Working with Arundell James, clients will have access to business solutions covering the entire spectrum of management.
These business solutions encompass everything from fundamental business process and management to finance, organisation, crisis management and exit route planning.
Business Planning and Control
For small businesses, planning and control of the business is vital to short and long-term success.
Arundell James’ management expertise will allow clients to identify the areas in their business that are currently strong and also highlight those areas where improvements can be made to significantly enhance performance.
Many clients will already have a business plan in place, Arundell James experts can assist with the refinement and development of the plan.
If the client has not prepared a plan then we can assist him to do so. This will include a SWOT analysis which will highlight the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to enable the company to grow successfully.
As the business is moving forward the directors often become immersed in the detail of management. Arundell James can assist in maintaining the focus on the primary objectives as set out in the business plan.
Finance and Accounting
Arundell James can recommend and help in implementing processes that will enhance client ability to measure financial performance through improved monthly profit and loss & cash flow reporting to reviewing accountancy procedures, invoicing and payment collections.
The financial management and accounting processes are fundamental tasks for every company. It is vital that the owner or finance managers of all businesses understand how much cash is being generated and used, what the operating margins are and how much profit is being made.
At the same time the accounting and reporting systems need to accurately record all transactions and ensure that all official and legal financial regulations are legally compliant.
Arundell James also assists in structuring company financials, bank loans or overdrafts, invoice factoring or discounting and capital acquisition finance.
Running a business brings its own risks and Arundell James works with clients to develop a strategy for the business which will help to reduce the impact of the risks that need to be taken in order for the business to grow.
Changes in the business status, losing a major client or losing a key member of staff may have a major impact on the business. Arundell James provides ongoing support and practical assistance to cover every eventuality.
Owners of businesses need to think about the future and how the business will continue should any major change occur.
Arundell James helps clients develop a business continuity plan for such events either by a change in the management structure or by pursuing an exit strategy.
For companies where the owner is the founder and business manager, the issue of ordered and smooth management continuity occurs more frequently.
Exit Route Planning
Arundell James can assist clients in planning their exit route. Time is of the essence in any such planning but Arundell James has experience in handling:-
- Succession to family or long term staff
- Management buy outs or buy ins (partial or complete)
- Sale of the business to an external purchaser
This service is provided on an on-going basis to ensure a comprehensive and specialist consultancy service is given.