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. [...]
Top five mistakes to avoid as a new portfolio FD or FC
James Shand is an experienced Virtual Finance Director and owns vfdnet, here he shares mistakes he wishes he’d been told to avoid when starting his portfolio finance career 18 years ago. What I wished I’d known when I stepped into the portfolio FD world The variety and independence of being a portfolio FD are great, […]
Game Plans for Growth – how to bridge the gap between FC and FD?
So, what should you expect of a really good Financial Controller compared to an experienced part-time Finance Director? Are your Finance Function issues down to an under-performing FC or do you need a part time FD to act as a sounding board? This newsletter should give you a good idea about what to expect of [...]
Game Plans for Growth – which route is best for selling your business? MBOs
This is the second in a mini series of newsletters on business succession, the first was on Business sale via a trade sale, whereas this one focusses on buyouts by managers. Business owners can often put off thinking about business succession, however we are all mortal and there are many horror stories of businesses left to widows [...]
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 [...]