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If you could sell 20% more to your existing customers, what would it mean to your business?

Posted on 22/07/2016, 13:06

In order to achieve growth, many businesses get drawn into competing on price. This, inevitably, is unsustainable.

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Does Your Business have a Budget?

Posted on 15/04/2016, 09:43

Owning a small business is not easy; having a good plan is a key requirement for success. Alongside your business plan, a well thought-through budget is a powerful tool.

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Keeping your business tidy: 4 dark corners to take a look at!

Posted on 15/04/2016, 09:06

The demands of running any enterprise can mean that some of the basic disciplines are sometimes over looked. This applies just as much to large corporations but can be especially true in an SME where the hard pressed owner is often wearing many hats.

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Making your numbers work for you

Posted on 17/02/2016, 15:10

Why is that some, not all, business people have such trouble in understanding their financial statements, do not produce management accounts or believe that they don’t have need to know the numbers that are being created out of their activities.

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Is year-end the only time you look at your accounts?

Posted on 16/02/2016, 11:34

If you’re a business owner who thinks that the accounts or books are something you pay your accountant to look after and any involvement with them is a chore, you probably don’t look at them very often.

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Funding Growth & Investment from within the Business

Posted on 15/02/2016, 10:30

We are often asked to help business owners find funding to support critical investments or to fund growth. Sometimes this is because the bank has turned down the request for a loan or the criteria are too onerous, other times because the options are not deemed desirable.

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Using your numbers to drive value in your business

Posted on 10/02/2016, 13:05

All businesses of whatever size are required to keep financial records and they do this for a number of reasons such as statutory filing at Companies House, to allow the calculation of HMRC taxes and to report back to external investors and providers of finance such as banks.

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Profit versus cash

Posted on 15/12/2015, 14:56

“Cash is King”

Turnover is vanity, Profit is sanity and Cash is reality…

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Do you know ALL the Funding options for your growing business?

Posted on 26/11/2015, 10:22

Cash is the life-giving fuel of every business, regardless of its size. Cash inflows, just like filling your tank with petrol or diesel, fuel strength and growth, while cash outflows are the necessary expenditures related to that growth effort.

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Top 10 ways to Manage Cash flow

Posted on 26/03/2015, 12:35

Getting on top of your cash flow is very important if you want to get a hold of your finances. Here are 10 ways to manage cash flow:

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Marketing series #3: Don’t settle for Fluffy!

It’s not only Hagrid’s three headed beast of Harry Potter fame that goes by the name Fluffy. Marketing has been “accused” of being ‘fluffy’ by which it is meant that it is not measurable, not accountable and it is unclear how it impacts the business.

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Marketing series #2: ‘Is your marketing fit for the digital age?’

So you have your marketing plan sorted out (if not, see our previous blog in this series for some useful pointers).  Now you just need to make it happen.

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Marketing series #1: ‘Those that plan … win!’

Those that plan … win! A good marketing plan dovetails with your business plan. Together they act as a navigation system for your business: assessing the conditions and setting the strategic direction.

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