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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6 June 2017

Seeking to challenge yourself? Experience training with a twist...

#Development  #Reflective  #Training  

As a new member of the fds team, I had an understanding of what Jo does and what training services fds has to offer. However, until recently I had to rely on other people’s opinions and course feedback forms to gage what a course with Jo is like. I had a fantastic opportunity to observe Jo in action and I quickly realised why Jo is booked up until 2018!

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15 May 2017

The Guide to Selling Your Business (Video)

#Selling A Business  #Corporate Finance  #Advisors  #Video  

Are you considering selling your business? The task may seem like a daunting process and it's important to understand what will be involved in the transaction, such as "getting your house in order".

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24 April 2017

Do You Understand the Difference Between Cash & Profit? It's the Difference of Surviving or Excelling!

#Finance  #Growth  

You know the saying “sales are vanity, profit is sanity”, it is my view that this little sentence should end with “cash is absolutely essential”.

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