View Looking for funding? First get your business plan right

Looking for funding? First get your business plan right

Does your start-up need an injection of capital to get off the ground? Are you looking to move to the next stage of business growth? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, then are you ready to take the plunge into the world of fundraising? Stage one is to prepare a sound…

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View What is the end goal of a business plan?

What is the end goal of a business plan?

How can you formulate an idea, create a business and then run it if you haven’t got any specific plans to work from? Creating a business plan is no easy task. It can be made simpler and more effective by working through it with an advisor. Ultimately getting your thoughts down on paper will prove…

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View Flexible funding solutions obtained for growing oil & gas firm

Flexible funding solutions obtained for growing oil & gas firm

Background The recently formed international trading company had grown very quickly from a standing start and the business needed to fund significant further growth, ensuring it maintained sufficient working capital for the projected higher level of trading activity. An additional element to financing was that trading transactions were multi-currency, involving sterling, euros, and dollars, so…

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View Grant funding win for construction client

Grant funding win for construction client

Business Issue: The company had been growing steadily over the last few years, however it had an issue with a large contractor. This caused its revenues to shrink and so a revised plan was needed to help the company expand. Background: The company is a highly successful business in the construction industry, concentrating on providing…

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View 10 things to ensure business survival

10 things to ensure business survival

As the UK attempts to free itself from lockdown and what some expect to be the worst economic collapse in 300 years, business owners will need a clear strategy to help them emerge into what will, for many, be a very different economic landscape. For business owners who have survived so far, the hard work…

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View Four Reasons Successful Businesses Borrow Money

Four Reasons Successful Businesses Borrow Money

It’s common for a business to be in some form of debt and borrowing money to make money isn’t a new idea. Here are four reasons why borrowing money for business is not just a fact of business life but a smart choice. 1. Costs need to be paid  Every business needs some form of investment before it can begin trading. This could be something as…

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View How to avoid common Merger & Acquisition pitfalls

How to avoid common Merger & Acquisition pitfalls

Whilst the collapse of Thomas Cook came as shock to many, it can arguably be traced back to a merger which happened more than a decade ago. What went wrong and what steps can you take to ensure a successful merger? Collapse of Thomas Cook The immediate answer as to why Thomas Cook failed after…

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View Is a lack of R&D funding holding UK innovation back?

Is a lack of R&D funding holding UK innovation back?

Research from the Office for National Statistics revealed that the UK spent just 1.69% of GDP on R&D in 2017, compared with an EU average of over 2%. The UK, in fact, is 22nd on the R&D funding list. The shortage of research funding is particularly marked when it comes to the development part of…

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View When is the right time to hire a Finance Director?

When is the right time to hire a Finance Director?

You’ve launched your business, sales are growing at a healthy rate, customers are lining up and there may even be interest being shown in international markets.  You should be basking in the light of your success, but instead you have so much to do, it’s hard enough to find 15 minutes to grab a sandwich…

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