Navigation

Navigation

Channel Navigation

Breadcrumbs



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.

Related headlines


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.

Why VW is investing £200m in Uber rival Gett

Why VW is investing £200m in Uber rival Gett

24 May 2016

The scandal-hit car maker is after more than some good PR.

 
 
How to implement flexible working in a small business

How to implement flexible working in a small business

24 May 2016

Providing employees with more freedom in how they work can help you attract great talent, so long as you're clear about what's on offer.

 
 
The music industry is still struggling to make the internet pay

The music industry is still struggling to make the internet pay

24 May 2016

Fifteen years after Napster was shut down record labels are still in trouble and even Spotify is haemorrhaging cash.

 
 
Why tomorrow's CEO will come from marketing

Why tomorrow's CEO will come from marketing

24 May 2016

When it comes to running businesses, the finance function wins hands down over marketing. But things may be about to change, says Alex Smith.

 
 
What is a B Corp, and should your business become one?

What is a B Corp, and should your business become one?

23 May 2016

More than 1,700 businesses have signed up, but what is a B Corporation?

 
 
'If I felt what we were doing was bad, I wouldn't feel comfortable making it up with CSR' - Richard Flint, Sky Bet

'If I felt what we were doing was bad, I wouldn't feel comfortable making it up with CSR' - Richard Flint, Sky Bet

23 May 2016

QUICK FIRE CEO Q&A: The online gambling boss on betting's image problem and the allure of being a fighter pilot.

 
 
Could UK plc ever be powered by hydrogen?

Could UK plc ever be powered by hydrogen?

20 May 2016

Wind, nuclear, even tidal - these are the usual alternative energy suspects. But how about a hydrogen economy instead...

 
 
11 leadership lessons from Game of Thrones

11 leadership lessons from Game of Thrones

20 May 2016

Business leaders could learn a thing or two from Ned Stark and Tyrion Lannister, says consultant Debbie Seunarayan.

 
 

Divinia Knowles


Dennis Bauer


Dominique Yates

Elena Shishkina