Business Development

Business developent including business plans, finance people issues, MBO, shareholding, succession planning

What Comes First: The Strategy or the Goal?

on What comes first, the Strategy or the goal? And where do the objectives fit in? Business strategy connects the goals with the objectives. Strategy at the SME business unit level is concerned with competing successfully in individual markets, and it addresses the question, “How do we win in this market?” The organisation’s leaders work towards Read More...

Grants Available in Norfolk, Suffolk & Surrounding Areas

on Businesses don’t always have the funds required to support their sustainability and growth.  Whether it’s for new equipment, the training of staff or for a strategic growth project, there ARE limited sources of grant funding available to businesses in Norfolk, Suffolk and the surrounding areas. At WLP, we know and understand just how crucial grants could be Read More...

How important is your relationship with your bank?

on Since the financial crisis of 2008, the way in which your bank interacts with you has probably changed considerably. It is increasingly important to prepare for such meetings in order to access their advice and financial support when needed. Unless you are lucky enough to have a long-standing relationship with an experienced bank manager, it Read More...

How big should your company be?

on As companies grow and employ more staff, the dynamics change. Everything is different when there are 25 employees as opposed to 6.  In the dot com era, the fast growing companies that were spinouts from large companies really enjoyed their freedom to act.  Then, as they grew, they found the maximum number of employees they Read More...

Planning for Succession

on Whether you own a business or are the key person in that business, at some point you will either retire or an unexpected event may prevent you from performing your duties. It’s vital to be prepared for when that day happens. Having aided the improvement, growth and succession of businesses for over 25 years, we Read More...