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First blood: What ambitious businesses can learn from Theranos

July 8th, 2019 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “First blood: What ambitious businesses can learn from Theranos”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

The much-hyped startup Theranos raised hundreds of millions in investment all based on a lie. Ultimately, the story is about how growth targets canmetastasise if not properly set and controlled. In this month’s AccountingWeb column, I dissect the case to extract a few key lessons for ambitious businesses.

6 steps to designing an awesome reporting blueprint that kicks-ass!

June 14th, 2019 Posted by accounting, alastair, blog 0 comments on “6 steps to designing an awesome reporting blueprint that kicks-ass!”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

Over the past 20 years, I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly of reporting. There’s one theme I see time and time again; Finance teams produce what they think is relevant and stakeholders don’t really value what they are given. There is a huge mismatch between the two. But why?

management lessons from my fitbit

May 3rd, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “management lessons from my fitbit”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

I’ve had a personal trainer for about 18 months now – he’s awesome. We’ve worked hard together (more so me!) to shift some of the fat I put on post ankle surgery (invasive micro-fracture surgery on my ankle where my cartilage had pretty much disintegrated). It turns out running is not that great for you after all!
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4 lessons in leadership and team work from Coach Carter

March 25th, 2019 Posted by Uncategorized 0 comments on “4 lessons in leadership and team work from Coach Carter”
written by alastair barlow [blog]

I recently watched the movie Coach Carter for the first time – if you haven’t seen it before it’s a biographical sports film drama based on the true story of a basketball coach (Coach Ken Carter) played in the movie by Samuel L Jackson.
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3 key benefits of using mid-market software to grow your SME

3 key benefits of using mid-market software to grow your SME

July 4th, 2018 Posted by blog, guest 0 comments on “3 key benefits of using mid-market software to grow your SME”

guest written by darren cran [blog]

Getting a business off the ground often means skimping on avoidable expenses, but there comes a time when it makes sense to invest in a few important upgrades.
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White Collar Factory in black and white on Old Street

how business finance and cashflow management go hand in hand in the digital era

April 6th, 2018 Posted by blog, guest 0 comments on “how business finance and cashflow management go hand in hand in the digital era”

guest written by conrad ford [blog]

A business’s capital is affected by many moving parts, so it’s hard to always keep track of your cashflow, especially if you’re a non finance person.
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flinder team sitting on snow in Morzine after skiing

flinder client & staff ski trip 2018

March 12th, 2018 Posted by events 0 comments on “flinder client & staff ski trip 2018”

hosted by alastair barlow & luke streeter

culture is important to us and so is having shared values with our clients. here’s a sneak peak at the culture within flinder at our client & staff ski trip to morzine, france. hopefully, you can join us next year! (more…)

White Collar Factory coffee shop with table and chairs

how alternative business finance can drive business growth

March 3rd, 2018 Posted by blog, guest 0 comments on “how alternative business finance can drive business growth”

guest written by conrad ford [blog]

There are many obstacles businesses need to conquer to succeed. From setup and survival, to stability and expansion — one of the biggest challenges at every stage is cashflow.
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flinder team sitting on snow in Morzine after skiing

our different kind of strategy session

February 19th, 2018 Posted by blog, team 0 comments on “our different kind of strategy session”

written by chris agnew & maryna irzhanenko [blog]

Think of a company strategy day and you think of sitting in a dingy conference room somewhere, listening to someone’s monotonous tone read slide after slide from a dated PowerPoint presentation.
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White Collar Factory level 1 lounge area

an introduction to business finance

January 16th, 2018 Posted by blog, guest 0 comments on “an introduction to business finance”

guest written bconrad ford [blog]

The business finance market has changed a lot in the last few years. It’s well known that after the financial crisis, high street banks reduced their lending to small and medium sized businesses, and alternative providers emerged to fill this lending gap.
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