OUR BUSINESS ADVISORY SERVICES
Below is a brief description of some of our most popular services. It is not an exhaustive list of all of our services to businesses and their owners by any means!
If your business has a problem with its accounting or you have not been keeping proper records or perhaps you are late filing your accounts with HMRC or Companies House? We are here to help you and get you back on track.
SUCCESION AND EXIT PLANNING
It is easy to get totally involved in a business and never have a moment to consider the long term succession or exit strategy. We can help you formulate a plan to deal with this all important aspect of running and planning a business.
We can help to resolve issues between business owners and partners by acting as a facilitator for the parties to reach an agreement without resorting to legal costs and processes.
We will assist you with drawing up your business plan and financial projections including Profit and Loss and cashflow projections as well as writing the narrative of your plan based on information and ideas that you supply. This is an important step to help you understand how much money you will need to get your business up and running. It is also essential if you are trying to raise money from outsiders for your business.
Many business people complain about their tax burden but this is something that can be mitigated in some cases. Tax planning is not just about income tax and corporation tax but also VAT, Stamp duty, Inheritance tax and Capital Gains Tax. Please give us a call and we can discuss this with you.
Unlike accountants we don't just go through your Profit and Loss account and highlight figures! We actually look at your processes, pricing and input costs and discuss ways of improving margins.
BUSINESS RISK ASSESSMENT
Identifying risks and planning to minimise their potential damage to a business is essential. Many businesses are not even aware of the day to day risks they run. When something goes wrong and there is no plan to mitigate it then the consequences can be catastrophic.
We can help you identify and minimise the effect of these risks.
PROTECTING YOUR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
This is an area frequently overlooked by many businesses. Intellectual Property is a valuable asset and in many cases the only really valuable asset a business has. Quite often the lack of protection is only highlighted when discussions for a sale of the business are well under way.
Many businesses have terrific products and services but fail to get their marketing message to the right audience. In the modern world a lot can be achieved electronically and through an effective presence on the web. Many businesses feel this is an area of "shark invested waters". It can be but there is much that be done on a limited budget and with some basic guidance.