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More Lost in Translation

Lenders Don’t Understand My Business I have written previously about why borrowers and lenders see things very differently, it is a glass half full or glass half empty scenario. What makes things worse is that the narrative and language used by a borrower and a lender is often the same, but the meaning or intention
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Misconceived Business Risk

How Business Risk Is Misconceived For any business looking to obtain funding or finance then it is always a question of risk. Any lender will look at the risk of the deal then decide whether it is one for them or not. The thing about risk is that often the borrower doesn’t understand it, or
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The Phones-4-U Scenario

Phones 4 U Pretty much the major business news story of the month so far. Phones 4 U have entered administration as a result of losing key contracts with O2 and then EE. Is this an isolated case or could the Phones 4 You risk apply to your business also? Why Has Phones 4 U
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Business Plan – Our Free Download

Business plans, we talk about them a lot. Which, got us thinking. We really should offer something for our clients to use themselves. So, after a lot of searching, seeing what is good and bad. Then taking out anything we thought would make life difficult we came up with a business plan template. It is
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Porter Model – Know Your Business Risk

Porter designed a model centred around various business risks. The risks are prevalent in every business to a greater or lesser extent. The Porter model looks at five ‘forces’, being; Supplier Power Buyer Power Competition Substitute Product New Entrant Barriers The idea of the model is that it gets you to think about where your
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