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How do retail operators gain a competitive edge in the new economy?

As the world reopens and economic activity returns to the high street, how can small and medium businesses ensure continuity and accelerate their efforts for growth?

Watch this on-demand webinar to:

> Explore strategies to drive innovation and revenue opportunities
> See how your peers are meeting the changing needs of customers
> Learn how data and digital solutions can help you make better decisions

You'll get expert insights and advice from:
> Michael Weedon, Chair FSB Retail and High Streets Policy Unit, Federation of Small Businesses
> Adam Wills, CoFounder and Director, Crosstown
> Ciaran O'Donnell, Founder of The Virtual FD
> Andrew Ball, Partner and Head of Hospitality, Haysmacintyre
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  • The digital mindset shift: prepare your finance team for transformation Dec 7 2021 12:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Ben Rees, Soldo | Guest speakers to be announced
    CFO strategy for success in the digital, post-pandemic world | Episode 3

    The pandemic has caused an unprecedented mindset shift in businesses across industries. In the new state of play, agile ways of working and cross-departmental collaboration are critical and the winners will be those able to leverage technology to automate repetitive tasks and harness the full potential of their finance team.
    The pandemic has caused an unprecedented mindset shift in businesses across industries. In the new state of play, agile ways of working and cross-departmental collaboration are critical and the winners will be those able to develop longer-tail planning cycles, looking forward more often to seek new growth opportunities and gain a competitive edge.
    To thrive, businesses need to adopt a lean finance function, leveraging automation to achieve cost-effective scalability. Without the administrative burdens of managing the day-to-day finances of the company, finance leaders are able to assume a more integral role in decision-making, leveraging data to bring strategic, customer-focused insight to the business and conducting robust forward-planning analyses.

    In this episode of Soldo’s Original Series “CFO strategy for success in the digital, post-pandemic world,” get to grips with the digital future of finance and receive tried-and-tested strategies to prepare your team for the transition.

    Topics for discussion include:

    - Finance in the digital age: the ROI of automating your finance function
    - Deconstructing conventional corporate silos: how business partnering with other teams can strengthen the impact of your finance team
    - How to attract and retain the top talent for your digital-first finance team
    - And more
  • Cash-flow management for the digitised world Nov 23 2021 12:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Ben Rees, Soldo | Guest speakers to be announced
    CFO strategy for success in the digital, post-pandemic world | Episode 2

    Having cash on hand has never been more important than it is today. The Covid-19 pandemic is set to cost businesses a huge $1.1 trillion in lost revenue, and with the recovery being uneven, margins in businesses across industries are narrower than ever.

    With an uncertain economic outlook businesses need to keep on top of cash-flow to ensure they can survive whatever lies ahead. Evaluating the balance sheet to eliminate unnecessary expenses can be a good first step to unlocking working capital. By ramping up credit control, businesses can ensure invoices are paid on time, side-stepping the risks arising from late payments.

    When conducted manually, these tasks can be time-consuming and prone to errors. Automating finance makes cash-flow management easier and more efficient. With access to real-time data, teams can quickly monitor the company’s financial health and run reports to identify areas for improvement.

    In this episode of Soldo’s Original Series “CFO strategy for success in the digital, post-pandemic world,” you’ll explore the benefits of automation in finance and get tried-and-tested approaches to kick-start your journey to digitised finance.

    Join the session to explore:

    - Curbing your finance team’s administrative burdens to encourage better decision-making
    - Cutting corporate procurement costs: how to optimise cash flow and resource allocation
    - Harnessing agile ways of working to ensure your team is ready for its digital future
    - And more
  • How the role of finance is evolving and how to stay ahead (The Spend Show Ep 3) Oct 27 2021 10:00 am UTC 41 mins
    Hannah Murray-Sykes & Mark Cracknell
    Join us for episode 3 of The Spend Show - a show for finance professionals like you.

    We'll be discussing the evolving role of the finance professional and what skills you need to stay on top.

    What impact has technology had on finance teams?
    How are roles adapting?
    Do you need to become more strategic?
    How can you upskill?

    Mark Cracknell (GenerationCFO) will be sharing his thoughts with host Hannah Murray-Sykes (Soldo).

    We'll be discussing:
    - The changing role of the finance professional: how has this changed and why?
    - What skills do finance professionals need to stay ahead in their career?
    - What impact has the role of technology had? Which roles are most likely to be impacted?

