Business Advice Oxfordshire

Hilltop FAQs

Dave Croydon

Q. There are hundreds of business advisors out there. What makes you so special?
A. Unlike many, I have taken a business from start-up to multi-million pound sell-out, so I have personally experienced most of the growing pains which I come across in small businesses. Any help and advice I give is based what I know works.

Q. How do I know that I will get value out of working with you?
A. The one thing you can be sure of is that, if you do nothing, nothing will change. Value comes in a variety of guises: self-knowledge, clarity, understanding, as well as improved profitability and cash-flow. Some businesses take longer than others to change and improve, but none are immune to the positive effects of a structured growth strategy.

Q. If we were to work together, what would be the first thing we would do?
A. A complete review of every aspect of the business’s systems, processes, performance, aims & objectives, with a clear SWOT analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) – and establishing your own personal aims and objectives, including your exit strategy – in order to develop a short- and long-term action plan.

Q. How long will it take before I see positive results?
A. If you haven’t seen some clear improvements within six months, it will be a disappointment, but sometimes there are some intractable or endemic problems in a business that take longer to resolve. Like everything in life, sometimes when you take remedial action, things get worse before they get better.

Q. How much is this going to cost me?
A. That depends on the size of the business and the scope of the work we do together. Generally we will agree a fixed monthly fee which covers all the elements of activity we discuss and agree on. There are no added extras and it is specifically based on what you and the business can afford.

Q. How do I know all this will work?
A. If, after working together for 12 months, we haven’t SIGNIFICANTLY ADDED to the VALUE of your business, and created a STRATEGY for FURTHER MAJOR GROWTH, I will REFUND all your FEES.

Call 01844 237450 or 07836 334150 or e-mail to arrange a suitable date and time.

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