Marketing Models need to be Flexible #073

Following on from the flexible business model that we developed to ensure the perpetual survival of businesses for what looks like a long period of economic stagnation, it makes sense to explore how growth can be achieved without ‘betting the farm’. While businesses may breathe a sigh of relief if they have followed our advice […]

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Business Models need to be Flexible #072

Published on 12 December 2011 by Tony Groom While businesses might be concerned about a eurozone Armageddon, whatever the outcome they will need to ensure survival for the period of austerity that is likely to characterise the next decade. Although growth is desirable, and has been the purpose for many businesses, a more realistic objective […]

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Build a Flexible Marketing Model to Ensure Perpetual Growth

Following on from the flexible business model that we developed to ensure the perpetual survival of businesses for what looks like a long period of economic stagnation, it makes sense to explore how growth can be achieved without ‘betting the farm’. While businesses may breathe a sigh of relief if they have followed our advice […]

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Business Turnaround Process Involves Completing Three Phases

 First published on 14 November 2011 by Tony Groom There are essentially three phases to a business turnaround which are the first, emergency phase to try to ensure survival, followed by a stabilisation phase which includes a thorough look at any fundamental changes needed to achieve a viable business and finally the growth phase to […]

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Business Survival Depends on Stakeholder Co-operation and Collaboration

First published on 24 November 2011 by Tony Groom The support and co-operation of its stakeholders can be crucial to the success or failure of the efforts by a business in difficulty to restructure and survive. There are several ways of defining stakeholders, such as internal and external stakeholders, or primary anad secondary stakeholders, but […]

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Build a Flexible Business Model to Ensure Perpetual Survival

First published on 12 December 2011 by Tony Groom While businesses might be concerned about a Eurozone Armageddon, whatever the outcome they will need to ensure survival for the period of austerity that is likely to characterise the next decade. Although growth is desirable, and has been the purpose for many businesses, a more realistic […]

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A Winding Up Petition Due to HMRC Arrears Need Not be the End

In early 2010 HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs) served notice for a winding up petition against a small trading company. The company had ignored HMRC for three years and had not submitted accounts for three years, not since 2007. A director attended the winding up hearing in court unrepresented. He said he was trying […]

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A Frozen Bank Account Need Not be the End of a Business

If a bank takes action to freeze a company’s bank account it is an indication that the bank is nervous and under its bank facility terms and conditions has exercised its right to not release funds. A bank’s behaviour is monitored by its facility people and triggering action to freeze does not imply any expression […]

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