Revolutionise Your Startup Journey with SGI Consultants Startup Consulting Service

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

We have experienced business startup consultants that provide a comprehensive business startup service.  From developing an idea, writing a business plan, and obtaining funding to launching your business.

Very few people get rich by working for someone else. If you are ambitious and don't want to be tied down to a 9-5, you will have to do it yourself and start your own business.

That being said, starting a business is not easy. You have to 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.

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


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 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.


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 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 consulting 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. 

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

Our startup service is the ideal first step if you want to start your own business. We'll will give you all the advice and tools you need to get started. We’ll also advise you of any additional support you may need and where to find it.
We start of every project with a Free Assessment. We will analyse your business and then prepare a consultation report for you.
Once we have all the information about your business idea we can get back to you within a 5-7 days. We can then get started on helping you start your business. Every business is different, some can be started in weeks, others may take months.
Sign up or contact us and we'll start you off with a Free Assessment, it will help you clarify what you need to do and provide you with free business startup advice.
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.
There are a few key steps to starting your own company: research the business landscape, develop a strong business plan, find the right funding, and assemble a talented team. With careful planning and execution, you can turn your business dream into a reality.
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.

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.

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