April 19, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Utility Utilities were dull but safe investments  with regular dividends & little volatility.  Butrenewable energy (wind, solar), energy-efficiency advances (smarter homes) & climate change (wildfires) have sparked a change.  Now the safe utility firms are those who own only poles & wires Guessed the Word?        Series 41 (2/9)         …

April 17, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Nanosecond Getting data even nanoseconds faster generates huge profits.  So physical location of cables & towers to transmit data is critical.  Being closer, UK receives US data before Europe, through undersea fibre-optic cables. Light travels 30cm / nanosecond (billionth of a second).  Straight cables transmit data fastest Guessed the Word?       Series 41 (8/9) …

April 15, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for prizes!  Series 41 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 40  spelt  L-E-A-D  (DEAL) Series 39  spelt  N-O-C-U-T-D-O-W-N  (COUNTDOWN) Series 38  spelt  F-A-T-F-I-R  (TARIFF) Series 37  spelt  R-E-C-I-T-A-L  (ARTICLE) Series 36  spelt  C-O-M-E-O-U-T  (OUTCOME) Series 35  spelt  Y-E-T-I-D-U-E-L …

April 12, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Dump Up to 1/3 of the food grown on British farms is dumped each year, for not meeting appearance standards.  EU regulations focus on visuals (colour, blemishes, dirt), not on nutritional quality.  Brexit could allow the UK to develop its own policy for fruit & veg Guessed the Word?           Series 40…

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April 10, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Air Half of London’s toxic air pollution is caused by road transport.  To reduce exhaust emissions by 45%, from 8 April, its Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) standards are the toughest in the world. Dirty air kills 9,000 Londoners & costs the economy £4.5bn each year.  Soon, people from the country will come to London…

April 8, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Error Every internet user knows 404, the error message. Caused by poor internal linking, dead links or expired/sold-out items.  Relieve theuser’s frustration with humour, useful information, or helpful re-direct (“a 301”), say to a blog.  Practical/ fun approaches can even make “a 404” a destination in its own right! Guessed the Word?       …

April 5, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Lent Spring-time fasts (Lent) and feasts (Mothering Sunday) offer business opportunities. Hot cross buns remain Britain’s most popular seasonal bake since medieval times (5th to 15th c), although the cross was originally slashed into the dough, rather than piped on.  Simnel cake, with 11 marzipan balls on top, links to when folks made a pilgrimage…

April 3, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for prizes!  Series 40 starts soon….. 1st letter of each Post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly or jumbled up.  Previous answers: Series 39  spelt  N-O-C-U-T-D-O-W-N  (COUNTDOWN) Series 38  spelt  F-A-T-F-I-R  (TARIFF) Series 37  spelt  R-E-C-I-T-A-L  (ARTICLE) Series 36  spelt  C-O-M-E-O-U-T  (OUTCOME) Series 35  spelt  Y-E-T-I-D-U-E-L   (YULETIDE) Series 34  spelt  T-I-D-Y-R-U-N-S   (INDUSTRY) Series…

April 1, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Newsworthy Readers will pay for newsworthy content as good journalism still has the power to change lives.  Ideas & information matter in a knowledge economy.  News will get shorter, quicker + more graphical, digital, automated, personalized & paid for – but is still cheap.  News is an industry in transition, not in decline Guessed the Word? …

March 28, 2019 admin123@ No comments exist

Women’s own Women tend to own less money than men.  Besides the gender pay gap, there’s an investing gap.  In the US, only about 1/2 of women have started saving for retirement (compared to 65% of men), and even those who’ve started have less than 1/2 the savings of men Guessed the Word?        Series 39 (8/9)   …