Old Masters – Family Business

Old Masters – Family Business

Grand Designs of Venice  as viewed and recorded by Canalleto,   are a  fascinating  art record  with a `photographic' quality that allow each place to be observed for changes through the years, when compared to now.  When we discovered he was, in effect, contributor to a family business it was enough of an inspiration for us [...]
Business Beasties: No1 Slump Monster

Business Beasties: No1 Slump Monster

An evil little beast that creeps up unannounced, self-perpetuating and quietly feeding away on procrastination until the point of bursting, with the potential of burying its host.  The host can be any one of us, business or individual, it doesn’t differentiate.  As any business owner, self-employed person or freelancer will understand, Slumps are easy to slide [...]
August 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

August 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

Language You’ll Understand:  Business Whilst amongst French friends a phrase was required but missing from known vocabulary to convey appreciation of their generous hospitality. Having later obtained the missing phrase it was repeated to the accommodating hosts during a car journey. The car came to a grinding halt as the French host, agitated, reverted to [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.21 – The Wine Seller

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.21 – The Wine Seller

Raise Your Glasses to Niche Markets There is a zeitgeist for business; to be successful, adapt to evolve. Whether Owner or Caretaker, and irrespective of size, sector or economic conditions, it’s an attitude that marks the business spirit for success. All sectors of industry have witnessed demise over the last couple of years and, amongst [...]
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 [...]