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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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INTERVIEWS

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.

Bike light startup Blaze scoops £1m investment

Bike light startup Blaze scoops £1m investment

30 March 2015

Emily Brooke's Laserlight now sells in 50 different countries.

 
 
General Election 2015: How would a Labour victory affect business?

General Election 2015: How would a Labour victory affect business?

30 March 2015

As the Queen dissolves Parliament, the election campaigns can really get going. But how are Labour and the Tories wooing business?

 
 
Will Hutton and Eve Poole's new books are arrogant left-wing tomes

Will Hutton and Eve Poole's new books are arrogant left-wing tomes

30 March 2015

These two polemicists of the left share the same self-satisfied worldview, although Hutton is acute about the digital revolution, says Chris Deerin

 
 
'It's a reality check when you have to sell your car to pay the wages' - Rosemary Squire

'It's a reality check when you have to sell your car to pay the wages' - Rosemary Squire

30 March 2015

YOU LIVE AND YOU LEARN: The co-founder and co-CEO of Ambassador Theatre Group on the importance of memory, the value of boardroom quotas and why you shouldn't underestimate Woking.

 
 
'You can be serious without a suit' - Laszlo Bock

'You can be serious without a suit' - Laszlo Bock

28 March 2015

Google's HR boss and author of Work Rules! Insights from Inside Google explains why accessible information doesn't stop at maps and cat videos.

 
 
10 things we learned this week

10 things we learned this week

27 March 2015

Buffett's unhealthy tastes, Preston's unwholesome high street, office workers' sedentary habits.

 
 
Raising the sails: Holland's engineless shipping company

Raising the sails: Holland's engineless shipping company

27 March 2015

HOW I BEAT THE ODDS: Jorne Langelaan, co-founder of sustainable cargo firm Fairtransport, found that not everyone appreciated the romance of transporting goods by sailing ship.

 
 
Football is the perfect barometer for British society

Football is the perfect barometer for British society

27 March 2015

As well as being an exciting, brilliantly researched exploration of English football, the superbly written The Game of our Lives is a vivid snapshot of 21st-century life.

 
 

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