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Ash Clarke

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Why your business needs a KPI dashboard

Posted by Ash Clarke on January 04, 2018

A KPI (key performance indicator) dashboard displays information critical to the success of your business on a single screen. It’s an easy, coherent way for staff and stakeholders to access the key information required for day-to-day decision-making.

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Topics: Business Improvement

KPI dashboard software implementation mistakes to avoid

Posted by Ash Clarke on November 08, 2017

In this blog, we explore some of the common mistakes made when introducing a KPI dashboard into a business.

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Topics: Business Growth

Your guide to hiring a CFO for the first time

Posted by Ash Clarke on November 07, 2017

A CFO is unlike any other financial professional. They are more than just an analyst, more than just a strategist, more than even a leader: they’re a sign that your business is ready to “play with the big boys”, a symbol of rising success to your employees and any potential investors that may be watching.


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Topics: CFOs

What has changed about the CFO role?

Posted by Ash Clarke on October 17, 2017

The role of the chief financial officer (CFO) has evolved with modern business requirements. Could you now benefit from their increased skillset? Here’s what the new, modern CFO can offer your business:

 

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Topics: CFOs

Why you need a CFO for small business

Posted by Ash Clarke on October 03, 2017

A chief financial officer (CFO) might seem like an expensive luxury for a small business. But the question shouldn’t be if you can afford one, but rather can you afford not to have one.


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Topics: CFOs

3 business growth strategies to help you through tough times

Posted by Ash Clarke on July 25, 2017

Business growth can be taxing––both on your bank account and on your energy levels. Here are three essential business growth strategies to help you overcome growing pains. Keep these tips in your toolbox for when you encounter expansion challenges.

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Topics: Business Growth

10 questions to determine the financial health of your business

Posted by Ash Clarke on January 25, 2017

Before you consider raising equity, it’s important to get your finances in order. Here are ten questions to ask yourself to help determine the financial health of your business.


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Topics: Raising Capital, Financial Management

5 things to do before you apply for business funding

Posted by Ash Clarke on January 12, 2017

You’re ready to approach investors and apply for business funding… or are you? Sometimes in business, you have to jump in feet first and learn to swim as you go. Other times, it pays to do some research before you take a leap of faith. Raising capital usually falls under the latter. You might only get one chance to impress potential investors or lenders, so you want to walk into these discussions confident and maximise your chances for funding.

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Topics: Raising Capital

What does a strong balance sheet look like & why is it important?

Posted by Ash Clarke on June 03, 2016

Businesses with strong balance sheets are more likely to survive economic downturns and be ready to thrive when the going gets good again. So what does a strong balance sheet look like, and how can you take steps to strengthen yours?

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Topics: Financial Reporting, Financial Management

6 Best practice inventory management strategies

Posted by Ash Clarke on July 31, 2015

Good inventory management is important for any business as it can lead to improved cash management and profits in the long run. In this article we put forward our top six strategies that will help improve your inventory management. 

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Topics: Business Improvement, Cash Flow