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Smart Finance

About the Smart Finance Series

How to do more with less is a challenge that businesses of all sizes are familiar with in the current climate of weak consumer confidence and ever-tightening budgets.

Expanding the business whilst cutting back on costs is a difficult juggling act – and it’s up to the Chief Financial Officer to find a way to do both.

At the same time, the CFO’s role is changing. It is becoming a lot more strategic but also more technological, as mobile and online developments continue to present new challenges. 
In association with Barclaycard, MT has developed the Smart Finance Series. This series is an in-depth look at how finance is changing in these tough times in order to help business achieve that golden word: growth.



Finding new business the 'biggest challenge' facing organisations in 2013

Finding new business the 'biggest challenge' facing organisations in 2013

By Friday, 04 January 2013

In Barclaycard's survey of 205 execs, almost a third said finding new business is one of the biggest challenges they face this year, followed by rising costs and holding onto customers.

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The changing face of finance - is it time for the CFO to shine?

The changing face of finance - is it time for the CFO to shine?

By Saturday, 01 December 2012

A chief financial officer is ideally placed to spot new opportunities and develop the relationships that help a business grow, Barclaycard's Eduardo Vergara says.


VIDEOS

 

We’ve talked to leading finance experts and CFO’s to provide a programme  of video interviews and features packed full of insights and analysis  on how finance is innovating despite uncertain economic waters.

How to convince investors to part with their cash

How to convince investors to part with their cash

27 February 2015

Know your market, put a good pitch together and treat your potential investor like a human being.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur turning cauliflower into rice

Meet the entrepreneur turning cauliflower into rice

27 February 2015

Gem Misa has raised more than £800,000 to bring Cauli-Rice to market.

 
 
IAG profits soar above €1bn

IAG profits soar above €1bn

27 February 2015

As the airline turns its fortunes around, boss Willie Walsh ups the ante on its Aer Lingus bid.

 
 
Lloyds looks like the picture of health compared to RBS

Lloyds looks like the picture of health compared to RBS

27 February 2015

The bank is paying its first dividend in six years and has more than quadrupled profits.

 
 
Three ways to write like Warren Buffett

Three ways to write like Warren Buffett

27 February 2015

Warren Buffett's annual letter is gospel to investors - but beneath the numbers it's also a master class in management communication.

 
 
'I'd never realised how cut-throat business could be' - Rachel Lowe

'I'd never realised how cut-throat business could be' - Rachel Lowe

27 February 2015

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: The founder of Destination games lost lost her business and her home, only to bounce back with She Who Dares perfumes.

 
 
Letssavemoney.com founder Sarah Willingham's top three reads

Letssavemoney.com founder Sarah Willingham's top three reads

27 February 2015

The founder of the money-saving site is a fan of Paulo Coelho and a classic account of a brutal corporate takeover.

 
 
How to give and receive feedback

How to give and receive feedback

27 February 2015

Many people fear both giving and getting feedback - so they don't make the most of their own and others' careers.

 
 

Divinia Knowles


Dennis Bauer


Dominique Yates

Elena Shishkina



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