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insolvency

June

4th

2019

What is insolvency and what does it mean for your business?

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There’s plenty of terms that are thrown around when a business faces financial trouble, from liquidation and insolvency to bankruptcy and administration and they all mean something slightly different.

stock

December

24th

2018

Stock Tidy Up – Be smart with your inventory

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There is certainly truth in the phrase “tidy home, tidy mind” and the same can be applied to your work space. The intention here isn’t to lecture you on your cleaning habits, rather highlight that if you’ve got stock which isn’t moving, do something about it. SLOB’s (SLow moving & OBsolete) stock or other un-utilised […]

financial performance

December

4th

2018

Is your Financial Performance Healthy?

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If someone asked you about your company’s Financial Performance, what would you say? This is one of the simplest Value Drivers, yet one of the most difficult to deliver on. A healthy financial performance will drive saleability, but it’s vital to remember that this isn’t solely about the numbers. Of course, your top line revenue […]

cashflow see saw

August

20th

2018

The Valuation Seesaw: Is your cashflow healthy?

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Does your business fund its own overheads? Does your cash get absorbed immediately by costs? Is your cashflow healthy? If your cashflow is unbalanced, the value and sale of your business could be compromised. When a prospective buyer is contemplating a takeover, their priority isn’t simply to reward your blood, sweat and tears with one […]

Stop value-draggers

May

6th

2017

Stop these 5 value-draggers de-valuing your business

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When it comes to business sales buyers have the upper hand. Supported by due diligence, buyers step back and look at a business objectively. The process detects inefficiencies and risks, known as ‘value-draggers’. Value-draggers cost time, money and effort to resolve and can impact on the selling price the vendor can achieve. Address these five […]

cash flow

March

17th

2016

How Can Cash Flow Drive Business Value?

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Your company’s revenue and profits play a big role in how much your business is worth. How can your cash flow affect this?   Cash vs. Profits Cash flow is different to profits, in that it measures the cash coming in and out of your business rather than an accounting interpretation of your profit and […]

santa claus value builder

December

22nd

2015

What if Santa took our Value Builder Score?

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If Santa took one of our Value Builder Scores and I called to talk through the report with him, this is what we think might happen: “Santa it is great to talk to you and I can confirm that your overall Value Builder Score is 42 out of 100. However I see that you intend […]

business prevention rather than cure

July

1st

2015

Are you Selling Prevention Rather Than the Cure?

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Business owners often believe that they are their business and that it has no value without their personal expertise. So if this is you, and what you sell, like a PR consultant or plumber, is your experience and knowledge, how do you change your business from a lifestyle into a valuable asset – one that […]

money business sale

June

24th

2015

Could You Have a Million Dollar Business?

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Asking customers to pay to join a special group of your best patrons can increase your turnover, as it encourages them to buy new products and services from you and also provides a healthy boost to your cash flow.  Just ask Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon.com and the chief architect behind, business giant, Amazon […]