Did you know that almost one in three new business ideas fail in their first year of operation? In the second year, almost half of all new businesses have ceased trading, and current trends indicate that 75% of new businesses will cease trading within their first five years.

Scary statistics right? Unfortunately, only about 5 percent of new businesses actually complete a business plan to assess its feasibility.

Are you trying to establish a business, looking to acquire a business, or just grow and seeking finance? We can provide professional business plans across the many and varied range of circumstances.

We will help you to research and write a business plan that takes into account business feasibility, looking at its strengths and weakness, how to capitalise on opportunity, plan contingency for threats and risk management. How do you establish good financial controls and get finance; who and where is your market; and how do you reach them.

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