6 ways to build a loyal customer base

6 ways to build a loyal customer base

“In business, I look for economic castles protected by unbreachable moats” – Warren Buffett Buffett describes an attractive business investment as a castle with an impenetrable moat of protection. To be a viable proposition, a business needs solid foundations and a strong leader. It also needs differentiators which make it stand out from the crowd […]

Do you own your customers?

Do you own your customers?

Online marketplaces provide an efficient, effective selling platform for product based businesses across the world. Sites such as Amazon, eBay and Etsy give you instant access to a global shop window with the ability to target customers who are actively searching to buy products like yours. With 500 million monthly visitors to Etsy alone, it’s […]

Is it time to spring clean your business records?


If you are serious about exiting your business, the start of a new tax year is a great time to de-clutter your documents, finalise your financial records, and confirm your compliance with government legislation. Making sure your records are up to date and ready for analysis shows potential buyers that your business is on top […]

Is there any value in a second-hand business?

Is there any value in a second-hand business?

Spring is a time of change and renewal. The change in season can be uplifting, inspiring us to set about clearing out the shed, garage or attic, preparing our homes and gardens for the warmer months, or even preparing to sell up. After all, March is typically one of the most popular months to start […]

How to get the best price when selling your business

Hot to get the best price for your business

Maximising the sale price when exiting your business is a common, and important, goal for company owners. The difference between a high and a low price could be the difference between you living the lifestyle you desire and simply getting by. As business exit strategy consultants, how to sell your business for the highest price […]

The emotional rollercoaster of owning and selling a business


Do you remember that overwhelming feeling of pride and exhilaration the day you started your business? Were you signing a lease, registering your company name, or shaking hands on that all-important bank loan? Whatever your first memory of starting your business, that day you boarded the emotional entrepreneurial rollercoaster. I’m sure you’re nodding in agreement […]

Four steps to finding your business sell-by date

Four steps to finding your business sell-by date

With the end of another calendar year rapidly approaching, it’s common to think about what the next 12 months will bring. It’s a perfect time for reflection and contemplation. What changes will you make in your business next year? Could it be time to start planning your next move? And how do you know if […]

Key evidence of business value you might be throwing away

Key proof of business value you might be throwing away

How confident are you that you could produce seven years of financial records within 24 hours, if asked? If it’s just your accounts, you probably can because none of us want to get on the wrong side of HMRC. But what about the supporting financial records? Most business owners flounder and many are unaware of […]

How much are your name and face worth to your business?

How much are your name and face worth to your business

When Mr Rolls met Mr Royce in Manchester in 1904 and agreed to go into business together, they decided to use both their surnames in the name of their company, Rolls-Royce. Using their names in their business clearly proved a genius step for Mr Rolls and Mr Royce, just as it did for Walt Disney, […]

Is your business a viable strategic acquisition?

Is your business a viable strategic acquisition

Your business is not for sale right now. But could your head be turned if someone expressed an interest in buying you out? If you were tempted, what would a potential buyer find if they started to explore behind the scenes? Strategic business acquisitions are common in sectors like technology and pharmaceuticals . The possibility could […]

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