Jon December 13, 2013 @ 8:33AM
The one thing you DON’T want in your firm

The one thing you DON’T want in your firm

How to avoid a disaster on your bottom line.  February was my worst month EVER. How can you learn from it and why you shouldn’t say “it will never happen to me” It could be even worse for you! In three out of five small businesses I visit the same thing could...
Jon October 1, 2013 @ 6:52PM
5 ideas to use risk to improve your business

5 ideas to use risk to improve your business

Why climbing Machu Picchu made me think about risks. Many business owners don’t think enough about business risk. Considering risk in a simple, systematic way can help to improve your business. Walking the Inca trail. I was recently climbing the Inca trail in Peru....
Jon May 10, 2013 @ 4:27PM

It could go horribly wrong; what’s your plan?

Shop shut, office closed, customers can’t access your service? Think now, or lose out. In the last two days I have seen several small shops shut – with customers outside; yesterday a meeting had to be cut short because people couldn’t get there and one person...
Jon September 1, 2015 @ 2:07PM
How a cockroach could save your firm

How a cockroach could save your firm

Learn the interesting link between business risk and cockroaches, help your business. On reading an article in The Times, I saw that a new synthetic heart is being tested for humans. The cockroach came into this world before humans and will survive beyond us. The...
Jon August 20, 2016 @ 5:14PM

Swine Flu, Hell or Hysteria – only History will know

I doubt it, or maybe that’s just a hope? But, running a business what should you do? Don’t overact, but you can’t do nothing….. Suddenly you may have staff or freelance support unavailable, how would you cope? Instead of one or two being sick...