Stages of success for business growth

A business can grow in size through:
Internal (organic) growth – the business grows by hiring more staff and equipment to increase its output.
External growth – where a business merges with or takes over another organisation.

StageCompliant businessEfficient businessGrowing business
TeamUp to 10Up to 2525+
Annual revenueUp to £499,999£500,000 – £999,999£1,000,000+
Monthly investments£90 – £499£500 – £999£1,000+
Positives and challengesSmall budget
Pricing issues
Working many hours
Bad cashflow
HR challenges
Systems challenges
Improving revenue
Improving cashflow
Thinking strategically
Structural challenges
Exit strategy
Goals“I feel like I have too much on my plate and I’m not getting paid enough. I need to manage my finances and time more efficiently.”“We need to increase revenue, improve cash flow and systemise the business to enable us to grow.”“For us to continue to scale our business we need to operate strategically with external support from a business growth expert.”

Accountancy – No surprises fixed fee policy

Accountancy Available OptionsEssentialPlusPro
Statutory accounts preparation
Tax computation preparation
Tax return preparation
Company secretarial work
Self-assessment tax return
Pre-year end tax planning meeting
Profit review
Accounting records quality report
Personal tax planning
Business tax planning
Tax efficient remuneration
PAYE compliance health checks
VAT compliance health checks
Professional fee protection
Management accounts
Budgets and forecasts
Helping you through the difficult times
Board and/or management meetings

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CoPilot – CFO advisory service to help the board make better decisions for the future

CoPilot - CFO Advisory Available OptionsEssentialPlusPro
Clarity roadmap
Pre-year end tax planning review
Mapping your financial plan
Access to growth advisor
Dedicated portfolio manager
A subscription based delivery model
A collaborative approach
Sector expertise
Tax advisory
Strategic funding requirements
Working capital management and cashflow planning
Corporate healthcheck
Operations and strategic advice
Financial representation
Business valuation
Exit planning

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Business coaching – Developing and implementing a growth plan to help you reach your potential

Business Coaching Available OptionsEssentialPlusPro
1-2-1 coaching in person or via video call (Monthly, Bi-monthly or Quarterly)
Work-through our business coaching roadmap handbook
Decide and review what you want to achieve
Develop a plan of action
Measuring actual performance
Unlimited support via email
Analyse and develop a performance improvement plan
Focus on specific ad hoc issues
Alignment sessions
Individual director coaching sessions (up to 2 directors)
Group training sessions
Bespoke workshops

* PMI – Performance, Measurement and Improvement Systems

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