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.
'From Vision to Exit' - The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Building and Selling a Business. Author, Guy Rigby, Head of Entrepreneurial Services. View on Amazon
Keeping fit: financial management for growth businesses
Strong financial management is a primary enabler in high-growth businesses.
Rise in VCT amounts will benefit small businesses
Rise in the amount in Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) benefitting entrepreneurs
Brexit bringing a boost to scale-ups
Government support starting to bring benefit to scale-ups
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.
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.
Our series of helpful 'how-to' guides for each stage of the business lifecycle
Enterprise Index Q3 2017: Government support wavering
The Smith & Williamson Enterprise Index shows that small business confidence is falling in Q3
Helping to propel growth companies to the next level through IPOs and wide-ranging quoted company expertise.
Will EIS and SEIS change following Brexit decision?
What could happen to two popular tax reliefs following the vote to leave the EU
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.