Robin Bass – SME Specialist
The starting point for anyone thinking of running their own business should be writing the Business Plan. I have written Business Plans for all types of businesses ranging from a Psychotherapy practice to a Mobile Hairdresser. For Sole Traders, Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships and Limited Companies alike, the Business Plan is not only the key to raising the funds required for investment, or to securing a loan, but it is also the essential blueprint or roadmap to help business owners understand what they are looking to achieve and how they intend to achieve it.
In the course of my varied career as an independent consultant I have negotiated waste recycling contracts for start-up enterprises with companies such as Nestles, Reckitt & Coleman and Smurfit. I have secured support slots for bands on tours with artists such as David Essex and Status Quo and managed the tours for those bands. I have also set up and managed an estate agency arm for a firm of solicitors. None of this would have been possible if the business did not have a Business Plan in place to point the way.