Avoiding invoice fraud

By |2019-06-12T14:52:07+00:00June 12th, 2019|Finance and Accounting, General Topics|

I’ve recently been forwarded an email from the MHRA (Medical and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) warning that they are aware of people trying to use their identity to send companies fictitious invoices with bank details that are certainly not the MHRA’s. This type of crime is on the [...]

World Autism Awareness Day

By |2019-04-02T14:08:56+00:00April 2nd, 2019|General Topics, Uncategorized|

Today, 2ndApril 2019 is World Autism Day, designated by the United Nations to raise awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder throughout the world. Here at Bona Fide Business Development we passionately believe in diversity within the workplace, whether that is race, sex, gender, ability, personality….the list goes on. We are [...]

Difference between value and cost

By |2019-02-18T09:27:33+00:00February 15th, 2019|General Topics, Marketing, Personal Story|

It really frustrates me that people do not understand the difference between cost and value, to the point it makes me want to shout! It does make me angry. The accounts department in a company are often accused of only being interested in cost and profit, but the [...]

BREXIT and cash flow issues

By |2019-01-11T14:17:22+00:00January 11th, 2019|Finance and Accounting, General Topics|

Having just attended the Bank of England briefing at Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce someone raised a really a good point that is worth sharing. There could be cash flow issues from a no deal BREXIT for businesses. BREXIT is obviously high on the agenda and there was [...]

A Guide to Networking for Introverts

By |2018-11-24T11:53:42+00:00November 23rd, 2018|General Topics, Personal Story|

Guide to Networking for Introverts - Background I'm 45 years old and been in business for over twenty years, I've been to my fair share of networking events, even Parliamentary dinners with Members of the House of Lords, but I still find it daunting to go into a [...]

I encourage my staff to tell me they want to leave

By |2018-11-24T12:00:10+00:00November 14th, 2018|General Topics, Human Resources, Personal Story|

I subscribe to Harvard Business Review and receive a management tip of the day. Most of them I look at and think yes I get that, but this morning I received one which reflected what I have been doing for the last twenty years and I suspect not [...]