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An Introduction to Crowdfunding

Posted on by Mike Halls

Continuing our quick look at various fundraising topics for SME’s, here is a quick look at Crowdfunding. Crowdfunding could be seen as one of the buzzwords of the moment, a new funding phenomenon that has already established itself as mainstream. … >>>

Raising Growth Capital through Business Angels

Posted on by Mike Halls

The next in our current series of blogs looks at what has always been a key issue for small businesses in particular, that is raising capital for growing SME’S. There will always come a time, particularly for a successful business, … >>>

Lessons in Communication

Posted on by Mike Halls

Its good to talk, as they say, and the old maxim that its not what you say but the way that you say it still holds true. But the business environment is increasingly pressured, and with new social media pressure, … >>>

Improving Business Sales

Posted on by Mike Halls

Empirical research shows that the UK is one of the world’s leaders for entrepreneurial ventures, but slips well down the pecking order for the longevity of those start – ups. That research also suggests that often part of the reason … >>>

Cash is Key

Posted on by Mike Halls

We are now well into 2019, and although the economy continues to progress positively, the lack of progress on Brexit is beginning to generate a new set of uncertainties. Good business housekeeping as always is therefore crucial. It’s therefore worth … >>>

Business Etiquette

Posted on by Mike Halls

We’re continuing this series of random blogs on matters that whilst not necessarily directly affecting business sales, nonetheless all combine to make up the ethos of a business, which is crucial to its attractiveness to a buyer. I this case, … >>>

Emotional Executive Training

Posted on by Mike Halls

It’s tough running a small business, it’s a jungle out there as they say! This blog in our series of related SME business topics deals with a subject often ignored or indeed swept under the carpet……….emotional training for entrepreneurial business … >>>

Leadership

Posted on by Mike Halls

Continuing our series of Blogs on related topics for SME’s, we’re returning to a previous topic of some relevance to all businesses, whatever size or shape, but especially SMEs. That is Leadership. Particularly recently there has been much comment from … >>>

Reviewing Your Business Strategy

Posted on by Mike Halls

All businesses should have some kind of strategic plan but putting that together is only the start. That plan must be a living, working document and be reviewed regularly and revised as appropriate. The main objective must always be to … >>>

Customers are King!

Posted on by Mike Halls

Customers are the lifeblood of any business and should always have prime attention. Sounds obvious doesn’t it but it’s amazing how often this isn’t the case, and how easy it is to allow customer focus to slip. Here are ten … >>>

Shareholders’ Agreements

Posted on by Mike Halls

Before our imminent series of Blogs on our core activity – private company sales, we’re taking a quick look at other relevant small business issues. When setting up a new company, Shareholders’ agreements are fundamental. It’s easy to assume that … >>>

Creating Business Value for the Small Business

Posted on by Mike Halls

In this series of Blogs, we’re looking at many practical aspects of a business that also have an effect on value. Creating and enhancing value in your business is always a key objective, especially where your ultimate aim is an … >>>

Business Plans for SME’s

Posted on by Mike Halls

Your business plan can be for your own use and guidance, or can be for external use to seek support from others. Either way, a good business plan outlines your business strategy, what you need to do to achieve your … >>>

Website Marketing for SME’s

Posted on by Mike Halls

Not so long ago viewed as simply a necessary evil, websites and website marketing are increasingly important, particularly in the SME market. Despite this, it’s quite surprising how many small business websites are incomplete, “under construction”, or permanently out-of-date. Not … >>>

Social Media for Business

Posted on by Mike Halls

In 2019 social media continues to be a growing part of any businesses marketing. More and more people are joining social media sites, and your business should take advantage of this. The aim of social media is to encourage engagement … >>>

Marketing for Entrepreneurial Businesses

Posted on by Mike Halls

Marketing and Sales are actually two very different activities, although they are often confused. Marketing is all activity through which the visibility and profile of your business is increased. It forms the backcloth to and support for sales activity. There … >>>

Strategic Reviews for the Entrepreneurial Business

Posted on by Mike Halls

It’s all very well having a great strategic plan, if it then sits in a drawer gathering dust. As an entrepreneur you must review your business regularly, and the plan is there as a tool to help do that. The … >>>

Strategic Planning for the Entrepreneurial Business

Posted on by Mike Halls

As a budding entrepreneur, having developed your idea which has now become reality, one key thing in putting it into practice is to develop some kind of strategic plan. This may sound too grandiose particularly for a smaller and embryonic … >>>

In praise of Entrepreneurs

Posted on by Mike Halls

Firstly, a Happy New Year to all, 2019 promises to be an interesting one at the very least, and we wish everyone a successful and prosperous year. For our first blog of the year – and particularly in this imminent … >>>

So You want to be an Entrepreneur?

Posted on by Mike Halls

Our second blog of the year continues the initial theme, entrepreneurship, and offers some home truths about starting your own business. It could be said that starting a business is asking for trouble, because one way or another trouble will … >>>

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