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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54. The Three Biggest Large Business Accounting Mistakes

Mistakes help us learn and improve our businesses. While it is impossible for us to never make a mistake, you can limit the errors made by learning from others. Accounting mistakes from large businesses are often highly publicised and so much can be learnt from their experiences. So what are the three biggest accounting mistakes […]

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75. How Can I Squirrel Cash From Somewhere?

Question I am the owner and manager of a boutique executive search consultancy business. The business turns over about £5m and I have half a dozen billing consultants who, like me, are heavily involved in business development. In addition we have a small team of researchers and a couple of support staff. I have a part-time […]

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69. Sage Or Xero – Which Camp Are You In?

Over 20 years ago, this probably wouldn’t have even been asked as Sage was advertising that 80% of accountants would recommend their software over that of their rivals’. The campaign that featured this statistic was so successful that the whole education and training industry focused on Sage technology. This helped Sage consolidate their position as […]

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51. To Employ or Contract Out?

Recruiting and maintaining staff can be one of the most expensive costs for your business. It isn’t just the wages that you need to consider when hiring staff. Making the wrong hiring decision can be disastrous. Therefore, it is important that you consider the hidden or forgotten costs of employing new staff. It is especially […]

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