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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 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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Developing an Organisation to Enable Your Business to Grow

From humble beginnings: Often the business starts with just the founder and perhaps an assistant. As the business grows, new people are brought in and they start to cover more and more roles.

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Board Meeting minutes, outcomes and follow up

So, you have organised your board meeting, invites, the agenda and board papers have been circulated and everyone has arrived on time…. what happens now?

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