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Jeremy Hodgkiss Deans Accountants

01785 238152

07590 502118

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Richard Stonier Deans Accountants

Richard Stonier

Partner

01785 238182

07885 686214

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Susan Whiting Deans Accountants

Susan Whiting

Partner

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Angela Charlesworth Deans Accountants

Angela Charlesworth

Manager

01785 238163

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Lorna Charlesworth Deans Accountants

Lorna Charlesworth
Manager

01785 238180

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Guy Davies Deans Accountants

Guy Davies

Manager

01785 238165

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David Dunsmore Deans Accountants

David Dunsmore

Manager

01785 238166

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Gareth Jones Deans Accountants

Gareth Jones

Manager

01785 238172

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Gail Preston Deans Accountants

Gail Preston

Manager

01785 238179

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Rachael Smith Deans Accountants

Rachael Smith

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START UPS

New Business Start-up

Starting a new business feels daunting - where do you start?

Trust us - it’s not that bad!  There are a few things to think about and get right from the off but after that you can concentrate on making your business a success.

When we talk to new businesses or people thinking of making that big step into self-employment we always discuss the following points (in no particular order):

  • Business plan;

  • Structure – sole trade, partnership, ltd co etc;

  • Accounting records – what to keep, what platform, regularity of upkeep etc;

  • Importance of cashflow;

  • Registrations with HMRC and Companies House, including VAT if needed;

  • Tax efficiencies and things to consider;

  • Discussion over business development and marketing;

  • A discussion on what expenses you can and can’t claim for;

  • Tax payment dates and discipline in keeping cash to pay tax bills;

  • Partnership or shareholder agreement;

  • Banking;

  • Insurance.

 

Business Growth and Support

Business growth and support services include:

  • Setting goals and an action plan to get you where you want to be - see strategic planning;

  • Removing the blocks that are stopping you from getting where you want to be;

  • Bench-marking against other businesses in your industry - do you know how you compare to the best and the average in your industry;

  • Getting the systems in place to allow your business to grow;

  • Performance monitoring including use of key performance indicators;

  • Marketing strategy;

  • Unique selling point development;

  • Customer service systems to help WOW your customers;

  • Pricing strategy - have you tested what your optimum selling price is?

  • Lead generation systems;

  • Sales conversion systems;

  • Reselling systems;

  • Raising finance to allow you to invest in growth;

  • Improving the potential of your team members;

  • Measuring and testing everything so that you can continually improve.

 

Our business support sessions are a planned series of sessions to support you in developing your business.  We listen to your issues and provide constructive feedback and ideas.

They can be monthly, quarterly or six monthly.

They are ideal for:

  • Business owners that have little other support.  Employees come to you with their problems but who do you go to?

  • Those needing a fresh pair of eyes to suggest new ideas - most great ideas come from those outside of the immediate business!

  • Helping you focus on working ON your business, not IN the business;

  • Anyone who needs to set time aside to focus on key business issues.

 

Business Healthcheck

Our Business Healthcheck service is designed to identify the health of your business to produce a list of recommended areas where there is opportunity for improvement.

The Healthcheck can help with:

  • Producing a valuation of your business;

  • Reviewing the management information systems and reports used;

  • Goal setting and how you measure where you are against those goals;

  • Identifying the blocks that are stopping you from getting where you want to be;

  • Bench-marking against other businesses in your industry - do you know how you compare to the best and the average in your industry;

  • Development of key performance indicators;

  • Review of marketing strategy, USP's, customer service levels to assist with business growth

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