It seems that there are plenty of reasons to be cheerful about the wonderful weather we’ve had throughout the summer. Leading economists and the Office Of National Statistics (ONS) have some interesting data which seems to be suggest that warm weather and World Cup Football provide a winning combination for business.
With spending on Beer, BBQ and Bikinis added into the mix business has been booming and so, it would appear has productivity. But according to experts this is nothing new and by all accounts is a little bit of history repeating.
Our news and events section this week has few dates for your diary and some useful links to HMRC for tax breaks on R&D, Capital Allowances and Employee NI contributions. HR Breakfast Seminar – Chester – 18th September
You’ve heard of keeping up with the Jones’ but our book review this week introduces us to The Morgensens.
Brandwashed by Martin Lindstrom give us more than a few things to think about when it comes to influencing our buying trends. Lindstrom believes we are being sold too before we are even born and this fascinating theory certainly makes sense.
Regular viewers of Dragon’s Den will already have formed their opinions on our business guru for this week. Duncan Bannatyne has a reputation for being a dour Scot who allegedly will be not be leaving his personal fortune to his children, preferring to suggest they do as he has done, and build their wealth from nothing.
Bannatyne is a fairly prolific writer and, it is fair to say, has an opinion on most things, find out what we thought about him.
A couple of quotes to wet your whistle:
“You can run a business any way you like, but you’ll run it better if you build it around your strengths.”
“Sometimes in life, it has to be enough to be proud of yourself, even if no one else notices.”
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