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The (black) Art of Business Planning!

Posted on 08/12/2014, 16:45

As 2014 comes to a close it is a natural time to review what has gone and consider what lies ahead. According to research done in the UK, SMEs with business plans are more than twice as likely to achieve their goals as those without them. However, despite this evidence, more than one third of UK businesses do not have a plan. A recent Q&A, published in the Pro-actions newsletter explored attitudes within the SME community towards Business Planning. Here are a few thoughts …

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Top 5 Tips for Raising Finance

Posted on 08/12/2014, 10:01

There’s little doubt that the market for raising business finance changed considerably during the summer of 2008 and SMEs in particular have found it more difficult than ever to access finance over the last 5 years.

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People Series: Blog 4 – Performance Management

Our last newsletter focused on the importance of setting objectives and expectations for each of the roles in your organisation. Having done that it is vital to review performance against the objectives set.

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People Series: Blog 3 “Objectives and Expectations”

So, you’ve now decided on your organisational structure, the roles you are looking to fill and started to recruit your team (see our previous newsletters). Now it’s time to start to think about setting the objectives for these roles and, just as importantly, your expectations.

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People Series: Blog 2 “Recruitment”

Good recruitment always starts with being clear about what you are trying to recruit for.  This sounds simple but is rarely easy…

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