If you run a small business, you may be good at what you do, but you can’t be good at everything.

Often, understanding the numbers is where small-business owners get stuck. 

What you need is someone who can interpret the numbers for you, and provide guidance to help you reach your business goals.

Good news – that’s exactly what you get with Vicky Andrew & Associates.

The service to choose depends on what stage your business is at (click/tap the relevant icon to find out more):

How we help small businesses

Startups

According to SmallBusiness.co.uk, 4/10 new businesses fail within the first five years. Don’t let yours be one of them!

To give yourself the best chance of success, we recommend you take advice in the early stages. As business advisers for small businesses, of course we would say that, wouldn’t we? But it happens to be true.

There are lots of things to think about when setting up a business. Here are just a few:

  • Is there a market for what you plan to sell?
  • How will you differentiate yourself from the competition?
  • What should your business be called?
  • How will you market your business?
  • How will you find customers, staff and suppliers?
  • Should you be a sole trader, limited company or LLP?
  • How will you source funding?
  • Do you need legal advice, a business plan, a business bank account, and insurance (the likely answer is yes)?

As a Chartered Accountant, Vicky Andrew has helped startup businesses for over 30 years. That experience means she’s learned a thing or two about what it takes – and can share that knowledge so you don’t make any classic mistakes.

Having launched her own business from scratch (and run it successfully for 22 years), she also knows what it takes from personal experience.

Choose a group session or ask about one-to-one advice.

Book your FREE initial consultation +44 (0)7518 515088

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How we help small businesses

Business Development

There’s always room for improvement when you’re running a small or micro business.

But you might be too busy working IN the business to find time to work ON the business (a well-used phrase, because it’s so common).

You might have set ambitious goals but need guidance on how best to achieve them.

Or you might need to talk to an expert who will act as an effective sounding board for your ideas.

The secret of success is in the numbers. However, not every business-owner has the time, skill or inclination to understand them.

Ask Vicky Andrew to review your numbers and she will interpret them to reveal:

  • What’s working well and should be your focus for the future
  • What’s not working as well as it should and could be improved
  • What’s not working at all and should be dropped

Now, wouldn’t that be useful?

You can attend a group workshop or arrange personal one-to-one coaching.

Book your FREE initial consultation +44 (0)7518 515088

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How we help small businesses

Trouble-shooting

Oh dear, something’s not working quite right with your business and you’re not sure what to do about it.

  • Not enough customers in the pipeline?
  • Unsure whether you’re charging the right price?
  • Worried about a looming cashflow crisis?
  • Income not reflecting the hours you put in?
  • Not earning enough to fund your desired lifestyle?

Vicky Andrew & Associates business advisers for small businesses will advise you how to get out of these sticky situations, and many others.

Not only did Vicky run her own business for 22 years, she has also advised more than 100 small businesses to help get them out of trouble. This means she has encountered almost every business challenge, and usually found ways to resolve them.

Don’t bury your head in the sand.

Ask about our next group workshop or arrange a one-to-one session.

Book your FREE initial consultation +44 (0)7518 515088

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How we help small businesses

Exit Strategies

So the time has come to move on, and you’re faced with a bewildering range of options.

Maybe you want to sell the whole business, and retire to bake bread and grow flowers (or sail your yacht around the world).

Maybe you want to reduce your leadership role and responsibilities so you have more balance in your life and more time to spend with your family.

Maybe you just want to sell some shares while continuing to work.

Untangling your relationship with the business isn’t always straightforward.

As a Chartered Accountant, Vicky Andrew has advised over 100 previous clients on how best to exit their business and manage the financial implications.

Her own business merged with a larger firm, so she also appreciates the emotional element of leaving your business behind.

All good things come to an end sometime. Perhaps we should talk about yours.

You can attend one of our group workshops, or book a private coaching session, just for you.

Book your FREE initial consultation +44 (0)7518 515088

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