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Forecast cash flow - why bother

Bridget Holmstrom - Thursday, March 31, 2016
Running a business is difficult at the best of times. Running a business with insufficient cash will make running a business a complete nightmare. Time spent worrying about whether the next  ..

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Career boosting training in London

Bridget Holmstrom - Tuesday, January 05, 2016
Get your foot off the brake (and put it on the gas pedal) Failing to understand finance can be a significant brake on your business career. How can you understand the state of th ..

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Are you a rapper or a bolero

Bridget Holmstrom - Monday, September 21, 2015
This is the tale of two people. Rapper, owner of Rapper Hounds and Bolero, owner of Smooth Pooches. Both businesses provide mobile dog walking services and are of a similar size and age. Both B ..

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Improving Profit

Bridget Holmstrom - Monday, May 25, 2015
Profit is a simple equation: Revenue less costs equals profit. Or at least we hope that equals profit and doesn't result in a loss. So improving profit can only happen when revenue is impr ..

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Does reducing your price increase your profit

Bridget Holmstrom - Monday, May 25, 2015
Does reducing your price increase your profit A common business response to competition or to a downturn in the economy is to reduce prices. But before responding by reducing our own prices small ..

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Auto Enrolment Staging Dates

Bridget Holmstrom - Sunday, May 03, 2015
Automatic Enrolment Pensions - Staging Dates The Government introduced a law in 2012 imposing new duties upon employers. These duties have been rolled out to the employers in a staggered fashion  ..

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Introduction to bookkeeping

Bridget Holmstrom - Sunday, May 03, 2015
I am running an half day Introduction to Bookkeeping session on the 20th May. This session is fully funded by the Tees Valley Workforce Skills agency. It will take place at the Hartlepool Mariti ..

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Even profitable companies go bankrupt

Bridget Holmstrom - Sunday, April 12, 2015
Why do profitable companies go bankrupt Although it seems counter-intuitive profitable companies can certainly go bankrupt. This is well supported by news reports and research. So why does this  ..

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Forecasting in the restaurant industry

Bridget Holmstrom - Sunday, March 29, 2015
Forecasting in hospitality Forecasting in the restaurant industry is no less important that forecasting in any other business sector. Business activity in the hospitality sector is often highly c ..

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Measuring and monitoring your marketing

Bridget Holmstrom - Saturday, March 21, 2015
Measuring and monitoring your marketing expenditure It is probably safe to say that for many small businesses marketing and sales is one of the largest, if not the largest, categories of expenditu ..

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