FREE Business Review

John Paul Getty said: 

"To succeed in business, to reach the top, an individual must know all it is possible to know about that business.”

  • Are you in control of your business or are you always fighting fires?
  • Do you have a surplus of cash, or are you always juggling your payments?
  • Do you know what you want from your business or are you‘flying blind’?
  • Are you enjoying your life or do you find you are constantly working?

Many business owners suffer periods of uncertainty or reach points in their lives where major decisions in their business need to be taken. At these times they are often left feeling alone and not knowing where to go to for help. Although specialists in their field, professional advisors such as accountants and bankers simply don’t have the answers needed on the wider range of commercial challenges business owners face.

That’s why at Smart Support, we offer a FREE Business Review Meeting where we come and spend a couple of hours with you to talk about your business and the market you work in. Using a combination of carefully constructed diagnostic questions and our extensive experience we investigate with you the major challenges your business faces and provide a series of preliminary recommendations which can often be applied to your business straight away. The meeting also gives us the chance to assess whether or not we can provide assistance and explain to you how this would work

Whilst we recognise that no two businesses are the same the areas we typically discuss are:

  • What to expect from your business
  • Lead generation
  • Sales conversion rates
  • Operational effectiveness
  • Financial controls
  • Staff issues

At the very least you get to spend a couple of hours talking about your business and go away with a few ideas as to how to improve it. However, it may be the first step in changing your life!

After all, Charles Darwin said: 

“It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change”


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We have found the advice to be extremely helpful in enabling us with the focus and direction that we needed for our company.Simon Chambers - New Leaf Technology Solutions
Very quickly you were able to give us guidance which meant that we have now turned the business around.Jonathon Berg, MD Blossom Florists
What my business needed was to be seen through a fresh pair of eyes, to determine what could be done to improve profitability and to identify how I could reduce the reliance of the business on me, which would have the combined benefit of enabling the business to grow, while giving me some of my life back. You provided that fresh pair of eyes.Dave Clark, MD, Vanitorials Ltd
We find you very useful in our quest for business growth. Its great to have someone independent to help us with new ideas and tactics.Joanna Ray – Manager QS Support
Thank you. An amazing service! Your sessions are giving us direction and confidence with our new businessCaroline Maresca & Ellie Cachia – Owners Renowned Resourcing
For the first time, I feel that I have ‘a partner’ helping me to look at the business with fresh eyes; for many years I was working in it to the point of exhaustion and frustration. I am beginning to get the work-life balance in place.Pauline Wilkinson - Owner Tutoristic
You have been of great assistance to me in the development of Gilmartins from a £6m business when we first met to our current circa £20m turnover.Terry Gilmartin - Managing Director Gilmartin
You have been of support to me particularly through the transition period from an outside service provider to inhouse delivery, giving me the support, knowledge and tools to be able to manage the maintenance of the facilities. I highly recommend your services and support to all.Nicholas Shaw Centre Manager - Three Hills Sports Park
You gave us the tools and confidence to be effective in tendering.Fiona Senior – Managing Director DMS Property Maintenance
Tendering - What was particularly impressive was the way you were able to establish what we do and how we would deliver the project, putting it in a way that was easily readable and included all our key skills and experience.Peter Rowe - Managing Director, Pierce Hill Project Services
Thank you for the time you have spent putting me on the right track with my business.Kirsty Whitworth - KV Hair and Beauty
You have pulled me out of my comfort zone and made me analyse the detail behind operating a company, mand then showed me how to do itJon Britter - Britter Technical Services
Our turnover has doubled, our profitability has increased, our management skills have grown and we employ lots more people.Sarah Redpath - Leisure King
You grasped an in-depth understanding of my business and most importantly what I wanted from the business. With that in mind, you were able to help us build and implement effective robust financial processes that allowed us to plan for a sustainable business expansion.James Tutton - Chelmsford Removals
Both myself and my co-director had a strong sales background however we did struggle with other areas of the business - particularly cash flow. Right from the start you gave practical advice as well as an easy business process that we could follow; the net result was we could sleep at night knowing we had everything in hand.Julie Squires - Cascade Print Systems
The business was in a trough and I needed inspiration with my sales and marketing strategy. I met a business associate who knew Smart Support and recommended having a meeting. It was a real bonus that you didn't know the industry as you were able to ask some searching questions and push my turnover expectations. Dave Fletcher - White October
My business seemed to be in the doldrums and I needed to find some more clients. Smart Support brings to my business experience way beyond what most people new to business possess and gives me a head start over my competitors. T Julian Saunders - Pura Design
We enjoy working with Smart Support. They are extremely helpful and proactive in supplying practical ideas, relevant information and strategies that have helped us develop our business particularly around the areas of sales and marketing Phillip Hindle - Beresfords Accountants
Setting up what was effectively a new photography business and choosing to work with Smart Support was one of the best choices I could have made as a business owner. Having support, advice and knowledge really helped; from having the correct – and oh so important – “processes” in place, to helping get things up and running, all were invaluable insights I needed.Doug Harman - Doug Harman Photography
I have relied upon Smart Support and associates to help me develop and grow my business over the last 7yrs. I have no hesitation in recommending you to my friends and business contacts, you owe it to yourself to listenDavid Harding - Hardings Chartered Building Surveyors
When you started helping with my business we were in trouble and I was seriously exploring administration. 12 months on, we still here and making a small profit. Some of the advice has been difficult to take, but the changes we made have helped and I now believe we will turn the business around, although there is still much to do. Without you I can guarantee we wouldn’t be here now unless we had won the lottery. I think you have been the best thing that ever happened to Art2go and have become a good friend!Ian Biggs - Art2Go(UK) Ltd
You are shrewd, smart and highly experienced in the ways of business. This is combined with a passion for helping your clients develop their businesses integrally. We have worked together in a number of capacities recently and I have found you to be direct yet caring, and an excellent business partner and advisor.Paul Bourdillon - Irun Canterbury
Smart Support has been guiding me and my business to a 100% improvement in sales and profit year on year and I am expecting this to continue in the years ahead. Tim Chappell - WPA
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SMART Business Review - More

  • Free initial meeting to understand your business
  • Explores  your challenges and how we would help

SMART Business Growth - More

  • Designed for smaller businesses with up to 4 employees
  • Explores all areas of the business and delivers step by step business improvement

SMART Business Success - More

  • Designed for larger businesses with 5 or more employees
  • Explores in detail all areas of the business and delivers step by step business improvement

SMART Executive Support - More

  • Provides expert external advice and focuses on the specific needs you identify
  • Ongoing meetings at a frequency to suit

SMART Leadership & Management - More

  • Developing your management style, recruit and build successful teams
  • Managing information, communicate effectively and manage resources

SMART Tendering - More

  • Understand and get ready to tender ensuring compliance, risk assessment and good practice
  • Effective engagement, PQQ’s, tendering and follow up

SMART Grant Applications - More

  • Understand the grant and funding opportunities that exist
  • Getting your business ready and making effective applications

Tenderwatch - More

  • There’s lots going on out there but where exactly is there? 
  • Local government have a requirement through the National Procurement Strategy to adopt e-procurement in advertising opportunities.
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