You've got a great business and you've got the ambition to take your business to the next level, but how are you telling the people who need to know?
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.
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.
We've invited business experts from the worlds of accountancy, banking and a business app to join us at the Guildford Business Growth Forum. They 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.
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.
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.
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.