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Growing Businesses

Looking for business growth?

Whatever the stage in your business life, for most, business growth is key.

Whether you dream of owning a business empire or operating a small business from home there will always be a time when you are looking to grow your business.

As the American millionaire James Cash Penney (founder of JCPenney, the US department store chain) said business “Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together”.

Team work grows businesses. It’s not always easy to find the right team players, who share the same passion and drive to take your business to the next level. This is where we come in!

We’ve a great track record working in partnership with our growth clients. We work with ambitious business owners who are determined to grow a successful business; people with big dreams, who value service and need an equally ambitious accountant/tax advisor.

For over 25 years we’ve helped lots of businesses, like you, fulfil their dreams. At Friend & Grant our attention is on you and your business 100% of the time. For example:

  • We’ll work with you to understand your business and personal goals using our unique One Page Business Plan. Understanding your destination means we can finely tune the services you’ll need.
  • We’ll make sure you have a quality accounting and compliance service, ensuring your accounts are prepared and filed on time.
  • We know every business owner needs support. It can be lonely at the top, especially without a sounding board. We can provide that business support, whenever and wherever needed.
  • We’re cloud accounting experts: Sage, Quickbooks, and  Xero Accounting.
  • We’ll assist with raising additional finance for expansion and new projects.
  • We’ll advise you how to reduce the tax burden, making sure you pay the legal minimum.
  • We’ll work with you to identify and minimise the risks in your business.
  • We’ll help you to plan for the future and protect your family through pension planning and protection. We provide generic advice and through our approved list of consultants can put you in touch with an expert to work with you and your family.

Business owners with big dreams

For a select few clients who want to reach for the moon  we will work with you to prepare a one page strategic plan with a roadmap detailing the actions you will take to reach your goals and we will help implement your plan through regular follow up meetings. This service is only available to those business owners who are looking for serious growth and who are committed to making the changes necessary to succeed. This service will involve you working closely with one of our highly experienced directors and is therefore limited to only a handful of businesses at any one time. If you are interested in this service please contact Mark Friend to check availability.

We love helping our clients build strong, successful & profitable businesses. Our regular blog has lots of information about all things business. Check out our blogs on leadership- what is leadership? and our top 5 tips to improve your leadership skills. Our popular publication; 57 Ways to Grow a Business is available as a free download.

We’ll explain all of this in our initial discovery meeting and through our clear proposal system. Our monthly fixed fee, agreed at the outset, includes free support calls and emails, and helps your cash flow. All bespoke one-off work is agreed in advance.

As you continue your business journey, selecting a highly qualified firm of accountantsbusiness advisors and tax experts is crucial to your success. Our 60 minute Discovery Meeting, which shows how we can make your dreams come true, is free of charge. Just call us on 01634 731390 to arrange a meeting.

Mark Devaney
Effective Web Solutions Rochester, Kent

Starting out in business can be a very daunting prospect as you enter the world of tax and employment law, as well as having to learn to undertake roles required in business, book keeping, management, marketing and sales etc.  This is where I believe Friend & Grant Ltd differ from other accountants.

Any accountant can balance your books and submit your accounts however Friend and Grant do much more than that.  Over the past 13 years Mark and his staff have helped me expand my simple service company into multiple Limited Companies selling internationally, employing a range of staff and owning our own property.

Friend & Grant Ltd is a modern, forward thinking and progressive company and is much more than just a firm of accountants.  Their friendly and approachable staff are always my first port of call when I need any business advice and I trust them completely to manage my financial affairs in a 100% professional and tax efficient way.  I have no hesitation in recommending the services and staff of Friend & Grant Ltd to any business.  They have taken the time to understand my business and provide me with professional and knowledgeable service whenever I need it.



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Sebastien Dont

I meant to thank you for last management session and for the books you gave me especially ‘They Ask You Answer’ by Marcus Sheridan.

As you know, I was mostly interested in our website and its management. We did not get enough enquiries and SEO felt like we were pouring money in a bottomless pit.

Your session and the lecture of the related chapter of the book sparked a major brain storming session and exchanges with my SEO guy. We made lots of changes to the website, moving away from Agriculture to concentrate on the Buildings. Changes include text, keywords …. and we introduced a chat line for quick questions and answers with visitors.

The chatline is visible part of the iceberg.

We also made major changes to our Google Adwords Campaign.

And it worked.

In the space of 6 weeks we have 4 times the number of enquiries. The enquiries are a lot more relevant and have lead to much quicker sales.

All thanks to Mark’s management session.

Our 3 step risk-free guarantee puts your mind at rest and keeps us on our toes!

Bryant House - Friend and Grant Chartered Acocuntants and Tax Advisors

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Are you hungry for success? If you run a small to medium size business and you want to grow your sales, increase profitability and pay less tax then you have come to the right place.