Cash is king, but are you King of the cash? It has been written many times – cash is king. Simply put if you have cash in your business, without unmanageable liabilities, you can continue to run your business. Even if it is loss making – a company with a strong positive cash position can […]
Acquiring a business takes a lot of planning, often weeks, if not months or years of negotiation (both formal and informal). A substantial period of due diligence, the period in which you get a closer look at your targets books is the first time you get behind the public numbers you based your research on. […]
Finance departments – cost centre or business partner? Gatekeeper or valued counsel? Friend or foe of Operations? All businesses have a finance function; small businesses may have it completely outsourced, as may be the case for parts of a large finance department. But how finance interacts with the rest of the business differs from organisation […]
ERP systems will more often then not consolidate the financials from all your branches and subsidiaries on a worldwide basis. This is fantastic for allowing the HQ to have ready access to all the reporting entities numbers, with an ability to drill down in to the details as required. However, there is one potential downside […]
10 questions CFOs have to consider. (This is a modification of a 2009 McKinsey Article: What Next? Ten Questions for CFOs) 1) How is my company prepared for a worsening Euro crises? In a recent interview in the Economia magazine the RBS Chairman when asked how worried we should be about the euro, he replied […]
A good friend of mine is working at a very large consultancy. She is well qualified to do so, she is thought of highly (evidenced by promotion) and enjoys working for her current employer more then the previous one. That is to say, the work she undertakes at the new employer (new being approximately 18 […]
I was at the three day National Achievers Congress over July 2nd-4th. There were 15+ speakers over the three days, Tony Robbins opened with a 4 hour extravaganza and it closed with Sir Richard Branson being interviewed by Michael Burke. Sir Richard came onto the stage accompanied by two Virgin trolley dolleys to add to […]
Angel Investors can be a daunting subject for entrepreneurs exploring their funding options. Paul Grant can help you through the mire.
Self Managed Teams can help drive your organisation forwards. It gives your employees a chance to show self management, team building skills and should increase staff satisfaction.
In the Budget on 24th March 2010 - The Chancellor has announced the doubling of Capital Gains Tax Relief for business owners, £1mn to £2mn for CGT at 10%.