Being finance director of a startup can be a daunting prospect as David Walker, the FD of Gooroo Software, knows all too well.
"Help! I desperately need to reduce my employee salary bill. I’d rather avoid redundancies – but I don’t want to ask staff to take a pay cut, either. Are there any other alternatives?" Agony uncle Richard Davies, head of employee benefits at P&MM, solves your problem.
Sir Philip Green is merging his Arcadia and Bhs businesses in an effort to cut costs.
Smartfundit is riding an economic “perfect storm” to crack the US market and break into Western Europe with its online service connecting financial firms with businesses that need funding.
Should finance directors bother doing an MBA? Brian McCarthy, the FD of property company C Le Masurier, completed one just over a year ago. He tells Real Business why he’s glad he took the plunge.
In a recent survey of small businesses, which celebrity would entrepreneurs most like to hire? Go on, take a guess. [Clue: he shot to fame in eighties comedy series Blackadder.]