I am a professional lady with over 30 years experience in accounting and finance, later responsibility in sales and marketing, have studied to masters level in marketing and managment. I am a qualified mentor, peer counsillor and mediator.
Yes I know it is the scottish side not the english side that my ex husband is from, and I wanted to trace for my sons, as I am trying to trace my family side, as I know nothing of them. It is a interesting subject, and I am sure you father enjoyed the journey. I have known some to back to 13th century.
Well, it is possible that we are related, but it would have to be fairly distantly. My family has been in the USA, except for me now, for several generations. However, my parents did trace their ancestory back many generations as a hobby when they retired. I can say, therefore that my oldest known ancestor with the Young name was John Young, born in Kilbirnie, Scotland in 1804.
In answer to your questions, I expect I will give you soemthing to think about in my answers.
You asked the size of my company, how long is a piece of string? Do you mean in people number employed on the books, or the volume of business. One can 2000 people and have the turnover I am expecting, or there is just me and one other with same million pound turner, depends on your business. My people force can be expanded by networking and have a people in my network that I can take on for that project, with out the hassle of UK employment laws. I believe in working with other and giving them a share of the work and proceeds and their own destiny.
The purpose of my company, now that is different way of putting it. My purpose to help companies or individual in business to develop their business, and to help them in some way. The finance side I now specialise in over a million dollars size projects, but the sad thing is they take months to they finalize, so hard work.
when you start a company or business, you write everything down and your like at the top of the funnel, but now i am in the bottom in the tube where you focus.
Customer tell you what they want, and you soon realise where you are going, who your clients are, and what industries, so these will be two areas I had to analysis, who the clients were and industry. The part of the analysis technique is whom I deal with, only the decision maker. the method I would use is gut feelings, I only deal with honest people and companies or peoples share the same as me. It is not always about the size of the company, and often they are the worst run companies, and peoples abuse them as well, rip them off because they think they have lots of money, but good business is about budgetting, and doing a fair days work for fair day pay, and making the company more efficient.
I work on quality not quanitity. If you wish more informationa and disussion just contact me. I hope I was of some help.
The Finance Hub is developing financial sustainability in the Third Sector within England. We are addressing finance matters in the Third Sector through the delivery of an integrated programme of research, development, training and information dissemination.
Set up as part of the government’s ChangeUp programme, funded by Capacitybuilders to increase capacity in the sector, it is one of six National Hubs offering support and information.
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