View When is the right time to hire a Finance Director?

When is the right time to hire a Finance Director?

You’ve launched your business, sales are growing at a healthy rate, customers are lining up and there may even be interest being shown in international markets.  You should be basking in the light of your success, but instead you have so much to do, it’s hard enough to find 15 minutes to grab a sandwich…

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View Micro and small firms get R&D tax credit boost from Budget 2020

Micro and small firms get R&D tax credit boost from Budget 2020

Micro and small firms employing up to 250 workers will be allowed to write off up to 30% of their R&D costs and receive the finance much more quickly as part of Budget 2020. Crucially, the increase from the current R&D rate of 25% includes a commitment to allow small firms to gain the full…

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View Immediate things you can do to improve your company’s profit

Immediate things you can do to improve your company’s profit

Effective financial management is vital for a business’ survival and growth strategy. It involves planning, organising, controlling and monitoring your financial resources in order to achieve your business objectives. Good financial management will help your business to make effective use of resources, fulfil commitments to your stakeholders, gain competitive advantage and prepare for long-term financial…

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View What type of businesses should seek VC funding?

What type of businesses should seek VC funding?

Venture Capital (“VC”) can be a great source of growth finance for businesses, but getting venture capitalists to invest in a company or startup can also be one of the biggest challenges that an entrepreneur can face. But just what is Venture Capital funding? Venture Capital is a form of private equity investment, where a…

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View Funding your business growth | February & March Events with Iconic | Dublin

Funding your business growth | February & March Events with Iconic | Dublin

EFM Ireland is pleased to announce a series of events & workshops with our partner Iconic Offices in Dublin. Our goal is to provide a bespoke financial education to growing SMEs which will help them understand their financial challenges and provide the type of independent, experienced and trusted guidance that is so hard to find or too…

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View Borrowing to Grow – Choosing The Right Funding For Your Business

Borrowing to Grow – Choosing The Right Funding For Your Business

  Is your business growth currently hampered by a lack of funding? If you are thinking of acquiring funding, we will help you throughout the pre-funding process and talk you through the range of possible funding sources including the non-traditional peer-to-peer-lending, crowd funding, pension- and asset-funding models, and access to Venture Capital or business angels….

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View Funding Proposals

Funding Proposals

Background An international pay-TV operator was underfunded and its business model exposed it to foreign exchange risk. Challenge The pay-TV operator had a complicated shareholding structure with fractious shareholders; further, its lenders did not have equal security for their respective facilities. Solutions Mike arranged a refinancing of the funding structure to remove the liquidity constraint…

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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”. Chartered Accountant and MD of EFM Network of Finance Directors – Gary Jesson on expanding a business and what to do when involved in Mergers and Acquisitions.  For some, driving sustainable growth through expansion can…

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View Debt Funding: moving businesses from “bad debt” to “good debt”

Debt Funding: moving businesses from “bad debt” to “good debt”

Growing businesses can often be “debt-averse”, preferring to issue equity rather than borrowing under debt funding instruments. This point of view is understandable as debt has to be repaid together with interest (unlike equity), and in the context of consumer finance debt is frequently demonized, but sometimes debt funding is the right choice. Taking on…

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