Recent developments in the UK economy and from the EU suggest that 2012 will be a year of great uncertainty and low growth, but there will still be lots of opportunities – the UK economy is a big place.
Find the real value of your business – think about selling it
The trick is to stand back from your business and ask where the value lies that others can see but which you might not see simply because you are too close.
Sarah Perrott of Cresco Consulting – How did I get here?
Sarah Perrott, MD of Cresco Consulting, shares her thoughts on taking the plunge of starting her own company – and never looking back!
Keren Lerner of Top Left Design – How did I get here?
Keren Lerner, the MD of Top Left Design and social media genius, shares her thoughts on setting up, running and growing her business.
Keren Lerner of Top Left Design – How Did I Get Here? Part II
Keren Lerner, the MD of Top Left Design and social media genius, shares her thoughts on running her business and offers some great advice for people thinking about setting up.
Hurtling downhill, brakes failed, trouble ahead……..must think about changing the mechanic
Car mechanic, accountant – much the same thing. They do an important job, they’re the expert in their field, you don’t really know what they do but you know you can’t do it yourself.
It’s quite easy to get the numbers right…..but the message wrong (3min video)
Michael Austin, MD of Blue Dot, talks about the type of work we like to do, the skill-set required by a good finance director and how to change your accountant and choose a good one.
Part Time Finance Director – if this is the solution, what’s the problem?
The interim or part-time Finance Director option works well because it is quick to implement and it recognises that once the problems are solved you can go back to a lower-cost level of resource which will consistently get the right job done in the future.
Metro Bank – how to enter a market and make a difference
The business banking director was a joy to meet and certainly not the “Business Bank Manager from Central Casting” that we see all too often. And then don’t see at all.
Tax returns – to the bottom of the list
The January 31 deadline for filing your personal tax return is only days away as I write this and we’re down to the last half-dozen that need to be finalised and submitted. The common link among the last half-dozen is that most of the them have more tax to pay than they expected.