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‘Our local CMC Partner gave me superb support to enable me to sell my business. He provided great insight and advice to ensure the sale reached a successful conclusion. Importantly, after the sale the merged businesses are now doing well !' 

Stewart Peart - Managing Director of AppliedIT Ltd, now Integra ICT Ltd 

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CMC Partners - Your Success is Everything

You are the owner and the manager too. You have ambitions for your business to thrive and your personal hopes are focused on that objective. Life as a business owner is tough with continuous challenges at every stage of your business journey and you just wish that you have all the experience and knowledge to reach your ambitions.

With ‘CMC Partners’ supporting you then that can change this and here is why!  

For the last 25 years we have developed a wealth of experience helping small businesses to start up, grow, raise finance, and increase business value in preparation for owner’s retirement, exit or business sale.

As business owners ourselves and involvement with thousands of small businesses we know what you need and we offer personal, local, individually evaluated and design support specific to YOUR needs. We offer great value for money with unlimited advice for an agreed monthly fee. We want to help you, not put your business under financial strain. 

To us, your business is every bit as important, every bit as valued because as a client you matter to us, whatever the business. We believe your success is everything!

From setting up to closing down we have the people and the skills to be there for YOU in your local area.  

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Friday
Jun202014

The impact of technology on UK businesses over the last 25 years

Life as a business owner is tough, with continuous challenges at every stage of the business journey. Our series of blogs follows the changes in business over the last 25 years, as we have guided our clients through every stage of their business journey.

Technology

There is no doubt that one of the biggest changes over the last few decades has been the increased use of technology in our day to day lives, and its impact on businesses, from micro to large corporations.

Computers and phones have become faster, smaller and more portable. Desktop use has decreased, and laptops and tablets have become the more popular way to work.

Today, everything is instant, or our customers expect it to be! Whether it is finding out an answer or a business via Google or contacting a company by Twitter, people expect you to have a 24 hour presence.

While this means increased opportunity for selling, it can also mean more management – have you protected your business for the negative PR that can be raised by a few choice comments on social media? Do you have a strategy in place for your employees’ own time spent online? It is a minefield for businesses to negotiate, and CMC have always been ready to guide and advise.

Interesting, the internet and CMC share their birth year, as it was in 1989 that Tim Berners-Lee

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Wednesday
May282014

Helping business owners throughout their business journey for 25 years

Life as a business owner is tough, with continuous challenges at every stage of the business journey.

As we have grown over the last 25 years we have seen many changes in the business landscape, with both positive and challenging influences to the business owners we work with.

Whether it is technology, a deepening financial crisis or new competitive emerging markets, we have guided our clients through every stage of their business life cycle.

Follow us in these short series of blogs as we explore the history of CMC, the impact of such changes to the UK business owners we work with, and how we have enabled them to succeed.

History and Current

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Friday
Apr252014

How do I motivate my staff for the growth of my business?

We work with many business owners in all industries who are striving to grow their business to help provide them with a secure retirement later in life.  A common question frequently asked is ‘How do I motivate my staff and should I consider financial rewards?’ This is a good question to ask, as it’s vital business owners get the best out of their staff. People are the heart of a business and unmotivated staff could stall the future growth.

A recent survey published by Bupa on working habits of 2,700 SME employees found that 24% admitted they are reluctant to win new contract if they feel it will result in extra work for them. Plus 39% of those interviewed pulled a ‘sickie’ last year as they felt unmotivated to go to work.

It is essential that your staff are mentally stimulated, fully engaged and ready to support the growth of your business.

While money is clearly important, non financial benefits can make a big impact. These include:

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Thursday
Mar272014

Selling your Business Seminar shows Worcester Owners the Way Forward

Yesterday’s evening seminar at the historic building, The Commandery in Worcester was well received by the 30 local business owners including spouses who are considering exiting or selling their business within the next 5 years.

The seminar was delivered by our Worcester based partner Bob Brown, SME Solicitors, Haines Watts and McKnight Wyvern Financial Services and gave the owners the knowledge and steps to achieve the best possible price for their eventual business sale. Spouses or partners were also invited to this seminar as we appreciate that selling businesses can be a very personal and sensitive matter.

Bob comments “All those attending gave feedback that the event fully met their expectations.  We are pleased that everyone who attended felt the presentations on the night were helpful and 100% of attendees found the content across all of the four sessions very useful and relevant.”

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