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The knock-on effect of rising National Wage levels, and recruitment.

Four out of five UK businesses have seen costs rise because of changes in employment legislation, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) reports. With April looming, businesses, by now, should have geared themselves up for the potential knock-on effects that they will feel with the increase of apprenticeship levies, pensions auto-enrolment and a new higher minimum [...]

By | March 26th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

4 things to look for in a business growth partner

Momentum has pushed your business beyond startup-phase and you want to capitalise on a growing customer-base, but you're not sure how to get to the next level - or how to pay for it. Do you boost sales & marketing activity? Do you buy another business? Do you merge with another business? Or do you [...]

By | March 19th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

CFPro signs up to attend Investor & Entrepreneur Networking Event

We believe in the power of face-to-face relationships in a very digital, technical world, which is why we're excited to have signed up to attend the upcoming networking event for entrepreneurs, private investors and corporate finance professionals in London's WeWork building on 26 March 2019.  This event, sponsored by FairFX and Seedlegals aims to connect [...]

By | March 19th, 2019|Blog|0 Comments

3 ways Entrepreneurs conquer their Now and plan for Tomorrow

For most businesses that find themselves in the growth phase, core teams are focussed on one thing; delivering. Teams are task-orientated and their priority lists are, quite often, driven by the immediate; the immediate need to supply, the immediate need to take payment, the immediate need to pay, the immediate need to impress, the immediate [...]

By | March 12th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 3 ways Entrepreneurs conquer their Now and plan for Tomorrow

Flexible Resourcing: the answer to Full-Time Fallacies

UK worker productivity has fallen to a 2-year low, according to new statistics released by the Office of National Statistics. Further to that, shocking figures released by performance management consultancy Gallup shows that alarmingly just 15% of employees worldwide feel engaged in their work - with estimates plotting that unproductivity against a global cost of [...]

By | March 6th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Flexible Resourcing: the answer to Full-Time Fallacies

The Month of Brexit: 5 ways to keep swimming.

It is March 2019. And in any other month of the UK's calendar, businesses and consumers alike would generally cast their thoughts to ramping up for the approaching summertime, kicking off a new fiscal year from April and looking ahead to fine-tune business strategies that would see them through 2019 successfully - setting them up [...]

By | February 25th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on The Month of Brexit: 5 ways to keep swimming.

You’ve got the funding. Now what? 5 ways to keep your investors happy

Every growing business gets to a point where investment appears to be the most viable option to piercing through that growth ceiling and catapulting themselves into the next cycle. So, you decide to seek funding. You work hard. You elect a team of supporters to help get your house in order. You pitch and [...]

By | February 20th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on You’ve got the funding. Now what? 5 ways to keep your investors happy

INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding the Business Growth Cycle

Last year, we published this blog about the business growth cycle; understanding where your business fits into the cycle, understanding the challenges associated with that phase, highlighting the key areas you need to focus on when you get there, and your financing options to get you through to the next phase. We've summarised and refreshed [...]

By | February 15th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on INFOGRAPHIC: Understanding the Business Growth Cycle

3 things that auditors look for when examining your business

The modern internal audit process has been around for less than 100 years, yet the myths and mysteries around this rather standardised process are things of legends - especially when many of them are simply untrue. From thinking that Auditors are there to nit-pick and find fault, through to the belief that a business should [...]

By | February 8th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 3 things that auditors look for when examining your business

Business traits we can learn from The Year of The Pig: Chinese New Year

This week kicks off Chinese New Year celebrations around the world - and more specifically, welcomes in The Year of the Pig, in the lunar calendar. And with the Pig being the 12th animal in the Chinese Zodiac, while legends dispute the reasons behind the placement of the Pig in the pecking order of the [...]

By | February 4th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Business traits we can learn from The Year of The Pig: Chinese New Year
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