Monthly Archives: January 2011

What’s the value?

I think 2011 will be a real challenge for many companies. Although the recession is officially over, it is still difficult to get financing and customers in most sectors continue with their belt tightening exercise. With further govenment cuts on their way, anyone who … Continue reading

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Bringing up baby!

In the last couple of days I have become an auntie and it got me thinking about how similar the early years of a child and the early years of a business are. When  a child is born, sensible parents … Continue reading

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To increase or not to increase?

When the VAT increased on 4th January how did you handle it? If your customers are other VAT registered businesses any increase in VAT has little impact on them, because they can claim it right back. In this case an … Continue reading

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A new year, a new resolution?

Happy New Year!! Now, traditionally the start of a year is a time for new resolutions. These resolutions often cover things we have been struggling with in the previous year. However, the problem with such resolutions is that they are … Continue reading

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