As 2019 gets underway, there's little doubt that many UK industries face a very challenging year. There appear to be no easy answers to ongoing Brexit worries, rising insolvencies, a tightening labour market, or rapidly changing consumer trends.
BCMS has been running a variety of events up and down the UK throughout 2018. The two key learnings from this year are clear.
Like most industries, there are lots of meaningless league tables in the world of business sales.
Does a successful business really need a good marketing strategy? Interestingly, many of our clients tell us that sales and marketing is a weakness in their companies. But it’s only a weakness because they don’t do much of it.
You know you should get serious about selling your company, but you just can’t picture yourself not being a business owner.
You are selling your business, and all of your ducks are in a row.
How much can bad service impact a business? And can good service levels actually make your company more profitable?
"We went to 20 banks who all said no. Then we went to 500 venture capital firms. Most didn't get back to us, while the rest also said 'no'. One said we scored zero out of five in the investors handbook.
There was a news story this week that will be of interest to any business owner – because it raises the oldest question in the M&A book: “How much is my business worth?”
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