It is well known that the terminology of strategy came from the Chinese military strategist Sun-Tzu in “The Art of War” military treatise written around 5th century BC. Nowadays, business strategy is more to do with finding competitive market or product advantage and choosing the right path(s) to thrive and survive the challenges along the way.
As owner-managers ourselves, we understand the constraints and challenges of running and developing a business and the need to make the right choices, at the right time, with the right information.
Much of how we work with clients is based on understanding both personal and business ambitions and then applying commercial and financial expertise to achieve them. We will help you achieve the right business structure or restructure, finance and resources required to reach the next stage of growth.
Growth Planning – Every business aims to grow to ensure sustainability. Growth may represent increased sales, increased profitability and/or growth in our service/product offering. It will almost always be driven by the owners and what they want to achieve and by when. We always start with the question “what do you want to achieve?”
Financial Strategy– All businesses need a viable financial strategy to achieve their goal for growth, to navigate and respond to market conditions, and to keep shareholders and funders informed. We will help you prepare a robust, dynamic financial model which is essential to and underpins the financial strategy.
Business Restructuring– Businesses go through cycles of contraction and expansion, often due to marketplace uncertainty and movement. The ability of a business to survive and thrive in shifting circumstances can come down to the flexibility of its structure.
Shareholder Advice – Privately or publicly-owned, all businesses have shareholders of one kind or other; the difference is that privately-owned business shareholders are usually the owners and often very hands-on in the business.