Not easy. Like job hunting. Seeking for the right partner never is. But worthwhile when both sides are genuinely looking for the right match.
CCQ needs people of high calibre and particular skills. Like other small companies, it cannot match the multinationals in straight financial terms. But it can offer rewards which they cannot. Such as working from home. Wherever home may be. Flexibility in hours. And so on. Prospective employees too have their own needs as well as their own skill sets and experiences. Continue reading
Some people communicate too much. Like the J.P.S. Constantly expressing her faintest wish or whim loudly and ceaselessly. I doubt things will improve now that she has discovered Skype. Her Norfolk Terrier friend Mouse lives 70 miles away. Both were thrilled to find they could continue their noisy discussions despite the distance. Well, it is cheaper than using the telephone I suppose… Continue reading
There is just one problem with Granny’s Eye View. It is meant to be about small family businesses. And this granny does not know much about small businesses. A little bit about families. Nothing about business.
The J.P.S. (Junior Paper Shredder for any new readers) is not much help. She knows nothing about anything. But she is not happy with my proposal. I plan to reduce the appearance of this blog to once every three weeks. So put 24th March in your diaries. Continue reading
Computer ConQuest Ltd has celebrated its tenth birthday: time for congratulations. After all, 40% of all newly-created companies last less than ten years. (http://www.businessweek.com/chapter/degeus.htm ). The same article lists factors common to the longest lived companies (and here we are talking of centuries, not decades, rare though such companies are). Continue reading
As promised, this week the blog has a guest writer. But I must admit to being a total wimp. I have not approached anyone. I have accepted the only volunteer. The Junior Paper Shredder.
I understand that in these situations it is permissible under blogging etiquette to offer a few words of general guidance. It is not correct to go further. No editorial control. No censorship. By way of guidance I have indicated that this blog is concerned with business matters. High finance. That sort of thing. Such academic issues as Literature may also be touched upon. I rely on her to maintain the high tone. Continue reading
Those of you who read last week about the photographic competition I am organising in aid of the Cure Parkinson’s Trust might be interested to know that Tom Isaacs (founder and leading light of the Cure Parkinson’s Trust) and his wife are featuring with Clare Balding in her programme Ramblings on Radio Four at 3 p.m. this Thursday. http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/css9ty/ramblings–episode-1-tom-isaacs-chorley-wood and http://www.cureparkinsons.org.uk/News/ramblings
Two or three weeks ago, Hattie Jackson Bream raised the question of junk mail and the JPS. I replied that she lacked the necessary skills and qualifications. The JPS, deeply offended, has been trying hard since then. A flyer offering special cleaning of something or other came through the door yesterday. The JPS sprang into action – shredded it instantly. She dealt with it so effectively that I never did discover what they were offering to clean for me. Mind, clearing up 25 small pieces of paper does take much longer than binning one flyer…
Some dogs are apparently more organised than the JPS…