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How can an accountant support my business development?

A question we often hear. 

As your accountant, Rowdens won't just look after the financial side of your business. A vital element of a growth plan is business development, and we love advising clients on the strategic side of their company.

Business development is what helps your company move from slow, organic growth to fast-paced, hypergrowth. If this is a company goal, you need to put the right drive and expertise behind your business development in order to turn strategic ideas into real success stories.

Continue reading to find out how we can help!

Talk to you about your strategic goals

The starting point for any kind of business development activity is to pin down your goals and aims as a business.

When you know what you want to achieve over the coming months, it’s far easier to define a strategy for success. In our experience, it's easier to do this when you talk to an objective adviser.

We're happy to help you formulate your business plan, help you set or refine your 90 day goals, sit in on meetings, talk to your executive team and get a real handle on what makes the business tick. Once armed with this knowledge, Rowdens will work with you to drive the direction of your business development and find the best opportunities for you to focus on.

Help you create a clear bus dev strategy and plan

Having a defined set of business development goals is a good starting point. But to put this all into action in a productive way, you’re going to need a comprehensive plan for your business development projects.

This is where our experience truly helps. We know the best routes to take, the budgets that will be needed and the right tactics for bringing in more contracts, sales and partnerships. By putting these strategies into a clear plan, and linking this to agreed timescales, you have a route map to follow and action.

Introduce you to a broader network of business partners

We work with a wide range of businesses across many different sectors and industries. We have an established network of clients and you will be welcomed into a supportive community of like-minded business owners. When you’re well-connected, you set the very best foundations for your future business development activity.

Excellent news when looking for new partnerships and new opportunities!

Provide better routes to funding and investment

Whatever goals you’ve set for your business development, it’s likely that you’re going to need additional funding to finance this activity. Investing in your expansion, or new partnerships, is vital to getting a good return on your business development, so great access to finance is a definite bonus.

We’ll advise you on the most appropriate funding channels and how you can use these facilities to finance those plans. We can link you up with banks, lenders and business finance specialists – so you get the advice and finance you need to bring your bus dev to life.

Help you track and measure your business development performance

Meeting your business development targets takes time and focus and it often helps to chunk it down into smaller projects to help you achieve your overall strategy. Measuring your business development performance over time means you stay on track and gives you a good indication of how well you’re tracking against your planned progress.


We can help you create the reporting and metrics you need, so you have clear data to track your progress over time. You can log your activity in your project management system, or your client relationship management (CRM) software, and keep clear notes on contacts made, relationships built and targets converted etc.

Interested to know more?

If you want to get more from your business development, please do get in touch. We offer real drive, experience and impetus behind your business development strategies.

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