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404, 2016

How to make sure your business never runs out of cash … (again?)

How to make sure your business never runs out of cash … (again?)
How many small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) have a formal Reserves Policy?   How many businesses produce a regular updated Cash Flow forecast?   In my experience, very few if any.

So why are these so necessary?

A Cash Flow forecast projects when you will receive […]

2903, 2016

How many of your staff throw “sickies”?

How many of your staff throw “sickies” … and how can you stop this?
Most small and medium sized companies don’t manage sickness absences adequately.   At best, they will make a note on a wall chart and grumble about the work lost or having to find cover for their duties.

How many companies measure sickness absence and […]

2303, 2016

How much does it cost you to recruit new staff?

How much does it cost you to recruit new staff … and how can this be reduced?
Few companies pay attention to the costs of recruiting staff.   It’s not just the cost of advertising in newspapers, recruitment agencies or even using on-line recruitment sites.   How much time do you take sifting through Application Forms and CVs […]

1403, 2016

How Much Is Your Business Really Worth?

How much is your business really worth … and what you do to improve this.
Some businesses are passed down from generation to generation … but not all.   You may be running a steady and profitable business but you have no family members who want to take over your business when you retire.   Most small businesses […]

703, 2016

Ways to be More Customer Friendly

3 ways to be more customer friendly
There is mountain of advice about customer experience, customer service, putting the customer at the centre of your business and any number of variations on the theme.

But how do you navigate all of that material, how do you break it down into easy to do chunks that don’t cost […]

2902, 2016

Corporate Governance


“We decided not to go to the expense of a Shareholders’ Agreement because we were such good friends” …… until we hit a crisis and we couldn’t afford to pay ourselves.   How many times have I heard this?   More often than you would imagine.   Without a Shareholders’ Agreement there are no ground rules by […]

2302, 2016



“My accountant deals with all my finances”.   How often have I hear this and how often is it so wrong?   Companies House require you to file your accounts nine months after your year end and if these are prepared for you by your accountant they might be looking at some information which is almost twenty-one […]

1602, 2016

Business Turnaround

Are you regularly spending your life taking calls from your creditors because you cannot pay them today?   Have you recently had a County Court Judgement (CCJ) served on you because you haven’t paid someone?   Are you regularly at the limit of your bank overdraft?

Help is at hand.

With our specialist knowledge of working with companies with […]

802, 2016

Trading Disclosures

On 1st October 2008 changes to the requirements for trading disclosures were enacted requiring all limited companies to comply with new rules.   If you do not comply with these rules both the company and its officers may be liable to a fine which can be enforced by Companies House or Trading Standards officers.

Where do […]

202, 2016

Strategic Thinking


Where is your company heading?   How are you going to achieve your objectives?

These are two questions which many business owners have often thought through but have never put together a formal plan.   Other businesses think they have a plan but in reality it is only a continuation of what they have been doing for years.

Do […]