Startup Consultants

Get Expert Advice & Support To Launch Your Startup Faster & Easier


We are experienced business startup consultants who provide comprehensive business startup services.  From developing an idea to writing a business plan, obtaining funding, and launching your business.

Very few people get rich by working for someone else. If you are ambitious and want to avoid being tied to a 9-5, you must do it yourself and start your own business.

That being said, starting a business takes work. You must write a business plan, find funding, research the market, and set up operations.

Our business startup services have been developed to help you start your own business faster and easier. We'll help you develop your business idea, write a business plan, find a profitable market and determine a clear path to success. In a matter of weeks, you could start your own business and build a better future for yourself and your family.

Our business startup service's primary goal is to help you reach the next step in your business development. Whether it's to get funding or investment in your business, prove your concept with market research, test the viability of your idea with financial projections or secure your residency in the UK, we’ll help you every step of the way.

Our comprehensive startup services will equip you with everything you need, from idea to acquisition.

Accelerate Time-to-Market

We help you skip failure potholes that trip up 76% of startups. Our clients shave 6-12 months off their launch timelines on average.

Increase Funding Odds by 4X

Startups we consult with raise 4X more capital on average than industry benchmarks. We uncover the optimal funding sources and prime you for investment.  

Double Early Revenue Growth 

Our clients consistently achieve 2X more revenue in their first year than national averages. We unlock proven growth strategies tailored for you.

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Startup Consultancy Services


  • Business Idea Validation

    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.

  • Project Management

    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


Entrepreneurs


Whether you have a new business idea you think will become "the next big thing" or want to become self-employed, we have solutions to 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 startup services are tailored to your unique business challenges. We'll help you develop your business idea, refine your USP, and improve your business model.

We also help entrepreneurs worldwide set up a business in the UK, particularly in 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 prepare you for a rapid scale-up.

Startups


Starting a new business 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 must plan 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 and the 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 our startup services can help; we can implement a performance management framework so you can quickly detect risks and issues so they can be swiftly rectified.

Business Sucess Formula


Over the past ten years, we have studied hundreds of different businesses and have identified three characteristics every successful business possesses.

These are:

Appeal, Profitability, and Sustainability.

They are interconnected, meaning you cannot have one without the other.

  • A business will only be profitable if it appeals to its target market.
  • A product or service that is appealing but unprofitable is unsustainable.
  • A product/service that is neither profitable nor desirable will never be sustainable.

startup consultancy formula

Successful Business = PM + (PS x (EO – (C+E+P+T))

Most successful businesses are appealing, profitable and sustainable. To achieve this, you must implement the following steps into your business.

A Profitable Market (PM)

  1. Your market size must be big enough for your business to thrive.
  2. A proven need or demand for your product or an alternative must exist.
  3. Your target market must be easily accessible.
  4. Your target market must be able to afford your product.

Product or Service (PS)

Your product/service must meet customer expectations and satisfy their needs and wants, but more is needed to guarantee success.

Engine Optimisation (EO)

Business success depends on your Product/Service first being noticed by the Profitable Market through effective marketing campaigns; then by selling enough of your Product/Service to have enough Cash (C) to repeat the process.

This is called the Engine (E) of your business. 

The more efficient the Engine is, the more profits you make. This system is called Engine Optimisation (EO).

Engine Optimisation (EO) is mainly an internal process.  

Marketing & Sales - A successful business has a proven method of ensuring its target market knows its product and can sell it effectively.

Operations - A method of operating smoothly, with the right technology and human capital, to profitably get their products to their target market.

Financial Management - Robust financial management ensures a business can be profitable and sustainable.  Successful companies understand when they need to find additional capital to invest in resources and technology to ensure the sustainability of the business.

Strategy - The success of any business is determined by the effectiveness of the strategy it follows. A strategy explains how a company plans to compete in a market and grow at a profit.  Successful businesses regularly review their performance, market, and competitors and continually improve.

Businesses are also subject to several external threats you have to overcome.

Competition (C) from other businesses is the main external threat. Businesses can also be negatively affected by Market (PM), Economic (E), Political (P) and Technological (T) factors that need to be monitored regularly.

To put this simply, you need to possess the following:

  1. Profitable Market - Big enough to achieve your ambitions (There has to be a demand for your business)
  2. Good Product - It has to satisfy the expectations of your target market. But it would help if you aimed to be the first or best.
  3. Engine Optimisation - Your business must reach enough of your target market to make enough sales and profit. Robust systems must be in place to ensure the profitability and sustainability of the business. 
  4. Working Capital - Enough cash and resources to repeat the process (Enough working capital)
  5. Business Analysis - A process that helps your business evolve according to market conditions and stay ahead of your competition. 

Our Proven Startup Launch Process


Our 7-phase startup services process guides you from concept to acquisition using decades of collective experience launching, funding, and scaling startups.

Phase 1: Initial Consultation

  • Discuss your business goals, challenges, and current stage of operations
  • With your startup consultant, you will collaboratively assess your business's strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.
  • Your startup consultant will outline possible service packages tailored to your needs.  

Phase 2: Business Evaluation  

  • Your startup consultant will conduct an in-depth analysis of your operations, market dynamics, and financial position. 
  • Pinpoint specific areas for improvement and growth
  • Provide data-driven recommendations to inform strategy  

Phase 3: Strategic Planning   

  • Your startup consultant will optimise your business model and proposition  
  • Shape an effective brand positioning strategy tied to your goals
  • Co-develop a 12-month growth roadmap aligned with milestones

Phase 4: Market Validation

  • Your startup consultant will perform qualitative and quantitative market research.  
  • Assess demand, competition, and dynamics
  • Provide intelligent recommendations on market entry and positioning

Phase 5: Business Plan Development

  • A business plan writer will create an investor-ready business plan articulating your strategy and 5-year financial projections.
  • Iterate based on investor feedback to develop an appealing case.

