Business Development

Business developent including business plans, finance people issues, MBO, shareholding, succession planning

How big should your company be?

on As companies grow and employ more staff, the dynamics change. Everything is different when there are 25 employees as opposed to 6.  In the dot com era, the fast growing companies that were spinouts from large companies really enjoyed their freedom to act.  Then, as they grew, they found the maximum number of employees they Read More...

What is Franchising?

on Franchising is where you license another company to be your presence in another geographical region.  There are a range of household names that are run as franchise businesses – McDonalds, Burger King, MR. Barbers, Snap-on tools and many more. It is very different from having a 3rd party manufacture for you, or having an agent Read More...

Financial Planning and Funding for Growth

on We are constantly hearing about the Government wanting to see SME’s grow their businesses, which in turn they believe will help grow the UK economy.  But what are the barriers to successful expansion, and why do some business owners struggle to expand to the levels they aspire to? The opportunity to grow your business presents Read More...

Understanding Gross Margins

on Many owners leave the figures to “The Finance Manager” and/or look at the amount that the business owes and what is owed to them because that is all they feel they need to know.  It may be hard to believe even today that many owners do not show a great deal of interest or really Read More...