‘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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I wish to retire from my business but what are my exit options? 

Choosing the optimum exit option for your business is a vital part of exit strategy planning. It has to be right for your business, if appropriate your family and your planned future retirement lifestyle.

From talking and working with business owners every day, we find that they are often unaware of the options to dispose of their business. Some owners with families may have considered family succession planning, even if they are unsure of exactly how to do it. Others may think that their only option is to sell to a third party – a trade sale. Some will be aware of the opportunities that a management buyout could bring or even a management buy in. We hope to address this in this blog.

The main exit options available to you could be:

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Why should I be planning my exit strategy now โ€“ what are the benefits? 

If you are like most business owners, you have devoted immeasurable amount of work and resources on developing your business. The last thing on your mind, especially when you're not nearing retirement is how and when to exit your company. However, an exit strategy is a key component of a successful business plan and too few owners give this proper consideration.  

74% of entrepreneurs in the UK risk long-term business success by not giving proper thought to their exit strategies' Deloitte Entrepreneurship: UK 2008

With all that you have invested, doesn’t it make sense to plan an exit from your business to protect your wealth?

What is an exit strategy?


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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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Emerging markets over the last 25 years โ€“ the impact on UK Businesses

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 life cycle.

Emerging Markets and the Impact on UK Business

Throughout the last 25 years, the way the world has done business has changed like never before. Technology and communication are instantaneous, and it’s easy to buy sell and work with companies overseas. Where our fathers and grandfathers thought a world away, we can now contact businesses in markets like Asia and be trading in an instant.

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