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Rescuing SME from Intensive Care

Topic : Rescuing SME from Intensive CareAuthor : Shaun Leahy – Alpha Enterprises Issue:Company X had made losses for 2 years, who were up against their overdraft limit and also utilised fully their factoring limit It was under scrutiny by their bank whose services were put on a 6 month notice. In early 2012, Company … Continue reading Rescuing SME from Intensive Care

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Peace of Mind – helping business owners focus their attention back on ‘the business’

Topic : Peace of Mind – helping business owners focus their attention back on ‘the business’ Author : Kate Wright – Wright Finance Support Ltd Issue: I was introduced to a client in Jan 2012, an exciting experiential marketing company with ambitious growth plans. The vision was there, the execution was there, the finance and … Continue reading Peace of Mind – helping business owners focus their attention back on ‘the business’

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Planning for Business Succession

Topic : Planning for Business Succession Author : Simon Bruce – Virbix Issue: A business owner, Trevor, knew that he wanted to exit his business within three years. The business he owned and operated was a retailer of work wear, with a turnover of just over £1million, employing six people and making a small operating … Continue reading Planning for Business Succession

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Providing Strong Management

Topic : Providing Strong ManagementAuthor : Caroline Billington – a-count-a-bility Limited Issue: The Finance Director of a company left due to ill health leaving staff who were highly skilled at their individual jobs but had little knowledge or how their parts linked together to form the whole and as such were unable to contribute to … Continue reading Providing Strong Management

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Restructuring an Accounts Department

Topic : Restructuring an Accounts DepartmentAuthor : James Wigmore – A2J Consultancy Ltd Issue: A client was concerned that his Accounts Department was not performing and asked me to come in and have a look. He told me that the Department consisted of a Financial Controller, (“FC”), Head of Accounts and three clerks. On talking … Continue reading Restructuring an Accounts Department

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Cash flow improvements

Topic : Cash flow improvementsAuthor : Martyn Keates – Action Business Consultants Ltd Issue: A company had experienced cash flow issues as a result of investing in future products and experiencing difficult trading conditions. Resolution: One of the major reasons for the trading difficulties arose as a result of Far East customers reviewing their own … Continue reading Cash flow improvements

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Systems recommendations

Topic : Systems recommendations Author : Martyn Keates – Action Business Consultants Ltd Issue: A niche technology company had 100% export sales which required the Managing Director to travel 50% of the time in order to maintain the order book and generate new business. All of the financial transactions were completed by the bookkeeper on … Continue reading Systems recommendations

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Implementation of Cloud Based Accounting System

Topic : Implementation of Cloud Based Accounting SystemAuthor : Richard Francis of Francis Vienne Ltd Issue: FISCAL Technologies provides world class accounts payable forensic software for corporations and government organisations to cut costs, protect working capital, reduce risk and create best-in-class AP. Francis Vienne provides strategic financial support to high growth businesses. FISCAL has been growing rapidly and went … Continue reading Implementation of Cloud Based Accounting System

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An entrepreneur had the idea, but not the experience to make it happen

Topic : An entrepreneur had the idea, but not the experience to make it happenAuthor : Stephen Foale – Fletcher Foale Issue: An entrepreneur became aware of some new disruptive software being developed in North America that made use of the ever expanding ownership of mobile phones in the UK and Europe to solve a … Continue reading An entrepreneur had the idea, but not the experience to make it happen

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Needing funds but not investment ready

Topic : Needing funds but not investment ready.Author : Stephen Foale – Fletcher Foale Issue: Having developed a SaaS product for the Health Sector, which was attracting much interest, the client needed funds to resource the potential rapid growth in sales and, with a P&L history of losses during its development phase, normal bank facilities … Continue reading Needing funds but not investment ready

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