START-UP SUPPORT

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“Of course I talk to myself - sometimes I need expert advice.”

Harvey Specter

YOU HAVE THE BEST BUSINESS IDEA BUT WHERE DO YOU BEGIN?

You're not the only one!  When it comes to starting a new business, it feels like there are thousands of things to do, many of which you've never done before.  There are numerous people and websites out there that will tell you what you need to do to get started, but what if you just want to concentrate on what you do best, provide your product or service?  That's where we come in, we have been involved in hundreds of businesses over the last twenty years and can help you every step of the way leaving you to do what you do best!

FINANCE AND FUNDING ADVICE AND PLANNING

Very often the sticking point to starting a new business, having enough money to get going is all-important.  Whether you need to fund cash flow whilst you get started, buy equipment, or fund premises we can give you totally independent advice on the best way forward.  If you want an honest opinion and help to prepare to apply for debt, we're here to help.

BUSINESS STRUCTURE ADVICE

 

The legal structure of your business is one area where new businesses get it wrong, many people start as a sole trader only to become a limited company within months.  Conversely, why be a limited company when there is no debt or risk?  We will list to you and your plans for your business and help you decide the best way forward for your start-up business.

 

COMPANY FORMATION

 

When you have decided what the best structure for your business is we can help you get going.

 

BUSINESS PLANNING

 

Very near the top of the list of important jobs prior to starting a business is the business plan.  It feels like an onerous task but it's one that is of primary importance to you the start-up business person.  It's your map of what you want to achieve and how you intend to achieve it so you can stay on track, earn a living, and raise funds when needed.  We can help you every step of the way.

 

CASH FLOW PLANNING

 

We're sure you will have heard the statistics about how many new businesses fail each year.   A vast number of these fail not because the product or service isn't good but because the cash flow didn't work and the owner ran out of money.  We will take you through the process of creating a cash flow forecast and help you plan your business around success.

 

MARKETING PLANNING AND SCHEDULING

 

It's easy to fall into the trap of marketing at a start-up and then forgetting to do any more until the business is quiet, by which time it's too late!  With a professional marketing plan, we will look at all available options and costings and produce a schedule that's right for you.  Whether you choose to fulfill it yourself or ask us to, is completely up to you.

 

NETWORKING SUPPORT

 

Whether you love it or loathe it, networking is key to the success of many businesses.  Done badly it's a waste of time, done well it can be the best hour you've spent in a long time.  Let us walk you through the simple rules and strategies to make networking work for you. Plus as a customer, you can always use our network!

 

BUSINESS COACHING AND ADVICE

 

Being self-employed can be fantastic, not having a boss can be the single biggest driver for going it alone.  However, having the buck stop with you can be a lonely and challenging place.  Whatever you wish to discuss, whatever direction you need or if you just can't see the wood for the trees, we will take the time to listen, understand and help you and your business fly.

 

HR AND EMPLOYMENT SUPPORT

If you haven't done it before writing a job specification, recruiting, interviewing, and employing someone can be a minefield.  We can assist at every step by walking you through the process in easy-to-manage steps, just ask us for more details.

 

 

BUSINESS LAW, EMPLOYMENT LAW, AND BUSINESS INSURANCE ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH OUR PARTNERS.

 

Remember with our flat hourly rate you can combine your Start-up needs with a virtual administrator, bookkeeper, marketing department, trainer, business coach, and many other support services to have just the right mix for your small business.