Things are not great at the moment. Here we are almost at the start of November and the situation is getting worse rather than better.

At the end of April I wrote:


Apart from the distress that the many deaths are causing, others will lose their jobs, their means of making a living.

The thousands that have been furloughed must be waiting anxiously in case the temporary situation becomes more permanent. Unemployment will be back big time, this will be a massive blow for younger people used to full employment.

New graduates will find it increasingly difficult to get that first vital job to get them into the job market.

Houses, cars, TVs and other property will be repossessed by finance companies.

Those families, the jobs, that property will be gone forever, never to be replaced.

Lives will be destroyed.

The sources of low-cost credit are already disappearing.

We are potentially moving into a time for preserving equity and debt will be increasingly difficult to obtain as finance houses tighten the reins.

Then there is the massive government debt that is being incurred as a result of the funds released to support the populations of the world and tax income dries up.

Inflation will return as government debt is monetised.

Confusion, terror and pain will ensue.


Thousands of small businesses, shops, restaurants, taxis and airlines can only survive if they are always full or turning over product.


For many of us, this is now the reality.

There will always be the sceptics who blame the situation on “the wealthy classes”.

I meet people who claim that it is all a Government conspiracy.

Yes of course it is “let’s get governments from around the world to agree to smash their economies into bits just for a lark!”


I wrote:


Change will be the norm for all of us.

Like it or not.


Well, now we see the evidence.

More and more are keen to abandon the office and work from home.



It may seem mercenary and crass to even be suggesting an alternative approach under current circumstances, but this situation, this time, might be just the opportunity some may need to create a new future for themselves.

It is increasingly important that we make every effort to safeguard the future of ourselves and our families. We cannot rely on government handouts for ever and more an more companies will close as subsidies are reduced.

We must plan for our own future.

What better way to do this than to ensure that we have our own secured income?


You may lack the confidence to take bold steps yourself, however with assistance and the right guidance you can make this an opportunity.

An opportunity to rely on your self and your own efforts.

There is no better way than by setting up your own business. The right person to guide you in this effort is John Thornhill.


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