Carl Reader

Leading Business Expert, Advisor, Broadcaster, Author, Philanthropist, and Entrepreneur.

Carl Reader is a highly sought-after and internationally recognised leading business expert and advisor to small businesses. His focus is on offering straightforward, accessible advice to businesses looking to start and grow and lives by a clear ethos of “roll your sleeves up and take action”.

Carl was listed in the CityAM Top 100 Entrepreneur List, was recognised in the Accountancy Age 35 under 35, and was ranked number 5 in the ICAEW Economia50 list of influential sources of finance news and analysis.

Carl has significant business experience and expertise and has worked with thousands of businesses of all sizes across the UK. He is the author of two seminal Hodder books – The Startup Coach and The Franchising Handbook.

Carl regularly contributes to newspapers and magazines around the world, covering everything a business owner needs to know, from sales, marketing, finance, legal, HR issues and administration through to growth strategies, fund raising and exit planning. He is a highly successful entrepreneur and businessman, heading up d&t chartered accountants, a multi-award winning, medium sized accountancy firm supporting thousands of businesses across a wide range of sectors. Carl has also co-founded a number of businesses, including TaxGo (a Fintech startup in the gig economy space) and Selling a Franchise (a business brokerage).