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Business planning

As a business owner you will no doubt understand or have been advised of the importance of business planning. It is often said that, "failing to plan is planning to fail." Businesses often need a planning adviser to help them take a broader view and advise on appropriate courses of action.

All successful businesses must plan ahead, but all too often the pressures of keeping the business going on a daily basis mean that any strategic planning is not given the attention it needs. Maybe you rarely find the time to sit down and develop strategic plans and end up making snap reactive decisions based on gut instinct and intuitions rather than adhering to a pre-arranged strategy. Not that we would deprecate intuition, as experience has taught us that it is precisely this 'sixth sense' that many business owners possess, which is the driving force behind entrepreneurship. However, planning is important, and without sound analysis, clear projections, and well-thought out contingencies, businesses can become hostage to cashflow problems and missed opportunities.

Proactive management and a well-thought-out plan will enable owners and managers to minimise any unforeseen events, and this is why we encourage our clients to schedule regular business planning sessions. We always recommend setting time aside to ‘work on your business’ rather than just working ‘in your business’.

If you would like additional support, we can help you:

·         Formulate and implement short and long-term strategic goals

·         Prepare cashflow budgets and financial forecasts for future target setting

·         Set concrete operational objectives to deliver for a more efficient business

·         Create business specific KPIs to help you measure effectiveness and output

·         Monitor performance and adjust plans accordingly

We have a wealth of experience and expertise to offer you. Contact Us today for a planning review or to discuss how we can help you put together a strategic plan to meet your goals and keep your business on track.  

We will help you plan your next move.