrow money to each other online via a social network element, with a prime focus of the borrowing and lending [...]