Entrepreneurs Create Jobs

Entrepreneurs Create Jobs The UK needs entrepreneurs to create jobs on a scale not seen in our lifetime.  Large companies are unlikely to make much difference, in the short term, and every new public sector job has to be paid for by private sector taxes. We know...

Does Flexible Working Suit Your Business?

Does Flexible Working Suit Your Business? Recent events have shown the advantages of home working, including more family time and less commuting, so expect requests for more flexible working. Whilst this looks like one more problem for you to juggle please try to look...

Is Your Business Your Retirement Pension?

Is Your Business Your Retirement Pension? The UK state pension, as a proportion of pre-retirement income, is amongst the lowest in the world and our government is currently looking at stopping the triple lock potentially making it even worse. If you are within a few...

The Problem With Alligators

The Problem With Alligators Many years ago I saw an office sign which read ‘When you are up to your neck in Alligators it is difficult to remember the original idea was to drain the swamp.’  I think this is very relevant to the current situation as many business...

We Should Go on Meeting Like This

We Should Go on Meeting Like This Most people understand physical meetings are often dysfunctional so if we are to take decisions based on virtual meetings, for the foreseeable future, perhaps we need to see if we can make them work better for us. Physical meetings...

The Dangers of Just One Opinion?

The Dangers of Just One Opinion? Like most business people we have been trying to peer into our crystal ball to see the future and to help us we have been reading leading economists views only to see there is no consensus.  The danger here is you pick one whose...

Consensus Management or Dictatorship?

Consensus Management or Dictatorship? When things are going well it is easier to run a business by consensus where everybody has a say and, because of this, no-one is accountable when things don’t work as expected. When business is difficult people naturally turn to...

The Coronavirus Isn’t The End Of The World

The Coronavirus Isn’t The End Of The World But you can be forgiven for having some sleepless nights worrying how it might affect your business. We believe you should take this opportunity to have a long hard look at all aspects of your business. For example do you...

What To Do In An Uncertain World

What To Do In An Uncertain World A local insolvency practitioner recently told me ‘the next 18 months are looking good for us.’ To make sure you will not be one of their clients there are a number of simple things you can do.  Review your processes and procedures to...