Fundraising for start-ups or early stage companies has always been a challenging task as anyone who has seen the plucky contestants enter the Dragons’ Den on the hit television programme can agree. However, with a high number of food and drink companies emerging each year the competition to secure investment is becoming even more challenging.
There is a difference between being agile and being flexible. Working in an industry such as ours, it is important to distinguish between the two as often such confusion or indeed misuse could lead to some difficult situations.
Why not “A Common Understanding”? Well, because when it comes to cost sharing, a common understanding is all too rare.
Globalisation is an increasingly important opportunity for businesses of all types – some looking to set up a new ventures overseas, others looking to expand operations and some performing international projects in multiple countries. All of these approaches are well known and understood by Chartered Accountancy & Business Advisory firm Anderson Anderson & Brown LLP (AAB), who have a wealth of capability, experience and resource in this area.
We’ve all done it, sat in conferences, listening to inspiring keynotes, making notes about things you know will change how you work, how happy and motivated your workforce will be, how much money you’ll make etc etc. Back at the office you tackle the email backlog – and all those thoughts, ideas, inspirations get displaced by the day to day, the mundane. In the last two weeks I’ve attended an event dubbed ‘Coachella for accountants’, another one which most certainly wasn’t, and an engaging food and drink event where the memorable line ‘Nothing tastes like a Scottish tomato’ was delivered. Plenty to take away from those events! But actually despite the very obvious differences there were common themes.