The One Number Owners Need to Stop Focusing On

The value of your business comes down to a single equation: what multiple of your profit is an acquirer willing to pay for your company? profit ×…

Investing the proceeds of exit on sale

This article on Exit was published by St. James’s Place Wealth Management and full article can be read here Selling your business can feel like a…

Are you eligible for the investment readiness programme?

Applying for finance for your business can be a minefield. How do you make sure you’re investment ready?   BizSmart Core Advisor Ian Priest is…

How to find the cash in your business

It’s all about the cash   Meghan Trainor’s song said its “All About That Bass” but in business, we know that in reality, it’s all…

Tax Tips for Business Owners

Tax can be a minefield for business owners and it’s certainly not straightforward. BizSmart Select Member Simon Cook of SRC Accountancy Services is an experienced…

Introducing the Enterprise Finance Loan Guarantee Scheme

Obtaining finance can be a challenge for small businesses. But there are lots of myths around about different types of finance, so it’s useful to…

How to manage buying or selling a business – part 2

There is a lot to consider when buying or selling a business, and BizSmart Core Advisor Ian Priest covered this in his first webinar, here. If…

The Smart P&L and Why You Need 2 Sets of Books!

Why you need 2 sets of books (!) and why Gross Margin doesn't get enough respect! We propose a 'Smart' P&L that will help you…

How to Measure What Matters!

We all know we should be keeping a close eye on our business performance. But what should we be measuring? How do we strike the…

How to buy or sell a business

When you want to buy or sell a business, there’s a lot to consider. As someone with more than 33 years’ experience in the banking…

Accounting for growth: tracking figures to grow your business

Tracking your figures is a simple way to keep up to date on how your business is performing. But lots of business owners aren’t doing this…

Pivotal moments – Pivot tables in Excel

Talking to people who use Excel (but not to its fullest) I’m amused quite often when they speak about pivot tables in hushed tones as…

How can equity crowdfunding help my business?

What is crowdfunding, and is it a sensible option for obtaining finance for your business?   Crowdfunding is an internet phenomenon. There have been some…

Top tax saving tips and tax updates

There are often tax saving tips you can apply to your business to ensure you’re not missing out on legitimate ways to pay less tax.…

Investing to grow your business

Borrowing money to grow your business can be an excellent way to develop your business more rapidly, but the best way to do this is…

Cash Acceleration Strategies

You can get by with a decent strategy and some hard work – but not without cash. This blog explores some cash acceleration strategies

Budget – What does it mean for your business?

A practical look at the impact of the budget on business owners

Banks lending decisions – how they get it wrong

The banks’ lending decisions – especially when it comes to business finance – can be difficult to fathom. We spoke to BizSmart Select Member Ian…

The Automatic Customer – Creating Recurring Revenue

If you have a business that you would like to make a little more predictable, a little less stressful, and a whole lot more valuable…

The importance of attendance monitoring

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past twenty years, you can’t have missed the developments that have revolutionised the workplace, especially in…

Pitfalls of business insurance & how to avoid

 with Andy Phillips of Andrew Phillips Insurance Brokers, talking about the types of insurance that are available for businesses, along with some of the pitfalls…

How to Grow: Thirteen Top Tips to Find the Value in Your Business

Thirteen may be unlucky for some but we’re not superstitious, and we have some great tips for finding new ways to grow your business: 1.…

£4 Billion is Available FREE For You…

  Select Member Philip Priest asks if you’re ready to claim the cash that’s rightfully yours… In today’s throw away and ‘want it now’ society,…

The Banks Are Open For Business (Or Are They?)

BizSmart Select Member Ian Priest gives us the lowdown on the UK's banks...