Outsource or Managed Service?

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Introduction In recent years the differences between outsourcing and managed services have become much more difficult to resolve as IT service providers have progressively offered more sophisticated, and a broader ranges of services, to meet new client demand, technology developments and to compete more effectively for new business. In this … Read More

Choosing the right VC firm is key to your success!

anthonykkingBusiness Development, Strategy

Introduction In recent years there have been some incredible success stories for start-ups that have had an accelerated growth into very large and profitable businesses, including Snapchat, Uber, Whatsapp. Even well known global businesses such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Box and Dropbox are still relatively new! The vision and skills of … Read More

A Nation of Shopkeepers!

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Introduction Since 2000 the rate of growth of Small and Mid-sized Enterprises (SME’s) in the UK has been both dramatic and sustained. There were over 5.2 million SME’s at the start of 2014, the first time the business population had exceeded 5 million! SME’s underpin the UK economy by employing … Read More

A BIG Opportunity!

anthonykkingBusiness Development, Managed Services, Strategy

Introduction The global managed services market is expected to grow from $107.17 billion last year to $193.34 billion by 2019 at an estimated CAGR of 12.5%. This growth rate is largely being driven by advancements in cloud computing, big data and mobility services. These new ‘outsourced’ services are enabling organizations … Read More

A Good Time To Invest?

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Introduction According to the Enterprise Research Centre small businesses in the UK are growing at their fastest rate in seven years with the UK’s population of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) growing at its fastest rate of growth since the financial crisis in 2008. Since the financial and economic crisis … Read More

Choosing the right investor for your business

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Introduction The ‘Prequin Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report’ recorded that last year 994 Private Equity funds managed an estimated $3.8 trillion of corporate assets, with another $1.2 trillion of ‘Dry Powder’ waiting to be spent! It also highlighted that 2014 saw over $400 billion invested and over $500 … Read More

Survive, Thrive, Survive and Nosedive

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Introduction Many new businesses build a financial forecast that shows a steady rate of growth after their initial launch date. In the IT sector these predicted growth rates for application start-ups are often much more aggressive to reflect the viral nature of the market that companies such as Facebook, Dropbox … Read More

Will my business be the next Unicorn?

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Introduction The IT market has spawned some hugely successful businesses such as Facebook, Uber, Snapchat, and LinkedIn. With the memory of the last recession now fast fading IT is once again centre stage with investors keen to find the next success story. There are more start-ups being launched every year … Read More

Time to sell/invest

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Introduction Perhaps you have spent the last few years working hard to build your business and are now looking to sell it to relax and spend some quality time with the family. Alternatively you might be looking to attract some investment to support an expansion, acquisition or diversification. Whatever the … Read More

Building your Board Team

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  Introduction For any team event in sports the selection of people to work together is absolutely critical and the same applies in business when you start a new venture. Get it right and you will have a much better chance of a success and funding, get it wrong and … Read More

Investors & Data Rooms

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Introduction Were enjoying a period of expanding markets and high levels of corporate activity with many companies looking to take-on investment and acquire other businesses. In almost all case the first step will be a Due Diligence (DD) exercise to re-assure the investor that their money will be wisely invested … Read More

Intellectual Property Rights

anthonykkingBusiness Development, Strategy

Introduction One of the most complex topics that any business is going to encounter relates to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR). Its very easy to overlook how important getting this right is, particularly for start-ups and all businesses with unique products. This article provides a very brief overview of Copyright, Trademark and … Read More

Korolit’s projections for 2015

anthonykkingBlog, Business Development, Strategy

At the end of each year we provide some forecasts for the IT industry. Last year the focus was very much on the growth of ‘Cloud’ and associated technologies and highlighted a market returning to growth. This year the forecast, based on IDC analysis is evan more exciting and we … Read More

We got the money, now what?

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Our last article highlighted the need to focus a lot of attention on the first year after the investment paperwork has been signed. We include a brief summary below to explain the key focus areas: 1. Build a brilliant management team The absolute first step is to review and make … Read More

Company Due Diligence

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Introduction Many businesses are now looking for investment to help them grow at an accelerated rate. A key pre-requisite before and funding is released is to conduct a Due Diligence exercise to ensure a good return on investment. The Due Diligence exercise typically involves a combination of specialists who will … Read More

Guidance for successful integration

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In the current growing market many businesses are in the process of either acquiring or planning an acquisition as part of their overall development plans.  An effective and efficient integration process is critical in ensuring the rapid realisation of benefits of any acquisition and we could devote a very lengthy … Read More

Transformation and finding the budget to fund it!

anthonykkingBusiness Development

Larger corporations have, and even during the recent market downturn, have had the financial scale to support internal teams focused on strategy and transformation. For the really big decisions such as an outsource of services they can also go to independent consultancies for additional guidance and to assist in any transition … Read More