Despite the importance of planning, less than 4% of businesses are currently estimated to have any sort of written business plan. Consequently it is understandable as to why many businesses lack the necessary clarity and focus as to how and where they should be investing their resources/efforts.
It is equally widely accepted that businesses with a well-constructed business plan typically grow 30% faster than their competitors and whilst growth is invariably the Number 1 priority for most businesses less than 16% of companies without a business plan ever manage to secure suitable growth funding.
By way of comparison 71% of the UK’s fastest growing companies have a formal business plan and planning process which in turn allows them to enjoy accelerated rates of growth by pursuing strategies to increase their market penetration, develop new products and markets, and diversify to take advantage of venture specific opportunities.
With annual revenue growth well in excess of 20% these so-called gazelles benefit from far greater resources to either re-invest in further growth initiatives e.g. enhanced sales & marketing activities, new product development, higher calibre staff, more staff, better systems etc….
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Having helped 1000s of businesses and leadership teams, we think they’re best placed to tell you about the impact we’ve had…
We now have a clear sense of direction in terms of where we’re going, why we’re going there and what we need to do in order to achieve our goals
The real deal…. They bring very sharp intellect tempered with amazing practicality
They are a real asset to my business
We’ve managed to achieve so much more in a short period of time
We’re on target to achieve an 80% rise in turnover
One of the best things I’ve done for my business is to work with Chalkhill Blue
Working with Chalkhill Blue has empowered us as business owners to dare to think bigger and better, giving us the confidence to make big decisions
Their sensible and practical approach to what business owners see as the “big issues”, breaks down those barriers and really helps those businesses achieve their full potential
Sharp business acumen, remarkable strategic agility and a genuine bias for action & getting things done
They instinctively understand the business of business. They have an uncanny ability to get to the heart of a problem and grasp detail. I would not hesitate in recommending them.
Our business has been transformed from a family firm to a performance business, with turnover up by 100% and net profits quadrupling.
Chalkhill Blue are sharp, entrepreneurial and strategic. I would not hesitate in recommending them