Protecting the business that you’ve worked so hard to build, and the families that it supports, is just as important as growing it. Whatever stage you’re at, it pays to take a critical view of your finances and the people that underpin them. Stratagem Financial Planning make this simple, working alongside you to ensure that smart financial management remains at the heart of your plans.
Come to us for impartial, expert advice. Our team can help you understand the risks in the business that you have not covered, and navigate tax, profit extraction, pension pots, exit planning and more – applying our skills and technology to ensure you make decisions now that will pay dividends later.
So, the question is: When did you last benefit from an unbiased review of your business and its planning needs?
At Stratagem Financial Planning, we appreciate that as a business owner you are busy looking after your customers, your workforce, and ultimately the bottom line. When you meet with us, you’ll get a full rundown of your options, exploring everything from key person cover, to specialist pension advice, to group employee protection schemes. The expertise in our team ensures you get nothing but the best advice.
Stratagem Financial Planning are more than just a personable service. We have tailored e-portals for every client, as well as the ability to compile, test and forecast the financial data you’ll rely on for great decisions. Tech is more than a novelty; it’s a central mechanism to success.
Typically, business owners insure what they deem are important assets to the business such as premises, computer equipment, and potential business liabilities. But what if a key person in the business falls ill? Will it have a negative impact on crucial operational sustainability, or cause a drop in new sales revenue, technical expertise or future development and growth?
Equally, a director passing away could cause problems by leaving their shares to family members with no knowledge or beneficial contribution to your business.
Do you know how to structure purchasing the shares back and how to fund this, at a time when your bank may deem the business a greater lending risk with the loss of this shareholder and keyperson?
We can provide the solutions. Our advisors tackle the tough eventualities that life may throw up, so you’re never in the dark and everyone is cared for.
As a shareholder and director, employer funded pensions are the most tax efficient way to extract profits, with no personal income tax cost, and added Corporation Tax savings.
There is a common misconception that your pension is solely to provide for your retirement, and it has no short or medium-term benefit to you and your business. We help our business owners build up the necessary funds to purchase their commercial premises, both with and without borrowing.
As well as ownership of property, this has a number of beneficial aspects, such as:
Stratagem Financial Planning will review your existing pensions and recommend a suitable plan to build your pension and help your business along its journey.
We required advice on both business and personal advice including income protection, life insurance, keyman insurance and shareholder protection. Paul undertook a complete review of our situation and advised on possible solutions and made us aware of any potential risks. We most definitely have seen the outcome we were hoping for and the service we received exceeded expectations.
After my initial talks with Dave and ensuring that the info he was giving was good I went ahead to use him. He is very clued up on the topics I have spoken with him about and also for the services I have used him for. He completely understood what I was looking for and what I wanted to do.
It’s all about future planning.