Developing the Business

This requires continual improvement to ensure profitability and competitive performance of the business, its processes, its speed of response and its ability to deliver cost-effective and timely outputs.

 

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Developing the Business

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The Balanced Scorecard

Say goodbye to seat-of-the-pants performance: in their search for the Holy Grail of performance measurement, more and more companies are switching on to the model for measurement called the ‘balanced scorecard’. The Institute of Management Accountants found that...

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Understanding the Numbers

Two of the most useful sources of financial information are an organisation’s balance sheet and profit and loss account. In the understanding the numbers learning module we look at what each contains and how to analyse each one to gain valuable insight into an...

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Corporate Governance

Corporate governance involves the reconciliation of the interests of stakeholders. Attention has tended, historically, to be focused upon the role of shareholders and managers. However, stakeholders can also include editorial and production staff, customers,...

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Preparing a Business Plan

Beyond the ‘back of envelope’: This is usually associated with setting up new businesses, business plans now have an acknowledged use and place for new products, new projects, in fact any initiative that requires new investment. Yet often those who hold the purse...

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Shareholder Value

Aka moving the dot = the ultimate aim The aim This has been termed the ‘Growth and Profitability Framework’, the ‘move the dot’ methodology is designed: to manage performance for shareholder value by concentrating on opportunities for growth and profitability The...

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Learning modules

If you have an hour or more to invest, you will find the Learning Modules very useful. They are a deeper dive into the 5 minutes on topics. 

The content is drawn from leading writers on management and other good source material. Most of them are about 15 -25 pages in length.

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Budgets
Costs and costing
Preparing a business plan
Commercial awareness

 

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