Startup Consultancy Services
Business Idea Development
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 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 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 set up a business in the UK, particularly 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.
Startup Success Formula
Most successful businesses contain similar attributes. Our startup consultants follow our Business Success Formula on every plan, 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)
Startup Consultancy Process
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 - Business Startup Kick Off
Your startup consultant will find out about your business idea, market, and ambitions as a business owner.
Step 2 - Market Research
Your startup consultant will find out as much about your startups 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 Development
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 business startup report 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
There are a few things to consider when starting a business from home:
- You will need to create a business plan and figure out your startup costs.
- You will need to obtain your local government's necessary licenses and permits.
- You will need to find a suitable location for your business and set up your office space.
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