Ultimate Elastic Support

  Any financial borrowing has strings attached, as a differing ‘value’ is placed on a proposal and priced accordingly, just as a borrower has differing measurements of value placed on their needs. So, it's important to find a lending partner who can make a difference and will understand stagnation as well as growth; the type [...]
Challenging Profit

Challenging Profit

I love percentages, they tell you nothing. Big companies can be found looking to their top line (sales turnover) and reaching to their bottom line via the percentage routes of scale and margins. Whereas the top line for the smaller business is looking to their bottom line: the net profit. Percentage margins for sales growth [...]
June 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

June 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Bureaucratic Control at the Mindset Maze Inflaming the notion of time costing money, the sense of over-regulation  to the point of distraction is a common experience for the small /micro enterprise; any ability to be flexible being taken away when relevance in proportion is replaced by overwhelming bureaucracy. For some, feeling like an overburdened force-fed [...]
March 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

March 2012 Intermediary A-Musing

Anything is Possible, Not Probable: In Business. In Finance. Any business managing to track a path throughout the last few years and get to now, which is the majority of small or micro business (and includes new entry), should be very proud. What next, what’s the future of your business? Why should you want to [...]