R&D: don’t forget to protect yourself

We were so surprised by the low figure for spend on research and development (R&D) and intellectual property (IP)  (1.1% and 0.3% of turnover respectively) in the recent MyCake Benchmark Bulletin (no4), that we had a chat with ACID (Anti-Copying in Design) to find out whether MyCake users spend on these areas was lower than ACID members. As Read the full article…

Why does R&D matter to me and what’s the balance vs. bread & butter income work?

Research and development (R&D) matters for many reasons but in particular it should be the work that feeds you intellectually. In deciding where the balance lies between bread and butter income and time spent on R&D there are a couple of related things to consider that are beyond your control yet influence success…