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PREPARING  FOR COMRADE  CORBYN

Owing to Westminster infighting & Tory incompetence over Brexit, there is now a real possibility of a Marxist Government                                                                                              whose ambitious socialist agenda for the "have nots" will be paid by envy taxes on the rich, business & entrpreneurs.

There will then be a  resultant hostile economic environment of:

Interest Rates UP

Inflation UP

Minimum Wage UP

Corporation Tax UP

Capital Gains Tax UP

Don't Panic but Do PLAN, & if you think we may be able to help please do make contact

Remember if Entrepreneur's Relief of 10% is withdrawn & Capital Gains Tax rises to say 30%,                                                                                                                                  this would mean on a £2m transaction, paying 400k MORE TAX !

July 2018 Addendum - Satellite Tracking Cuckoos - Victor On The Move

Having stopped in Algeria, Victor seems to have had an interesting flight over the Sahara desert.   He started crossing in a SE direction but about a third of the…

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July 2018 - The Harbinger Of English Spring – The Follow Up

Can you remember when that Harbinger of Spring, the Cuckoo, was plentiful & you could rely on its iconic call in most English woodlands & meadows? - sadly there has…

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February 2018 - March Business Owner Club Events

Avocet co-organises 3 Clubs , exclusively for SME Business Owners, so that they can share business issues without being hustled by a cavalcade of  life coaches &  eager & hungry consultants.  …

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January 2018 - Scaling Up With Avocet's 1=4 Programme

So you have made your New Year Resolution  to significantly increase your profitability, ready for your Business Exit & therefore newly swollen pension pot.   Well done, BUT how to…

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December 2017 - Return of Cash Issues for SMEs

Ever since the July General Election fiasco, the increased uncertainty has turned the screw on SME liquidity.   Their position has been compounded by large companies increasingly getting into financial…

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November 2017 - Do Not Sell To Friends !

This long established business was in a Wild West sector which was always going to attract onerous warranties.   Avocet prepared the usual Sale Process documentation & Prospective Purchaser list &…

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October 2017 - Sale Instruction Completed In 5 Months

Two weeks after being instructed to sell his business, I was advised by the Owner that he had been diagnosed with Bowel Cancer, & had had a 9 hour emergency operation…

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Business Owners Club Breakfast Events: Sept-Dec 2017

Avocet is co-organising 8 events for SME Business Owners (so no life coaches !) to include a Full English Breakfast  & Speaker Presentation  07.30-9.30am for £20 Aylesbury (Hartwell House- Business…

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August 2017 - Personal Guarantee Insurance

Avocet is delighted to announce the availability of a Personal Guarantee Insurance Policy for concerned potential borrowers in these uncertain & volatile times. Banks still want these, & it can…

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July 2017 - Invoice Discounting: Speed & Service

This is a recent success story with Avocet’s favourite funder. First approached on 3 July, a 250k funding line was drawn down on 25 July for a Private Ambulance provider.…

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June 2017 - Happy Anniversary for Avocet 1=4 Increased Business Value Client

After 12 months of hard stressful work , the son of  an unwell father owner ids two thirds of the way through  a successful turnaround of a £1.5m sales business.…

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April 2017 - Wealth Warning- Instructing A Solicitor

Avocet has been involved in Selling & Buying businesses on behalf of clients, for over 13 years & knows the client value (not cost) of a good Solicitor in terms…

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March 2017 - Another Business Sale Completed By Avocet

Selling to Management was the only option to maximise the price for this retiring owner of a Dental Laboratory: the difficulty was the lack of funding/house equity of the buyer.…

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January 2017 - 2017 Survival Kit

So what is needed for an SME to survive & prosper, because life has to go on & there will be continued rich pickings gifted by indecisive & out of…

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December 2016 - Escape From Alcatraz!

After 3 years, 21 meetings & 5 failed bids, Avocet last week managed to complete the satisfactory share sale & loan account settlement for a retiring partner of a two…

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October 2016 - £1.7m Graduation Day

The first graduate from the Avocet 1=4 Increased Business Value Programme has just been sold – for £1.7m. Historic Performance This manufacturing business started with Avocet in 2012, when it…

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August 2016 - Growing Sales Through Leasing

In order to counter any slackening in demand post BREXIT for plant & machinery, Avocet has launched its Sales Aid Leasing product. When a prospect says he can't afford it,…

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July 2016 - Making Management Buy Outs Work

Avocet has launched its MBO Help Kit involving both finance  & people search options. In today's marketplace MBOs are becoming more popular for SME Owner Exits, but often there may…

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24 June - Your Brexit Success Kit

There are 3 elements to success in business: People Sales Cash Each of these elements needs review & action following the Referendum, which will lead to an extended period of…

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June 2016 - People: Are you sleep walking into a crisis?

It is now nearly 8 years since the Great Recession started, & people became concerned about their job & how to pay their mortgage if they did not have one.…

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May 2016 - 1=4 Increased Business Value

In the immediate aftermath of the Great Recession, Avocet had several battle scarred clients wanting to sell up quickly, WITHOUT  investing the time to get the business into a fit…

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April 2016 - Avocet Going Great Guns

For YE 31 March 2016 Avocet has completed its most successful year in 15 years trading. Both Fee Income & Business Sales were at their highest levels with the latter…

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March 2016 - Momentum Builds At Avocet

Avocet has won two new sizeable Sale Instructions to end its best ever trading year on a high. These Instructions (£11m t/o & £9m t/o respectively) can be viewed on…

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February 2016 - Avocet Sources Acquistion Funding

Avocet has assisted in the funding of an acquisition for a Private Individua, in a sector he knows well. The funding was completed using Invoice Discounting from Avocet's favourite SME…

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January 2016 - Launch of New Avocet Website

To coincide with the Avocet celebration of 15 years serving the SME business sector, the website has been completely revised. It now reflects new products & services, new emphases, the…

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November 2015 - Sale of Third Generation Family Business

Celebrating over 100 years in the family, but with no realistic chance of further succession, the owners Instructed Avocet to find a buyer willing to match their financial plans for…

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October 2015 - Sale of Sheet Metal Business

This well regarded business had sales of 450k & provided the two working owners with a comfortable living. Sadly one of them was diagnosed with terminal cancer, & so with…

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September 2015 - MBO of Dental Laboratory

Selling to Management was the only option to maximise price, for this retiring owner. The difficulty was the lack of funding/house equity of the Buyer. Eventually a deal was struck…

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May 2015 - Sale of Engineering Business

This sole UK supplier to a niche sector consistently generated 90k Pte tax from 375k sales. The challenge was trying to identify a buyer for a business too small for…

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November 2018 - Precision Engineer MBO

After 9 months of false dawns & false starts, Avocet's MBO Team clients finally completed their transaction to purchase a 750k turnover  business generating 200k EBITDA. The final price at…

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