Business Development

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

Why Should I Use a Business Adviser/Mentor?

on Would your company consider using external business support or advice? A large proportion of SME’s would say no before even looking into the idea, despite the fact it could be the better option. Here’s a quick example… I have just returned from a client in Norfolk. They were experiencing problems with their reception team, such as Read More...

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...