11 Jan 2017 9:47 AM

The Guildford Business Growth Forum is our way of sharing ideas with the local business community, to help them grow and to help them become more profitable.

At our next event on 25th January at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre we'll be talking about what a great business plan should look like; one that will help you take your business to the next level.

A great start is to write a business plan to set your goals and how you're going to achieve them. It draws on hard data, and relies on hard work.  You'll use it to create objectives and to benchmark performance. This is where technology comes into play, by automating making cashflows, reporting and KPI data, providing you with vital financial information instantly.

Your business plan is also your opportunity to impress when you are looking for funding. With a well written, well thought out business plan you'll stand out from the crowd.

At our next meeting business experts from the worlds of accountancy, banking and a business app will explain what you need to do to create an awesome business plan that will help you take your business to the next level in 2017.

Speakers:

Chris Cairns 
Partner, Alliotts

Chris will explain why you need a business plan and what investors will be looking for.  He will highlight the errors many pre investment companies make, and how you can avoid them.

Chris works with the owners of fast growing businesses, helping them identify their personal and business objectives. He supports and advises on accountancy, tax and growth strategy.

Amanda Shovelton
Business Growth Enabler, NatWest

Amanda will explain exactly what banks look for in your business plan and will give you tips on how you can avoid some of the common pitfalls.

Amanda specialises in advising SMEs on their banking and funding needs.

Helen Cockle
Managing Director, CrunchBoards

Helen will talk through the power of CrunchBoards and how it provides a dynamic view of cashflow forecasting, scenario planning, monitoring and measuring KPIs.

At the Guildford Business Growth Forum you'll have access to experts who'll show you what you need to do to create the business plan in 2017 that your business deserves.

If you would like to register to attend, please click here

or contact Rachel Bishop

e. Rachel.bishop@alliotts.com

t. 01483 533119