Strategic And Business Planning
Everyone knows that successful businesses must plan ahead and continually refine their plans but all too often the pressures of running the business from day to day will often result in planning not being given the attention it deserves at best and completely ignored at worst. This can often result in businesses making rushed and often ill considered decisions, over/under capacity, or missed opportunities.
Every business owner needs a planning advisor who can take the long term view and advise on appropriate course of action. With years of experience and a wealth of knowledge developed through working for businesses we can provide the necessary expertise to guide the business owner through the planning process.
Business Development Consultancy
Alpha Business Services can help to provide analysis in pricing decisions, costing, break even analysis, HR policies, health and safety advice and advise on many other aspects of your business often with assistance from its business partners.
Often the two things that should be uppermost in the business owners mind are what is my business worth and how can I increase the value of the business. Alpha Business Services can assist in producing a valuation for the business and evaluating any envisaged changes.
Valuations can help when
There is a requirement to buy or sell a business – by understanding the value of a business it can enable the business owner to take steps to
1) Improve the net worth of the business
2) Decide upon the best time to sell the business
3) Negotiate better terms
4) Complete a purchase more quickly
To assist in getting others to invest in the business e.g. business angels or venture capitalists – a valuation of the business can assist in setting a price for new shares to be issued.
To create an internal market for shares – this can assist in buying or selling shares in a business at a fair price e.g. where a director wishes to retire and sell his shares.
Business Acquisitions And Disposals
Sometimes the best way to improve the businesses position in its market place is through looking at a merger or acquisition. This can be a complex and time consuming process which, if not thoroughly researched and correctly negotiated can make the business worse rather than improving it.
Alpha Business Services can assist the business by :
1) Identifying potential targets
2) Screening targets for suitability and fit.
3) Assisting in negotiations
4) Helping to raise the necessary business finance
5) Developing a plan to integrate the business
6) Optimising the tax and financial position of the new combined business
Should the business decide to concentrate on more profitable areas of the company and divest itself of less profitable units the we can help by :
1) Identifying areas of least fit or less profitable parts of the business
2) Providing assistance with valuing the assets
3) Finding prospective buyers
4) Negotiating the deal.
Financial Due Diligence
For peace of mind on potential acquisitions Alpha Business Services can provide a financial analysis of the target company reporting on weaknesses and anomalies which need addressing.