Buying Time

Today I’m a day older than I was yesterday and this month marks the bridge between two significant anniversaries for me this year: twenty-five years of self-employment and fifteen years since developing into Step-Up Finance. But there’s a problem with marking birth days – at a certain point in life, they become striking reminders of [...]
October 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

October 2011 Intermediary A-Musing

Don’t Make a Hassle of Redirecting Your Small Business to Big Business Giving business any edge is a combination of methods, beginning with taking charge, resulting in relieving pressure points. Via the route of creating a business that your customers want as first choice; not something that is convenient until another comes along with a [...]
December 2010 Intermediary A-Musing

December 2010 Intermediary A-Musing

     How Can I Help You? We’ll spare the details about how we came to let out "the Terriers in us who won’t let go"; suffice to say there is a difference between Customer Service sand Customer Services.  The distinction being, it would increasingly seem that one being about the customer and one being [...]
November 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

November 2010 Intermediary A – Musing

Sounds Like Team Spirit Marmite Moment, The Apprentice was, on a recent episode,  almost diluted to a thinly disguised former self when one team spectacularly fell apart; not for the first time, or last, at the usual seams but with a definitive splintering like shattering glass on a very hard surface.  No serious harm done [...]
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, [...]