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


Exit Options for business owners

Explore the Options “Ask any comedian, chef or tennis player, timing is everything” Meg Rosoff An exit journey is not a single path. It’s more like the choices your satnav gives you when you plan a trip where you’ll be given the fastest route, the simplest route and the route that avoids motorways or toll … Read more

Do You Dream of Selling Your Business?

Dream of Selling your business?

Selling Your Business – The Dream After years of building your business from scratch to a sizable asset, probably your biggest financial asset, you wake up tomorrow and decide it’s time to sell.  You look forward and envisage that in 6 months you will taking your long-suffering family on that holiday of a lifetime, having … Read more

How Saleable is Your Business?

How saleable is your business?

For motivated business founders, the route to exit is often seen as limited. Selling to another company, trying to hand over to the next generation or simply closing the doors having bled enough money out of it while it is still running. There are so many more options, and each option is not mutually exclusive … Read more

1 Big Thing – Systemise to Scale!

Systemise to Scale

How to Systemise to Achieve More with Less in Your Business Systems are processes, procedures and methods of working that allow a consistent high quality of delivery for repetitive or repeatable tasks or decision-making.  The benefit of “systems” is that you, as the business owner, can extend your influence and reach by getting others to … Read more

Christine Nicholson features in International Accounting Bulletin

  Christine Nicholson  on Bridging the Gap between Business Owners and Accountants Ahead of the Digital Accountancy Forum on 17th June, IAB spoke with Christine Nicholson about 3 decades of business mentoring, an eclectic career history, and the uncomfortable conversations accountants and business owners must have. Melissa Lane Porter finds out more. Christine Nicholson wants accountants … Read more

Are YOU Ready to Sell Your Business?

Are you ready to sell your business

When you decide to sell your business timing is everything. Being prepared means you are in a stronger position to take advantage of whatever opportunities arise.  There are now more businesses than ever before.  More people are taking control of their own futures and starting out on their own.  Is the dream of building something … Read more