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Insight . September 3, 2019

Having trouble sleeping? Part 2

Over the years I’ve had many similar conversations with business owners who were struggling with having no one to confide in about the risk, the pressure and the options available for the business.  So much so that it’s now become a key part of how we support growing businesses. Here’s how we help founder CEOs sleep at night

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Insight . August 23, 2019

Having trouble sleeping? Part 1

I speak to many Founder CEOs who can’t sleep at night. In fact, one CEO, after the successful divestment of his company, confided to me that this was the first Christmas he’d be able to take a real break without wondering if he would have to do some last minute fancy footwork in order to make payroll. Two thoughts struck me 1) I love how concerned he was that no staff member would be caught short over the festive period and 2) Wow. By any measure the business was really successful and yes cashflow had been tight in the past, but we’d done a lot of work in getting it to a place where it was well managed and there was really no need for that type of stress. But still that feeling stayed with him until he was no longer the owner of the business.

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Insight . June 15, 2019

Does your business need a health check?

Most people hate going to the doctor. You know something doesn’t feel quite right, you’re not sure if it’s in your head but you keep putting off the appointment. Usually that’s because a) you’ve managed to convince yourself it’s a brain tumour (thanks Dr Google) or b) you’re worried that it really is nothing and you’re going to sound silly. I find the reluctance for business owners to get a health check on their business runs along pretty similar lines.

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Insight . May 28, 2019

Valuation – Art or Science?

Well it’s both and where it sits on the scale depends on the approach and the approach depends on the kind of company being valued….

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Insight . May 14, 2019

It’s all about the execution

They say the road to ruin is paved with good intentions so how do you stop your goals falling by the wayside?

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Insight . April 30, 2019

Smart Sourcing

It’s challenging out there at the moment. And as the attention turns towards costs it’s important to think strategically about the types of costs you occur.

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Insight . April 16, 2019

The seven deady start-up sins and how to avoid them

Starting a new business is a daunting step. Here are the seven expensive mistakes that every start up needs to avoid

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Insight . April 2, 2019

How to stop “getting bigger” getting in the way of your growth

It's an oxymoron right? How could getting bigger possibly get in the way of your growth?  Well it can and it quite often trips companies up.  Why?

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Insight . March 19, 2019

Four key financial reports you need to run your business

Many small-business owners find financial reporting daunting, but ignore it at your peril. Here are the key reports you need to understand to run your business effectively.

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Insight . March 4, 2019

Do you have what it takes to start your own business?

Ever thought about casting off the shackles of the nine to five and ditching the boss? Before you resign in a blaze of glory ask yourself these ten questions.

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