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Working capital management

March 14, 2017

Businesses can often focus too heavily on profitability and sacrifice significant value by not focussing on working capital management. Here are a few reminders: Why think about Working capital management? Working capital is one of the few remaining areas which can deliver significant cash to the business in a relatively short period of time without […]

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Understanding potential buyers of your business

March 14, 2017

If you are considering a business sale or building a buyer list, the following are issues to be mindful of: Business buyers essentially fit into one of the two following categories; Strategic buyers or Financial buyers. Strategic buyers are operating companies that provide products or services and are often competitors, suppliers or customers of your […]

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Using an integrated financial model for your annual budgeting

March 14, 2017

With annual budgeting season upon us, here we share our thoughts on the most efficient way of budgeting: What is an integrated financial model? An integrated financial model is, generally, an Excel-based spreadsheet that uses assumptions (as determined by the user) and an opening balance sheet to derive a forecast set of financial statements (P&L, […]

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Preparing a business for disposal

January 24, 2017

When aiming to maximise the value of a business, the disposal of a business is a complex process requiring a long lead time for preparation. Sellers must be aware that the value of their business is not the appraised value but what the combination of the Seller’s assets (and earnings) is worth in the eyes […]

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IT system selection process steps

January 24, 2017

The appropriate use of information by a business allows its Executives and Directors to make correctly informed tactical and strategic decisions. The selection of the correct IT system is paramount to enabling stakeholders to access correct and timely information. If the business does not have sufficient internal capacity or capability, the selection and implementation processes […]

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