Let us start with a short analogy to set you thinking:
Our parents (normally) plan the timing of when to bring us into this world and have pre-conceived ideas of what they have planned for us
Then when we are born, our loved ones do their best to keep us safe and help us thrive. They do all they can to keep us healthy and free from sickness
As we grow we have doctors to keep us in rude health, and specialists should we require specific medical attention. We learn not to compromise our well-being or the health of our loved ones
Should we feel sick or be ill, we use the medical experts to make us better, to bring us back to full health
And when we die, we usually make provision for our death to make sure it is as painless as possible for our loved ones
Your business requires the same care and attention.
At The Houston Partnership, that’s exactly what you’ll get.
If you are thinking of bringing a business into this world, talk to the Glasgow Chartered Accountants best placed to assist you. What might your issues be?
All of these key questions we can help you with, and either motivate you to get going, or discourage you from even going ahead. Contact The Houston Partnership, Glasgow Chartered Accountants with expertise in start-up advice.
a) Should I start the business at all?
b) Is there a market for my idea?
c) What is my competition?
d) Will I make money?
e) Have I chosen the right business partner?
Once your business starts:
a) Benefit from a sound business plan and financial forecasts – helped all the way by The Houston Partnership, Glasgow Chartered Accountants with expertise in business start-ups.
b) Be guided by Glasgow Chartered Accountants who have been there, seen it and bought the T-Shirt. Whatever issues your business faces, we will be by your side.
c) When the going gets tough, Glasgow Chartered Accountants The Houston Partnership get going. We will be there to help you with refinance, restructuring or whatever you may need to see you through hard times.
When your business starts to blossom and grow:
a) Regular management accounts prepared by The Houston Partnership, Glasgow Chartered Accountants, will ensure that you keep your finger on the pulse.
b) Monthly, or quarterly reviews, attended by one of the key people of The Houston Partnership, Chartered Accountants in Glasgow. We will attend regular meetings, acting almost in a non-exec finance director role, to ensure that you have our assistance in finding the correct path for your business.
c) Updates to the business plan, financial projections and advice on staffing, profitable / non-profitable lines, in fact any aspect of your business to help ensure your success.
And if your business should feel sick, or not be in good health?
a) You can depend on Chartered Accountants in Glasgow, namely The Houston Partnership, to be by the bedside of your business, to nurse it back to health.
b) We will identify the weaknesses, the unprofitable line, the wrong staffing mix, the excess funds being drawn by the owners, or whatever it may be that is causing the malaise, and we will help your business recover and get back to full health.
And if your business dies?
a) We will be on call to make sure that the business is buried with the least pain to you.
b) We will prepare a final statement of affairs and try to ensure, within the law, that you suffer minimum loss from personal guarantees or any other security you may have proffered.
c) And unlike your family doctor when you have died, we may even be able to resurrect you or bring you back into being in a new life form, ensuring that you can start again with the knowledge to avoid the pitfalls that led to the premature death of your previous venture.
So to summarise, we provide an all-encompassing range of services to help your business, regardless of its life cycle. Our team of qualified, professional Glasgow Chartered Accountants can be there at the birth of your business to guide you during its crucial weeks, months and years, can help you to stand on your own two feet and help you iron out any problems you encounter as you cut your business teeth.
Our knowledge comes from personal experience. We’ve been running successful national and international businesses for 30 years. We know what it is like to be a start-up business and the pros and cons of making it from unknown fledgling to market leader. That’s what we have done and continue to do and we will pass all our knowledge on to you whether you’re a sole trader, a thriving SME with a few employees or a flourishing company moving into larger, uncharted waters.
Whether it’s accounts preparation, tax returns, payroll and VAT, you require, or you need advanced help with Business Planning, Business Expertise, Management Support, Restructuring or International and Offshore issues, we have the expertise to keep you on track.
For more information on the range of services offered by The Houston Partnership, or for specific advice on any particular business issue, contact us today.
The Houston Partnership are the Glasgow Chartered Accountants committed to being the “family doctor” for your business.
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