    Mark Cracknell is Head of Research at Generation CFO. He liaises with the +70,000 global community of finance professionals to identify the issues they face, as well as understanding and working with the technology platforms that are available as enabling solutions. Through webinars, articles, podcasts and discussion they aim to help educate the community and understand the ‘art of the possible’ and how this can be successfully delivered.

    Host Hannah Murray-Sykes is currently Head of Portfolio Marketing at Soldo. She’s spent her career working in fast-growing FinTech and MarTech businesses, leading multi-disciplinary marketing and commercial product teams. She’s also handy with a foreign language or four.
  • Has finance’s control of company spending changed forever? (The Spend Show Ep 2) Recorded: Oct 20 2021 47 mins
    Aarish Shah & Hannah Murray-Sykes
    Learn about company spending trends since the pandemic in Episode 2 of The Spend Show - a show for finance professionals like you.

    What patterns have we seen and will these continue?
    How are finance teams responding?
    Can technology help when budgets are constrained?

    Aarish Shah (EmergeONE) will be sharing his thoughts with host Hannah Murray-Sykes (Soldo).

    We discuss:
    - Company spending trends: pre-pandemic VS now
    - The future of company spending
    - The recovery response from finance teams
    - The role of technology when it comes to company spending optimisation

    Aarish Shah is the founder of EmergeONE, a finance focused growth consultancy that helps ventures to scale. Aarish has been first in finance in a number of businesses from pure start-up all the way through series C scale ups. He’s geeky about spreadsheets, has a passion for impact ventures and spends an inordinate amount of time figuring out how to extend companies’ runways.

    Host Hannah Murray-Sykes is currently Head of Portfolio Marketing at Soldo. She’s spent her career working in fast-growing FinTech and MarTech businesses, leading multi-disciplinary marketing and commercial product teams. She’s also handy with a foreign language or four.
  • The future of cash with Roisin Levine and Bailey Kursar (The Spend Show Ep 1) Recorded: Oct 13 2021 44 mins
    Nick Levine, Roisin Levine & Bailey Kursar
    Join us for Soldo's debut episode of The Spend Show - a show for finance professionals like you.

    We discuss what the Future of Cash look like and what this cashless movement means for finance teams. Bailey Kursar (Touco) and Roisin Levine (Flux) share their thoughts with host Nick Levine (Soldo).

    Topics of discussion include:
    - What does the future of finance look like as we move away from cash?
    - When it comes to digital payments - what's worked, what hasn't?
    - As coronavirus hit, how prepared were businesses for a cashless economy?
    - What steps are companies taking to go cashless? What are you hoping to see from technology?
    - How do you include the vulnerable in the context of a cashless society?

    Host, Nick Levine is a chartered accountant, currently working in the finance team at Soldo. He was formerly the Advisory Lead at Deloitte’s Propel and the Head of Enterprise at ICAEW. His writing portfolio includes the Times, Wired and Real Business.

    Roisin Levine is Head of Banks at Flux, a fintech building the world’s first API for receipt data. Flux is an award winning graduate of Barclays Accelerator. Roisin was recently nominated for Women in Finance's 2020 "Young Leader of the Year" and featured as a "Rising Star" in the Women in Fintech Powerlist 2019.

    Bailey Kursar is CEO and Co-founder of Touco, an app that helps people who need support managing their money share access safely with a carer.
  • Designing a scalable, digital-first finance function Recorded: Oct 8 2021 47 mins
    Ben Rees, Soldo | Catherine Birkett, GoCardless | Paraag Amin, dotDigital Group
    CFO strategy for success in the digital, post-pandemic world | Episode 1

    Finance teams power expansion for fast-growing companies by laying the groundwork for scale with business processes and reporting, and by supporting strategic decision-making in areas such as fundraising and cashflow.

    In the digital era, CFOs of growing companies have the dual challenge of scaling the operational capabilities of their team while providing strategic advice to the wider management team.

    To successfully juggle these challenges, finance operations need to be streamlined, automating time-consuming, monotonous tasks to empower the team to take a more strategic function within the company. Digitisation gives finance teams access to more data than ever before. With the right tools, this data can provide a real time view of exactly what’s happening in the organisation. What’s more, digitising these processes is a smart risk management move, eliminating the risk of human error from business critical tasks like cash-flow management and financial reporting.

    In this episode of Soldo’s Original Series “CFO strategy for success in the digital, post-pandemic world,” you’ll hear from leading finance decision-makers about the digital future of finance and how to gear your team up for successful growth.

