It takes more than a great idea to build a successful business.
To achieve scale, you need vision, leadership, stamina and a sustainable business model. But you also need to secure talent, build processes, raise awareness and reach financial and non-financial targets, all without running out of capital or lagging behind the competition.
Smith & Williamson’s dedicated entrepreneurs group is a leading advisor to ambitious businesses. We guide owners and management teams through the exacting demands that growth and success can bring.
From start-up to exit, we help turn your ambitions into reality by:
bringing together all round commercial, financial and tax advice tailored to your needs.
actively discussing and representing the needs of the entrepreneurial and owner managed business community to government and other stakeholders.
regularly connecting entrepreneurs with experts and mentors to share experiences, war stories and ideas.
2016 Q4: Government policy worries for small businesses
The Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index measures the views and confidence of owner-managers and entrepreneurs in the UK. View the Q4 2016 survey results
Making tax efficient
Following significant changes to HMRC’s Making Tax Digital plans, Tina Riches reviews what is now proposed and what it means for businesses.
2017 Q2: Entrepreneurs resilient but cracks in confidence showing
The Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index charts the confidence levels of entrepreneurs and business leaders in Q2 2017
2017 Power 100
From start-ups to scale-ups, the Smith & Williamson Power 100 has been designed to celebrate those who help shape policy, champion, mentor, support and promote entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship across the country.
We are proud to have partnerships with carefully selected, complementary businesses, providing support for our clients and delivering a broad network through which we can connect them to the right people at the right time.
Helping to propel growth companies to the next level through IPOs and wide-ranging quoted company expertise.
Our series of helpful 'how-to' guides for each stage of the business lifecycle
Introducing Scale-Up - why do Scale-ups matter?
What is a Scale-up? When does a start-up turn into a scale-up?
Heading for the exit?
Rumours hit last week that Nando’s was going to spice up the capital markets with a listing, potentially enabling a full or partial exit for the South African Enthoven family who have presided over a period of phenomenal expansion for the restaurant chain.