Posts by: David Lomas

brinkmanship in business

Where is the Place for Brinkmanship in Business?

What does it mean to take things to the brink? Politically, history has notable examples where negotiations appear to teeter on the edge....

Rick Flay - Blue Bull Finance

Are Banks Stifling SME Funding? An Interview with Rick Flay

Many mainstream UK bank branches used to employ relationship managers.  For large numbers of SMEs, the relationship they have with their...

leadership success

Leadership: Is the Secret to Success Too Secretive?

Some people feel they have an instinctive feel when it comes to business, which drives much of their decision-making. Being self-driven and...

english language

Is English Language an International Business Challenge?

While competing in a digitally connected global marketplace is easier than it has ever been, one barrier remains: language. The global...

operations manual

Does Your Operations Manual Enable You to Go Automatic?

One of the key ways of ensuring your business infrastructure is covering all the necessary bases is by having an operations manual. As...

business systems

How Crucial are Business Systems to Your Survival?

A business system should be what connects all the parts of a company or organisation, ensuring they are working together to meet the...

limited company set up

Do Business Benefits Justify Setting up a Limited Company?

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes, but while being a sole trader can be very straightforward, there are clear business benefits to...

mission winnow PMI

Can PMI Shift its Business Reputation With Mission Winnow?

PMI (Philip Morris International) is known as a leading tobacco company, and tobacco causes a number of serious diseases and increases the...

MTD Making Tax Digital

Are SMEs Ready for the Making Tax Digital Deadline?

Most SMEs understand that deadlines are a part of doing business, but while they might be fully focused on their own affairs, how aware are...

Is the Prompt Payment Code Continuing to Fail SMEs?

Many big businesses persistently fail to pay their suppliers on time, putting SMEs under considerable financial pressure. The UK Government...