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Impending Boom, Beware Cashflow Pain
Posted on May 11, 2021
As we emerge from lockdown, with consumer confidence buoyed by vaccinations, for businesses there is a lurking threat. This is not a question of leadership, but of basic business management namely cashflow. Sunny Future First here’s the good news. The Bank of England is projecting the fastest economic growth rate for 70 years at 7.25%. […]
Time Management is Now!
Posted on January 26, 2021
“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party” was not first used as some great rallying cry in times of trouble. It was a typing drill; when the business need was for pools of typists to communicate quickly in the early 1900’s. It’s also a great slogan […]
Covid-19’s Unreal Marketing Fear
Posted on May 08, 2020
The covid-19 pandemic has enabled businesses and individuals to win, lose or abuse the situation. It also throws up a genuine marketing fear for many small and owner-run businesses. In these types of business there is a far greater crossover between the individual and the business. People buy Joe the Plumber because they trust Joe. […]
A Changing World of Expectations?
Posted on March 26, 2020
The world has changed with coronavirus in many different ways. Some changes will outlast the crisis; but others will soon be forgotten. What is clear is that the past week has thrown up some interesting issues around expectations. These are applicable to all businesses. Individual Expectations of Business Social distancing is as a benchmark of […]
7 Tips for Working from Home
Posted on March 18, 2020
As the coronavirus crisis cranks up, self-isolation and working from home are the order of the day. To do this effectively requires some necessary adjustments. As someone who has been working from home on and off since technology made it possible in the mid 1990s and socially acceptable in the mid 2010’s, let me share […]
Forest Business Connections
Posted on April 29, 2019
For politicians the local elections on the second are a key May date. But for businesses in the Forest of Dean the most important date is May 8th for making connections that matter. This is when three key elements of running small and medium sized businesses come together for the morning at Vantage Point in […]
What Did the Digital You Really Mean?
Posted on April 02, 2019
April is the cruellest month according to TS Eliot’s The Wasteland. It may also be the cruellest month in the digital world with big changes happening at Facebook and Google around assumptions of intent and behaviour. The Facebook Why Being British, when I read the news on April 1st that Facebook was going to share […]
No I’m Responsible
Posted on March 08, 2019
If a lack of personal responsibility is an increasing problem, then the claiming of responsibility can also be an issue. Particularly when two people claim to be responsible for the same thing. Happy Days: Winning the Bid This case study goes back to 1997 and the dawn of the web. In 1996 I successfully won […]
Who is Responsible?
Posted on March 06, 2019
Who is responsible never seems to be a good question these days. Not least because it is often followed up by the words ‘this’ or ‘mess’ and hardly ever with ‘because this is brilliant’. Or maybe that’s just the critical rather than nurturing parent in me that mentally adds on the extra bit. But in […]
Summer Break, A Time for Work?
Posted on August 29, 2018
Did you achieve a full summer break this year? Or did you go away on holiday and still replied to emails and made mobile calls? And did you fool yourself by saying that you’d only do this until 10am, but then kept looking at your phone? Or did you keep away and then get increasingly […]