Business Advice and Planning
We help turn your vision and goals into clear and practical plans, implement those plans and analyse progress as we go
We know that most people who set up or run a business are determined, and driven.. They have goals and work tirelessly to reach them, their dedication and passion is second to none and they often work very long hours.
But sometimes it can be difficult to know where best to focus your energies, or it can be disappointing when it seems like huge amounts of hard work aren't actually achieving very much. If you've ever felt like that, we can help.
We start by finding out about you. Your goals, your hopes, your big ideas….but also your fears, your worries and the barriers that are in your way. It’s a process that can only start when we first meet you and which will always be continuing, but from that very first conversation we’ll be thinking about what works well in your business and what doesn't. We will consider the issues that you have some control over and the ones you don’t and we will draw on our experience and expertise to consider options that you may never have thought of. We will challenge and encourage you to step out of your comfort zone if you are struggling with facing a difficult issue and we will inspire you with projections of where you could be.
We make specific, understandable suggestions and once your initial strategic and tactical planning has been completed, we can set up detailed action plans and help with their implementation.
It may be new systems to make you more efficient, or a complete review of your cashflow management. Maybe you need help with how to motivate your staff or change your business’s culture to one that’s more productive. Or maybe you need detailed planning for how to grow your business, analysing the options available for expansion, the projected returns for each and how you might finance the big project.
Once the decisions have been made and the changes have been started, the third part of the cycle needs to begin - reviewing what’s been implemented. This is vital to ensure that your efforts aren’t being wasted, you need to know if things aren’t going as you had hoped so that changes can be made early on, before time and money has been wasted. So we ensure that the correct information is recorded and perform the analysis required to give you the information you need.
Our analysis, strategy and planning support can be part of your Accountancy Package or we can provide ad hoc help, as and when you need us.