Our Technical Director Dr Adrian Burden is the author of the new business book Start to exit: How to maximize the value in your start-up.
This book is all about helping the entrepreneur, founder and small business management team to systemise their business processes efficiently from the outset. The aim is to avoid bureaucracy, facilitate rapid growth, secure investment when it is needed, and make the all-important exit.
Step by step, Adrian discusses how you can put in place the policies, strategies, systems, processes and tools to satisfy investors when they are sizing you up and deciding what funds to commit.
"Starting a new business is brave but not particularly difficult", Adrian says. "Scaling up a small business so that it sells great products or services, employs more people and becomes profitable is tricky. Then positioning the business for an attractive trade sale or stock market listing is even more challenging, as you find yourself keeping so many balls in the air."