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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 be there when you need them to give you solid business advice can be invaluable.  Haines Watts’ business improvement advisors offer open, supportive and valuable business advice that can help your formulate business improvement strategies and achieve your ambitions. 

Business advisory services

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!

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. And we are always delighted to remain by your side – helping you to get to where you want to be that bit faster and with that bit more 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.

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.

Sales and 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 seem to work and can cost a fortune.

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

Process and controls

It’s hard to scale up a business without tackling this area – even if it’s not the most exciting topic on your mind!

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.

Management information

In the beginning you know what’s going on because you probably make it go on. But now you have a workforce and maybe you can no longer put your arms (literally and metaphorically) around your business.

We spend a lot of our time helping with the development of the right blend of financial, operational and market based information to support profitable growth.

Business growth

Understanding what your business does and how you can use better processes in competing and making better financial returns is just the first step.

The business advice we give has helped many business owners grow their businesses and could make a huge difference to the rate and growth of your business.

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.

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.


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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