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Start up a new business / venture

As start-up businesses are usually prone to a high degree of financial uncertainty and risk, it is important to be aware of the challenges which may be faced in the high pressured start-up environment and respond quickly to any developments. Here are some stages that need to be managed carefully: Business plan: Sales forecasts should…

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How To Audit a business

Auditors are in a difficult position as they are stuck between the devil and blue sea- paid by one set of stakeholders and responsible for another. Also by law, auditor independence precludes some accountancy/audit firms from providing certain financial management services. For these firms, performing certain non-traditional services is considered consulting activity that in most…

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How To Exit A Business Successfully

The Financial Director magazine gets Chartered Accountant Gary Jesson to examine the lifecycle of business and provide in each stage, tips and guides for dealing with some of their distinct aspects as he charts the business from start up to exit. In this part of the series, efm looks at issues that may arise when…

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View Fab 5 Becomes Super 6 As New Finance Director Joins East Midlands Team

Fab 5 Becomes Super 6 As New Finance Director Joins East Midlands Team

Financial Insourcing / Outsourcing Experts Welcome Richard Pearson To The e-FM Network The e-FM Network of Finance Directors and specialists is excited to announce the addition of its latest member, Finance Director Richard Pearson to its East Midlands team. Previously consisting of 5 finance professionals – Stephanie Lee, Chris Judson, Glyn Abba, Simon Johnson and…

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View Sales Dynamo Jackie Wade Joins efm

Sales Dynamo Jackie Wade Joins efm

Business coach, public speaker and sales expert, Jackie Wade joins the e-FM network of Finance Directors and specialists. Recently appointed as the company’s new Business Development Director, Jackie will be bringing her unique business development skills and expertise to the team.

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View How To Turnaround a Declining Business

How To Turnaround a Declining Business

‘The survival price you pay will be small in comparison to the horror of losing your once thriving business’.  The Financial Director magazine gets Chartered Accountant Gary Jesson to talk about the steps to take if you spot consistent warning signs that could indicate a decline in a business and how to successfully turn around…

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View How To Expand A Business, Deal With Mergers & Acquisitions and Funding Requirements

How To Expand A Business, Deal With Mergers & Acquisitions and Funding Requirements

‘Expansion should be avoided if a business is in trouble or financially unstable as this will only magnify its problems’. The Financial Director magazine gets Chartered Accountant Gary Jesson to talk about expanding a business and what to do when involved in Mergers and Acquisitions. For some, driving sustainable growth through expansion can be a…

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View How To Improve the Performance of an Established Business and Manage Cashflow

How To Improve the Performance of an Established Business and Manage Cashflow

Emphasis should be on maximizing profitability and productivity and remaining laser focused on the drivers of cash. The Financial Director magazine gets Chartered Accountant Gary Jesson to talk about an established business which requires a different strategy from a start up or a fast growing business. Gary mentions some methods by which cashflow can be…

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Get Fit For Finance In 2013

It’s year end and time to cast the vision for the year ahead. Where would you like to be this time next year? As 2012 draws to an end, businesses need to focus on getting into financial shape in 2013, recommit to old audacious goals and make new ones. If growth, profitability and funding are…

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