The Interview

The Interview

    If a small business was being interviewed for a job it might go something like this: Interviewer: What are your strengths and weaknesses? Small Business: I’m flexible, I’m able to react and respond to shocks, adjust my processes, products and pricing accordingly which makes me a survivor. Mis-management is a weakness, however, that [...]
How to React When Horror Calls on Business

How to React When Horror Calls on Business

Horror stories are in every industry; due diligence, none paying customers, theft, bad workmanship, small businesses being trampled when they’re down, customers being unfairly treat, most businesses have a story or two, as do a lot of customers. There are of course procedures, forums or specialists to turn to for assistance and support, or our [...]
Sniffing Around For Trouble

Sniffing Around For Trouble

Driving along with blue plumes of smoke emitting from the engine area was not, unsurprisingly, alarming and a check around and under the engine did nothing to reassure the rising palpitations that the infamous notoriety was around the corner for setting the road alight and causing untold damage to the general public.  General thoughts were, [...]
Down Town

Down Town

Wandering through a UK Shopping Quarter on a summer evening, something was amiss.  People in their choice of evening finery were mulling around and the wonderful sounds of summer were everywhere, as teens, families, couples, singles and groups created noise, laughter and some raucous banter. But something was amiss.  Some shops were open,  every window [...]