Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors

Business Planning & Forecasts

Business planning is essential if business owners are to maximise the profit potential of their business and achieve their own personal objectives.

Experience shows us a good business plan is the common factor linking many successful businesses. The business plan should be a living document of your vision, showing where you are, where you want to be and how you are going to get there. It is vital in providing potential investors with sufficient information for them to make an assessment about providing finance.

An effective business plan will provide:
  • A framework for cohesive decision making. The process of preparing the business plan will focus your ideas into credible decisions on future goals and define your vision.
  • A forum for communicating ideas to team members within the business. The business plan should be an open document from which team members in your business can identify with the goals and assist in their attainment.
  • A benchmark against which can measure business performance. The business plan should translate your vision into achievable financial and operational goals against which actual achievements can be regularly measured.
  • A reflection of the business strengths and abilities of the management team. It is vital to build on the strengths of the business and its management team, whilst minimising the risks of its weaknesses.

We have a comprehensive breadth of experience in preparing credible business plans for owner managers and business start-ups. We offer full business plans as required by banks and other finance providers or the One Page Business Plan. If you wish to know more about how our business plan services can help you or you would like to arrange a free initial meeting to discuss this further please contact us.

Forecasting including cash flow forecasts

Cash flow is the lifeblood of any business. Failure in your cash flow inevitably leads to failure in your business.

Businesses which forecast their future financial performance and cash flow are much better equipped to deal rapidly with any unexpected hiccups than those who do not plan ahead.

In depth knowledge from a team of professionals enable us to provide you with cash flow advice and forecasts for use either internally in managing your business or for presentation to third parties such as bank managers.

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If you wish to know more about our forecasting service or would like to arrange a free initial meeting in order to discuss how we can help you in more detail please contact us.