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Pitch deck checklist to secure Cash!

It takes a lot of time and effort to get an opportunity to pitch to investors. The pitch deck is a key tool to help secure their interest and recently I’ve seen a number of pitch decks which made some fundamental mistakes. So use this checklist to increase your chances […]

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Balance Sheets – measuring business buoyancy!

If you are trying to get a loan or raise equity finance, one of the first things you will be asked for is a Balance Sheet. However, 80% of people in business have no idea what a balance sheet is. Even Deborah Meaden got it wrong recently on Dragons’ Den when […]

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Why humour helps Cash Flow – with thanks to the Royal Marines

The Royal Marines Hasler Company is the naval service Recovery Centre. The objective of the centre is to administer a bespoke recovery pathway for every soldier and to provide effective assistance and support for the soldiers and their families. For many soldiers trying to get a civilian job is not going […]

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Cash Flow – For Funding, It Sometimes Pays To Think Local

An entrepreneur was recently introduced to me asking advice how to raise money. She had spent nearly £8,000 with so-called advisors who over a year had failed to produce a plan or an investor meeting. These advisors weren’t obvious cowboys but prosperous looking retired company executives who had claimed they […]

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Understanding the types of Profit

We all know the expression “Cash is King” – but often people forget today’s cash is driven by yesterday’s decisions on pricing, “ingredients” and running costs, all of which determine profit.  The Profit and loss report gives you the information to track and manage your sales and expenses and help  […]

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Keeping Your Receipts (sensibly) Saves you Cash

The admin of running your business can seriously take the fun out of being in business unless you are careful. Obviously getting paid is the biggest pain, and next? Well I reckon keeping track of your receipts. At the end of the week there they are stuffed in your wallet, […]

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Use xmas downtime to boost cash

The start of the year is a good time to tighten up on cash – but its much more effective to do this before the start of the year.  That way you will hit the new year running!  So why not use some of that xmas downtime to look at […]

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