Small broker focus - Five winning ideas for this year's business plan

Take a look through this magazine. How many stories are about new products, new ventures or other plans for growth? At a guess (writing some weeks ahead), more than one or two, despite all the gloom about recession. In truth, when the economy goes through a major adjustment there are still many opportunities. The challenge is how to get at them. Or is it simply luck?

As golfer Gary Player pointed out, the more you practise, the luckier you get. In business, a large part of 'practising' is the ti