There’s a major problem with greed: it is difficult to kill. Those that are genuinely not greedy are rare. They are respected but they are rare. Those that “have” can afford the moral high ground of disrespect for the greedy. Those that “have not” are righteously angry with the greedy, but are also more often than not readily hypocritical if and when their chance comes. Human nature is simple we look after our own first and others second.
Posted on 21st August 2009 in Growth.
Smith & Williamson, the accountancy and financial services group, has today announced an alliance with Quickstart Global, a service provider to entrepreneurial and growth businesses seeking access to international resources and markets. The alliance will support businesses seeking to establish themselves overseas using Quickstart Global’s In-House Anywhere™ solution.
Posted on 3rd June 2009 in Growth.
When planning to grow a business caution and care are needed. Growth has its risks, but the right strategy can deliver stability and long-term profits. The first stage to growing any business is to identify the opportunities for growth through analysing the company’s turnover, market share, profit, sales, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Posted on 6th May 2008 in Growth.
Through many years of working with the cream of Britain’s entrepreneurs, Cranfield faculty have identified six key barriers to growth — and how they can be successfully overcome. Barrier 1: The Planning Vacuum Barrier 2: Muddled Marketing
Your business is now on the move. The decision was made to move beyond the 20 person ‘boutique’. Shouldn’t be too much of a problem should it? Culturally, there are all sorts of changes. The small organisation is tribal — everyone knows everyone else, well. Everyone ‘mucked in’ doing what needed doing; the atmosphere was like a top sports team. The company is increasingly a place of specialists and of employees — the latter being solid and conscientious rather than versatile, imaginative and passionate. Balanced against this loss (a loss many entrepreneurs feel intensely) is a greater stability.
Posted on 6th February 2008 in Growth.
Overdrafts, bank loans and equity funding are the routes most owner-managers and FDs of smaller companies in the UK (e.g. those under £10m turnover) think of when they need to review how business is funded, or indeed, when they hit cashflow problems. Tracey Ewen, Managing Director, IGF Invoice Finance, one of the UK’s leading independent commercial finance houses, assesses the option, beyond these traditional methods, of invoice finance.