Sharpening Independent Business

The way we view the world is from experience; such are the shape-shifting times of a digital age. It takes time to establish a business - Running one is complicated and when a challenge has been overcome and everything is working smoothly, there is a reluctance to change a process because its deemed unnecessary, even [...]
Squeezing Interest From Big Banks Across To Small Business

Squeezing Interest From Big Banks Across To Small Business

The celebration involved cake and tea the other day, as a small business owner spoke with us of her delight at maintaining a steady growth in her business.  Confidence about the coming few months wasn’t quite as strong as the tea, but the controls implemented, during the last 9 months, could be as significant to the [...]
January 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

January 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Business X-Ray  Why fix something that isn’t broken? It’s always been done this way. What we do works. So, indeed, why fix something that isn’t broken? Who can blame a business with responsibilities vying for attention, choosing to put self-examination on the to-do list in favour of dealing with the more pragmatic matters such as [...]
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, [...]