A quick show of hands at Inspire’s 2016 Entrepreneurs Conference was enough to confirm to me that, despite Brexit and whilst the mood is uncertain, our entrepreneurs remain confident and ready to make the most out of the new financial climate.
Dorset’s entrepreneurs are optimistic about the future and it’s this resourcefulness that makes them so successful; where others see closed doors, the entrepreneur sees opportunities.
BUT the economic and political environment we find ourselves in IS more unpredictable and surprising than we’ve seen in recent times.
As the year comes to a close, I’ve taken a bit of time out (forgive the indulgence) to reflect back on the work my Corporate Finance team has delivered this year to support our ‘inspiring’ clients and against the ever changing economic and political back-drop .
We’ve been privileged to support our clients through some really interesting projects (some straightforward, some not so) and I’m very proud of the service we deliver and the wealth of experience we’re able to draw on. It’s great to work with entrepreneurs and help them achieve their goals, whatever they may be.
With over 20 projects delivered in 2016, a growing team with a unique skill set and a very personal approach – Inspire’s Corporate Finance team is better placed than ever to give entrepreneurs the specific corporate finance advice they need to succeed. This year we’ve advised clients on:
- refinancing exercises;
- business acquisitions and disposals;
- management buyouts and
- much more!
With skills which include – commercial deal making, tax advisory, project management, strategic planning, forecasting, creative report writing and communication, negotiation combined with empathy, commitment and utter determination to deliver for our clients – we have created a very different Corporate Finance offering at Inspire! Inspire Corporate Finance is also able to draw upon the wider Inspire team and our financial accounting, auditing, management accounting and tax compliance services (and much more), which further differentiates us.
At times of change and uncertainty we all know that it’s good to have people around you that understand you, are willing and able to ask the difficult questions and are undeniably ‘on your side’. At Inspire we understand that making plans for the future of your business can be tough and can be loaded with emotion. That’s why it takes more than your average accountancy firm to harness that emotion and propel you forward.
Not only do we have a talented and experienced team of Corporate Finance professionals at Inspire our offering is strengthened by our network of “bought the t-shirt” entrepreneurs and business leaders. These talented individuals have the inside track on what it’s really like to buy and sell businesses, to raise finance and grow businesses successfully and come through the other side! Being able to offer entrepreneurs this blend of skills and insights is really exciting and our clients see the benefits.
Inspire has long-established and successful relationships with the leading law firms and banks in the area, which gives our entrepreneurial clients an additional and invaluable leg-up.
For entrepreneurial businesses, we see a great deal of opportunity.
We can’t wait for 2017!