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Where do all the family businesses go?

It is fascinating to see what happens to family businesses. Think back to the local high street in your school days and some of those businesses will still be there today and thriving and others will be long gone. By…

Lancashire Community Finance sq

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Finance helps fashion label flourish

A fashion label, whose clothes have been worn by stars including Strictly Come Dancing’s Tess Daly, pop star Pixie Lott, and Kimberley Walsh of Girl’s Aloud, has made use of funding from Lancashire Community Finance to help support its expansion.…

Jonathan Shaw

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Guide to occupying a commercial building

In the first of three columns, Jonathan Shaw of Anderton Gables will detail three areas surrounding the occupation of a commercial building. First stage: Pre-acquisition building assessment and schedule of condition Second stage: Building conversion and adaptation Third stage: Exit strategy…

Tim Mills PMM

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Guide to funding: Overlooked alternatives

When businesses require funds there are a number of key matters that should be considered before any decisions are made. By Tim Mills, corporate finance partner, PM+M. Firstly, what is the intended use for the additional funds? It could be asset…

Mathew Forshaw Finton Doyle sq

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Maximising value when selling a business

Selling a business is a major event which can have a significant impact on your financial wellbeing; you can only sell it once so getting the maximum return for all that hard work is vitally important. So what steps should…

Elliot Paynter Ignition

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All your data is worthless

We decided to re-run the headline from our last column because we feel it is really important to reinforce this message. By Elliot Paynter, Ignition CBS. The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is coming and its impact on the…

Aidan Watt Hotfoot

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Here’s to the end of the two-tier web

There was a time not long ago when many of the features we take for granted when visiting popular websites could only be afforded by bigger businesses. By Aidan Watt, technical director, Hotfoot Design. Giving your businesses the ability to…

John Davies Seneca

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Alternative funding: what’s beyond the banks?

Sourcing funding is often the most significant and possibly the most difficult decision any owner can make in the life of their business. Finding the right funding partner is critical for SMEs seeking capital to further their growth plans. By…

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