28 April 2021

What Qualifies You To Be A Director?

#Development  #Director  #Reflective  #Business  

In the UK there is no requirement for any formal qualification to act as a director. In fact, there are very few things that prevent you from becoming one.

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2 February 2021

Jo Interviewed On The Sonya Morton Firth Show

#Business  #Reflective  #Non-Executive Director  

Jo Haigh joins Sonya Morton Firth in the latest episode "No such thing as work-life a balance. Now is the time to start your own business".

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3 August 2020

Succession Planning and Business Exit - What Is The Best Solution For You?

#Business  #Development  #Selling A Business  #Succession Planning  #Management Buyout  #Employee Ownership Trust  

Exiting your business as an entrepreneur is a serious and heartfelt task. It will bring on a huge series of mixed emotions, as for most entrepreneurs it’s a once in a life time exit.

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24 June 2020

Understanding The Benefits of an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT)

#Business  #Staff  #Video  

In this video, Jo Haigh, CEO of fds, gives an insight into the benefits of conducting an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) for both the owner and the existing team. Jo also shares what you should consider, as well as the process of implementing the EOT.

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1 June 2020

Why It Is Important To Instigate A Robust Risk Management Practice In Your Business

#Business  #Development  #Reflective  

The International Monetary Fund has reported the global economy will contract by 3% this year as countries around the world shrink at the fastest pace in decades.

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16 April 2020

Predicting Future Activity in Business Sales, Disposals and Fund Raising - Post COVID-19

#Business  #Corporate Finance  #Reflective  #Selling A Business  #Video  

Following the outbreak of COVID-19 and the devastating effect it is having on the world, Jo Haigh, CEO of fds, reflects on how it has had an effect on business sectors and what the future could hold for business sales, acquisitions and fundraising.

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9 April 2020

In This New World Should You Be Considering A New Startup?

#Business  #Innovation  #Reflective  #Video  

In 2019 the Business Statistics briefing paper from the House of Commons Library reported there were 5.9 million private sector small and medium sized businesses in the UK. The idea of starting a new business in the current climate may seem like a daunting concept, or you may have recently started your own business before COVID-19. In this blog, Jo shares her personal experience of starting up a business and key areas to consider.

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22 August 2019

What To Do If Your Staff Are Suspicious You Are Selling the Business

#Business  #Staff  #Video  #Selling A Business  

In this video, Jo Haigh offers her advice on what you should do with regards to your staff if you have been approached, or you are thinking about selling the business.

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9 March 2017

How To Sell Your Business for Maximum Value (Video)

#Business  #Corporate Finance  #Selling A Business  

For many people, selling your business is a once in a lifetime activity. You may have been approached by a third party, your management team or maybe you're thinking of progressing on to the next adventure and would like to realise the value of your time and efforts.

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