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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.

How can I get over my nerves about presenting?

How can I get over my nerves about presenting?

27 April 2015

Help! I have just got a promotion that involves addressing large groups but public speaking terrifies me. Any tips?

 
 
Wasps rugby club hopes to score £35m with retail bond

Wasps rugby club hopes to score £35m with retail bond

27 April 2015

The loss-making club is tapping its fans to pay down hefty debts.

 
 
Are Miliband's housing proposals the antidote to generation rent?

Are Miliband's housing proposals the antidote to generation rent?

27 April 2015

The Labour leader wants to bring in rent controls and scrap stamp duty for first-time buyers.

 
 
How to pitch to Dragons' Den's Sarah Willingham

How to pitch to Dragons' Den's Sarah Willingham

27 April 2015

Live and breathe your business if you want to attract investment from the Dragon.

 
 
Review: Jaguar XJR

Review: Jaguar XJR

27 April 2015

Its engine was built in his home town so Sathnam Sanghera should have been blown away by this supercharged saloon.

 
 
MorphCostumes' Gregor Lawson's three top reads

MorphCostumes' Gregor Lawson's three top reads

27 April 2015

The co-founder of the body suit business is a big fan of Ayn Rand.

 
 
'More of the same' doesn't work

'More of the same' doesn't work

27 April 2015

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: Even tried-and-tested policies have their sell-by date.

 
 
A woman's best source of advice can be her dad

A woman's best source of advice can be her dad

27 April 2015

My father has always mentored and encouraged me. Now I run his business.

 
 

Divinia Knowles


Dennis Bauer


Dominique Yates

Elena Shishkina



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