June 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

June 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Bureaucratic Control at the Mindset Maze Inflaming the notion of time costing money, the sense of over-regulation  to the point of distraction is a common experience for the small /micro enterprise; any ability to be flexible being taken away when relevance in proportion is replaced by overwhelming bureaucracy. For some, feeling like an overburdened force-fed [...]
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, [...]
Alien Uncertainty With Added Basel

Alien Uncertainty With Added Basel

The Martians Have Landed has probably got good odds of being an unlikely news headline even amongst a time of historic and previously unthinkable ones.  The survival of society has had the attention of gusto reporting because of the August Riots in London detracting from the continual uncertain headlines relating to fiscal survival. `How big [...]
Let’s Talk About Money… (Lets NOT!)

Let’s Talk About Money… (Lets NOT!)

It’s official (well, official with an ish) because we don’t talk about money, we’re amongst another two thirds who are reluctant to chit chat away or phone a friend about finance. Call us old fashioned but we were brought up to never discuss such things as ‘how much something we have costs’ and we don’t [...]
March 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

March 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

Drop the Dead Donkey – Plan, Strategy, Review You’re born, you live and then you die. Allowing for the bits in between blowing it all apart, a simple narrative many of us can understand. It’s the bits in between that can get as complicated as a chemical equation. Whether choosing what to have for breakfast, [...]