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It’s not often that every single person I speak to at any given trade show is raving about it. Those of you who have read some of my previous Trade Show blogs/rants will know that I’m not always effusive about them.  But that happened this weekend, and the BSC has hit the Goldilocks sweet spot for a show. A trade...
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This time last year we couldn’t believe how quickly twelve months had passed, and the second year has shot by at even greater velocity. I always said that you’re a start-up for the first three years. Only after then can you really assess the business as an established entity, and measure its trends and success...
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Asset finance spreads the cost of equipment purchases over a number of years, which helps protect cashflow and potentially allows a business to grow at a faster rate. The 2 most common forms of asset finance are Hire Purchase (HP) and finance lease, and there are some important differences to consider; The credit and underwriting...
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IBC and PLASA always indicate we have reached the busy time of the year, and 2018 is no different. Returning from my 23rd IBC, I had several conversations ringing in my ears. Notably because they repeated the same familiar (and frustrating) comments that I have heard from the same people for a quarter of a...
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Once again Adamantean undertook a whirlwind tour of this year’s PLASA Show, due to its perennially frustrating date clash with IBC Show in Amsterdam. However, we were very glad we made the trip because PLASA Show appears to have put its visitor/exhibitor troubles of recent years behind it now that it has settled into its...
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I heard a great line at IBC, which I think sums up where we may be getting to on our exponential acceleration towards a grinding halt in broadcast technology. One of the major lens manufacturers was proudly showing off their new telephoto lens, which is now by far the longest lens in the market. The...
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I recall the excitement that I felt before my first IBC, back in about 1847.  To be honest, it was probably more to do with the free flights and beer than the opportunity to learn about the new technology, but it was real. The headlines from the thought-leaders of the day would have said something...
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What does loyalty mean to you? It’s such a personal, visceral emotion that it must be unique to each of us? I’m prompted to ask by two calls that I received last week from old customers that I helped many years ago. One used to have his own business, but is now an employee of...
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