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And Now the Small Business Signatories

April 27, 2015 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business, politics.

With less than two weeks to go until the election we now have a letter from 5,000 small businesses pledging their allegiance to one party and it’s the blue party again. Furthermore, that letter is once again published in The Telegraph where, this morning, the newspaper’s website calls it a “boost for David Cameron”…

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Should SMEs Be Worried About the Demise of HMV?

January 15, 2013 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business.

“Should SMEs Be Worried About the Demise of HMV?” was written by Paul Mackenzie Ross and first appeared in the is4profit small business blog The news this weekend has been filled with stories about the demise of HMV. That’s not to say that the store, founded in 1921, will totally disappear, but it has been • Read More »

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The Rise of Localism?

August 3, 2012 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business.

A couple of days ago I read an interesting piece over on the BBC News website about Totnes in Devon; the town is soon to be home to a new branch of the national chain Costa Coffee. Now Costa Coffee is a brand that is well known in the UK with some 1,375 shops in this country, • Read More »

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Independents Day 2012

July 4, 2012 | By Paul Mackenzie Ross | No Comments | Filed in: business.

“Independents Day 2012” was originally written for the is4profit small business blog When I woke up this morning the first thing my American wife said to me was “Happy Independence Day”. On this day in 1776 the United States declared independence from Great Britain and the rest, as they say, is history. I told my • Read More »

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