Business Perfomance

8 Ways To Improve Business Performance

Kurt Graver Business Development

There is always room for improvement in every business. Most small business owners do not have the time to review their business as much as they should. Below are business performance strategies any small business owner can implement quickly to help improve their business. 1. Accounting Software Getting the right accounting software is crucial for your business. Get an accounting …

Management Accounts

Management Accounts – Why Your Business Needs It To Grow

Kurt Graver Business Development

Many small businesses do not produce management accounts, by not doing this they are putting at risk. Small business owners tend to perceive management accounts as just another administrative task. Booking keeping & financial statements are focused on record-keeping and compliance. You can leverage high-quality financial reporting to help understand and improve your business. Key benefits of producing management accounts: Getting …


The Modern Business Plan – How Business Plans Have Changed

Kurt Graver Business Funding, Business Plan

The last economic crisis had a profound impact on how entrepreneurs and business owners finance their business and write business plans.  The post-COVID-19 economic recession will have a similar impact. Banks have been reluctant to lend money to start-ups without them offering significant collateral against the loan. Despite all the publicity that they are lending more money than ever banks …

protecting your ideas - intellectual property

How To Protect Your Ideas – Your Intellectual Property Options

Kurt Graver Business Development, Business Plan, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice

If another business is able to copy or steal your ideas, inventions, contacts, designs or knowledge your business is at risk. Protecting your ideas and intellectual property is crucial for the sustainability of your business, potential investors will reluctant to invest in a company whose intangible assets are not protected. There are five main ways to protect your business‘s intellectual …


Financial Management For Startups: A Definitive Guide

Kurt Graver Business Start-up Guides

Getting a grip on the finances of your startup may seem to be a daunting task. This blog aims to demystify some of the main accounting phrases and concepts and try and help you to apply them when running your business. I am not trying to turn you into an accountant; I recommend you purchase accounting software and hire an …

How To Get A Startup Loan

How To Get A Business Startup Loan – A Definitive Guide

Kurt Graver Business Funding, Business Start-up Guides

The Startup Loan Scheme started in May 2012. It is a government-funded initiative that provides start-up funding and mentoring for entrepreneurs across the United Kingdom. It helps solve the problem of supporting people who have a feasible business idea or want to become self-employed but no access to funding. The Start-Up Loan programme aims to equip enterprising individuals with the …

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How To Write A Business Plan: A Definitive Guide

Kurt Graver Business Plan, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Advice, Business Start-up Guides

If you are a serial entrepreneur or an aspiring business owner then learning how to write a business plan should be an essential part of your skillset. Being able to write a convincing business plan will help you improve and grow your business. Let’s start with what a business plan is: it is a document that outlines the vision for …