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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?

Fyre Festival – 4 lessons of a fraudster 💸

June 4th, 2019 Posted by blog, Uncategorized 0 comments on “Fyre Festival – 4 lessons of a fraudster 💸”

written by alastair barlow [blog]

If you haven’t come across Fyre Festival (where have you been for the last 2 weeks?) it was an event (or a disaster) that was to be held on Pablo Escobar’s island Great Exuma in the Bahamas in April 2017. 

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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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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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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