When the retirement of someone else seeds your growth advantage.

In the town where the talk is mostly startup,  lies a huge chasm of opportunity for almost-instantaneous business growth in entrepreneurs preparing for exit and/or retirement. These are the people who have spent most of their lives building and growing their businesses through the aches and pains of the startup and seed phases, and who have enjoyed solid, prosperous rewards. They may not have become a Google or an Amazon, but they've certainly generated a solid revenue stream, they have built up a stable customer base, their company culture has evolved and stabilised into what they wanted it to be, [...]

2018-07-26T10:53:29+00:00July 26th, 2018|Corporate Venturing, News, SME Growth|Comments Off on When the retirement of someone else seeds your growth advantage.

When business growth is about so much more than just investment

We are growth specialists. Which means, we, together with our network of highly-experienced individuals, specialise in helping business grow. And although you wouldn't be alone in thinking that the biggest driver of growth was funding from outside, there is a lot more that businesses are doing to influence their own growth - quite often, without a capital boost from an investor or a corporate venture - but rather, through making some critical changes internally. So, including investment, here are a selection of the ways that we help businesses grow. Growth through: Assessing how ready you are A huge part of [...]

2018-07-18T11:56:01+00:00July 18th, 2018|News, SME Growth|Comments Off on When business growth is about so much more than just investment

2019 Business Growth Survey: The Results

In a recent survey launched by our team, to understand more about how SMEs are gearing up for growth in 2019, we surveyed business owners and asked them about what they felt most confident about, where they felt they should be paying attention within their business, and what they thought 2019 held for them. The initial results of the survey speak for themselves - there are a number of business owners out there, and you may be one of them, who are optimistic about growth, who are ready to grow, who probably have the right products and services to grow, [...]

2018-07-12T14:52:11+00:00July 12th, 2018|News|Comments Off on 2019 Business Growth Survey: The Results

Gearing up for growth in 2019: Take our short survey

We're into the second half of 2018 - and while we continue to keep our attention on closing 2018 where we planned, many of us are looking ahead towards 2019 - and aligning ourselves towards business growth and productivity. Take our 5 question survey and share your thoughts on where you think your business is, and how prepared you feel for 2019. Create your own user feedback survey

2018-07-04T16:02:04+00:00July 4th, 2018|News|Comments Off on Gearing up for growth in 2019: Take our short survey

CFPro Ventures becomes a member of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce

CFPro Ventures is proud to have joined the Richmond Chamber of Commerce. Being part of our local business community is as important to us as the work we do for customers further afield, and joining forces with the Chamber means that we are engaged and give back to the initiatives that make our local community great. Why a Chamber of Commerce? Chambers of Commerce have a very important role to play. They represent the business community and act as the eyes, ears and voice of the community to an audience which may include the Government, Media and other Organisations through [...]

2018-07-04T12:50:15+00:00July 3rd, 2018|News|Comments Off on CFPro Ventures becomes a member of the Richmond Chamber of Commerce

3 business turnaround examples you’ve forgotten about

Business turnaround is all around us. The need for it, we mean.  The amount of businesses in distress far outweighs those demonstrating dramatic u-turns successfully. But turnaround does exist. And where any business in distress is looking for that 1 magic trick that will shift the downward trajectory back towards profit, for most successful turnaround stories - it was based on finding the right person, with the right amount of experience and courage, to try something that had never been done before. We share 3 stories of businesses who were on the brink of collapse - but through a lot [...]

2018-07-03T13:18:46+00:00July 3rd, 2018|News, RE:Focus|Comments Off on 3 business turnaround examples you’ve forgotten about