How we help

Business owners

Life as a business owner can be stressful.

Dedicating time at work to the people who need it, as well as time to your family at home, can feel like a balancing act. Add in the complex task of managing your finances, and you might find you have too much on your plate to handle alone.

Most business owners will understand the importance of having a business plan to map the future success of their company; but what about your personal finances? We help business owners to remove worry and anxiety about their future, replacing it with confidence and excitement.

We will help you to review and adjust your financial arrangements, both at work and at home, so they are serving you, your family and your personal goals as best they can. We’ll help you use your assets to fulfil those goals, then help you to mitigate tax, structure an exit or succession plan and protect your family from unforeseen circumstances.

Whether you’re a young business owner just getting started, or an established entrepreneur closer to retirement age, we can help. We follow a comprehensive lifestyle financial planning process. The steps we follow will give you the clarity and confidence you need to achieve your aspirations.

Here’s how we work:

  • From the very first meeting, our focus is on you. We take the time to really get to know you, understanding the hopes, dreams and concerns you have, both for now and for the future.
  • Once we have a picture of where you are now and where you want to be, we can design a financial roadmap to get you there. This will answer important questions such as…
    • What can we afford to do in the future?
    • How much is enough to give us the life we want?
    • Will we run out of money?
    • Is our current strategy going to deliver the future we want?
    • How do we cope if one of us dies or has a long-term illness?
  • We use analytical tools to answer these questions, and more. We establish what you need to do to make your future plans a reality. For some, the answers might involve saving more, retiring later, spending less or downsizing the home. For others, it might mean retiring earlier, spending more or gifting money to others.
  • We will then present our recommendations and explore the financial plan we have created for you. The plan will include various solutions and strategies to help you achieve your financial and life goals. Once you are happy with the plan, you can relax whilst we complete the implementation stage. We will help you fill out the paperwork and contact all the providers for you.
  • Our work doesn’t just end there. We’ll remain with you every step of the way, there to review your goals and adapt your plan as your circumstances change. Over time, we hope you will consider us as your friend as well as your trusted adviser; we’ll always be sat on your side of the table. All that’s left for you to do is get on with living the life you want to live.