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Ubuntu


Ubuntu Posted on Apr 01, 2015 by Sandy Finlayson  | Tags: anthropology , ubuntu  | 0 Comments I felt I had to share this wonderful picture and its caption which need no further explanation.    
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There is no such thing as a Bad Idea


There is no such thing as a Bad Idea Posted on Jul 31, 2015 by Sandy Finlayson  | 0 Comments   Yesterday evening I listened to an inspiring presentation by Anthony Gerrard, the founder of www.badidea.org.uk .     It takes a lot of courage to stand in front of an audience and suggest that our educational system, which was originally designed for the industrial age 200 years ago, has not adapted sufficiently to meet the demands of a constantly changing world and is not fit for purpose.  He ran a video clip containing some very sobering statistics which is available when...
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Selling a Company: Deferred Consideration and Earn Outs.

Selling a Company: Deferred Consideration and Earn Outs.

In an ideal world, you would like to sell your company for a full upfront cash payment, book the flight to Barbados and relax with a cocktail on the beach. Sale deals, however, aren’t always structured in such a seller-friendly manner with Deferred Consideration or Earn Outs often used as purchase price mechanisms; so you might have to wait a while longer for the pina colada.

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EQUITY INVESTMENT WHAT TO EXPECT AND PITFALLS FOR THE UNWARY

EQUITY INVESTMENT WHAT TO EXPECT AND PITFALLS FOR THE UNWARY Posted on Apr 16, 2015 by Sandy Finlayson  | Tags: finance , investment , grants , debts , crowdfunding , equity ,  | 0 Comments Sooner or later, financing becomes a major issue for the founders of every growing business.  There are many different options and they may be categorised as follows:- Internal Finance Credit control – this is often overlooked but it is at the heart of running a good business.  If a business has £100K of debtors on sixty day terms and it moves its debtors days to thirty...
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BUSINESS ANGELS GET SOCIAL

BUSINESS ANGELS GET SOCIAL Posted on Feb 11, 2015 by Sandy Finlayson  | Tags: social investment , investment , social enterprises , business angels , angel investment  | 0 Comments Business Angels are in my experience a sociable crowd who like to get together not just for pitch evenings and other networking events but also a great range of social activities.  One of the great benefits of Angel investing is that it helps to bring people together.  Now social investing has a completely new meaning with the introduction of Social Investment Tax Relief.  This offers tax breaks similar to EIS tax...
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