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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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Why percentages (and ratios) can save you cash!

There is a common misconception that an experienced finance person can look at a set of management accounts and highlight one or two numbers that indicate the health or otherwise of the business. But this isn’t how it works – because every business is different and has different relationships between […]

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