Category Archives: Finances

A few small tweaks to your finances can bring great results. I cover how to maximise your limited money resource, to avoid overspending without useful extra benefits.

Big company suicide through cost cutting

There is a danger in trying to increase your profit through cost-cutting – you may find that you cut the very things that made you have a successful business. It’s something I’ve noticed with big businesses where their industries have new competitors, rather than focus on the quality and difference of their products – they instead just cut… Read More »

How to fund your side hustle

When you are starting a new business, the absolute best way to fund it is via cash savings – there are actually several hidden benefits of doing it this way: 1) No interest payments – if you borrow money then there will be an interest charge. Instead, the money you would have spent on interest is available to… Read More »

When you’re walking on eggs… don’t hop!

Following on from my post about fantasists, they can actually often catch themselves out without any assistance. Sometimes they start to believe their own spin they have created. As a result, their claims become wilder over time – trying to create a false sense of improvement based on their original fabrications. Sadly, it’s also something that can be… Read More »

Success takes hard work. Lots of it.

Success for the self-employed requires an investment: short-term sacrifice in return for long-term gain. Those sacrifices can take many forms: perhaps working 80 hours a week, driving an £800 car, or even delaying starting a family. In return for those sacrifices you rightly receive the rewards. Sadly, there are those who would criticise or even attack you for… Read More »