    Join this session to explore:
    - Gearing up for growth: choosing tools that can support your team as it grows
    - Resource planning and other areas to automate
    - Enabling your ‘lean’ finance function to deliver maximum value
    - Common digitisation pitfalls and how to avoid them
    - And more

    Speakers:
    - Catherine Birkett, CFO, GoCardless
    - Paraag Amin, CFO, dotDigital Group

    This series is hosted by Ben Rees, Vice President, Soldo
  • The CFO Playbook Podcast – Malcolm Finn, Director of Finance at Johnson Matthey Recorded: Oct 1 2021 37 mins
    Malcolm Finn, Director of Finance at Johnson Matthey
    Malcolm Finn followed his conscience to chemicals company Johnson Matthey, where he’s helping transition its business model to producing clean energy sources.
  • The CFO Playbook Podcast – featuring Talita Ferreira, former CFO of BMW Recorded: Sep 24 2021 43 mins
    Talita Ferreira, CEO at Authentic Change Solutions
    Talita is the founder and CEO of Authentic Change Solutions, where she helps individuals to become better, more effective leaders. Prior to launching her own venture, she spent more than 11 years with BMW Group Financial Services, where she worked her way up to CFO before the age of 35.
  • How do retail operators gain a competitive edge in the new economy? Recorded: Sep 1 2021 62 mins
    Michael Weedon, Adam Wills, Ciaran O'Donnell, Andrew Ball
    As the world reopens and economic activity returns to the high street, how can small and medium businesses ensure continuity and accelerate their efforts for growth?

    Watch this on-demand webinar to:

    > Explore strategies to drive innovation and revenue opportunities
    > See how your peers are meeting the changing needs of customers
    > Learn how data and digital solutions can help you make better decisions

    You'll get expert insights and advice from:
    > Michael Weedon, Chair FSB Retail and High Streets Policy Unit, Federation of Small Businesses
    > Adam Wills, CoFounder and Director, Crosstown
    > Ciaran O'Donnell, Founder of The Virtual FD
    > Andrew Ball, Partner and Head of Hospitality, Haysmacintyre
  • The CFO Playbook Podcast – featuring Paraag Amin, CFO of dotdigital Recorded: Aug 27 2021 57 mins
    Paraag Amin, CFO at dotDigital Group plc
    Paraag Amin’s route to becoming CFO of omnichannel digital marketing company dotdigital isn’t conventional — but it set him up for success.
  • The CFO Playbook Podcast – featuring Patrick Butcher, former CFO of Capita Plc Recorded: Aug 20 2021 41 mins
    Patrick Butcher, Former Group CFO at Capita
    When Patrick Butcher joined Capita more than two years ago, the international outsourcing company was loaded with debt. Sure, from the outside it seemed profitable, but Patrick, who has been a CFO for 25+ years, took it upon himself to financially transform the company and focus on cash — not revenue and profit.
  • Growth companies and the digitisation of the finance function Recorded: May 25 2021 60 mins
    Paraag Amin, CFO at dotDigital Group plc & Christopher Argent, CEO at Generation CFO
    Ready to start driving a more strategic finance function through digitisation?

    Watch this masterclass with dotdigital Group plc's Paraag Amin and Generation CFO's Christopher Argent for advice on:

    ✔️ Balancing priorities to optimise for growth in your company
    ✔️ Getting business stakeholders on board with investing in digital tools
    ✔️ Understanding the value automation can add to your business
    ✔️ Scaling for success as a fast-growth company
  • Why you need to get a grip on business spending Recorded: Mar 25 2021 61 mins
    Paraag Amin, Lauren Harvey & Stephen Saw
    Poor spend controls are costing the average SMB (with 500 employees or fewer) £1.7 million every year. As the world comes out of lockdown, that could be the difference between your business returning to growth, and another year of stagnation.

    In this webinar, we look at:

    > How you can identify causes of spend waste in your business
    > Hear how other finance leaders are tackling this problem
    > Evaluate different ways to manage spending with digital solutions

    Guest panellists:

    Paraag Amin, CFO, dotDigital Group
    Lauren Harvey, Founding Director, Full Stop Accounts
    Stephen Saw, Director, Coleman Parkes Research
  • CFO Virtual Agenda – Cash management during a crisis Recorded: Mar 20 2021 49 mins
    Dynshaw Italia, CFO, Soldo; Edward Parkes, CFO, LHi Group, Adrian Lee, Group Financial Controller, Passion Pictures
    Cash management and forecasting have become priorities for the CFOs guiding businesses through this crisis. Both are now more difficult than ever, leaving leaders asking: ‘How can I ensure my business is best placed to not only survive, but recover quickly?’

