View When Should Your Start-up Hire a Financial Controller?

When Should Your Start-up Hire a Financial Controller?

Every business decision made has a financial impact on your company. Whilst things like tracking revenue, staying on top of accounts payable and receivables, and administering payroll are essential to your business, non-financial transactions will undoubtedly also have an impact. While it may have been easy for the business owner to manage these various tasks when they were first starting out, it becomes increasingly…

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View Opening and developing a new international business

Opening and developing a new international business

Background: Having worked in large corporate entities in several countries, I had decided that I would utilise the knowledge and skills I had acquired and set up and develop a business in my own right. I had certain criteria’s in as much that it would provide a reasonable income and capital growth and that at…

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View How to utilise a Business Advisor for your Start-up

How to utilise a Business Advisor for your Start-up

Business advisors can be a valuable asset for an entrepreneur, particularly for a first time start-up a company. A business advisor is different from a co-founder or investor. They aren’t looking for a piece of your business and are usually interested in a mentoring-style position where they can provide you with advice and perhaps take…

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View 5 reasons why you should hire a bookkeeper

5 reasons why you should hire a bookkeeper

Now that you’ve successfully opened your business, you need to decide how you’re going to contend with the day to day operational responsibilities. Do you already have experience in managing your business finances or will outside expertise save you precious time? When it comes to the financial element of running a business, you may need…

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View Financing your start-up: equity or loan?

Financing your start-up: equity or loan?

The right start-up financing gives your new business a solid financial base and every chance to succeed. It makes sure you have the funding to cover your short-term needs and to help your opportunities grow. Working out how to finance your start-up begins with knowing how much money you are going to need and where…

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View Entrepreneurs struggle to say farewell after selling up

Entrepreneurs struggle to say farewell after selling up

There is always going to be a close bond between an entrepreneur and their first start-up. Knowing that you have started and built something from the ground up is truly satisfying and a sign of your commitment. But there will always be a thought in the back of your mind around what comes next or…

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View How to Plan, Finance and Manage your Start-up business

How to Plan, Finance and Manage your Start-up business

  STARTING UP A BUSINESS in the current climate can be challenging, however harsh market conditions can also create opportunities for those with a well thought out, funded and researched business idea willing to enter the market. Some of the key stages that a start-up business would experience and considerations to get the most out…

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View Case Study- Start-up Investment Bank

Case Study- Start-up Investment Bank

Background: Start-up business had successfully raised enough capital to start trading as a start-up investment bank in a new jurisdiction, although other parts of the group have been operating for a little under 2 years. Financials were required for regulatory license approval in addition to an updated business plan, 5 year financial projections, capital planning,…

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View How To Expand A Business, Deal With Mergers & Acquisitions and Funding Requirements

How To Expand A Business, Deal With Mergers & Acquisitions and Funding Requirements

  “Expansion should be avoided if a business is in trouble or financially unstable as this will only magnify its problems”. Chartered Accountant and MD of EFM Network of Finance Directors – Gary Jesson on expanding a business and what to do when involved in Mergers and Acquisitions.  For some, driving sustainable growth through expansion…

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