119. Where next for Business?

Now, four months into lockdown and sales for a number of businesses are still weak. What’s on the proactive owner/manager’s to do list? There are a number of big decisions to make. Here is a bit of a hit list with the objectives: Promoting your business – getting it rapidly back on the rails Preserving […]

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109. The ins and outs of raising finance

At some point, your business will probably need to consider raising money to take it on to the next stage – or even simply to survive. This article provides a quick overview as to what you should be thinking about and outlines some of your options. What are your choices? Historically, you had 2 choices […]

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105. Strategies to Survive in an Uncertain World

The Brexit turmoil rumbles on and businesses continue to grapple with an uncertain future. Trading agreements, political unrest and lack of leadership mean it’s extremely difficult for business leaders to predict where and how business can take place, what barriers there may be, and how the decisions of other businesses may impact their own. Business […]

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48. Watch out for those start-up bear traps

I can safely say that a couple of my clients think I’m a pretty good guy; and for an accountant, that can be a slightly unusual place to be! The reason is embarrassingly simple.  They are both CEOs of young businesses that have been going full steam for a year or so with the business […]

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30. New rules for crowdfunding

With the chancellor’s announcement in the March 2014 budget that loan based crowdfunding investments can be included in ISAs, it’s clear that crowdfunding has well and truly become mainstream. According to a 2013 study commissioned by The World Bank, the scale of the crowdfunding market worldwide is expected to be as high as $96bn; that’s […]

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21. Content with your client engagement strategy?

Research by content marketing agency Seven found that whilst 43% of marketers think the public want to be talked to, only 15% of consumers agree. This suggests that many companies are failing to engage a high proportion of their audience effectively. The way that businesses communicate with clients has undergone a radical transformation in recent […]

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