Starting in Business

Starting in Business

Over the last several years, our experience as Business Advisers specialising in
small/ medium businesses has lent credence to the fact, that most new
businesses fail during their first 18 months of operation indicating that this
period is the most critical in the life of any business.
Business Starter is a service offered to those starting in business for the first
time
It aims to assist owners of businesses by providing a one-stop shop for all their
needs in terms of what they need to know while starting up their new business
ventures. Whether you are starting out as a business operating from home, a
small serviced business centre or larger premises this service attempts to meet
your needs.
The areas which we feel are critical to the survival of your business and which
are included in the Business Starter programme are:-

Business Plans


We assist you with the preparation of your business plan including aspects such
as conducting market research into the industry in which you plan to operate,
the size of the market, your business proposition and your unique selling point
etc . Help is also provided with the preparation of cashflow forecasts.

Raising Finance


Assistance based on our expertise is offered with respect to meetings with
lenders and with presentations you need to make. We assist with the planning
of the presentation of your plans and forecasts in a way that will make them
more attractive to the prospective lenders.

Business Location


The location of your business, volume of passing trade and other related factors
will be determining factors as to whether your business succeeds or fails. We
provide advice on how to position your business in order to achieve the
maximum exposure you will need. We also provide expert advice on how you
can optimize shop space and layout in order to minimize stock loss due to theft,
for instance.

Book-keeping advice


Well maintained books ensures that you pay the minimum level of fees possible
to your accountants for the production of year end statements. You also avoid
incurring fines from the Inland Revenue for not keeping adequate books and
records. Assistance in this area is provided showing you how to maintain your
books and records generating savings on the amount of accountancy fees you
pay as well as avoiding falling foul of the Inland Revenue and Customs &
Excise.

Accounting Software Installation


If you decide to install a computerized accounting software, we assist with the
installation & implementation of the software. Years of experience gained from
an exposure to various accounting software equips us to advise you on the
various software available on the market and the best one for your business.

 

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