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3 key benefits of using mid-market software to grow your SME

3 key benefits of using mid-market software to grow your SME

July 4th, 2018 Posted by blog, guest 0 comments on “3 key benefits of using mid-market software to grow your SME”

guest written by darren cran [blog]

Getting a business off the ground often means skimping on avoidable expenses, but there comes a time when it makes sense to invest in a few important upgrades.
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White Collar Factory in black and white on Old Street

how business finance and cashflow management go hand in hand in the digital era

April 6th, 2018 Posted by blog, guest 0 comments on “how business finance and cashflow management go hand in hand in the digital era”

guest written by conrad ford [blog]

A business’s capital is affected by many moving parts, so it’s hard to always keep track of your cashflow, especially if you’re a non finance person.
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how alternative business finance can drive business growth

March 3rd, 2018 Posted by blog, guest 0 comments on “how alternative business finance can drive business growth”

guest written by conrad ford [blog]

There are many obstacles businesses need to conquer to succeed. From setup and survival, to stability and expansion — one of the biggest challenges at every stage is cashflow.
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our different kind of strategy session

February 19th, 2018 Posted by blog, team 0 comments on “our different kind of strategy session”

written by chris agnew & maryna irzhanenko [blog]

Think of a company strategy day and you think of sitting in a dingy conference room somewhere, listening to someone’s monotonous tone read slide after slide from a dated PowerPoint presentation.
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an introduction to business finance

January 16th, 2018 Posted by blog, guest 0 comments on “an introduction to business finance”

guest written bconrad ford [blog]

The business finance market has changed a lot in the last few years. It’s well known that after the financial crisis, high street banks reduced their lending to small and medium sized businesses, and alternative providers emerged to fill this lending gap.
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Stanley Building tech startup style with industrial walls and desks and chairs

11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 3

September 21st, 2017 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 3”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

this is the follow on article from 11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 1 & part 2 where I describe these sections in detail; business strategy, finances and risks.
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debt v equity funding

August 17th, 2017 Posted by blog, luke 0 comments on “debt v equity funding”

written by luke streeter [blog]

what are the key differences between debt funding and equity funding and which is right for you and your business? and on what terms should you be taking either?
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11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 2

August 6th, 2017 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 2”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

this is the follow on article from 11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 1 where I describe these sections in detail; branding, customer & marketing, operations & management.
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11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 1

June 14th, 2017 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 1”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

business plans can be daunting for those that have never done them before; a host of new terms, concepts and financial modelling.
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4 key metrics to monitor your SaaS or subscription business

April 4th, 2017 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “4 key metrics to monitor your SaaS or subscription business”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

this article is not for the faint hearted – it gets a little technical and involves detailed calculations on the metrics I see as most important when running a subscription or SaaS based business.
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