Tag: Process

#BQs – Why are finance so happy to “piss money up the wall”?

As Alan Sugar, or should I say Baron Sugar, head honcho of the UK TV Series, The Apprentice, once said…

“Business is not about coming in, pissing my money up the wall and saying ‘Oh well, I have learnt from my mistakes and it won’t happen in the future”

So what if we treated our finance processes as if we were the owner of the company?  Would we keep all the behaviour and cash leakage that currently exists?

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S1 E12 – Simon Cole, CFO, Apparier, Exit Audit, Innovate, Enjoy your career! #CFOchat

Joining me today is Simon Cole, CFO of Apparier to talk about his finance career journey and the trends around his move to start up!

“Do not isolate yourself, go out, talk to the people and understand how the business works!”

Listen as Simon and I talk about how CFOs drive the vision of the business, startups and the rise of millennial’s.

Sponsored by Qvalia

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#BQs – Are suppliers more or less important than customers?

Back in 1928, the John Lewis Partnership Founder John Spedan Lewis wrote, “The Partnership’s relationships with its suppliers must be based, as with its customers, on honesty, fairness, courtesy and promptness.”

Today JLP is held up as the business example of how to treat employee’s, customer and suppliers alike.  But more than likely the centre of your attention is your customer and their relations and you’ll do anything to please them.

But what about your suppliers?

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