15Oct
By: Cherry Birch On: October 15, 2019

I think every manager will know that managing their budget is a vital part of their role, yet rarely is any proper training given to managers in this regard. Of course it may seem straight forward to those who have been running a budget for years , but if...

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08Oct
By: Cherry Birch On: October 8, 2019

For those of you working for companies with June year ends, hopefully your budget was set and approved before the start of this financial year. For others you may be in budget planning mode. This series of blogs is designed to help you have more confidence in budget management,...

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01Oct
By: Cherry Birch On: October 1, 2019

Becoming a director is an important and impressive milestone in someone’s corporate and commercial life. There can be many benefits of being a director – increased responsibility, decision making powers and an opportunity to help shape the future direction of the organisation. It may also present an opportunity to...

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24Sep
By: Cherry Birch On: September 24, 2019

Due to the interest in this program, we’ve opened bookings for our Feb/Mar 2020 program:   Session 1 – Thursday 6 February 2020 Session 2 – Thursday 20 February 2020 Session 3 – Thursday 5 March 2020 Session 4 – Thursday 19 March 2020   Margot Foster AM of...

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16Sep
By: Cherry Birch On: September 16, 2019

Hands up all of you who love budgeting! Hmm – thought so!  So do you view it as a necessary evil or does the very word fill you with fear and dread? I hope, for your sake, it’s not the latter! However whenever I ask participants what is the...

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04Sep
By: Cherry Birch On: September 4, 2019

Have you formulated this year’s financial strategy (whether for your company, business unit, department or organisation)? It could of course be that you are already halfway through the year and it has been well underway for some time. So how is it going? What are the chances that you...

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12Aug
By: Cherry Birch On: August 12, 2019

In the last few months, I have been talking more and more about financial engagement – yet I have been asked more than once to explain what I mean by this term.

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05Aug
By: Cherry Birch On: August 5, 2019

The start of a new year can mean that you are once again in planning mode. What can you do to take the business forward? In common with many other managers, you may have some great ideas – but of course they need funding. How can you secure the...

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29Jul
By: Cherry Birch On: July 29, 2019

How important is it to have financial acumen in your role? Is this a subject in which you feel confident? Now whilst upskilling does involve time and money but is there something more holding you back?

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22Jul
By: Cherry Birch On: July 22, 2019

Recently I was asked by one of our major clients to run a workshop for their staff on personal finance. Now whilst in our approach to helping managers with their financial acumen skills, we often start with personal finance before progressing to business finance – demystifying all the jargon...

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