We know it is essential that your business is built on a solid foundation and that you have a clear understanding of what you would like to achieve in the future. Successful businesses always start at the same point – writing a business plan.
A comprehensive business plan will help to:
- Force you to think realistically and objectively about your business
- Plan the growth of your business
- Identify your capital requirements
- Communicate your business objectives
- Secure additional funding
- Help ensure the business is in sync across all areas
A business plan is a written document that outlines the future of your business. It will document where you are today and where you would like to get to both in the short and long term. The plan will highlight your strategy and include milestones to help you ensure that your business is progressing in the way you want it to.
Often the process of writing the business plan is equally as important as the end result. This is where our team of experts come in. Firstly we will take the time to understand your business goals and act as a sounding board to test your ideas and assumptions. We will share our experience with you to help identify measurable, achievable goals that will act as markers throughout the life of your business to ensure you stay on the right track.
We will also ensure that you really understand the market in which you are operating – who your customers and competitors are. This will help define your offering and ensure you are ahead of your competition.
Using state of the art software, our team of experts will help you document your business plan which can be used for a multitude of purposes, perhaps to gain additional funding, attract new investors (we can help with both of these too!) or to share the direction of your business with future staff members. Unlike a traditional business plan, this is a live document that will link to your accounts system meaning you can track your financial position against your objectives in real time. Importantly, you can constantly review and update your plan to ensure you are staying on track for success. On the subject of accounts, we also provide industry leading, simple to set up and use accounts software which will help you keep your finger on your financial affairs 24/7.
We are extremely competitive and flexible with our payment terms and with a basic plan available from just £250, you can afford expert advice when you need it to help you get your business off the ground.
Why use Leading Strategies?
We do it differently
Forget everything you thought you knew about the corporate world. Our team of experts are real people who have one focus – helping you make your business the very best it can be. Say goodbye to pretentious, stuffy, idealistic Consultants. Say hello to switched on, practical, energetic people who are committed to helping your business flourish.
We offer flexible payment terms
We know that as a business owner, every penny counts. That is why we offer extremely flexible payment arrangements that frequently veer away from the traditional fee model. For example, we are often able to agree fees based purely on results, so if we don’t deliver, we don’t get paid. You can’t say fairer than that.
We work around you
We know you want to spend your time focusing on your business. That is why we offer out of hours appointments during the evening or weekends and are happy to hold these at our place, or yours.
We are innovative
That’s not to say we don’t promote good old fashioned values such as honesty, integrity and transparency, we do. What it means is that we are committed to thinking differently, thinking outside the box and implementing innovative solutions to get a better result for you, our client.