Starting your own business is a dream come true for many people. It can be very fulfilling and can allow you to do something that you really enjoy.

However there is a high rate of failure amongst new businesses and, for this reason, it is essential to undertake careful planning at the outset.

McAleer Jackson have many years of experience in helping new businesses, and we can guide you through the process.

If you have the commitment, the skills and the right business idea we would be delighted to hear from you.

There are many things to consider and put in place once you are ready to take the next step. We will guide you through these.

In particular, we can provide direct assistance in putting together some of the important pieces, such as:

The Business Plan – This is an essential part of the early planning and will be needed by lenders and grant funders, not to mention its value to you as a tool for planning and monitoring the business.

Financial Forecasts – Given the additional demands on the finances of a business during the early stages – R&D, stock purchases, lack of credit from suppliers etc, it is very important that businesses undertake adequate cashflow/profit forecasting at the outset.

Raising Finance – We have many years of experience in advising on the suitability of different types of finance for different projects. We have expertise in preparing proposals for lenders and other funders and of assessing their likely requirements in terms of security/covenants etc.

We can guide you through all of the above areas and more. You will benefit from a wealth of knowledge of different business sectors within the practice and a general commercially-focused approach.