With a staggering 5.5m businesses in the UK and 99 per cent of these being classed as SMEs (employing 0-249 people), it is vital these companies avoid mistakes when recruiting.
Now the economy has picked up, many businesses are looking to raise funds for growth. A common method deployed by small businesses is to negotiate with its key suppliers to pay for its services in the form of equity, which is often referred to as “sweat equity”.
Chris Outram has been a strategy consultant for more than 30 years and the founder of OC&C Strategy Consultants. Here are the ten things he’s learned in those three decades.
With bank lending to businesses still falling, Catherine Dawson at Maxxia looks at the alternative presented by asset financing and what businesses need to do to get the most out of it.
Cash flow is critical for any business. Clive Lewis explains how maintaining a tight grip on stocks and debtors will free up cash for your company.