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Paul Stewart

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In his role as an independent business consultant, Paul works closely with his clients to enable them to focus on their business with clarity thus helping them not only to achieve their professional goals but also realise their full potential on a more personal level too. Sixteen years in the business banking sector has provided a solid foundation upon which to draw.

How To Write A Cash Flow Forecast For A Start Up Business

In a recent article you discovered how to write a profit and loss forecast for a start up business. Any finance house or bank looking at a lending proposition, cannot make a decision to support a funding request based upon this document alone. The profit and loss forecast will support the story within the business […]


4 Important Business Lessons To Learn From The General Election

On June 8th, the country went to the polls. The people voted and the results were different to those predicted only a few short months ago. Something changed. This article will be looking at the business lessons learned from the election and has no political agenda or bias. 1) Never Assume You Know What Your […]


How To Write A Profit And Loss Forecast For Your Start-up Business

So you have a great business idea which you believe will be successful. The only drawback is that you need to borrow money to purchase supplies or simply to buy time for the business to generate sales and become self-financing. Whatever the reason for borrowing money, it’s likely that you will be asked for a […]



How To Apply For A Business Start-Up Loan Part 2 – Tell Your Story

In the first part of this article you discovered two foundational and important pre business start-up loan application skills. These were: Being professional Learn all you can about running a business by taking courses and talking to business owners from varying sizes of business. Do your research Learn as much as you can as this […]


How To Apply For A Business Start-Up Loan Part 1

When you are starting a new business venture, it may seem daunting applying for a start-up loan. The first place business owners generally turn to is their bank. Banks have a major role to play in business funding and despite any adverse publicity banks have received over the years, they are still the primary source […]


3 Foundational Marketing Steps For Growing Your Business Part Two

In Part One you discovered the importance that strategy plays in the development and growth of a business. Perhaps the focus on understand your customer’s needs and the reasons why they buy from you was a change in thinking? It was for my clients. However, it is fundamentally important for you to understand the positioning […]


3 Foundational Marketing Steps For Growing Your Business Part One

There are times in the life of any business where a planned assault into the marketplace is required. This could be to meet your growing ambition, or the ambition of a board who must report to shareholders to provide them with confidence that further returns on investment will arise. Whatever the underlying reason, whenever it’s […]


How a Mastermind Group Can Transform You and Your Business

Being in business can be very lonely. At the end of the day, the buck stops with you. Who do you turn to when you need to discuss the challenges and successes of the business? If you don’t have anyone, then perhaps it’s time you found a mastermind group. Are you familiar with the term […]


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