November 2012

Tax Dodging Companies & Conscientious Consumers

by Paul Simister on November 24, 2012

With many Western governments running large and unaffordable annual public spending deficits (despite claims of austerity) attention has turned to giant companies who use aggressive tax saving schemes. This includes companies like Google,  Facebook,  Amazon and Starbucks which make high sales in the UK but pay little corporation tax.

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More Money More Fun Less Effort

by Paul Simister on November 20, 2012

What do you want from your business? That’s a fundamental question to ask when thinking about your business strategy. But how often do you stop to think about it? The answer probably has two Categories:

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The Last Typewriter Made In The UK

by Paul Simister on November 20, 2012

Incredibly the last typewriter made in the UK was in November 2012 by Brother and it’s gone into a museum. Typewriters are a great example of why you need to do a Pest  Analysis to look  for political, economic, social and technological opportunities and threats. Typewriters & The Destructive Force Of Technology It was technology […]

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Country Risks For Global Strategy

by Paul Simister on November 14, 2012

Are you thinking about expanding abroad and wondering how you can get data for an effective global strategy? A reader, Perry Mayer of the Pub & Bar Network pointed out an interesting resource to me – The Legatum Prosperity Index. This ranks the countries of the world across various indices like economy, governance, education and […]

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