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Selling a Privately Owned Business – Briefing 2 – Valuing a Small Business

Posted on by Mike Halls

Continuing our new series of blogs on our core speciality, Small Business Sales, we’re working through a hopefully logical sequence of thought and action. One of the first questions will always be……..Yes, yes, yes…but what’s it worth? The most common … >>>

Selling a Privately Owned Business – Briefing 1 – Planning

Posted on by Mike Halls

Small business sales have been our core activity and speciality for over twenty years now, so to guide potential sellers through what can be an arcane and arduous process, we’re now publishing a full series of articles outlining the key … >>>

Closing a Privately Owned Business

Posted on by Mike Halls

Continuing our present series of blogs on random business topics, we now look at a relatively unusual issue, that of closing down a privately owned business. Mostly, businesses are either handed down to family or management, or sold to an … >>>

Raising Capital for Growth

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, … >>>

Customers are Key!

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 … >>>

Succession for Family Businesses

Posted on by Mike Halls

Preparing for the next generation to take over is obviously particularly important in a family business where the family wish the dynasty to continue. But this isn’t easy by any means, as family structures change and don’t necessarily share the … >>>

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 … >>>

Emotional Executive Training

Posted on by Mike Halls

It’s tough running a small business, it’s a jungle out there as they say, with many stresses and strains. So this blog in our series of random business topics deals with a subject often ignored or indeed swept under the … >>>

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. In this case, … >>>

Cash is King!

Posted on by Mike Halls

We are now well into 2018, and although the economy continues to progress positively, the Brexit situation continues to generate a new set of uncertainties. Good business housekeeping as always is crucial. It’s therefore worth recalling the old adage that … >>>

Leadership

Posted on by Mike Halls

For this last blog before our forthcoming series of Blogs on our specialist service – Private Company Sales – we’re returning to a previous topic of some relevance to all businesses, whatever size or shape, but especially SMEs. That is … >>>

Shareholders’ Agreements

Posted on by Mike Halls

Before our imminent series of Blogs on our specialist service – Private Company Sales, we’re taking a quick look at other relevant small business issues. Shareholders’ agreements are fundamental to setting up a company with business colleagues. It’s easy to … >>>

An Introduction to Management Buy-Outs

Posted on by Mike Halls

Before our imminent series of Blogs on our specialist subject – Private Company Sales, we’re taking a quick look at other common exit routes. Particularly in an improving economy, Management Buy-Outs (MBO’s) can be an attractive option for vendors, and … >>>

A Brief Guide to Private Equity

Posted on by Mike Halls

Before our imminent series of Blogs on our specialist service – Private Company Sales, we’re continuing our quick look at other relevant small business issues. The UK has a highly developed Private Equity market with more businesses funded in the … >>>

In Praise of Entrepreneurs

Posted on by Mike Halls

As we are now well into 2018, and in the current pre – Brexit climate, much continues to be made about the importance of the private sector and SME’s in particular in driving the economy forward. This brings the role … >>>

Creating Business Value

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 … >>>

Social Media for Business

Posted on by Mike Halls

It’s 2018 and social media is continuing to grow at a rapid speed. 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 from … >>>

Marketing for SMEs

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. In … >>>

Business Plans

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 … >>>

Pricing, Value and Charging

Posted on by Mike Halls

How do you charge for the services you provide to your customers? What are you and your services really worth? And how do you establish that, and more importantly, convince actual and potential customers, particularly in a world where the … >>>

Website Marketing

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 … >>>

Fighting Fraud – The Golden Rules to Protect Yourself

Posted on by Mike Halls

Fraud today is sophisticated and organised, and cost the economy last year an astonishing £52 billion. Every sector of the economy faces this threat, so all businesses should recognise that there are important steps to take to protect themselves. The … >>>

An Introduction to Crowdfunding

Posted on by Mike Halls

Crowdfunding could be seen as one of the buzzwords of the moment, a new funding phenomenon that has already established itself as mainstream. But what is it really? Put simplistically, crowdfunding means funding a project or venture, often but not … >>>

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Posted on by Mike Halls

Continuing our new – year theme of ad hoc topics, we thought a look at the issue of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was most worthwhile, as this will affect all businesses! You’ve probably been inundated with many emails … >>>

Brexit!

Posted on by Mike Halls

We successfully managed to avoid the thorny subject of Brexit in our blogs last year, but as we enter 2018, the subject is going to become more relevant and topical. So here is just a quick summary of some matters … >>>

The Science of Stress

Posted on by Mike Halls

In this our first blog of 2018, before turning to more corporate matters, we thought we’d take an informal look at a subject we’re all quite interested in… Stress. Research, which is not necessarily new news, suggests that some of … >>>

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