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 [...]
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 [...]
A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.25 – Infused with Knowledge: The Tea and Coffee Merchant

A Series: Outside the Box – Those That Draw Beyond Confines No.25 – Infused with Knowledge: The Tea and Coffee Merchant

`At the end of the day'  is not only a well used idiom but also a state of fact, which is many things to many people. For example, for those involved with commercial transactions it might be their signal for the kettle to go on; in another time  for those same people it might have [...]
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 [...]