The story from a highly frustrated UK start up Entrepreneur

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The story from a highly frustrated UK start up Entrepreneur has been dictated to me by one person and told to me by others , who have similar stories. Here is a summary of what I have discovered; May I also suggest you read a well written article by Brad Nosser, below. “Are we doing enough to support small business growth? I posted an article into my Blog “Interco Development and Training/BASS Business Skills Charity site” called “Are we doing enough to support small business growth? in the UK (My addition) This a well written and thought out article written by Brad Rosser, Non-Executive Chairman, Xref, who does not believe the UK Government has a well-orchestrated plan for ongoing small business support. Personal comment. I support the article but…… I still do not believe the report gets to the Nub of the real issue and that is for small start-ups to find actual funding both Grants and Secured and Government-backed loan funding is a nightmare. My story that follows is from a story of a fairly astute businessman with his startup experience. I didn’t just accept it I went through his documentation and it was all confirmed. I can now say in (more…)

Business Improvement

Dear CEO/Managing Director, Executive Director we are creating this post to tell you that Business Improvement is at hand Does your business suffer from: declining market share, no marketing strategy, no sales plan or controls in place slow manufacturing the worst on time in full ratio in the industry rising cost of sales due to poor procurement processes inappropriate processes, poorly trained staff, sales slumping inventory climbing more and more obsolete inventory poor accounting not up to date with SARS requirements no cash flow control a horde of dissatisfied customers, and on and on and on. Business Improvement You have so many issues to attend to, your staff are all ‘so busy” they cant support you and if they had time would not be as competent as you would like them to be in order to support you. In order to fix the problems mentioned above, we have our program called The Business Support for the CEO. Our New Year is underway so don’t let your business become a tragedy. Contact us. [contact-form-7 404 "Not Found"]   Share this:FacebookLinkedInTwitterGoogleSkypeLike this:Like Loading... (more…)

The Small Enterprise Finance Agency

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I have been asked by many of my Linked in members to give some background on SEFA, The Small Enterprise Finance Agency. THe easiest thing to do is to make a few reference cuts from SEFA and then give you a full URL to go and have a look for your self. I have quite a bit of experience in making SEFA application so just remember if you feel that the process is a bit difficult please contact me. Use the contact form below. Disclaimer: The following is extracted from the SEFA site. I am not employed by SEFA and do not in any way give any such impression. I am not employed by SEFA and do not in any way give any such impression. I am an Independent Business Advisor. Dr. Michael J Freestone The Small Enterprise Finance Agency The Small Enterprise Finance Agency (SOC) Ltd (sefa) was established on 1st April 2012 as a result of the merger of the South African Micro Apex Fund (samaf), Khula Enterprise Finance Ltd and the small business activities of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The agency operates as a development finance institution (DFI) and reports to the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD). (more…)