    In this session, we'll walk through the solutions you can rapidly deploy for your business, such as ZBB and a range of government schemes. We'll also cover more strategic challenges, like how to pivot so you can drive business forward, and how to focus spending on areas that have the most impact.

    Regrettably, over 50 percent of companies admit to not having full control and visibility over their spending. Is now the time to consider how technology can help you meet those challenges? Join us to discover some of the innovative tools businesses are using to manage and track company-wide spending.

    - Cashflow priorities and forecasting
    - Real-time visibility of spending and budgets
    - Innovative ways to manage and track spend
  • Soldo Webinar & Demo - Spot the savings and cut agonising admin Recorded: Mar 5 2021 27 mins
    Soldo
    There’s a reason they call it ‘petty’ cash. In this webinar, Jacob will walk you through the simple and automated tools baked into Soldo, which replace the cumbersome administrative processes you loathe.

    Learn how to:
    - Automate card top-ups with custom spending limits
    - Transfer money, define budgets and set spending limits on the go
    - Track every payment your business makes and receives, in real time
  • Control individual, team, and business-wide spending automatically Recorded: Mar 4 2021 25 mins
    Soldo
    There’s never been a better time to get a grip on spending. In this webinar, Aly will demonstrate the automated way to manage costs across your business, on a granular level. You’ll learn how to:

    - Create budgets and cards for departmental spending
    - Set permissions for each user, giving each manager more control
    - Define admin rights and visibility for any user
    - Manage individual, team and company budgets
  • An expense management masterclass for Startup CFOs Recorded: Mar 3 2021 32 mins
    Jacob Miles Davis, Enterprise Account Manager, Soldo
    Soldo’s Jacob Miles Davis walks you through the simple and automated tools baked into Soldo, which replace the cumbersome administrative processes you loathe. Learn how to:

    - Create virtual cards for remote spending without waiting for the post
    - Automate transfers, define budgets and set custom spending limits
    - Gain complete control and visibility of SaaS payments and digital spend
    - Automate expense and spend reconciliation
  • Unlocking knowledge to create growth – A finance leader’s guide Recorded: Mar 2 2021 59 mins
    Carlo Gualandri & Robin Owen
    Join Carlo Gualandri CEO of Soldo, and Robin Owen, Senior Finance Director at AstraZeneca as they talk about how important control and visibility of costs/spend are for the overall performance and growth of a business.
  • Spend management in uncertain times: The importance of control and visibility Recorded: Mar 1 2021 23 mins
    Andy Huddleston & Nick Levine
    Nick Levine, Strategy & Finance at Soldo, is joined by Andy Huddleston, Partner at BDO and Rob Collings, Finance Lead at Flux, for a panel at this year's AICPA & CIMA conference. They discussed:

    - How business spending has changed
    - Approaches to spend management in a remote working environment
    - Ensuring visibility in such an unpredictable market
    - Getting control and acting quickly on real-time data
  • Runway management: How to control costs during the crisis Recorded: Feb 28 2021 54 mins
    Amy Lewin, Editor Sifted, Sonali De Rycker, Partner Accel, Caroline Tulloch CFO Taster, Darren Upson VP SMB Soldo
    When the coronavirus crisis hit, investors all had one top-line piece of advice for their portfolios: cut costs and increase your runway. Startups listened — furloughing staff, slashing marketing budgets and reducing operational costs. But as lockdowns and restrictions around Europe remain in place for the foreseeable future, how should startups be controlling costs on an ongoing basis?

    We've gathered a panel of experts to discuss what steps startups and scaleups should be taking, what numbers they should be keeping an eye on and what timeframes companies should be working to.

    Amy Lewin, Editor, Sifted
    Sonali De Rycker, Partner, Accel
    Caroline Tulloch, CFO, Taster
    Darren Upson, VP SMB, Soldo
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Companies need to spend money to make money. But while banks are great at one-to-one transactions, businesses have many buyers, many ways to pay, and many reasons to spend.

It’s tough to track what’s being spent, how, where, and by whom – costing businesses time and money. So, we created Soldo to bridge the gap between banks and businesses.

We’re on a mission to help businesses spend, the brighter way.

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