Posts in alastair

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]

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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?

How the Naked Chef got Caught with His Pants Down…

June 4th, 2019 Posted by alastair, blog, Uncategorized 0 comments on “How the Naked Chef got Caught with His Pants Down…”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

The ‘Naked Chef’ Jamie Oliver has seen his second restaurant group go down in flames with about 1,000 jobs lost. The sad collapse offers four key lessons for interested observers.

6 Key Principles of Leading Practice Management Information

June 4th, 2019 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “6 Key Principles of Leading Practice Management Information”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

I recently gave a talk on How to be a Kick-Ass CFO at Accountex in London (Europe’s largest accounting conference). Most of my presentation circled around improving management information.

We won a marketing award! Here’s how we did it.

June 4th, 2019 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “We won a marketing award! Here’s how we did it.”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

At this year’s Accountex our efforts paid off when we won ‘Best Personal Brand‘ at the British Accounting Marketing Awards! In this newsletter we want to give you some insight into how we achieved this fantastic award to help you increase your own awareness.

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11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 3

September 21st, 2017 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 3”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

this is the follow on article from 11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 1 & part 2 where I describe these sections in detail; business strategy, finances and risks.
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11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 2

August 6th, 2017 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 2”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

this is the follow on article from 11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 1 where I describe these sections in detail; branding, customer & marketing, operations & management.
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11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 1

June 14th, 2017 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “11 sections to the perfect business plan – part 1”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

business plans can be daunting for those that have never done them before; a host of new terms, concepts and financial modelling.
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the official flinder podcast (episode 1) – Ignacio Bachiller | fever ceo

May 2nd, 2017 Posted by alastair, luke, podcast 0 comments on “the official flinder podcast (episode 1) – Ignacio Bachiller | fever ceo”

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the official flinder podcast (episode 0) – an introduction | leaving a corporate and starting your own business

April 4th, 2017 Posted by alastair, luke, podcast 0 comments on “the official flinder podcast (episode 0) – an introduction | leaving a corporate and starting your own business”

hosted by alastair barlow & luke streeter [podcast] (more…)

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4 key metrics to monitor your SaaS or subscription business

April 4th, 2017 Posted by alastair, blog 0 comments on “4 key metrics to monitor your SaaS or subscription business”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

this article is not for the faint hearted – it gets a little technical and involves detailed calculations on the metrics I see as most important when running a subscription or SaaS based business.
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