Category Archives for Lara Morgan

Are you intimidated by your bank?

counting the cost

Every growing business needs working capital and that may mean raising funds to cash flow growth. Knowing what capital you need to expand is one thing, your propensity to handle risk is another BUT where you acquire the cash for working capital to fund growth is another.    There obviously is more than one source. […]

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4 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself

Business Growth

I thought I would share some wise words from our Chairman Lara Morgan which I trust you find valuable and take time to read, reflect and action. From Lara’s desk…  Now is the time with single-minded focus to answer the following 4 critical questions…  1.Do you have the right people to drive your researched strategy? […]

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Opportunity Realised – Some Wise Words from Lara Morgan.

Ultimate summer reads for ambitious entrepreneurs and business leaders

This week I thought I would share some wise words from our Company Shortcuts Chairman Lara, who circulated the words below to all of her company heads. I think the message speaks for itself… “In order for a business to take advantage of an opportunity, four factors must be in place.  The formula looks like […]

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Lara Morgan Named on Inspirational Female Entrepreneur List

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Company Shortcuts co-founder Lara Morgan has been named as One of the UK’s most inspirational female entrepreneurs in the UK by FreeOfficeFinder. The feature, which celebrates UK women in business, aims to inspire future generations of entrepreneurs, both male and female. Nick Riesel, their founder, explains the reasons behind the feature, and why Lara was […]

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A Guide to Exporting for SMEs

Robert and Lara in Las Vegas

IF YOU WANT TO GROW FAST, BE READY TO EXPORT! [LARA MORGAN] During UK Trade & Investment’s (UKTI) Export Week,  thousands of companies will be opening their doors to show the rest of the world why Britain is a great place to do business. While some businesses are embracing exports and taking the world by storm, […]

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Lara Morgan on The Apprentice: You’re Fired

Lara Morgan on panel The Apprentice: You're Fired

No-nonsense entrepreneur, Lara Morgan, appears on The Apprentice: You’re Fired panel, on Wednesday 11th November. BBC1’s reality TV show, The Apprentice, sees candidates don helmets and hi-vis to offer their services, from gardening to window cleaning in this week’s handyman business task. On The Apprentice: You’re Fired, the panel turn to debate the performance of […]

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Exporting: should every SME be trading abroad?

UKTI export week Nov15

[FRASER SIMPSON, SMEInsider] Businesses have been exporting for hundreds of years, but with technological innovation and help from the government, it’s never been easier for small British firms to trade abroad. We investigate how exporting really benefits SMEs, and we get some great advice from UKTI veterans who have travelled the world over to build ties […]

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Effective sales targets and rewards

sales targets and rewards

Lara Morgan shares the system of reward she established in her business to motivate her sales team to accelerate the growth of her business. She explores how effective sales targets combined with really understanding what motivates an individual are crucial to developing the team culture focused on profit priorities for growth. Reward mechanisms, the generosity to some extent and […]

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Counting the cost

counting the cost

I bear the scars of having seen my Dad steadily (miserably and slowly) go bankrupt, losing everything, because he failed to sense check his way forward. At the time I didn’t see it this way, but I now consider myself lucky as those scars at an early age taught me the importance of the fundamentals […]

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How to interview to build culture

TEam at flip chart

Having made most mistakes in recruitment, in fact it feels like all, but also having learnt a great deal along the way through trial and alas error I wanted to share with you a few thoughts and sense checks for avoiding recruitment nightmares. Culture first It took 17 years of effort to define the process […]

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