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Challenges when scaling a business

Scaling up your business is a common ambition for many business owners. However, sustained growth comes with a fair share of challenges...

Growing pains

Michael Pay of EMC Corporate Finance discusses the commonly-raised issue of how a business owner prepares their business for growth   “How...

How prepared is your business for Net Zero?

Are UK SMEs prepared for Net Zero or the 1.5ºC pathway? Here are some of the issues and how businesses can get started.    Every...

Lending a helping hand

When it comes to accessing financial services, individuals and businesses often have two primary options: Community Development Financial...

It’s never too early to prepare your business for sale

Selling your business is likely to be the most important transaction you will ever make, so it’s vital to get it right, says...

Benefits of outsourcing your finance function

Outsourcing your finance function involves delegating the financial tasks and responsibilities of your business to an external service...

How to ensure ‘benefit in kind’ doesn’t become unkind

Could PAYE Settlement Agreements stop your employees from experiencing unexpected tax bills? This is something to consider, suggests....

Practical steps to make a difference to your profitability

In times of continued high inflation, rising interest rates and the current cost-of-living crisis, all businesses need to be taking...

Stick or twist: What do the changes to the Lifetime Allowance mean for you?

Will the change to the Lifetime Allowance affect how you take pension benefits going forward? Could the change be reversed in the near...

How to incentivise your team

Business owners must ensure they are doing their bit to retain top talent, as well attract new potential employees in such a competitive...

Rising interest rates and business borrowing

As Rachel Emerson, Partner of Kreston Reeves notes the Bank of England has lifted the cost of borrowing 14 times in a row with its...

Automation in accounting: data driven decisions

Paul New, Accounts & Business Advisory Services Partner at Azets, discusses the benefits of cloud accounting technology in viewing...

Why multiples matter in business valuations

We previously wrote about the importance of profits in business valuations, and this month we turn to another element – that...

What are the benefits of outsourcing?

Outsourcing has become an increasingly popular strategy for businesses of all sizes and industries, offering numerous benefits and...

Management buy outs in insolvency situations

When dealing with an insolvent company, the Insolvency Practitioner’s principal duty is to maximise the returns for creditors,...

Integrating an acquisition: how to ensure success

There is a widely quoted statistic from the Harvard Business Review that 70-90% of acquisitions fail. There are many reasons for this...

The value of great customer care for your business

Providing great customer care – including asking for honest feedback –  is good for your business. The feedback you...

Selling my business: what are the options?

Ryan Smith of EMC Corporate Finance suggests a few options you may wish to consider when it is time to sell the business   There...

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