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Being a business owner can be lonely and challenging.  Having a business advisor that can act as a sounding board and is there when you need solid business advice is priceless.  Haines Watts’ business improvement advisors offer relevant, commercial and valuable business advice to help you formulate business improvement strategies and achieve your ambitions. 

Business advisory services

Haines Watts business improvement 

At Haines Watts we provide valuable business improvement services that will ensure you get the support you need to grow a successful business. Speak to one of our advisors today if your need help with improving your businesses.

Business planning

It’s not easy – juggling the day to day demands on your time with the need to step back and assess where you are and what you need to do to develop your business. If that’s not hard enough, few of us has any real experience of developing effective business plans. We tend to think of them as a spreadsheet of numbers the bank has asked for. That is so not a business plan!

We’ll help you develop a practical plan with measurable objectives, milestones and outcomes. Our work doesn’t stop when the plans are drawn up. It’s here that our experience in converting intentions into practical implementation comes into play. We remain by your side – helping you to get to where you want to be that bit faster and with greater certainty.

Business owners that focus on business planning will be rewarded.  Our research shows that those that regularly make the time to pause for breath and focus on planning are twice as likely to run fast growth businesses.

Business growth

Growth matters! As you try to realise the full potential of your business, creating a strong platform for growth is essential. The very foundation of sustainable and profitable growth rests on having a clear vision that you can articulate and galvanise your team behind.

We work with business owners to tackle some of the big issues and choices they face as they plan for growth. We’ll support you when you have moments of doubt and will help you summon the motivation and confidence to face the tensions of growth and take your business to the next level.

If you’re passionate about real, sustainable growth, take our online Business Fitness Test, to truly get an idea of the strength and resilience of your business today.

 

 

Leadership & management development

Many businesses start as a good idea driven along by the energy and ability of a Founder. Growth brings a lot of challenges – not least the need to establish effective leadership of a team and to install the right form of management discipline for the age and size of the company. Too little direction and control risks wasting energy, too much too soon risks stifling the talent in your team. But how to get the balance right?

Read our recent research findings about building the right management team.

Management information

In the beginning you know what’s going on in your business because you probably make it go on. But as your workforce grows you may not be able to manage and control everything.

We spend a lot of our time helping clients with the development of the right blend of financial, operational and market based information that will inform their business strategy and support profitable growth.

Process & controls

It’s hard to scale up a business without tackling this area. Automating and streamlining processes and using the right technology for your sector, stage of growth and complexity can make a real impact on productivity, profit and customer satisfaction.

Our experience in helping business owners to ‘go up through the gears’ will help you find the right balance between internal efficiency and a great customer experience.

Sales & marketing

Often seen as a bit of a “dark art” – we take a different view. An effective sales and marketing function is, at its heart, built around a set of well thought out systems and processes. Yes, it benefits from talented people and yes, they are hard to find – but just throwing people at your sales and marketing challenges doesn’t work and can cost a fortune.

We know what good looks like and we don’t do ‘fluffy’. We leave that to others.

Contact us or find your local Haines Watts office to find out how Haines Watts business improvement services can help you in growing your business.

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