Hollycroft Business Group is a member of the Institute for Independent Business, which allows us to offer clients access to IIB's Business Support Scheme and 1000 independent business advisors nationally.
IIBs Business Support Scheme
The Institute for Independent Business's Business Support Scheme helps businesses employing between 5 and 200 employees, and though Hollycroft Business Group:
" Is available at all reasonable times on a local 'Hot-Line' number , just to talk through whatever is on your mind;
" Is qualified to advise on any issues you face which are within her/his own area of expertise;
" Has direct access to hundreds of other IIB Business Advisers nation-wide (and inter-
nationally), who can provide help in solving other problems outside the mentor or co-ordinator's area of expertise.
The IIB Business Support Scheme does not
stop at being only a help-line
Under the twelve month Business Support Scheme you are allotted 192 hours of 'hands-on' Practical Advice that Works involving any of the IIBs Advisers needed to undertake specialist project work.
All IIB Associates have agreed to provide low-cost consultancy to all qualifying businesses who are accepted onto the Scheme
The 'supported' businesses are required only to contribute towards these professionals' charges an amount equivalent to hiring a junior office administrator, namely £800 per month plus VAT.
There is no holiday pay, NI contributions, sick pay or any other add-on charge,
In return, you get the equivalent of a Board of Directors plus tax relief on your £800.
Virtually any project which may further the interests of your business may be undertaken within the Scheme.
With specialists in almost every imaginable
discipline available, you could decide to use the Scheme for some of the following
" Re-financing the business " Applying for grants and soft loans
" Investors in People and staff training
" Export programmes " Information Technology projects
" Sales campaigns " ISO 9000 installation and implementation
" Marketing initiatives to benefit your business " Production process-efficiency projects
" Health and Safety audit and compliance " Company sale
" Administration streamlining / simplification " Expense reduction
" Loan or Mortgage arrangement/restructuring " Expansion planning
" Exhibition and Event Management " Energy Audit and cost reduction
" Existing ISO 9000 system re-design and simplification of existing.
" Strategic Business Review and implementation of a new plan
Sometimes do you wonder where all your cash has gone, when you appear to be working so hard and have so many orders that should be profitable ?
With 99.5% of all firms in the UK employing fewer than 200 people and 98% fewer than 50 people, you know that you are not unique !