Being in business can be hard.
Most people learn by their mistakes. But wouldn't it be great if you could exclude these mistakes to start with?
Every sportsman has a coach. It should be the same for business owners.
This coaching can vary in degree to how much is needed, whether it be a one-off Business Review, a monthly meeting or conference call right up to a fully hands-on approach.
We have helped many local businesses improve, progress, prosper and increase their profits.
F1 Acoustics Co Ltd
Robert Miller, Director
As a small company, we needed some advice on how to measure and grow our business. Working with the Business Development Advisor at MPH Accountants & Business Advisors we have been expertly guided through the process of how to understand our business metrics and set realistic targets for the coming years. We are now able to develop our 5 and 10-year plans effectively and will continue to use the service to gain expert insights into our business development.
Moosejaw Woodworks has been working with MPH Accountants & Business Advisors in respect of growing and streamlining our business.
Their up to date vast business knowledge is first class and they have assisted Moosejaw across the board from choosing the right accountancy package, tidying up accounts to smart suggestions for expanding the business. Moosejaw would not hesitate in recommending MPH Accountants & Business Advisors to anyone who is looking for sound business coaching.
Kent Recruitment Bureau
Tony Line, Director
We have used MPH Accountants & Business Advisors for over a year. The work has included producing a spreadsheet for management accounts, cashflows and budgets which enable me to keep things under control. They also act as a valuable sounding board for ideas.
I would highly recommend their Business Advisors for their knowledge, enthusiasm and great approach to making a better business.
Sunley Solicitors Limited
I would highly recommend the business support services provided by MPH Accountants & Business Advisors to all businesses looking for advice on the best ways of achieving their goals.
Financial management and business planning are essential to a profitable business and MPH Accountants & Business Advisors provide pragmatic, straightforward help and support. Their guidance on how your business can succeed if the right systems are in place, really is invaluable to any business looking for the best chance of success.
I am always happy to recommend my business clients to MPH Accountants & Business Advisors in the knowledge that they will receive expert business support.
Karris Media is a growing and forward-looking company so it is no wonder we chose MPH Accountants & Business Advisors. They have advised, helped, been on the end of emails and phone calls. I cannot think of a single thing that I have needed help with and they haven't had the answer. Top rate!
All owner managed businesses are wise to have access to up to date proactive advice.
At MPH Accountants & Business Advisors we have tailored a service specifically to deliver to those needs to suit each individual business.
We take the time to get to know you and your business which enables us to fully understand your requirements.
Our Business Advisory team consists of individuals from professional backgrounds who really know how to help and guide our clients.
We pride ourselves on providing you with pro-active advice, and options suitable specifically to you. After your initial meeting with us we are confident that you will consider our service an important asset to your future business requirements.
Angie is a Chartered Management Accountant and successful small business owner (therefore fully appreciating your day to day frustrations and joys!) She has worked in a variety of businesses with turnovers ranging from £50k to £50 million and her experience has covered all the core competencies required to run a successful business including Finance, HR, Sales & Marketing and Strategic Planning.
Gerard is a qualified and experienced Business Coach, having run his own professional coaching company for 20 years, following 20 years of business leadership in the UK and Europe.
Gerard enthusiastically, yet carefully, works with small start-ups, SMEs and Blue-Chip companies - guiding people to discover their real potential. Through a thorough yet simple review of their business, owners can improve their focus, and thereby improve their sales and more importantly, profit, as well as gaining a better sense of control. He supports the individual as well as the business.
Paul has extensive experience in business planning, goal setting and life planning. He opened, managed and ran his own successful business of estate agency for 23 years before selling to a competitor. His experience covers all aspects of running your own business from the managing sales teams, identifying new customers areas and marketing, along with all aspects of organisational structure and planning for maximum efficiency.
Paul is very keen on helping you achieve a good work/life balance and so specialises in maximising your profitability and helping you organise your business grow by empowering key team members.
What can we help you with?
"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop." - Confucius
Given our experience of working with many different clients in many different industries, we are regularly asked to assist new businesses with how to succeed and how to avoid the pitfalls. At MPH Accountants & Business Advisors, we 'hand hold' these clients through their early years in supplying literature, guidance and offering advice on what to do and, more importantly, what not to do.
"The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting." - Walt Disney
One of our manufacturing clients required additional funding to move to a larger factory to develop their business to the next step. We supported this client in obtaining a government loan, which involved preparing the financial element to the business plan, and personally presenting the case to the Kent County Council Funding Committee.
"Failure is another steppingstone to greatness." - Oprah Winfrey
Whether you're a "start up" or a more developed business, it is vital to understand how you are performing. Many businesses simply monitor their bank balance throughout the year and then hope the accountant tells them they have made a profit at the end of the year. We can help develop a set of reporting measures to allow the business owner to make the correct management decisions at the right time. Reporting measures could include; sales, profit, customer satisfaction, efficiency, cost control etc.
"You miss 100 percent of the shots you don't take." - Wayne Gretzky
We often find that the pricing of a service or product is not given sufficient thought or ongoing attention. Whether you need to understand your pricing margins, have clarity on your competitors' prices, or want someone to review your prices then we can help. We have assisted many clients in developing quotes models and pricing strategies, which have provided the necessary comfort to the business owner that they are making money and covering their costs.
"I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson
As a venture grows, it’s important to maintain quality and provide consistency in every aspect of the business process. Reviewing the "way you work" for inefficiencies and development opportunities helps greatly in providing structure and governance to the business. We support businesses in creating or reviewing their processes to agree on the optimal ways of working. We also help businesses set up and prepare for ISO9001.
"All progress takes place outside the comfort zone." - Michael John Bobak
In business, we all like to think we are delivering quality products and services that our customers need, however, it's important to continually 'check in' with a customer to make sure their requirements have not changed. We have helped clients develop a client contact strategy and customer satisfaction programme, to seek client feedback on all aspects of business. Rest assured, if you don't check if your customers are happy, your competitors will.
"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary." - Vidal Sassoon
Without a dedicated, motivated and well trained team, a business will struggle. A business owner should treat their team as a business asset which needs to be looked after. At MPH Accountants & Business Advisors, we support businesses in developing their people by introducing management skills, performance feedback and improving motivational levels.
"Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it." - Steve Jobs
During the lifecycle of a business, it is sometimes required to have a current business valuation. This might be needed if the business needs to be sold, merged, or a director/partner wishes to leave or join. In these cases, MPH Accountants & Business Advisors can provide an independent valuation and support in any negotiations.
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." - George Eliot
Every business needs to have a plan or a set of goals as without it, you will not know if you achieved what you set out to do. We provide the guidance and process to create a business plan to determine what the business is all about, who their "ideal client" is and what it wants to achieve in the coming years. Having a set of targets for the forthcoming year provides drive, creativity and motivation to deliver these goals.
"Success does not consist in never making mistakes but in never making the same one a second time." - George Bernard Shaw
Whilst most people would agree that cash is the lifeblood of a business, many business owners don't always know the best practices when it comes to cash management i.e. how to get it, how to keep it and what to do with it when they have it. At MPH Accountants & Business Advisors, we provide our clients with the skills and guidance to assist in this area, whether that's help in reducing debts, providing cash forecasting tools or providing a business cost review.
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