What can you contribute to a pre-start entrepreneur over the first year in business?
Being a business owner and entrepreneur myself, I am aware of some of the challenges that come with turning your creative idea into a successful business and am more than happy to share insights from my own experience, while supporting your journey of discovery around what works for your business situation.
As a Chartered Management Accountant, I am regularly involved in supporting new business owners define their business goals and work through commercially sound set of action plans to achieve their ambitions.
Areas of Speciality/Methods of Mentoring Style:
One of my first priorities will be to start an open conversation to fully understand your business needs and operating environment. Our sessions will be focused on addressing practical issues you may encounter while shaping different aspects of your business that may involve some of the following;
- Choosing and registering business type
- Define and refining business Goals, Strategies and Priorities
- Put together viable business plans, trading forecasts and business cases
- Understanding and managing finances, especially cashflow.
- Tax planning and efficient ways of dealing with your business activities.
- Pricing strategies and costings for your products & services
- International product sourcing and online launch of your products
I am approachable and welcome being a sounding board to help shape and challenge your emerging ideas!
Some of the business sectors I have been involved with include; finance, online retail and wholesale, creative industry, healthcare, property management, digital, import and export, social enterprises and manufacturing.
I look forward to applying my experience and skills working with start-up owners like yourself, from all sectors.
Past Mentor Experience with Pre-Start/New Start:
I have been involved as a ‘Dragon’ and business mentor working for Kirklees Youth Enterprise Centre (KYEC) for a few years. This involved providing one-to-one mentoring for start-up businesses over 12 months and working with them to through any difficult business decisions.
Past Work Experience:
My immediate past roles involved managing and delivering multi million pounds projects within the corporate world and I have background working (both in UK and Internationally) within finance, project management, operations management and business consultancy.
I am also the co-owner of a UK based online retail business that was established in the last 5 years.