<h1 class="entry-title">Author: <span class="vcard">James Shand</span></h1>

How to protect your business value as costs increase

We're all experiencing a rise in the cost of living but how does this impact businesses? At vfdnet we see first-hand how increased costs are affecting our clients' businesses every day and we help them to navigate any long-term negative effect on the value and success of the business. How to best navigate these potential [...]
Nick's Onboarding Journey

Nick’s Onboarding Story as a Portfolio FD

Nick was a successful CFO and Finance Director seeking a change. He contacted James at vfdnet in December, after finding us on Google, to enquire about joining as an associate. This was his first step toward a portfolio finance career. After working as a Finance Director for several years it was time for a change. [...]
Raising Finance

Business Exit via Trade Sale – Misconceptions

This is the first in a mini series of newsletters on business succession, addressing the trade sale route, buyouts by managers, and transfer to employee ownership (the so-called John Lewis model).  Business owners can often put off thinking about business succession, however we are all mortal and there are many horror stories of businesses left [...]