Affordable support for

Startups and small businesses

We work with Startups and small businesses overcome challenges and achieve business goals

Starting or running your own business?

We understand starting and growing a business is an exciting opportunity, but it can also be demanding and challenging. Being able to have a chat with an experienced business advisor who has "been there and done it" can be invaluable and make a huge difference.
startups

Startups

Starting a new business is exciting and daunting, requiring a multitude of tasks to be carried out you start.

Acumenology brings a wealth of experience that can prove invaluable to help guide and support you through the process and improve your chance of success.

Find out how we can help

We provide insight for your idea. Does it for example...

  • Solve a problem
  • Provide a better solution
  • Come below the competition on price
  • Innovate
  • Copy other businesses, but does it better

There are many things to consider when starting a business from coming up with a strong idea to business planning, fundraising, setting up the business's operations, and much more.

We can help navigate you through the numerous aspects that need to be considered.

A business plan allows you to plan your startup in a structured manner. Here are some reasons why you might need one.

  • To secure funding - be it equity or debt
  • Develop business partnerships
  • Require commercial premises - many landlords require startups to provide a business plan
  • To make planning manageable and effective
  • To reduce risk and give yourself the best chance of success

Your business is going to require finance and much more than you probably anticipate.

Lack of sufficient funds is one of the most common reason for start-ups failing.

There are a lot of business funding options available that fall into three basic categories:

  • Debt - where you borrow and pay it back
  • Equity - where you get investment by selling part of your business
  • Presales - where customers pre-order. Whilst this has limited scope it is a popular crowdfunding model

Whatever you require don't be afraid. Get in touch for a chatand see how we may be able to help.

This service is totally free.

You may also wish to attend one of our Business Advice Clinics. To find out where and when these take place go to our Business Advice Clinics page

existing-businesses

Existing businesses

Running and growing a business can be a real challenge. There is always so much to do and not enough resources.

Acumenology has worked with numerous business across a variety of sectors helping identify and solve issues and achieve business goals.

Find out how we can help

We take a practical and pragmatic approach with a simple 6 stage process:

  • Understand - get an understanding of your situation
  • Identify -identify the challenges your business faces
  • Prioritise -work together to prioritise key challenges
  • Solutions -develop and agree solutions
  • Implement -action the work required
  • upport -supportand monitor progressdepending on the business and input required

Stages 1 - 3 are 'free' via face-to-face and telephone meetings

Stages 4 - 6 are 'paid for' services, the cost of which will vary

We work with small businesses typically with a turnover from £100k to £1m per annum. These can be sole traders, self-employed, one-man bands, or family businesses and they come from a wide range of industries and sectors

We work closely with you to prioritise key challenges and develop tailor-made solutions that works around your needs, requirements.

We develop a solution that works around your availability which could involve face-to-face meetings, video / regular calls, or whatever is most suited.

We recognise the financial pressure small businesses face, and our services are affordable and cost-effective. However, since each business has different constraints and requirements, fees are agreed on a case-by-case basis and can be paid monthly or in instalments.

Some of the areas we may be able to help:

  • Help with addressing challenges and difficulties faced by your business
  • Help with generating sales
  • Help with developing an appropriate strategy and scaling up
  • Help addressing financial issues

Whatever your requirements don't be afraid to get in touch. Let's have a chat and see how we may be able to help.

'Nothing ventured, nothing gained'.

You may also wish to attend one of our Business Advice Clinics. To find out where and when these take place go to our Business Advice Clinics page