Business advice for every stage of your journey

Business Start-Up Advice

Whether you’re starting up, striving for growth or stepping out, our business advisors support your success at every stage of your business journey. The business advisory team at Bridge have an incredible amount of experience and business wisdom to share, to help maximise your returns, achieve your business goals and ensure your legacy of success.

Business Start-Up Advice

Got a good idea for a new business venture, but don’t have the legal or financial expertise to make it a reality?

We can help you with all aspects of new business planning and implementation, including:

  • Deciding on the most suitable structure for your business – sole trader, partnership, or limited company.
  • Preparing a business plan, cash flow projections, budgets and trading forecasts.
  • Assessing your finance requirements, advising on the best sources of finance and drawing up the necessary proposals.
  • Establishing a good working relationship with your bank.
  • Completing any registration procedures with Companies Office, Inland Revenue or Customs and Excise.
  • Dealing with company secretarial issues.
  • Setting up a recording system for your internal use and for complying with statutory requirements.

Starting a business is an exciting time, so let us take away the stress of legal and financial compliance and help you turn your business start-up idea into a reality.

Business Growth Advice

Strategic Planning

The pressures of daily business can often mean strategic planning takes a back seat. But to have a successful business, it is vital to plan ahead. We’ll help you establish a strategic plan that examines where you want your business to be in the next three to five years and exactly how you and your team can achieve your objectives.

Your strategic plan will:

  • Define the characteristics of your company in three to five years
  • Identify your competitors
  • Define your objectives and financial goals
  • Include an effective implementation strategy to achieve your goals

Management Consulting

Achieve the potential your business is capable of, with the help of our expert management consultants.

We have the know-how and experience to help you run your business more effectively. Our experts can act as a sounding board for management, bringing years of experience in business growth to the relationship. Our professional business advisors identify the key performance indicators in your business and help you bring about the required changes.

We’ll check if your business is as competitive, focused and profitable as it can be, then develop flexible strategies to address the issues affecting your business.

Business Financing

A wide range of business financing options exist, each with their pros and cons. At Bridge we know the financial market well and can help you secure the best financing option for your personal and business needs. Our experience in the market means we can also structure debt upon acquisition to maximise tax advantages.

Let our experienced team explore the best financing options with you and get your business closer to its goals.

Business Sale & Purchase Advice

Buying a Business

There are many ways to buy a business, but whatever the scenario, Bridge can remove the stress and maximise the opportunity for you.

Whether you’re considering buying a business or merging with another business, we ask the right questions and help you find the required answers.

Our business advisors can help with every stage of the process, from identifying potential acquisitions and negotiating the contract through to forecasting the future of the business.

Our services include:

  • A review of your goals and objectives
  • Due diligence services
  • Preparation of financial forecasts
  • Advice on potential pitfalls and rewards involved in a merger
  • Assistance with business purchase negotiations
  • Advice on business financing
  • Help with preparing a business plan

Drawing on our expertise reduces your chances of buying an unsuitable business, so let us save you stress and get your business journey off to a smooth start.

Selling a Business

Selling a business isn’t always easy, and it can seem like hard work at a time when you just want out. At Bridge we can save you a lot of time and stress throughout the business sale process, and help you achieve the best returns, by:

  • Obtaining comparative business results and business sales data
  • Establishing a realistic sale price for your business
  • Taking the business to the market
  • Negotiating with potential purchasers
  • Drafting a contract

Make sure you get the best return from your business sale, and take the stress and hassle out of the process too, by calling on the team at Bridge to help.

Business Exit Strategies

Business Succession Planning

Transitioning a business to your successors can be tricky. The long term success of your business after your involvement relies on a well designed succession plan. With our years of experience in business succession planning, we can address the complex issues of business continuation, removing the stress from your shoulders.

Retirement Planning

Achieving a comfortable retirement requires forward planning. You need to consider when you will retire, how much income you need for the retirement you desire, how to acquire that income, what role the government will play and more.

The experienced team at Bridge can help you answer these questions and plan for the relaxing retirement you’ve earned.

Estate Planning

It can be hard to think about, but estate planning is one of life’s necessities. Knowing your hard-earned assets will be dealt with in the manner you choose provides peace of mind.

For business owners, a plan for succession of ownership is essential. We can guide you through the process of estate planning and guarantee no deviation from the succession plan for your assets.

The areas of estate administration we can assist with include:

  • Meeting to discuss objectives for your estate
  • Confirming assets – Valuations, inventories, and appraisals
  • Court approval for a grant of administration
  • Documentation involved in estate planning
  • Protecting the assets
  • Paying taxes and debts
  • Estate distribution
  • Administration Act

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