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Business Planning

A range of topics, from starting a business to selling one


You get out what you put in
10 November 2016

You get out what you put in

You get out what you put in

allmanhall - Celebrating 10 years
12 September 2016

allmanhall - Celebrating 10 years

allmanhall - Celebrating 10 years

Sheldon School Open For Business
20 July 2016

Sheldon School Open For Business

Sheldon School in Chippenham has launched a new initiative to further develop the employability skills of its 1,800 pupils. Known as Sheldon Associates, the school has designed a programme to connect the worlds of business and education so that its students will be better prepared for the world of work when they leave the school.

Is Your Business a Winner?
12 February 2016

Is Your Business a Winner?

Is Your Business a Winner?

Company Vision and Mission – are you confused with the difference between them?
31 July 2015

Company Vision and Mission – are you confused with the difference between them?

Many companies are confused about the difference between a Vision and Mission statement. A corporate vision statement is an emotional, big bold and adventurous statement about the future view of the organisation

This is the final in a series of 5 weekly blogs where we identify the best steps to take when selling your business.
30 March 2015

This is the final in a series of 5 weekly blogs where we identify the best steps to take when selling your business.

This fifth blog looks at due diligence, legals and completion. Due diligence There are several types of due diligence........

Appointing a Preferred Bidder
23 March 2015

Appointing a Preferred Bidder

This is one in a series of 5 weekly blogs where we identify the best steps to take when selling your business. This fourth blog looks at appointing a preferred bidder. Assessing offers No two offers are ever the same. Deal structure and negotiations are driven by each vendor’s specific requirements. There are many ways of paying for and acquiring a business (cash, shares and loan notes or a combination thereof) and the role of the Corporate Finance Advisor is to assess what is on offer and to obtain the best outcome for the Vendor. When appointing a preferred bidder, the main deal structure considerations are price, form of consideration and handover period:

Identifying Prospective Buyers
16 March 2015

Identifying Prospective Buyers

This is one in a series of 5 weekly blogs where we identify the best steps to take when selling your business. This third blog looks at identifying prospective buyers. Identifying a robust list of prospective buyers for your company is an essential part of the sale process. If two or more interested parties can be identified, a competitive bidding process can boost sale proceeds. Collating a detailed list of the buyers who may be interested in your business is a time consuming task. The key is ensuring that all potential buyers have been considered, including the following broad categories: competitors, customers, suppliers, new market entrants, your own management team and investors.


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