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Congratulations on taking the 'leap', for stepping outside your comfort zone. Trust us, we know how that feels.
We will work with you to bring your idea to life, creating a viable business.
We will make it our business to understand your product or service, and your vision. Together, we will develop a strategy and set goals that will take you closer to realising that vision.
Start-up Loan application: we will work with you to prepare the financials to accompany your application - Sales Assumptions, Profit & Loss, Cashflow and Personal Survival Budget
SEE it | BELIEVE it | ACHIEVE it
Working with you to create a roadmap for your business, ensuring its success.
In developing your tailor-made business plan, we build on the 9 stages of the Business Model Canvas, allowing us to get an understanding of your business and to go through the process of making connections between what your idea is and how to make it into a business.
Your S.M.A.R.T business plan will take into account your vision and goals, and include a plan to achieve them within an agreed timeframe.
Your business plan, with its objectives and strategies, will evolve over time (and won't be hidden in a desk drawer, never to see the light of day...)
Growing a business within your domestic market can be difficult.
Expanding internationally is even more challenging, with different currencies, language, testing requirements and cultures to navigate.
Being successful in your home market does not guarantee success overseas.
We will work with you to identify and evaluate opportunities for growth within the UK, mainland Europe and USA.
Diagnostic: What do the numbers really say?
Gain a thorough understanding of your business activities.
Review financial and operational processes and identify areas for improvements and cost reduction - lean and agile processes/practices to maximise and/or increase capacity.
Develop a financial model to extract meaningful financial information on which to base future decisions.
Customer, Competitor, Industry, Marketing mix analysis.
With over 95 years of experience in selling products & services, this is one of our core strengths.
We have access to key retailers in the UK, mainland Europe and USA, as well as distributors in key markets (if that's the best option for your business), and will work with you to secure the best route to market.
We can develop and implement social media and digital marketing campaigns with a focus on creativity and brand identity.
Our eCommerce consultant - with expertise in multi-channel eCommerce platforms such as Amazon, eBay and Google advertising - will work with you to boost your online sales.
Access our extensive network of manufacturers in China, Vietnam, India, Mexico & Bangladesh.
Complete managed supply chain solutions you can trust. We carry out upfront research at no preliminary cost.
Our Packaging consultant will work with you to design the best packaging for your product. Making your product stand out from the crowd on shelf is critical in delivering sales and building your brand. “You have no product without effective packaging”
At Acorn, we pride ourselves in designing "considered" packaging – doing our bit for our planet.
Brand identity is the collection of all the elements that a company uses to make a clear impression on its customer.
These elements define your brand:
Your vision is safe in our hands.
Your website is the most important investment in your business.
Working with you to maximise your web presence. Designing, developing and building a website that will last, thrive and resonate with your target audience.
Ensuring an effective digital presence can seem like a daunting task, but we're here to help.
Not enough hours in your day? Let us carry some of the load.
Delegate business improvement tasks on your to-do list to us; that way we become an extension of your business.
We will work with you to get your business from where it is now to where you want it to be.
This is a retainer service, chargeable at an affordable monthly rate. Retain us for as long as you need us.
Working with business owners to set goals, then examine them to identify challenges and overcome obstacles.
Supporting business owners to unleash their potential and make their ambitions and dreams real.
Coaching and mentoring can help you close the gap between your potential and your performance.
We provide excellent services at a rate that makes financial sense.
Working with you to get the basics right by putting in place well-designed policies and procedures to meet statutory employment obligations.
Our goal is to develop proactive HR practices, not reactive ones; we prevent cracks forming in the first place.
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"Together, we will identify your challenges but give power and energy to solutions." - Acorn Business Consultants, supporting businesses to PIVOT or REVIVE AND THEN GO ON TO THRIVE.