QuickBooks or Xero?

An important question arise when business owners decide to enhance or simply change their financial management system. Since the last few years cloud accounting software have been convincing a growing number of companies. They proved their flexibility, resilience and cost effectiveness. In UK certainly two major online accounting software will integrate your decision process: QuickBooks (online) or Xero. At EthiCap we used […]

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Are you struggling with your Stock Management?

Stock management is definitively not the most attractive task of business owners. Administrative duties are far from creativity, business development, sales or team management. We have experienced that managing your stock takes more time than expected, creates frustration and takes away attention from the core business. In this post we suggest two ways to get […]

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Hedging EUR/GBP – Macro Outlook

For international businesses year 2015 started with few concerns on the forex market. Volatility rised up pushing levels to prices records. Cash flow managers have certainly adapted their strategies to the New Year market. Once again for unprepared business managers the move of currencies will lower their PnL accounts. Since end of November 2014, EUR decreased by nearly 8% against GBP. Has your […]

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New partnership between EthiCap and Xero

  As already posted in this blog we use and recommend using Xero, a cloud based accounting software. Today we are pleased to announce a new partnership between EthiCap and Xero. We believe in accuracy in bookkeeping, efficiency in business management and security in data protection. Xero ticks all these boxes. As CFO and Investor we work […]

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New partnership between EthiCap & WorldFirst UK ltd

  We are an international company and target international businesses. International payment and currencies hedging have been keeping on top of the strategy to maintain profit and secure margin. In order to offer the best solutions for businesses, we are keen to announce a new partnership between EthiCap and World First UK Limited. World First […]

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Strategy: 3 reasons to sharpen your bookkeeping

  From our own experience, we come accross CEOs of small businesses with boards of advisors and investors who are growth seekers. In order to support this growth within the next 3 years, they consider and expect both funding and financing solutions. These CEOs handle a large range of tasks i.e administration, business and product development, financial management […]

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Cash Management & Credit conditions

  Even if the level of cash has been recovering after the credit crisis, many businesses have been forced to delay their payments. Rigorous cash management is crucial to make your business sustainable and enhance your financial results. However delaying payments over due dates is not the right strategy. Let’s see why. Usually, the first financial […]

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Working Capital Financing

  After tight credit conditions Working Capital Financing has become for SMEs even more challenging. Businesses are struggling to recover enough free cash flow for securing their production. In the short run, the capacity to speed up by investing, hiring or purchasing is the key to satisfy customers and build a long term relationship. So financial directors have to consider, and theoritically […]

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Outsourced CFO in France and UK

  Since 2008, the competitivity gap between French and British governments’ policies has been widening. Ability to generate growth will not anymore come from unlimited public spending. Enhancing the capacity of businesses to invest is precisely what United Kingdom has been deeply working out. Setting up or developping a business requires trust and long-term vision. […]

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Hedging EUR/GBP – Macro outlook

  Monetary policies have been regulating financial markets. From the Federal Reserve with its Quantitative Easing programmes to the European Central Bank with its LTRO (Long Term Refinancing Operation), record low interest rates have been giving a fragile feeling of confidence to operators. In Britain, the new Bank of England governor Mark Carney puts emphasis […]

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