YCF Annual Conference 2022 has ended
On Thursday 1st September, at the Surgeons Quarter in Edinburgh
This year, we focus on the business essentials which are crucial to a young company’s ability to survive and grow. Over the lifespan of a business, founders have a number of critical decisions to make. Some of these, made early in the development of the company, have effects long into the future. Founders starting out need to know the basics (and many founders start with little business experience), but getting the basics right is essential for future-proofing the company’s continuing progress.
Our speakers will be highlighting the issues which they consider basics in a number of different contexts – staffing, marketing, operations, and finance – and explaining how getting these right can accelerate a company’s development, and making the wrong call can create a legacy which takes a long time from which to recover.
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Thursday, September 1 • 3:20pm - 3:40pm
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Adrian, who jointly produced the first YCF annual conference in 2002, will talk about how the landscape has changed since then, and will add a few anecdotes about raising money for entrepreneurial companies in 1993 in Scotland almost 30 years ago

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Adrian Smith

Ecometrica Ambassador and Former Group CFO, Ecometrica Group
Adrian Smith  MSc (Fin & Inv). FCMA BSc. (Mech Eng)Adrian began his finance career training in Chartered Accountancy with Deloitte before being drawn into owner managed businesses. 32 years ago, he made his first unquoted investment in a private company and found himself an entrepreneur... Read More →

Thursday September 1, 2022 3:20pm - 3:40pm BST