“What’s your business worth?” I asked.

A client of mine decided recently to incorporate his business. “What’s it worth”, I asked “Does it matter” he replied “I’m not planning on selling”. “Yes you are” I told him. “Incorporation of a business or ‘going limited’ as many people call it, is legally and for tax purposes a sale from one party to…

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Are you making the right choices?

The news this week of business failures past, present and possibly future is alarming. Stories of incompetence, ignorance and a lack of information on a huge scale. I was fortunate to have respite from this doom and gloom on Thursday when I attended  a masterclass with a very successful entrepreneur whose wisdom would have prevented…

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What differentiates successful business owners from the rest?

This weeks Sunday Supplement is shorter than usual because this month I am prioritising writing the content for our next ‘Business in a box’ which launches in March. But last week I took two days out to attend an event and a workshop to advance my learning and knowledge. Not everyone does this which got…

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Bore da!

This morning I am in Cardiff, so bore da from the nation’s capital. I am here to attend a client’s board meeting at which they will discuss and prepare their budget for the coming year. They have a formal and structured process for doing so which I will facilitate and advise on. It doesn’t just…

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An important lesson for entrepreneurial business owners

This week the news has been dominated by the collapse of Carillion, which will have huge repercussions for not just the staff they employed but also the 30,000 smaller businesses that relied on Carillion for their income and survival. There are a number of lessons entrepreneurial business owners can learn from this debacle that, like…

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The single biggest opportunity for entrepreneurial businesses in your lifetime

The new Fab Four – Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google – have changed the world for the better, especially for entrepreneurial businesses. From being able to find exactly the product you want without having to leave your armchair, being able to tap into enormous communication power from a device in your pocket, to accessing the…

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