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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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Tuesday
Jul292014

Scaling your business profitably

As a business grows and expands so does its associated needs. These needs have to be managed correctly to achieve long term success.

Our top tip for you to remember is your business will not be able to grow successfully by doing everything yourself. You are not a superhero, no matter how much you wish to be! You will not be able to scale up your business whilst carrying on doing the same role as you did when you started off. You need to give some of your work to other people – delegate!.

Over the last 25 years we have grown many small businesses into profitable businesses. Have a read of our case study - One Ltd (link) to find out how we helped the design agency owners double the turnover in 4 years.

Using our experience we have compiled a few pointers to help support your business growth avoiding the common pitfalls.

1. Team Leaders /Middle Management

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Monday
Jul282014

The peaks and troughs of our economy over the last 25 years – what has the effect been 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.

Tough Times for the Economy

Modern history has been defined by peaks and troughs within the economy, and none more so that the last 25 years.

When CMC was founded, in 1989, the British economy was at a peak after a period of recession in the 1980s. Privatisation, deregulation and deindustrialisation had all taken their toll, but there was no denying the boom years that followed.

But again the cycle of boom and bust repeated itself, with another recession in the early 90s. This was officially the longest recession since the Great Depression, some 60 years before, leading to the defeat of the Conservation Party after 13 years in power.

In the early 2000’s Labour’s policy of increasing taxes, borrowing and public spending, as well as wars in the Middle East; led to huge growth, but this was again followed by a dramatic recession from 2008. The UK faced six consecutive quarters of decline until the economy began to rise again. This was a pattern, with severe structural deficit and a focus on banking policies and lending, similar to most major world economies and contributed to an increase in unemployment and cuts in public spending for many years.

As the country now comes out of this period of stagnant growth into a more hopeful time, what has it meant for business?

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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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