The importance of planning ahead

We believe that those with a business plan are more likely to be successful than those without. Why? Because it provides clear objectives, making everything run in a more productive manner and it means less time and energy is wasted.

The simpler, the better

Creating a business plan is about taking the time to identify what you want to achieve, how you’re going to get there and who will be responsible for what. It doesn’t need to be a 100-page document, and there’s a good argument that it should never be that. Nothing works better than a simple one-page plan to track your key drivers. These could include sales or profit growth, cash flow improvement or simply more quality time out of your business.

Our directors have strong commercial backgrounds and a great deal of experience looking after a wide variety of businesses. By asking you the right questions and challenging your thinking, we’ll produce a well-thought-out business plan specifically for you. Once your plan is up and running, we’re happy to produce meaningful management accounts and KPIs each month to measure your performance against your plan.

Business plans - The simpler, the better

Raising finance

If you need to raise finance, a more detailed business plan is expected.

Here your plan generally needs to include:

  • The objectives and aims of your business
  • An explanation of why you need finance
  • The business ownership and history
  • Management structure and responsibilities
  • Products and services, market share and strategy
  • Operations
  • Cash flow forecasts and past accounts.
Business plans - Raising finance

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Business valuations

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Due diligence

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Raising finances and forecasts

When experience really matters, it’ll pay to have us by your side.
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Whether you’re coming or going, making any kind of move in business is a big decision. We’ll be by your side to support you every step of the way.
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Management buyouts and buy-ins

Businesses need risk takers - will yours thrive or survive after you've gone?
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Employee Ownership Trust

Employee Ownership Trusts

Put your business in the hands of your employees.
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EMI schemes

Build your A-team without anyone needing to take a tax hit.
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Commercial funding

Finding the right funding solution can help transform your business or accelerate your growth journey.
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