Business Advice

Business Plans

Most businesses generally need to attract money either from bankers or investors. To assess the viability lenders require substantial information, both historic and projected.

As such, it is very difficult to raise finance without being asked to provide a business plan. Well structured business plans not only cover the financial data but also additional information relating to the non-financial resources of the business. Our business plan services, delivered from our base in Cheltenham, can assist you in secure financing, through investment or alternative banking facilities.

Strategic Planning

Many owners of small and medium businesses spend most of their time looking after the day-to-day and do not have the time to develop an overall strategy.

With our business planning assistance, a realistic strategy can be developed to maximise medium and long term profitability and to maximise asset value, say, for an eventual sale.

Business Restructuring

On occasions, external and sometimes internal forces may cause your successful business to run into problems. You have to fire-fight and are often unaware of the opportunities to restructure the business to help set it back on on the road to success. Our business restructuring services can help you to identify the extent of the problems and find achievable solutions.

These services can be further enhanced by the use of our Business Diagnostic tools.

Performance Measurement

The saying goes that "If you can't measure it, you can't manage it". While this is not an absolute truth, in most cases, it does apply. Quite often business people see their competition being more successful but are unsure why. Generally it is because the competition have better performance information available to them.

We can work with you to identify the key performance indicators of your business and how they can be used by your staff. By regularly monitoring these, potential problems are nipped in the bud and as such have minimum effect on the business. In fact the usual result is increased profitability.

Information Systems Evaluation

Good businesses cannot run without good information. Good information requires good systems. Because of the explosion of technology, small and medium sized businesses have tended to implement technology on a piecemeal basis.

We can help you to review your current systems and identify future requirements to provide an integrated approach to the use of technology in your business so as to use the benefits to maximise efficiency.

We can also liaise with local south-west based solution providers to ensure that you, the client, are getting the right product at the right price.