Growth & Development Tools 2017-02-27T19:33:05+00:00

Going Beyond Accountancy to help you grow

Business growth is a key area for any business and we have put together a number of Growth & Development Tools that help you as the business owner focus on the development of the business and plan for the exciting growth in the year ahead.

There is information below on each of our services and examples of some of the reports to help you understand how powerful some of these tools can be when implemented in your business.

I am very happy with the exceptional service that I have always received from everyone at Aspirations. They have helped me run my business for the past 3 years and given me brilliant advice. They are always looking at ways of improving my business and even provided me with an annual report with some recommendations to improve my profitability.

Robert O'Brien, Director

Core Services

  • Unlimited email and telephone support
  • Easy switch service for new clients
  • Tax Planning Meeting including our booklet – Paying The Legal Minimun in Tax
  • Tax Investigation Insurance
  • References for lenders
  • Accounts
  • Corporation Tax Return
  • Self-Assessment Tax Returns for up to 2 directors
  • Director Only Payroll for up to 2 directors
  • Company Secretarial service
  • Registered Office service if required
  • Data stick containing everything you need to keep
  • Secure destruction of paperwork

One Page Plans

A simple and easily understandable business plan that fits on to one page of A4.

The One Page Plan tells you how you are doing, helps you to identify the areas you need to work on, and forces you to think about, record and monitor the action you are going to take to do even better in the future.

The OPP is easy to update on a monthly basis – making it a living document that always records the most up to date performance information and the most up to date action plans.

To download a copy of the one page plan – Click Here

Simple Stuff that Works

The end goal with the majority of businesses is to sell them as part of the owner’s retirement plan. However, many owner-managed businesses are not worth anything because the owner is the business; take him or her out of it and there is nothing left. Aspirations have many years of experience in helping to increase the value of businesses in a variety of industries. The answer is simple – systemise. The concept is simple but the process can be timely and difficult. Most owners don’t have enough time in the working day as it is and many sacrifice time with the family to work in their business. They reason with themselves that they are providing for their family and that it will work out in the long run. With systems in place you can take yourself out of the business secure in the knowledge that everything will be done exactly the way you would have done it yourself. Please contact us to find out how the Aspirations team can help you through this process.

Software that will improve these 7 key growth drivers:

  • Increase the number of customers you have
  • Convert more leads into sales
  • Get your customers to spend more with you
  • Get your customers to spend more often
  • Ensure your customers remain your customers
  • Price for profit
  • Systemise everything

The small things you can do really make a difference to your business.  In the 3 modules of SSTW, business owners explain what they’ve done to help their businesses grow – how an electrical contractor got their existing customers to buy more, how a haulage company found a way to make their customers stay loyal for longer, how a pet shop owner increased custom in a quiet period. There are dozens more real life examples in the software, which also calculates the potential financial impact of putting these strategies to work.

Company Insider

A member of the Aspirations team will spend a period of time in your office. This can be anything from 2 days to 3 weeks but the average is one week.

Your organisation, product/service, team and systems will be reviewed using a SWOT analysis.

The Report
At the end of our time with you, we will prepare a RECOIL report which is a measure of your business potential based on existing:

R – resources
E – experience
C – control systems
O – organisation
I – ideas base
L – leadership

The report will be broken down into various sub-headings with further subsets to support the findings. We will then then meet with you to discuss the report. A presentation can be given to your team which will include everything you are happy to share with them. Recommendations will be honest so be prepared for constructive criticism. The more we find then the more potential there is to improve so any criticism will be a good thing. We will then work with you to devise a list of action points and set some due dates.

A follow up meeting will be held to see how the changes are coming along.

We are very happy with the service provided by Aspirations. The tax planning advice has been a major asset allowing us to expand our business. They are happy to allow us to choose how much involvement they have with our company and are always willing to ‘go the extra mile’ if required. Friendly and helpful service, never made to feel that anything is too much trouble.

Anna Moss, Owner

Benchmarking

How do you compare?

In these difficult, recessionary times it’s crucial to stay ahead of the competition, the analogy that ‘Cash is King’ has never been so pertinent. The team at Aspirations believe that by using your published accounting information to confidentially compare your business to others in your industry and location, using 19 Key Performance Indicators we will be able to highlight areas where you may be able to strengthen your profits and cashflow to weather the recessionary storm.

Questions to ask yourself:

  • Are you keen to find out how increasing your gross margins to the same level as your competitors could add a considerable amount to your bottom line profits?
  • Do you want to find out where you rank in your specific industry sector in terms of 19 KPIs?
  • How much can you add to Your Bottom Line?

Download an example of our 5 year trend report to show key areas in your business over a period of time

Beyond Your Numbers

Objective business advice delivered on your terms.

The purpose of our Beyond Your Numbers Meetings service is to facilitate an objective and impartial meeting for your company’s key personnel in order to discuss your goals and current performance.

In our Beyond Your Numbers service, we analyse your company’s accounts along with industry trends to provide you and your management team with an objective overview of your business’s performance. We set an agenda for the meeting to discuss our findings and provide recommendations for how your company can meet its goals. We are expert meeting facilitators and the meeting is action-orientated to provide you with results. We’ll even follow up with your team to ensure the actions are being implemented.

Hit the mark this year for your business.

Download an example of our report that will help you understand how to improve your profits by changing 3 different scenarios in your business