Exit Planning in 6 Easy Steps – Brainz Magazine

Brainz magazine - Exit planning in 6 steps

As a contributing editor for Brainz magazine, it’s a real pleasure to be published on the main subjects of my expertise.  And I’m in good company.  The magazine has a wealth and depth of knowledgable contributors.  See my articles here And take a look at the magazine’s wide range of topics, articles and interviews. Brainz … Read more

Get your business valued – today

Business valuation, from a business-owners perspective, is an emotional subject.  It’s easy to Google the concept of valuing a business and often you can get a rough idea of your value using a basic industry standard formula. Most of these relate to open market sales for listed companies where publicly available data is used.  The … Read more

Why A Succession Plan Is Worth Its Weight In Gold – Brainz Magazine

Brainz magazine - succession planning

As a contributing editor for Brainz magazine, it’s a real pleasure to be published on the main subjects of my expertise.  And I’m in good company.  The magazine has a wealth and depth of knowledgable contributors.  See my articles here And take a look at the magazine’s wide range of topics, articles and interviews. Brainz … Read more

The Trials and Tribulations of Business Ownership

Trials and tribulations of being a business owner

Being a business owner has its trials and tribulations – as well as the benefits.  There are over 5.4 million businesses in the UK right now, 80% of them are struggling or getting by and barely keeping their heads above water. Over 20% of all businesses are really struggling! Living hand to mouth, with all … Read more

How to BUILD a Unicorn – Technology Business Made Simple

How to build a unicorn

As a technology focused founder, you understand the technical challenges you are trying to overcome and the great potential your product has to positively change outcomes for your customers.  You can’t wait to get started.  You’ve most likely not yet experienced all of the challenges of running a business, from controlling cash flow to managing … Read more

What is exit readiness?

Sell It - How to Sell Your Business For More on Better Terms

“Failure is the road you will travel to success; just be sure you take the correct exit” Tim Fargo You might not be thinking of selling your business right now but there is a 100% guarantee that you will leave your business at some point in the future.  The only debate is whether you’ll be … Read more

What is the difference between Business Mentors, Advisors and Coaches?

whats the difference coaches and business mentors

The world is awash with coaches, professional advisory services and business mentors.  It’s worth understanding what role each plays in the fledgling start-up company. It’s worth qualifying these potential business relationships and not listening to relentless name dropping (a common tactic to draw you in). Anyone of any substance will be able to introduce you … Read more

Why Business Owners Look for a Business Mentor

why look for a business mentor

Research and surveys prove that having a business mentor is important to success.  80 percent of CEOs said they received some form of mentorship and 93 percent of successful start-ups said that mentorship was instrumental to success. The business failure rate is surprisingly high, with 30 percent of new businesses do not survive 2 years, … Read more