Budget Gap – My Generation

Budget Gap – My Generation

Sustaining a balance is an ongoing challenge for businesses (and householders) - Throw the Brexit fallout into the mix of low base-rate, house price-to-income ratios being proportionately sky-high, plus a scarcity of property stock, and some consequences from leaching in the economy are inevitable. Caution is aligned to such draining, and easing-off seems to be [...]
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, [...]
Business Beastie No 7: Mere Existence

Business Beastie No 7: Mere Existence

Swigging back any discipline tonic and deliriously chanting the plan, strategy, review mantra to keep the business cogs turning is meaningless without action, and might not be sufficient enough to get rid of a business virus. Once down that path of least resistance, making any plan can have you feeling like you're back at school [...]
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, [...]
Signs of Recovery

Signs of Recovery

Business practice and daily dealings ensure that all businesses have their regular share of frustrations, not least the constant bombardment reminders about the economy with ever changing headlines more inconsistent than the climate. When news is about the change in conditions becoming constant and sustainable we can all relax a little, otherwise trading conditions can be [...]