What We Do
If you have a business idea haven’t done all of the background work to find out if it’s viable, your startup consultant will help you develop your idea further, conduct market research to ensure there is a big enough target market for a sustainable business and there is a product market fit.
Professional Business Plan
We are professional startup consultants & business plan writers and can write for you a high-quality business plan for any business or purpose. All of our business plans are bespoke, they are written just for your business. They come with market research, competitor analysis and financial projections (P&L, Cash Flow, Balance Sheet, Business Valuation & Break Even Analysis).
Faster Go To Market Times
Starting a business takes a lot of effort and if you are alone or in a small team it could take years to start-up. If you take too long, the opportunity could be lost. Your startup consultant help speed up go-to-market times by using industry standard business start-up techniques and practices.
Business Funding Advice & Database
We have a database of all of the main institutional investors and funders in the UK. When your project is complete, we will share this with you and inform you of your most likely sources of funding. Your startup consultant will ensure your business plan is written to increase your chances of securing investment or funding.
Business Model Improvements
90% of startups fail, most were doomed to fail because they were not setup correctly to begin with. Every business we work with is risk assessed against our Business Success Formula and Business Framework. This reduces business failure rates dramatically.
Setting Up Operations
Your startup consultant will help you set your business up, we’ll ensure you have the right legal structure, possess a robust performance management system and have recruited and trained the right staff for your business.
Starting your own business can be complicated. Your startup consultant will project manage the launch of your business, ensuring everything is set up and all members of your team understand their tasks.
Market Research & Marketing Execution
Poor market planning and execution are one of the most common reasons why small businesses fail. We help you to focus your marketing activities from a brand based coverage marketing to direct response marketing. This is not only a far more effective and measurable brand of marketing, but it can also be far most more cost effective thus improving return on investment.
Who We Help
Whether you have a new business idea you think will become “the next big thing” or want to become self-employed we have solutions that will help you.
Turning your idea into a business can be complicated. You will face challenges building a team, developing your product, conducting market research, business planning and finding funding.
Our services are tailored to your unique business challenges. We’ll help you to develop your business idea, refine your USP and improve your business model.
We also help entrepreneurs from across the world to set up a business in the UK, in particular, London. We’ll write a Home Office compliant business plan and help arrange a lawyer to help you with your application. We also advise and help you set up operations in the UK and get you ready for a rapid scale-up.
Starting out is exceptionally difficult, the prospect of not having many customers with limited funds can be very stressful. Your business is vulnerable to market fluctuations, and you must plan ahead to ensure its survival.
The statistics do not lie; most start-ups fail within the first two years of setting up. The reasons why start-ups fail are not economic or market driven. Most start-ups fail because of management decisions, their inability to recognise challenges, react and find solutions. Many issues are not picked up quickly enough because they do not have a robust performance management process.
This is where we can help; we can implement a performance management framework so you can quickly detect risks and issues so they can be rectified quickly.
Business Startup Services
Our Business Startup Services is fast and straightforward solution for entrepreneurs and startups.
We help you to:
- Develop your idea.
- Set up a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) to validate your business idea and analyse customer interaction with your business.
- Write your business plan
- Help you finding funding start your business.
- Help you set up operations in your business
To ensure you have ongoing support in your business development we have developed an outsourced solution for you to start your business faster and easier.
SGI Lab is our business mentoring, business coaching and business consulting service.
SGI Lab Members get access to our premium tools & content; they can join our 1-2-1 business mentoring program and can access all of our business support channels.
Business Success Formula
Most successful businesses contain similar attributes. On every plan, our startup consultants follow our Business Success Formula, ensuring your business plan includes everything you need to make your business a success.
Key Components Of A Successful Startup
1. Profitable Market – There must be a big enough for you to achieve your ambitions. (There has to be a demand for your business)
2. Good Product – Your business has to satisfy the expectations of your target market. It would be best if you aimed to be the first or to be the best.
3. Solid Marketing – You need to implement an effective method to put your business in front of your target market and make sales (A solid marketing plan)
4. Good Sales Plan – To survive your business must have a sustainable business model (You can charge enough for your product/service to make a profit over a sustainable period)
5. Working Capital – You have enough cash and resources to repeat the process over a sustained period.
6. Business Analysis – A process that helps your business evolve according to market conditions and stay ahead of your competition. (Business Strategy & Analysis plus accurate Management Information)
Our pricing is based on the complexity of the business and the level of support you require. The pricing table includes a 20% advance payment discount. Payments can also be paid by milestone and by monthly payments
Every business we help launch goes through a 7 step process to ensure consistency and a high standard of work. You will work closely with your start-up advisor. You will be able to view your plan while it is being written and collaborate with your advisor. It is a two-way process, and you will have full control of the business start-up process.
Step 1 - The Kick Off
Your startup consultant will find out about your business idea, market, and ambitions as a business owner.
Step 2 - Research
Your startup consultant will find out as much about your market and your competition. Working closely together we will develop ways to test your business idea. This stage is critical for your business development. We’ll to help you improve your business idea and develop it into a real business.
Step 3 - Business Building
Your startup consultant will find out the best source of funding for your business and write your business plan using all the information we have received from you and what we have found out in the research phase.
Step 4 - Draft 1
Your startup consultant will prepare a draft with the information we have available. We’ll assess your business against our business success formula and highlight the areas that need development.
Step 5 - Draft 2 (Optional)
The second draft rectifies any issues discovered in the first draft.
Step 6 - Approval
No project is complete without you approving the work.
Step 7 - Completion
The plan is complete, but our support is not necessarily over. Before you go, we’ll agree how we will support you in the next stage of your business development.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get In Touch
We are a friendly bunch, if you have any questions or need some business startup advice feel free to contact us. One of our startup consultants will get in touch with you within a couple of hours.
We are experiencing a high volume of calls at the moment. Please book a free consultation and someone will call you as soon as possible. If your call is urgent please call:
+44207 193 6584