Brian Russell

Useful personal finance tips to manage inflation

  Households need to brace for a prolonged period of high inflation and further interest rate rises. Inflation is currently running at over 10% and could increase further before settling at a current predicted rate of 6% for 2023. Increasing interest rates is one...

Create your future.

The best way to predict the future is to create it!   The news is not always that positive right now and the TV and the press are currently full of ‘prices are increasing’ stories. All the negativity in the press can lead to us feeling “out of control” and...

Keeping pace with inflation

Keeping pace with inflation   Strategies to manage the challenges of the current inflationary business environment. Inflation can obviously pose serious threats to businesses and has resulted in businesses grappling with escalating production costs, dwindling...

Marathon Mindset

Marathon Mindset   Successful Managers: IQ versus EQ   The most effective managers make good use of their IQ (intelligence quotient) and EQ (emotional quoentit).   Successful business executives tend to have a high IQ as this is key to their personal...

Threads

Threads How could the latest social media platform work for businesses? Threads is the new social media channel created by Meta Platforms (formerly known as Facebook) which was launched in July this year. Threads went live on both the Apple and Android app stores in...

Quality always rises to the top!

Recently we have seen increasing interest rates, the largest monthly house price fall for nearly 14 years by 3.4%, and businesses and individuals paying the highest tax burden since the 1960’s. Times are likely to remain challenging for many businesses, however...

Building business resilience

Millions of businesses and households are struggling with their energy costs, alongside increases in general taxation, the cost of council tax, water bills and other utilities. Is it all doom and gloom or can you plan forward and make adjustments in, and to, your...

Can you create more ‘productive’ time?

For many small business owners, if they have one consistent issue, it would be that there is simply not enough time in the day to achieve all the things that need to be done. Have you ever got to the end of the day, having worked your “socks off” for the entire day,...