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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.

Google strikes back at the EU

Google strikes back at the EU

28 August 2015

The search giant categorically denies the European Commission's claims that it's abusing monopoly powers.

 
 
Roasted rodents and doing the right thing about food waste

Roasted rodents and doing the right thing about food waste

28 August 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: You may not fancy eating a squirrel or highway pizza, but food waste is an international scandal

 
 
Five options for exiting your business

Five options for exiting your business

28 August 2015

Sell, close or pass down to the kids? All have their pros and cons, says Jo Haigh.

 
 
Missing a beat: Apple loses key music exec

Missing a beat: Apple loses key music exec

28 August 2015

Ian Rogers has reportedly left the tech giant only two months after launching the Beats1 online radio station.

 
 
The 10 best fleet cars for 2015

The 10 best fleet cars for 2015

28 August 2015

From low-tax budget buys and family seven-seaters to luxury performance hybrid and electric models, Vicky Parrott picks this year's top fleet vehicles.

 
 
Why old media can still beat new media

Why old media can still beat new media

28 August 2015

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: In a crowded online marketing arena, using traditional advertising can be your best bet for getting noticed.

 
 
Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer's three top reads

Shutterstock founder Jon Oringer's three top reads

28 August 2015

The CEO of Shutterstock, Inc is inspired by the stories behind Pixar, Tesla, SpaceX and the Wright Brothers.

 
 
Manufacturers want less 'green tape'

Manufacturers want less 'green tape'

27 August 2015

Environmental regulations are weighing heavily on businesses, says manufacturers' association EEF.

 
 

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