View How to pitch your business to VC investors

How to pitch your business to VC investors

Pitching your business to a venture capital (VC) investor can be daunting. You’re potentially competing for a limited pool of money against a crowd of other founders with innovative ideas. And the pressure to succeed makes it easy to fumble your pitch. Even start-ups with fantastic growth potential often make basic mistakes, such as being…

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View Late payments over Christmas affect one-third of UK SMEs

Late payments over Christmas affect one-third of UK SMEs

The closure of debtors over Christmas will negatively impact a third (33%) of the UK’s SMEs, according to new research released today from Nucleus Commercial Finance. Unfortunately for one in 10 of UK SMEs, it means that they will struggle financially – at a time when they should be able to concentrate on planning and…

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View Our South West Associate Network is growing – Welcome onboard Oliver Barkes

Our South West Associate Network is growing – Welcome onboard Oliver Barkes

About Oliver… An experienced accountant, Oliver Barkes has been a Finance Director for over 30 years in a variety of companies including privately owned SMEs. In addition to strategic and operational responsibilities, he has experience in fund raising, reorganisations and has carried out a number of acquisitions and disposals. As a Management Accountant and Corporate…

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View Ask Me Anything about [Why Profit Does not Always Equal Cash] with Informed Funding Webinar – 3rd December – 8:30am

Ask Me Anything about [Why Profit Does not Always Equal Cash] with Informed Funding Webinar – 3rd December – 8:30am

This new Ask Me Anything (AMA) series is designed for business leaders who want to ask the ‘dumb’ and ‘obvious’ questions. Many financial professionals and investors take for granted that commonly used jargon is oftentimes poorly understood by their target audience, if at all. “Cash is like air; profit is like food. You need cash all the…

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View Our North West Associate team continues to grow – Welcome to EFM Lee Oddie

Our North West Associate team continues to grow – Welcome to EFM Lee Oddie

About Lee… An experienced Finance Director, Lee Oddie has over twenty years’ experience working with privately owned standalone SMEs in the UK and Europe. His experience includes the manufacturing sector with extensive knowledge in the steel processing, car exhaust, plastics moulding, and healthcare industries. With significant European experience, Lee is a commercially aware business advisor…

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View Preparing your business for Brexit

Preparing your business for Brexit

With the UK set to leave the EU, the results of a recent YouGov survey of SME decision makers revealed that most (55%) now feel that their businesses are prepared for Brexit. Nevertheless, almost four in ten (38%) say they feel unprepared. This figure is higher still among SMEs that import from outside the UK…

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View A Life in the Month of a Portfolio Finance Director

A Life in the Month of a Portfolio Finance Director

At EFM we like to get our Associates to share their client activities and why the portfolio lifestyle is so beneficial to their personal lives. Stepping out of a full-time role and into the position of a flexible, part-time Finance Director brings many advantages to the Associate. They will no longer be tied to one…

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View Sign language client awards Associate FD Andrew Sugden with testimonial

Sign language client awards Associate FD Andrew Sugden with testimonial

Many congratulations to our EFM associate finance director, Andrew Sugden, on your recent client feedback. “Kim Antoniou of Auris Tech, another one of Andy’s clients, recommended Andy Sugden to us at Love Language. Andy has brought a wealth of knowledge and competencies to our business. His most valuable quality has been his sincere approach and…

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View Surviving a Crisis – What should I be doing for my Business?

Surviving a Crisis – What should I be doing for my Business?

The world is in a state of crisis with the covid-19 pandemic crippling businesses and causing heartache for business owners. Since March 2020, the United Kingdom has been faced with a varied state of lockdowns, local lockdowns and the introduction of the new tier system. All of this uncertainty is affecting SME business owners to…

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