8 May 2018

Using The “F” Word Is Essential If You Want to Be A World-Class NED

#Board  #Director  #Non-Executive Director  

Being the best possible Non-Executive Director doesn’t come easily, but my eight golden “F” words may help…

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27 March 2018

Are Management Buyouts Complicated? (Video)

#Selling A Business  #Management Buyout  #Video  

Are you thinking of proceeding with a management buyout (MBO)? Do you understand the process and the issues that may arise?

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8 March 2018

International Women's Day 2018

#International Women's Day  

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2018 (8th March) we would like to offer 20% off all of our business products and best-selling books.

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23 February 2018

Is it important to have a shareholders agreement? (video)

#Shareholder  #Video  

Do you have a shareholders agreement in place? Are you aware what the benefits of a shareholders agreement are?

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26 January 2018

What Are The Current Trends In - Raising Funds

#Finance  #Growth  

Hurrah the funding market is open for business!

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16 October 2017

Millennials - Welcome to the Modern Workforce

#Staff  #Millennials  

Millennials are growing up in a world which is immensely different from their parents and grandparents and as a result, they think and act differently. This generation makes up around 13.8 million people in the UK according to The Guardian and therefore comprise a large part of the workforce. It is paramount for businesses to evolve to accommodate the requirements of this modern workforce, to attract loyal and talented employees.

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15 September 2017

Bored of Board Meetings?

#Board  #Development  #Director  #Reflective  

As a non-executive director chair of multiple companies, I attend at least 50 board meetings a year and have done for years. Many of these meetings are productive and even fun, but not always. This certainly isn't due to lack of enthusiasm or commitment from the members, but at least on some occasions a staleness invades the process.

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14 August 2017

Undercover Corporate Financier – Myths, Legends and Facts

#Corporate Finance  #Selling A Business  

As a child, I was captivated by Greek Mythology. The stories of the gods and goddesses had me, at least in my own mind floating around on a cloud, in a diaphanous gown sipping nectar as I cast my own particular spell on the common people below. Stories and good ones at that, but not real life of course.

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26 July 2017

Me, Myself and My Bank – Understanding the Relationship

#Finance  #Growth  #Lenders  #Bank  

The relationship between yourself and your bank is an interesting one, in that both sides tend to see themselves as the most important player. In fact, it is likely that one side will indeed have the upper hand and strangely that may not always be the bank.

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14 June 2017

Need advice on how to build and manage the dream advisory board?

#Board  #Advisory Board  #Growth  

If you already have a formally appointed board of directors and they are overwhelmed with the workload or simply too operational, have you thought of improving your company performance by utilising an advisory board?

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