And the Nomination for Perseverance Goes to The Hardworking Small Business

And the Nomination for Perseverance Goes to The Hardworking Small Business

  Taking a business through the early 90’s recession was a medal-giving moment to any small business.  So, for anyone that has managed to keep going through this one, opening the doors at the New Year should be giving off a similar feeling to opening an Oscar nominee award.  Why? Well, in the previous recession, [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No26 – The Business of Marriage: Wedding Consultant

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No26 – The Business of Marriage: Wedding Consultant

  The sort of people who manage to maintain a `To-Do' list-free diary, or approach organising with military precision, maybe have a favourite cook book that isn’t smear-free of ingredients or are able to turn cloth to couture, might shout out `simple, bring it on', to the thought of planning a wedding;  the celebratory start [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.23 – The Eco Builder

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.23 – The Eco Builder

Mud...  Mud...  Glorious Cob! Unclogging the brain is a good thing; it brings in fresh ideas, inspirational thinking, and, our old favourite, new perspective. Fulfilling requisites for after work play; a change of scenery, a little exercise, some fresh air and maybe some quiet time can be accomplished in many ways, but unless ‘away from [...]
June 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

June 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

Calculate the Cost of Heating Water... Casting our minds back to a time of previous Summers, in which every primary school up and down the land had a fish tank full of tadpoles, our early learning was that tadpoles have limited choices; they swim, they get to eat algae and they grow legs. When real [...]

Keeping Up the Pressure

Do you squeeze or massage? A review of the mortgage market is to be published today by the FSA.  Expected to tighten up Regulation and telling lenders, amongst other things, that they must carry out in-depth examinations of households' disposable income before granting a mortgage. This point will be primarily aimed at self-employed and business people [...]