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Survival of the Fittest

Survival Of The Fittest - What Are Your Chances?

The Axeman Cometh - Typical “Knee-Jerk” Reactions to Recession

We have had a ‘time of plenty’ so many companies will cutback in personnel, purchasing and marketing to combat recession. The immediate worry is the scale of these cutbacks. It may be fine to cut back ingrained excess which has accumulated over the last few years, but at what stage do we become like the over-zealous surgeon who ends up not just cutting out excess fat but starts cutting into bone and sinew?

The FBA Survival 2 Prosper Business Support Programme is designed to focus your efforts into those key things that drive your business:- cash, people and sales and create an actionable and practical plan that will help you to not only survive in today’s uncertain economic climate – but to thrive!

To read more about the FBA Survival 2 Prosper Business Support Programme, download this document: Survival To Prosper

Sunday Times coverage

Please feel free to download a copy of the Sunday Times article on Selling Your Business by Sandra O'Connell. The article appeared in the Sunday Times on Sunday, May 18th. 2008 and addresses some of the issues to be considered and managed when a business owner considers selling a business.

A number of people made contributions to the piece, including FBA specialist on buying and selling businesses, Paul Clarkin.

Download your copy here: The hardest sell of all - Sunday Times May '08

Dublin Seminar

Have you ever considered selling your business?

Focus Business Advisers, in conjunction with Financial Engineering Network , Astons Wealth Management and BizSales is running a seminar in May in Dublin.  The seminar will address issues such as Grooming your business for sale, Selling your business, the Tax aspects of selling and the potential investment opportunities post sale.

This is one of a series of such seminars being run in various locations around the country.

Date: May 13th. 2008

Venue: Alexander Hotel, Merrion Square, Dublin 2

Time: 6.00 - 8.30 pm

To book your place:

1. simply email

with your contact details or

2. Call Avea Kingston on (01) 614 8070

To view or download the Information sheet on our Dublin seminar (May 13th. '08) click on this link:

Dublin May seminar info sheet2

New agreement with BizSales

FBA enters agreement with BizSales

Focus Business Advisers (FBA) has entered into an agreement with BizSales to provide support services to BizSales agents and their clients.

BizSales is one of Ireland’s primary brokers for the sale and purchase of businesses throughout the island of Ireland.  As an independent broker, BizSales maintains an extensive database of businesses for sales and of prospective buyers.

A BizSales agent will take a business owner right through the sale process, providing practical advice and guidance at each stage.

FBA is now an official agent of BizSales and can act as a broker for the sale and/or purchase of a business.  FBA can however provide particular  assistance in helping to optimize a business prior to sale.  Grooming your business for sale is a specific offering from FBA.  We expect this offering will be of great interest and help to BizSales agents and clients alike.

FBA Seminar at IMI

In response to requests from clients and indeed from other professional advisers, we have developed a seminar addressing some key issues facing the business owner in Ireland. The partners at Focus Business Advisers cordially invite you to attend the seminar entitled:

"It’s not how good you are,
it’s how good you want to be"

The seminar will take place on Monday, November 27th,2006 at the Irish Management Institute (IMI), Dundrum, Dublin.Proceedings will commence at 5.00 p.m. and conclude at 7.00 p.m.The seminar will deal with the following three topics:

4 ways to grow your business

Liam O’Hanlon – Focus Business Advisers

Innovative funding solutions in business

Lucinda Clancy – Clancy Cashflow Solutions

Tea/Coffee break

Getting the best valuation for your business

Paul Clarkin – Focus Business Advisers

As places are limited, we suggest you book at your earliest convenience. To reserve your place at the seminar just email us

The IMI is located just off the Sandyford Road in Dundrum and offers excellent facilities and ample free parking.