Business - it's personal

No matter how long a company has been around for, what industry they’re in or who their customers are, there’s no getting away from the fact that each business is unique.

That’s why we’ve developed ten articles on the issues that matter most to you. From succession to sustainability, expanding internationally to hiring and motivating Gen Z, these articles centre around the personal element inherent in running and growing medium-sized businesses.

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Sustainability for privately owned businesses

Every business is different, whether that’s in size, ambition, or even geography. But all of them have a connected topic that needs to be addressed: sustainability.

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Privately Owned Businesses are fighting for survival: they need our support

31/03/2020 Our globalised society has arguably never faced a challenge like the Coronavirus – references to battle and war feature in government briefings all over the world. We are truly living in unprecedented times.

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How to ensure business continuity during and beyond Covid-19

04/06/2020 Owners and managers of privately owned businesses are no strangers to overcoming challenges, but Covid-19 has created unprecedented issues that even the most experienced leaders are unsure how to handle. One of the most frequently asked questions in recent weeks has been, “What happens if I am suddenly unable to manage the business for a period of time? And how can I ensure business continuity during my absence?

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Securing debt during Covid-19

04/05/2020 The world has significantly changed for businesses over the last couple of months. A key consideration which has emerged as a result of the Covid-19 crisis is cash flow management. Access to funding has become critical for many businesses in the short term and to ensure liquidity in the medium term for a post-Covid world.

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Dealing with Covid-19 as a Privately Owned Business

19/03/2020 As we all know, the Covid-19 pandemic is a very serious threat to the health and wellbeing of people throughout the world. The spread of the virus, as well as efforts to contain it, are now significantly impacting our daily lives. The priority must be to take all actions required to mitigate the effect of the pandemic and protect our people. We must also acknowledge the inevitable knock-on effect of major economic uncertainty, which hugely impacts privately-owned businesses.

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Preparing to sell your business

As an owner, selling your business is one of the most important decisions you will make. Having invested energy, time, effort and money building your business, you want to make sure that when the time comes, you receive the maximum return.

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Getting the digital-cultural balance right

Digital and technological advances have brought great benefits to businesses worldwide. Through digital innovation, we have experienced increased customer communication and reach, artificial intelligence, development of new solutions and systems as well as being able to collect copious amounts of valuable data through various algorithms that help drive business direction.

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Three simple steps to kickstart your sustainability strategy

Executing a business sustainability strategy is more important than ever and is essential for the long-term success of a company.

Not only does it help in the development of your business vision and strategy, but a sustainability strategy will also help to reduce unnecessary costs through the implementation of leaner and smarter processes.

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How to create sustainable value in medium-sized companies

Despite the strong entrepreneurial drivers that can be a force behind many businesses, some still face challenges when it comes to achieving sustainable value.

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Getting smart about business planning and performance management

Running a business comes with many demands, big or small, and requires focus and attention on various areas. As a result, focus can be heavily placed on the day to day tasks while the long-term planning is pushed to the side.

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