Business Advisory

Business Advisory, Improvement, & Growth Services

Coffs Harbour and Gold Coast Business Consultants and Growth Specialists helping businesses enhance overall performance.

Guiding business owners through a curated process to establish and implement a clear road map.

As experienced business consultants in Coffs Harbour and Gold Coast, we undertake specific projects using a range of well-honed tools to enhance business performance. These projects include guiding business owners through a curated process to establish a clear road map or comprehensive business plan. We also assist in the production of Forecasts and Budgets, Cash Flow Forecasts, and Cash Flow Management.

Business Coaching

Business Coaching to Build Business Acumen

Business Coaching begins by talking. We’ll take the time to find out what it is you need. We’ll help you establish clear objectives and work with you to formulate the steps necessary to achieve them. Moreover, we’ll demonstrate the pitfalls and common errors that may occur as you build your business. As such, we aim to pass on our vast experience of dealing with and often rescuing businesses from where things have gone wrong.

Ultimately, having passion and a great idea are valuable attributes, but your plans may be at risk without the knowledge on applying realistic strategies. Talking to our business consultants in Coffs Harbour or Gold Coast may be the wisest tactical move you’ll make.

Business planning​

Plan for Success with a Credible Business Plan

Our business plans are not just a document for seeking finance and/or investors. We follow a proven methodical process that generates questions, answers, and drives inquiry. As a result, we establish how to move your business forward and get to where you want to go. Make no mistake, for all entrepreneurs, it is the process that drives business growth. Therefore, it is the steps and procedures that produce the final document that are critical.

At Clout Advisory, we have access to all kinds of businesses and models. Our decades of experience in creating high-quality business plans means we know the right questions to ask, and we are comfortable asking the difficult ones. In short, we know what financiers want to see.

Cash flow management​

Models enabling cash flow monitoring

It is without a doubt the best well-worn cliché in business that Cash is King. However, many profitable businesses have failed due to not taking into account cash flow considerations. Therefore, ignore this at your peril. Also, many ask, is this not the same as Forecasting and Budgeting? Well, not really. Forecasting and Budgeting do not consider the timing of cash receipts and payments and usually focus on profit and trading performance. Thus, often ignoring the fact that many financing commitments are not contained in the analysis.

Similarly, forecasting does not look at the actual processes that ensure cash requirements are always covered. This involves such issues as the basis for providing credit, the minimisation of reliance on major customers, and the analysis of the business model in terms of supply chain obligations versus customer payment patterns. Also, ensuring the analysis of financing requirements and providing recommendations to the most appropriate product. Essentially, we offer models that enable your ongoing monitoring and a valuable tool to analyse the potential result of any changes in your situation.
Insolvency services

Forecasting & Business Budgeting

Forecasting and budgeting to stay on track

Forecasting and Budgeting are derived from historical performance, business modelling, seasonality, business cycles, and future plans. It can be complex, but realism is essential. Otherwise, its uses are limited. Furthermore, Forecasting and Budgeting are also a tool for control, for comparing actual performance compared to plans. This is where their utility as a management tool comes to the fore. In short, this is an extremely valuable business tool.

KPIs or Key Performance Indicators

Focusing on high-level business performance

A KPI or Key Performance Indicator is a measurable value that establishes how effectively your business achieves critical business objectives. Most organisations, including SMEs, use KPIs at several levels to evaluate their success in reaching targets. For instance, high-level KPIs may focus on the overall performance of the business. Low-level KPIs may focus on processes in different departments. These may be sales, marketing, HR, support and others. Also, KPIs enable sensible comparisons to your competitors and facilitate informed management decisions to maximise your efficiency and compete with your peers.

Financial Analysis

Sophisticated tools to leverage profitability

Our focus is on the practical Financial Analysis of SMEs. Therefore, we have tailored our range of sophisticated tools to benefit you, the SME owner. Here’s a few examples of the tools we use.

Return on Investment (ROI)

For ROI, we consider the funds invested and the time invested by the owner. After all, isn’t time the most valuable of commodities in this life?

Equity versus Debt

When considering involvement with funding growth of ventures, many considerations come into play. These include differing industries, differing times in the economic cycles, cash flow and control considerations.

Growth Strategies

The impact of strategies on value, not just growth. Plus, how that relates to ROI and the owner’s time input. In addition, we provide a detailed analysis for the funding of development through acquisition versus organic.

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Want to start running your business like a well-oiled machine?

If you’re ready to grow your business, call our Expert Team today at (02) 6650 5888 to discuss our complete range of Business Improvement, Business Consulting & Growth Services. Alternatively, send us a note using the form.
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