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Leadership
By Kate / December 14, 2020

5 ways for busy growing business owners to relax at Christmas

How to relax at Christmas You may be reading this, thinking ‘but I already know how to relax at Christmas perfectly well, thank you”, and we’re certainly not trying to...

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Career, Guest Blog
By Kate / November 20, 2020

Supporting Yourself Through Redundancy

This month we're pleased to bring you a guest post which has been written for us by Michelle Carpenter-Hanson. Michelle is an entrepreneur and experienced HR consultant, so when we wanted...

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Leadership, recruitment, Strategy
By Kate / November 4, 2020

Hiring the right people, for the right roles, at the right time

As the CEO or MD of a fast growing business, it can be very hard to realise that the people you hired in the early days, who have shown great...

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Game of chess - planning and strategy
By Kate / September 24, 2020

No Business Plan = No Business?

Many SMEs exist without a formal Business Plan in place, believing that they don’t need one unless they’re applying for finance or seeking investment. ​Certainly in the early days it...

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Exit Planning
Exit Planning, Leadership
By Kate / August 13, 2020

Exit This Way: What You’ll Need to Know About Exit Planning

Whether you’re retiring or selling to move on to your next challenge, rigorous exit planning is essential. If you’re looking to sell the business, you’ll want to achieve the best...

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Managing Cash Flow
Cash flow
By Kate / July 16, 2020

Keep it flowing – the importance of managing cash flow in your business

Any business can run into difficulties without consistent and effective systems in place for managing cash flow. Without cash, your business is in danger of failing - even if it’s...

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Cash flow, Leadership, Strategy
By Kate / June 15, 2020

Taking Control of Business

How much control do you have over your finance systems and cashflow - really? You might think you’ve got a pretty tight grip on things, but if you haven’t put...

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Covid-19 Exit Planning for Business
Cash flow, Exit Planning, Strategy
By Kate / May 11, 2020

Covid-19 Exit Planning for Business

We work with a number of part time FDs who support local SMEs in a variety of industries.  One of our longest standing partnerships is with Myles Arnott who has...

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Part Time Finance Director
Leadership, Strategy
By Kate / April 28, 2020

How Can a Part Time Finance Director Help My Business?

At any time, the skills and experience of a talented Finance Director can deliver huge value to a small business, but never more so than during challenging times such as...

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Career
By Kate / January 16, 2020

Benefits of Flexible Working

There’s been a rise in flexible working patterns over recent years and employees and employers often find a traditional 9-5 office-based role doesn’t suit businesses today. This is particularly pertinent...

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