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STRATEGIC FUNDING – Where to find the capital your business needs – Part I

Funding growing businesses is one of the major challenges any entrepreneur and business owner will face, and while there is an increasingly vast array of options available, figuring out how to access these funds can be a very time consuming, frustrating experience, even for the most seasoned business owner.

Whether you need working capital to support your growth, raise funds for a push into a new market, introduce a new product range or even have a requirement to raise funds for a new business venture,

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How a part-time CFO will strengthen your banking relationship

The CFO Centre will provide you with a highly experienced senior CFO with ‘big business experience’ for a fraction of the cost of a full-time CFO. This means you will have:

One of Canada’s leading CFOs, working with you on a part-time basis
A local support team of the highest calibre CFOs
A national and international collaborative team of the top CFOs sharing best practice (the power of hundreds)
Access to our national and international network of clients and partners

With all that support and expertise at your fingertips,

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Improve your banking relationship

“The time to speak to your bank manager is when you don’t need them, not when you do”.
Colin Mills, Founder, The FD Centre

As banks deal with SMEs in every industry, they are also an excellent source of information and advice about marketing, expansion, fraud prevention, and e-commerce. Some banks take the initiative and offer their customers business ideas and opportunities. So if you don’t have a strong relationship with your bank,

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PROFIT IMPROVEMENT – Driving profitable growth – Part II

How a part-time CFO will help to boost your profits

The CFO Centre will provide you with a highly experienced senior CFO with ‘big business experience’ for a fraction of the cost of a full-time CFO.

This means you will have:

One of Canada’s leading CFOs, working with you on a part-time basis
A local support team of the highest calibre CFOs
A national and international collaborative team of the top CFOs sharing best practices (the power of hundreds)
Access to our national and international network of clients and partners.

Profitable Growth
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PROFIT IMPROVEMENT – Driving profitable growth

“Without an understanding of profitability, every business, no matter how successful is a house of cards” – Mike Michalowicz, Entrepreneur and Author.

There are four ways you can improve your profits: sell  more, get customers to buy more frequently, increase margins and reduce costs. If you can do all four at once, your profits will increase dramatically. Even changing one of these four factors will boost your profits.

In these articles,

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Heading for the big exit: How a part-time CFO can help maximize value when you sell your business

The CFO Centre will provide you with a highly experienced senior CFO with ‘real-world experience’ for a fraction of the cost of a full-time CFO. This means you will have on your team:

One of Canada’s leading CFOs, working with you on a part-time basis
A local support team of the highest calibre CFOs
A national and international collaborative team of the top CFOs sharing best practices (the power of hundreds)
Access to our national and international network of clients and partners.

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Heading for a big exit : Due Diligence

Due diligence

Due diligence is the process the potential acquirer goes through, usually with a raft of analysts, accountants, lawyers, and the occasional industry specialist advising.

It is normally an extremely extensive check of all aspects of the business, can be time-consuming and stressful, and happens while you still have a business to run.

Advance preparation is essential as it will reduce the workload, give confidence to the acquirer,

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Heading for a big exit : Why does one company sell for more than another? Part I

Introduction

Most of us have bought or sold a house and understand that many factors determine the price we pay.

We are attracted by the size of the house, the location, and the proximity to schools, restaurants, and work. We have concerns about the purchase price, a higher mortgage, increased utilities and maintenance costs and what a home inspection might reveal.

It should be no surprise that a business purchaser also has to balance the excitement and ambition of expanding the business with the cost of acquiring it,

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How a part-time CFO can help you to resolve your cash flow problems

The CFO Centre will provide you with a highly experienced senior CFO with ‘big business experience’ for a fraction of the cost of a full-time CFO. This means you will have:

With all that support and expertise at your fingertips, you will achieve better results, faster. It means you’ll have more confidence and clarity when it comes to decision- making. After all, you’ll have access to expert help and advice whenever you need it.

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STOP WORRYING ABOUT CASH!

Poor cash flow management can cause huge problems for even the most profitable businesses. Until you find and fix the cause of cash flow problems in your business and put systems in place for managing it, your company can be at risk of failure.

For the stark truth is without cash, your business will be unable to meet its payroll obligations, be more likely to default on payments to suppliers and creditors, and in the worse case,

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