Indie Business: Still Standing or Standing Still?

Indie Business: Still Standing or Standing Still?

‘I remember when’ can be an ageing phrase but here goes; I remember when a Saturday could be spent going through the shelves looking for something to alight the weekend in the local Independent Record Store.  Willing the discovery of something never heard before,’ I remember when’, only five years ago, browsing and buying, in [...]
April 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

April 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

Question Time Your starter for 10 - Can you describe your business in one sentence? 1.  As a business owner, do you understand what your defining DNA is? 2.  Do your customers or clients understand it?   If you can’t describe your business in one short sentence, neither can your customers. If customers can’t understand [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.24 – The Window of Opportunity

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.24 – The Window of Opportunity

It is said that a herder in Caffa, Ethiopia, was so intrigued when he found his goats dancing that he too decided to try the red cherries they had eaten and sure enough he too started dancing.  The red beans were taken to a local monastery, however, believing the berries to be the work of [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.20 – Mooove Over: Business Strategy

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.20 – Mooove Over: Business Strategy

Mooo-ve  Over: Business Strategy. Stand still and silently watch the world go by – and it will.  A wonderful thing to do but ill advised for businesses as, to be able to stand on your own two feet, business needs to keep moving.  By complementing the core, the `risk'  that all business is prone to [...]
A Meaty Metaphor in Business

A Meaty Metaphor in Business

As main thoroughfare for towns, the high street reflects the history of a place and its people, with its social habits and economy reflected in the shop windows. We were therefore intrigued by a recent talent show for various occupations, entitled Young (Whatever) of the Year, with the first episode finding talent from the world [...]