Are changes in technology usage here to stay?
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Are Changes in Technology Usage Here to Stay?

If I hear one more expert talking about the ‘new normal’, I’m going to blow a fuse. For starters, there was no ‘old nor...

Why do so many small businesses fail?
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Why Do So Many Small Businesses Fail?

Why do so many small businesses fail?

5 Proven Techniques to Wreck Your Business Completely


Have you ever wondered why so many businesses go bust? Around 12% of companies go out of business every year – that’s about 1 in every 8 going to the wall, with all the subsequent impact on owners and their families. There’s plenty of reasons why. All you need to become the director of a limited company in the UK is an idea, £12 and an internet connection. Notice I didn’t say a ‘good’ idea; some businesses don’t make it because they’re providing a product or service no-one wants. The majority of the others simply run out of cash.

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Dislocation, Dislocation, Dislocation

Dislocation: A look at the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on our daily lives and our businesses

No, this is nothing to do with Phil and Kirstie, just a look at the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on our daily lives and our businesses. In particular, the impact that dislocation can have on our ability to rationalise the present and plan for the future.

Dislocation is defined as disturbance from a proper, original, or usual place or state. Suddenly, our sense of normality is ruptured and, in the midst of a global pandemic, we have the added stress of worrying about family, about ourselves and about our business livelihoods.