How your business performs has a massive impact on your personal life and your confidence. Strong finances make so many more things possible, give you more choices in life and a more certain future.
We can help you to build a financially successful business – more consistent income, better margins, more bottom line profit and stronger cash flow. Even if you think you’re no good at finance and find the whole thing confusing – we keep things simple and jargon free.
No business gets to be successful long term without mastering their finances, and to be in control of your financial future (and not leave it to chance) you can’t afford abdicate the understanding of your finances to your book keeper or accountant. You need to understand enough to know what’s working and when things don’t look right.
The good news is there are simple things you can learn and do to understand your finances, and put the strong financial foundations in place to give you a business and life you really want.
We’ll help you create a strong and compelling financial strategy, show you what financial foundations and controls your business should have, train you in the financial skills you, your book keeper, management team need, and create the information you’ll want at your fingertips to make the best decisions and have visibility of upcoming weeks and months. So that you can consistently build a more profitable business with stronger cash flow.
And the rules don’t change in finance – once you know what to do, this stuff will always work!
Coming soon – our special report
Why your business finances aren’t working and what to do about it
Being published in June, and based on our unique Financial Strategy Road Map – order your free copy here
In the recession of the early 90s I went through a trio of personal financial disasters, all within 18 months of each other.
My parents lost their business and home after 20 years in business
I lost the home I’d so proudly bought when I was 18 (the week before my 21st birthday)
And the fast-growing £10m business I worked for as an accounts manager went dramatically bust. Hundreds of jobs were lost and lives changed forever as a result.
My parents and my bosses lost everything they’d worked all their lives for and it left me raw and bewildered. I needed answers as to why and how it could have been allowed to happen. So I set out on a mission that still drives me to this day, over 24 years later.
A mission to help business owners get the financial rewards, freedom and lifestyle they thought owning a business would give them, by getting better financial skills, understanding and information into their businesses.
Long story short – I qualified as a Chartered Management accountant to discover what had gone so wrong and how I could stop it happening to other business owners, and set my first business up in 2000 to do just this and I’ve worked with hundreds of small companies since then.
Over the last 24 years I’ve seen how many small business owners with brilliant ideas and huge passions struggle, all because they never cracked the finances. And I’ve seen what a huge difference it makes when you get even basic financial controls, information and a strategy in place.
Who we work with
We work with the owners of really great businesses that just aren’t working financially as well as they should and could be.
They’re usually missing the financial insight to tell them what they should be focussing on and improving. They keep doing more of what they’re good at rather than understanding what they could be doing to increase profits and make their business stronger.
Our clients typically have turnover of between £250k and £10m, and we’ve worked with most business sectors – to name just a few; engineering, retail, franchisors, consultancy, lawyers, e-commerce, event management, vehicle repairs, funeral parlors, trainers, vets, care homes, energy and renewables, recruitment, financial advisors, designers, travel companies and charities.
The principles we train and coach on work on any size and type of business.
Specific and measurable bottom line financial goals
We don’t do fluffy!
The training and coaching we do with our clients is specific and results-focused, concentrating on the financial results you want for your business and your personal life. We focus on the critical few things every business owner needs to know, with measurable bottom line cash and profit goals.
Financial understanding; knowing your numbers and having the right financial information gives you the confidence and insight to take control, to make your business work, and give you what you want from it. It helps you build a life you love, with a business that works for you, that’s secure, stable and sustainable.
You know – the life you thought you’d have by running your own business!
How we do it
Our unique Financial Strategy Road Map
We know that most small business owners don’t love finance and would prefer to leave it to the book keeper or accountant, which is why we’ve developed a process over the years; one that works for any business.
We’ve got a way of making finance exciting! By understand a few basics, and having a clear plan of what you want to achieve financially it’s amazing how interesting your finances become to you. And honestly there’s nothing that complicated about finance.
Using our unique Financial Strategy Road Map we help you bridge the gap between your current financial situation and where you want to be:
We get to the root of your challenges
Design your financial future – what do you want both personally and for your business?
Create a financial road map of the practical steps to get you there
And we become the ferocious protectors of your bottom line – helping you keep the plans on track to achieve the financial results you want.
What’s next ?
If you like what you’ve heard so far, and you think I may be able to help you with some of your challenges, why not get in touch to arrange an informal chat. There’s no commitment or sell (I hate salesy stuff) – we’ll just discuss your situation to see if working together might be a good fit. Drop me a note via my Contact Form and we’ll sort something out.
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