Business Plans for Start ups

Business Plans Service

  • Business Plans
  • Business Advice
  • Registration
  • Business Systems.
  • Mentorship

Write a Business Plan

Do I need a Business Plans?

If you need a loan to purchase the business, the lending provider will ask for one.

What are the advantages of a Business Plans?

Your business is more likly to sucess with a plan and one that has been written down.  As with all plans, they keep you focused and they can challenge you.       A business without a plan is like a ship without a rudder.

Do I need a Business Professional to write a Business Plans?

No.  However a good Business Advisor should be able to turn your ideas into achieveable tasks, write them up and set goals.  Regular follow ups are recommended.

What 5 things should a business plan include?

The general format includes full details of the business, historic and forecasted Profit & Loss, a SWOT analysis, details of capital needed, and how it will be spent.  Details of the people involved, their experience.  You do not need to restrict a business plan, it should be a working document not resting on a shelf.

How much does a business plans cost?

We charge from £250.    For our full fees please visit our fees pages.

How can we help you with a Business Plans?

Startup Business. I find start-up business very exciting but it can be overwhelming

There are three tasks we advise you to do which are FREE and will significantly help the success of your business.

Contact a bank to see what facilities and offers they have for start-up businesses, and open a business bank account

Contact an Accountant, even two.  Ask if they offer an initial consultation Free and attend.

Write down your plan.   Don't worry you don't know where to start, they are your notes.

There are many Networking groups, Business Consultants, and lead generators out there but they will charge.

During the initial contact with your Accountant, ask for advice.  It's Free.

We have a lot of advice to offer.

I am new to Business what must you do ?

When starting in business you do need to be registered as soon as you start trading.

Accountants will give you a free consultation, explaining your choices and there is a lot of information to consider.

Always open a separate bank account and use it for business only

Ensure you are registered not just for your business but personally.

Take time to think about a system.  i.e. pen and paper, Accounting package, Excel, whatever you prefer, but it is vital to record transactions.

I need help to start my business?

Jones Accountants will talk to you about the type of industry your new business is

Your projected earnings, location, your customers, and all the plans you have.

Then we will advise you on the best way to set up, such as sole trader, VAT registered, and employees.   The way your business is set up will affect the tax you pay and will keep you within the law.

No two businesses are the same a small difference like being a freehold instead of a lease can make a big difference to VAT and Tax.

All registrations business and personal can be done for you

It is a really good idea to write down the plans for your business.   It is amazing how this increases the success of your business.

A follow-up meeting can be planned

If your budget will stretch to a mentor, this is also a recommendation.

Our start-up guide can help you further.



Which businesses are likely to succeed

  • They took professional advice before they started.
  • They followed the advice and were registered correctly
  • Opened a separate bank account for business use only
  • Have a system for their admin. i.e Accounting package
  • They wrote down their plans for the business
  • Had professional support

Jones Support includes

  • Only a phone call away
  • Accountancy Software
  • Training for Software
  • App for scanning receipts
  • Tax advice
  • Admin Advice
  • Business Advice
  • Cash Flow Advice

Tax Planning

  • Advice to avoid Tax Investigation
  • We will give you feedback on your accounts if we believe the information has missing data.
  • Guideline on how much to save for your tax
  • Back up support

Federation of Small Businesses

Networking, learning, support

HMRC guide to new business

Limited or sole trader

Ruth Jamieson

Mustapic & Jamison Tatoos

My business partner and I have been with Jones' accountants for over a year now and have found their service to be very good. Dinah is very approachable and doesn't mind answering any of my questions at any time. She's great for explaining any tax and vat requirements I might not understand and keeps us aware of any HMRC updates that will effect our business. I would definitely recommend Jones' accountants to other businesses.

Paul Beardsley


l've used Jones Accountants for a couple of my businesses over the years and I've always found Dinah and the team to be knowledgeable, friendly and approachable. This has helped me to grow my businesses.

Tracy McGee

I have used Jones Accountants for a few years and found them to be very friendly, efficient and approachable. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.