Phase 6: Go-To-Market Prep 

  • Detail tactical plans across marketing, sales, and delivery to drive growth 
  • Establish operational infrastructure to support scaling.

Phase 7: Funding & Execution Advisory  

  • Your startup consultant will consult on funding options and make introductions.
  • Prepare pitch materials and provide coaching  
  • Supply tools and templates to track progress post-launch
  • Offer ongoing support and course correction

Fuel Your Startup's Growth with Strategic Business Services

We offer tiered packages tailored to startups in different stages, from ideation to market expansion. Our team provides comprehensive business assessments, idea validation, business planning, go-to-market strategies, operational setup, and more.

Partner with us for the strategic services and support needed to turn your startup vision into reality. Expert guidance tailored to your unique goals and challenges at any phase of the startup lifecycle. Let us help accelerate your success.

£200

Startup Execution Plan

Business Idea Assessment & Execution Plan.

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Essential Business Assessment

Standard Idea Development & Validation

Funding Advice

Standard Business Model Improvements

£1,000

Starter

Provides essential assessments and plans to kickstart early-stage startups.
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Essential Business Assessment

Standard Idea Development & Validation

Standard Business Plan Creation

Standard Go-to-Market Strategy

Funding Advice & Database

Standard Business Model Improvements

Standard Operational Setup

Basic Project Management

Basic Market Research

£2,500

Growth

Delivers expanded capabilities for startups looking to validate their idea and scale operations.
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Comprehensive Business Assessment

Premium Idea Development & Validation

Premium Business Plan Creation

Premium Go-to-Market Strategy

Standard Business Model Improvements

Funding Advice & Database

Premium Operational Setup

Medium Project Management

Basic Market Research

£4,000

Elite

Premium end-to-end offering for in-depth analysis and business transformation.
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Elite In-depth Business Assessment

Premium Idea Development & Validation

Premium Business Plan Creation

Premium Go-to-Market Strategy

Funding Advice & Database + Investor Introductions

Premium Business Model Improvements

Premium Operational Setup

Large Project Management

Comprehensive Marketing Execution

Payment Options


We understand that startups often face cash flow limitations in their early stages when funds must be allocated to developing an MVP, hiring talent and other operating expenses crucial to getting off the ground.

That's why we offer flexible payment options that allow you to spread consultancy fees throughout multi-month engagements. This helps ease budget constraints.

For our 3, 6, and 9-month launch packages, pricing can be divided into monthly instalments to align with scheduled milestone deliverables across the strategic startup road mapping process.

This tiered instalment model allows you to match consultancy payments with the timing of funding closures, revenue generation, or other inflows.

Frequently Asked Questions


We specialise in providing expert startup consulting services, tailored advice, and comprehensive support to aspiring entrepreneurs, especially those looking to establish in the UK.
We assist in business idea development, creating professional business plans, offering business funding advice, improving business models, setting up operations, and providing guidance on market research and marketing strategies.
The duration varies based on your business's specific needs. Typically, our 7-step process spans several weeks, but we always aim to cater to your unique timeline.
While we provide all the tools, advice, and access to our investor database to help you secure funding, we cannot guarantee it. However, we optimise your business plan to increase your funding chances.
If you're looking for a great business idea, you can do a few things to help you brainstorm some possibilities. First, consider what kinds of businesses or products you're passionate about. What do you enjoy doing or using? What do you think people need or want? Once you have some ideas, you can research whether there's a market for them and start thinking about how you could turn your idea into a reality. With a little effort and some creativity, you should be able to come up with a great business idea that you can get excited about.
Absolutely! We assist entrepreneurs worldwide, especially those aiming to establish their businesses in the UK.
There is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question, as the best way to start a business with no money will vary depending on the specific business and industry. You can start a business with little to no money by bootstrapping, using your resources to finance your business. This could involve using savings, credit cards, or even taking out personal loans. Additionally, you could look into crowdfunding or other alternative financing options. Whatever route you choose, create a solid business plan and do your research to ensure your success.

There are a few things to consider when starting a business from home:

  1. You will need to create a business plan and figure out your startup costs.
  2. You will need to obtain your local government's necessary licenses and permits.
  3. You will need to find a suitable location for your business and set up your office space.
A startup consultant assists startups with various aspects of their business, from ideation and development to funding and scaling. They provide advice and guidance on all aspects of starting and running a successful business, helping startups navigate the early stages of growth and avoid common pitfalls.
If you're looking for investors, you can do a few things to increase your chances of success. First, make sure you have a solid business plan and track record. This will show potential investors that you're serious about your business and have a good chance of succeeding. Second, try to connect with potential investors personally. This way, you can pitch your business directly and answer any questions they may have. Finally, be prepared to offer something in return for their investment, such as equity in your company.
Costs vary depending on the project's scope and your required services. We pride ourselves on providing tailored solutions that offer the best value for your investment.
Yes, our commitment extends beyond the consultation process. We continue to offer support as you implement our strategies and recommendations.
Book a free startup assessment with us to begin your entrepreneurial journey with SGI Consultants.

Get an Obligation-Free Assessment of Your Business Idea


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Our complimentary assessment provides a 360-degree analysis, uncovering strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities. You'll get:

  • Evaluation using our proven success formula  
  • Overview of services to meet your goals 
  • Personalised feedback from our experts
  • Next steps recommendation 
  • No-obligation proposal if desired

This is a risk-free way to gain insights into your current position and future potential. Discover how our strategic approach can help take your business to the next level.

Don't wait to start your free assessment today! Our team is ready to provide valuable perspective and chart a course for growth.