Will Employment As We Know It Cease To Exist

When television first took off in America it was widely assumed that radio and newspapers would die out. In the 1990’s the internet was predicted to kill off television. Obviously newspapers, radio and television are all still rabbiting on, albeit greatly weakened, but mainly just used by older people and thier budgies. Nevertheless while some […]

Too Many People In Accounts?

Everyone always talks about the rent, perhaps because it’s a big percentage for individual households, but for most office based businesses it’s usually about 5% of sales. The biggest costs are always related to providing service to your clients, around 60% of sales is common. 20% can be spent on getting new clients. The rest, […]

If It Ain’t Broke Don’t Fix It – And Other Rules of Thumb

In a previous blog I asked you to think about what sort of car your business was, I imagine you didn’t say horse and cart but, still, there is much to be said for not changing things unless you have a good reason. Changing things takes up your time and money and usually involves risk. […]

Margins Are King Makers – Cash is the Consequence

The origin of “cash is king” is not clear. It was used in 1988, after the global stock market crash in 1987, by Pehr G. Gyllenhammar, who at the time was Chief Executive Officer of Swedish car group Volvo. Wikipedia We have all heard it before, revenue is vanity, profit is sanity but cash is […]