Growing a Business


Once a business becomes established it is important to have a positive approach in developing the business further. To grow your business you must ensure it remains relevant to the demands of customers, seize opportunities to expand and diversify, but make sure you do not over-stretch your resources (overtrade).

To help plan, manage and trouble shoot your business we are able to offer assistance in the following areas:

Business Planning

If you need assistance with business planning
we can provide assistance to you by:

  • Benchmarking your business
  • Preparing Budgets
  • Preparing Profit Forecasts
  • Preparing cash flow forecasts
  • Providing guidance on how to monitor performance

Please contact us on 01332 680540 to discuss your businesses plans for the future.

As part of our services we have introduced Shapcotts Business Academy. This is a free series of Webinars that is runs several times during the year. The Webinars are aimed at anyone starting up or businesses who are in their first 3 to 5 years of trading. However, they are suitable for anyone in business who would like to understand a little more about the Finances of their business.

The “Planning for Success – Business Plans” Webinar covers the topic of how to pull a Business Plan together including how to get started with the profit forecast and cash flow forecast section.

If you would like to Register for this free Webinar or find out when the next Webinar is, more information is available on our Webinars page.

Management Accounts

Businesses need to have up to date reliable information to ensure the business is trading profitably, help make business decisions and to identify problem areas.

At Shapcotts we are able to prepare and finalise from your own bookkeeping records monthly or quarterly management accounts to ensure you always have reliable and accurate information on which to base your business decisions.

This can be done as an add on to our bookkeeping service or as a separate adhoc service. We can also attend your premises to take your computerised bookkeeping from trial balance stage to final management accounts or take your manual records to prepare final management accounts.

The work will be discussed with you in advance to ensure it is always going to meet your business needs and time-scales.

Please contact us on 01332 680540 to discuss the management accounts that you require.

Management Consultancy

Directors need to be in control of all areas of the management and running of their company.

At Shapcotts our Management Consultancy Service can:

  • Review the systems you already have in place and suggest improvements
  • Assist you in setting up new systems
  • Work with you to address specific problem areas

Some of the areas clients have previously sought our help include: credit control, stock control, profit margins and charge out/ overhead recovery rates.

When a problem is identified it is important to take prompt corrective action to ensure it does not affect the profitability or smooth running of the business. Delays can prove costly if ignored. We are able to advise on most areas of a business to help solve problems and develop your business.

As always, it is important to ensure that improvements in your systems are cost effective and initiated on a timely basis.

Please contact us on 01332 680540 to discuss your business plans for the future.