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Risk Management: A CFO's Guide to Steering Startups and Scale-ups Safely finance leadership risks start-ups & fast growth businesses May 10, 2024

Risk management stands as a key strategic oversight, essential for safeguarding the company's future, even with start-ups and scale-ups, and this can't be ignored.

The role of the Chief Financial...

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What is a Fractional General Counsel and why do you need one? founders legal risks start-ups & fast growth businesses Feb 08, 2024

Building an in-house legal function is often low on the list of priorities for scaling companies
as there are usually more pressing demands on their budget and resources. 

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Financial Ethics: Building Trust in Your Start-up finance leadership founders hr relationships risks start-ups & fast growth businesses Jan 05, 2024

In the ecosystem of start-ups, trust stands as a cornerstone for success.  Getting trust as a new comer can take time and energy.  And in the long term, if your employees, suppliers and...

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2024 Predictions for Startups and Small Businesses founders risks start-ups & fast growth businesses tech Dec 15, 2023

As 2024 approaches, start-ups and small businesses are poised to adapt and thrive amidst dynamic shifts in the business landscape.

The insights from various sources indicate a period of significant...

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Trust Your Instincts: A Key Leadership Skill in the Finance Director Role finance leadership management accounts risks Aug 11, 2023

Every so often, as a Finance Director, you encounter something that doesn't quite add up. Maybe it's a disparity in the books, an oddity in a financial report, or perhaps an anomaly within the...

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Guide to Navigating Business Insurance & Broker Relationships founders relationships risks Jul 28, 2023

If you're a leader in a fast-growing start-up, you know that one of your crucial roles involves the proper management of risk. And, of course, insurance plays a key part in that.

From cyber...

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Safeguarding Your Start-up: The 4-Step Plan to Manage Key Person Risk founders hr risks Jun 30, 2023

One thing that always lurks in the shadows of any start-up's growth journey is 'key person risk' - the risk that the departure of a crucial member from your team could destabilise your operations.

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How the accounting role is changing and what is becoming more important? finance career finance leadership risks tech Feb 13, 2023

This isn't a new topic and changes over the last few years have seen finance teams dramatically different to what they were just 5 years ago (Accounts Payable clerk anyone?!)....

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THE Most common type of Business Fraud I've seen founders risks Oct 22, 2022

Not the most ground-breaking topic, but a necessary one!

The most common fraud I see is when a “supplier” requests to change their bank details.

It’s so common, that I have seen...

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