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How to Prepare for the Investment Process

Taking investment is probably one of the most significant steps in any business owners journey – it’s a huge decision to take someone else’s money to help grow and in turn offer them a stake in your business. Seeking investment is a process that requires a bit of consideration and planning before diving in – …

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Where does a CFO fit into a business’s financial structure?

A business’s financial structure is a matter for that specific organisation, and no two businesses will operate their financial teams in exactly the same way. Nonetheless, there is a standard structure that many will follow: a CFO (Chief Financial Officer), a vice president, one or more accountants, and a budget analyst. Whether the firm in …

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What stage in your business should you invest in a business growth advisor?

No matter how proudly independent you are in coordinating your business’s direction and growth, there will almost certainly be times when you feel the need to seek the advice of someone else – potentially someone completely outside of your company. Even the most successful companies seek out external individuals to give them help and advice …

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How to become a Chief Financial Officer

Rising to the rank of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) within an organisation isn’t easy. As one of the highest-ranking positions in a company, the CFO generally reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer, or CEO. It is, then, understandably a highly desired and extremely competitive position. It is worth bearing in mind that the …

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How to develop a business growth strategy

Whether you are at the helm of a start-up looking to grow, or a much bigger organisation seeking ways to optimise current operations, you should never underestimate the power of the right business growth strategies. After all, if there’s one thing that can be said about business, it’s that business is always evolving. There’s always …

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5 money saving tips for small business owners

Owning a small business comes with as many perks as it does challenges. However, one of those challenges will unquestionably always be the management of your business’s finite financial resources.  Money is a major concern when sustaining a business, and monthly budgets may leave you with very little wiggle room for emergencies. So, how can …

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What to do if your business growth stabilises

Growing your business can be an exciting and challenging time, as you work towards the goal of higher revenue, increased profits, and booming sales. However, after the initial spurt of growth, some businesses might see their upwards trajectory begin to stagnate. So, what can you do to restimulate business growth once it has plateaued? Let …

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Why small businesses should consider outsourcing finance

Financial operations lie at the heart of any business, whether a small family-owned company or a large conglomerate. But finance becomes especially significant when trying to get a small business off the ground: if you’re not careful with the management of your expenses, you might run into debt and trouble. It’s an easy assumption that …

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Why is 2022 the year to start a business?

Let’s be honest with ourselves: in recent times, there hasn’t been a huge amount of positivity around business prospects, whether here in the UK or in most other countries. And with the emergence of the much-talked-about Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus, many people are asking whether we could soon be reversing to much bleaker …

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How far ahead should you plan your business activity?

The question of how far in advance you should be planning various aspects of your firm’s operations is a really interesting one right now. The UK business world, for example, has now passed through some five years of Brexit uncertainty – and that particular story is far from over yet – to say nothing of …

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