We have helped many clients to set up their new businesses over the past decade. Once we understand your ambitions and aspirations, we will work with you to build a framework to achieve them. We will help you set up the necessary systems, procedures and record keeping. Our experience can help you avoid the pitfalls of the early years and set the foundations for your business success.
INFORMED, IMPARTIAL ADVICE
Starting a business is not something most of us do every day so it is important to ask for advice. We will take time to explain the process to you clearly so that you understand what is involved. We pride ourselves on our ability to look objectively at your business proposals, and we use our extensive experience to ensure that we clearly present the facts in a neutral and impartial manner to ensure that you have all the facts to hand to enable you to make the right decisions.
BUYING A BUSINESS
If you are looking to buy a business you will want to be sure that you know exactly what it is that is on offer, that the price you are paying is fair, and that the numbers stack up. We can offer our expertise to review the financial and business information to help you to ask the right questions. We can look at benchmarking against similar firms to establish a fair value. It is important that the price you pay for a business reflects the return you will get on your investment.
RAISING FINANCE / BUSINESS PLANS
A sound business plan is key to raising finance for either a business purchase or for start up capital. We can help you to draw up a business plan, suggest sources and types of finance, and put you in contact with lenders. It is important that your finance is affordable so we will ensure that you understand the underlying costs and commitments of the various finance offers available to you so that you can decide which solution works best for you and your business.
SOLE TRADER OR LIMITED COMPANY
We will help you choose the best legal structure for your new business. We will explain to you the advantages and disadvantages of each business form in terms of tax efficiency, cost effectiveness, and ease of administration to enable you to make the right decision for you. If you need a partnership agreement we can help you write it. If you need a limited company we will set it up for you. If you chose to be a sole trader we can register the business with HMRC.