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Written by our experienced business advisors, this catalogue explores many issues associated with running an SME business.

Here we comment upon the latest business trends and relevant financial information, as well as explore topics such as how to structure your company for growth, and how to develop KPIs that will add value to your business.

Role of the Board of Directors?
Role of the Board of Directors?

The principle duties and objectives of a board of directors are to: A. Ensure that the business is run in the best interests of the shareholders. This essentially means running the business to maximise profit within...

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sales strategy for SMEs UK
Constructing a Sales Strategy

A sales strategy is a plan by a business or individual on how to go about selling products and services and increasing profits (Source – Chron). A high proportion of SMEs fail to grow their...

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setting goals and achieving them
Goals: Essential for business success

According to the Growth Accelerator Hyper Growth Insights Study 2014, 96% of hyper growth businesses planned their ambitious growth in the previous year – this reconciles with our own experience that growth and success don’t...

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Business review yearly taking stock
Time for a Review: Taking stock

Strategy and planning only work when consistently applied over a long period, which means that you can’t implement strategy without following a long-term plan. However, blindly following a long-term plan can also kill a company...

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Marketing SWOT analysis
Marketing plan preparation

One of the most common issues we find is that SME business leaders don’t have a clear idea of how to prepare a marketing plan. Here are five simple steps, which combined with our free...

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Is Your Marketing Plan Fit for Purpose?

Many SMEs don’t have a marketing plan at all and those that do are often dis-satisfied with the result; too general, covering too long a period (12 months in some businesses is a long time),...

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