The future of business support

One of the key ways that SMEs have been supported in many countries across the world has been through organised support structures. In the case of high-tech, high potential businesses there has been additional specialist support; often linked to universities and funding groups. But for the run of the mill self-employed person or small...

A danger and an opportunity

One of the many areas affected by Covid-19 has been that of employment. This impacts not only on those that have lost jobs during the pandemic, but also those that are getting ready to graduate. This could be the most difficult year on record for this latter group. When considering this I was drawn...

True character will out!

For much of the pandemic I have approached it with a spirit of optimism. I was impressed by the spirit of cooperation and hoped that we would develop a friendlier, less self-centred a society. I even began to believe that the temporary effects on climate change could be sustained into the future. This was...

Lessons from observing the pandemic

May I start by saying that this blog in no way attempts to minimise the real heartbreak and catastrophe of this pandemic. It merely attempts to highlight observations I have made sitting in lockdown. Watching the pandemic unfold I was struck by the similarities between the actions of governments in this particular crisis and...

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