Is the shine coming off Zynga

Another day and another social media phenomenon takes a bashing from shareholders after reports of weakening profits.

Ask Timpo: Should we move to just-in-time production?

Q: I’m considering moving towards “just-in-time” production so we can reduce the costs of holding stocks and improve cash flow. But I’m nervous about glitches in the system and letting customers down. How do you balance stock and working capital at Timpson?

How to be best friends with your bank manager

You dread meetings with your bank manager, who doesn’t “get” your business. Meanwhile, your bank manager’s miserable because his lending powers have been cut. No-one’s happy. Here’s how to call it truce.