Business Planning Services

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    Having a good business plan is essential to ensure your new venture prospers. It’s also an important process for any established company with growth ambitions. Our business planning services are delivered by experienced entrepreneurs and can help you define your vision and roadmap to success.

    Welcome to Archimedia Accounts, business planning consultants

    At Archimedia Accounts, we are seasoned entrepreneurs as well as accountants, so you are in very experienced hands when it comes to business planning.

    Our directors, Chris and Barbara, have significant entrepreneurial experience demonstrated not only through growing a successful Nottingham-based accounting firm but also by creating a large property portfolio. We have vast experience in helping businesses devise strong business plans and secure business loans, grant funding, and investment.

    To book a business planning session with us, please get in touch today.

    The importance of a good business plan

    Albert Einstein said,

    “Given one hour to save the planet, I would spend 59 minutes understanding the problem and one minute resolving it.”

    Of the innumerable quotes applied to business, this is our favourite and forms the basis of our approach to business coaching – it’s all in the planning.

    Successful businesses are built on solid foundations, and that means creating strong business plans. It serves as a roadmap that details the steps necessary to reach your goals and provides a framework for strategies to overcome constraints and risks.

    Without a business plan, you are essentially gambling with your company’s future.

    Your business plan will help you take control of your finances, plan for leaner times, and identify the right times to invest in future growth. With your finances in great shape, you will remain competitive and be in a good position to take advantage of business development opportunities as they arise.

    That is where the help of our skilled business planners will be extremely valuable in helping you achieve your goals and succeed in today’s competitive market.

    What is a business planning service?

    Our business planning service consists of a 4-5 hour strategy session, in which we take you through the elements that make up a successful business (such as marketing and customer experience) and stress test your business in each area.

    Together, we will identify improvement areas, or ‘business constraints’, i.e. any weak links in the chain.

    At the end of the session, you will have a robust business plan and strategies to help you realise your goals. This is essentially a list of 4-5 action points for the next 12 months, cut down into bitesize tasks.

    Who can benefit from business planning?

    Any organisation with business growth aspirations can benefit from our business planning services. Your business planning session will be tailored to whatever stage of the journey you are at.

    start-up most definitely needs a strong business plan to minimise risk and secure funding. An established limited company, on the other hand, requires a focused business plan to ensure its growth is sustainable and profitable.

    Whatever your goal – be that to make more profit, ease your workload or spend less time in your business – we can tailor your business plan to help you achieve it.

    Our business planning services

    Sometimes, the planning process can be the hardest part of running a successful business. That is why we have set up a solid business planning process to ensure you are in the best place possible before you even get to work.

    Here’s what you can expect when working with our experts:

    1) Pre-work

    First, as part of our business plan preparation, we will send you some questions to gather all of the information ready for your business planning session. This will cover you, your business and any current and future plans you may have.

    2) Business planning meeting

    The meeting will last 4-5 hours and must be attended by your directors, management team and any influential people within your business (for example, your marketing manager, a knowledgeable office manager who knows your staff well, or a family member you work closely with).

    First, we will establish your vision and define what success looks like for your business. This includes:

    Your vision – What is your ultimate ambition for the company and for you personally?

    Your aims – Where do you want to get to? More profit? Expansion? Diversification? More time with your family?

    Present situation – Where the business is now in terms of financial success, operational efficiency, customer satisfaction, cash flow, etc.

    Business constraints – What’s stopping you from achieving your ambitions?

    Then, we will put our heads together to come up with ideas for overcoming these constraints and creating solid business strategies.

    3) Stress testing your business

    During your business planning meeting, we will work through the following elements that dictate the success of any venture:

    1. Product and service differentiators (and market research)

    2. Your customer experience

    3. Your marketing funnel

    4. Your sales process

    5. Your operational systems

    6. Staff engagement

    We’ll see how your business measures up in each of these areas to help inform your business strategy going forward.

    4) Your comprehensive business plan

    At Archimedia Accounts, our business planning services are focused, tailored and practical. You will leave our offices with a clear plan and a set of achievable action points to help overcome your business constraints and move you closer to your goals.

    5) Ongoing business and accounting support

    As your accountant, we will keep in touch on a regular basis to monitor your progress.

    Along with our continued business support, you will have the benefit of our accountancy services, including our broad range of tax services, to help you run your business efficiently and fulfil your obligations with Companies House and HMRC.

    From a business idea to a robust business plan, Archimedia Accounts can help you succeed!

    At Archimedia Accounts, we are committed to helping small and growing businesses thrive. Having supported many businesses on their journey to success and running multiple businesses ourselves, we understand the daily challenges of growing a business.

    Working with us, you will benefit from expert business guidance and support that ensures long-term success, from developing a solid business plan to implementing effective financial strategies.

    If you are looking for a business planning consultant who will go above and beyond to ensure your business starts off on the right foot, contact us today.

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    Get in touch with Archimedia Accounts to get your business plans on track

    As successful entrepreneurs, we like nothing better than helping fellow business people in the Nottingham area to reach their goals. We like to form strong, long-lasting relationships with our clients and adapt our services to meet the needs of their evolving businesses.

    To find out more about our business planning services, please call, email or fill out our contact form. Or, if you are in the area, feel free to pop into the office to introduce yourself. We look forward to hearing from you.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Part of a successful business plan involves understanding the business's financial health. More often than not, this will demand the meticulous support of a qualified accountant. Rather than using two services from completely different providers, at Archimedia Accounts, we will cover all aspects.

     

    Using an accountant for your business plan will help streamline procedures, save money, and get the most tailored service (as we'll already know everything about your business and its finances).

    Business plans can be unsuccessful for many reasons, from needing more capital to not completing a thorough market analysis. Usually, time, expertise, and motivation will play a significant role in developing a successful business plan, but working with an experienced business planner can give you the right level of support needed.