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Women in Business: Dynamic Paths to Success

Panelists at the Thomson Reuters conference in November

Last month Thomson Reuters and Sapient’s Women’s Leadership Network came together to discuss paths to success for women in business. Here’s a brief summary of the do’s and don’ts the panelists recommended. DO: Take risks. Never be afraid to challenge yourself. Be brave … Continue reading

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Thinking of starting up in business?

Business Start-ups Don't Need to be Daunting.

There is never the perfect time to set up in business. An economic downturn could be as good a time as any – at least things can only get better and, when they do, you’ll be established and ready to take full advantage. If you are thinking of starting up in business read some practical advice from Sarah Parker, an experienced business adviser. Continue reading

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What makes a good business plan?

Business Plan

This article looks at the use of a business plan to attract investment and give some tips on how to make sure that your plan gets the attention it deserves from potential funders. Audience Different investors will be looking for … Continue reading

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What is my business worth?

Financial Planning and Review of Year End Reports

You may be thinking of selling your business or may need a valuation for a divorce settlement or for tax purposes. In any event, it is always useful to have a benchmark. Historical earnings approach An earnings-based valuation starts with … Continue reading

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Exiting a business – what are the options?

Exiting a Business

It’s never too early to plan an exit from your business and early consideration of the likely exit route can influence how your business develops. So, what are the options? Trade Sale This is often the best way to sell … Continue reading

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Latest Media

Women ONLY panel discussing the news on BBC! WOW!

What a pleasure it was last weekend to turn on the TV and to see 3 women discussing #BBCPapers at @BBCNews. I couldn’t believe my eyes. I had to do a double take. What’s really interesting and usual about this appearance … Continue reading

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