The Top Reasons Businesses Fail...
The majority of businesses won't last until their 5th anniversary because of the business owner - not the economy or other external factors.
Don't let your business fail because of these common factors...
- Ego and stubborn tendencies get in the way of asking for help
- Thinking you can manage everything by yourself
- Not knowing your vital numbers - EBITDA
- Taking on personal debt to finance the business
Turn Your Frustration Into Action!
If you're feeling frustrated with your company's financial situation, we can help. You can create a better business plan with our team of professionals – our process is 100% confidential!
- Create a realistic bookkeeping and accounting workflow
- Know when it's time to hire new staff or invest in equipment
- Keep track of your vendors and suppliers
- Make new marketing decisions with confidence
- Give the banks every reason to say YES!
We Understand Construction Businesses
We've worked with many construction companies – so we understand the complex relationships between owners, suppliers, investors and employees. We'll meet with you to identify your goals, organize your books and customize a move-forward plan for your unique business.
1. Plan Out Your Goals
2. Measure Twice
3. Cut Once
What's in a business plan?
A proper business plan gives a person everything they need to plan and execute on a business idea. It is the document that you can use to show the banks that you are worthy of lending to. It is also the document that helps you set priorities with your budget and decide when to invest in people or new equipment.
Without a proper business plan, owners are filled with doubt and uncertainty. This is why it is important to revisit your business plan often, to find more clarity and compare your progress this year with your predictions from last year.
Imagine having a RoadMap to Profit – something to guide you and mark the distances between milestones. That's your business plan - and that's what we do best.
What information do you need to provide for a business plan?
You should be prepared to open up to us about your business. Our process is 100% confidential. We help you set budgets, so we need access to your books. We help you summarize your products and services, so we need to know your workflows.
We typically need to talk with you for just a few hours and exchange a few emails to get all of this information. We'll provide you with a checklist at the start of our process, so you can collect and send us this information as it becomes available.
How long does it take to write a business plan?
Your business plan is typically ready within 10 weeks of your first meeting with us. However, the owner's total time investment with meetings and review is less than 10 hours on average.
READY TO INCREASE YOUR PROFIT POTENTIAL?
Get your business plan started today, using our convenient online booking form.
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Debbie Culhane, VP Finance
Axis Projects Corporation
“Working with Belynda De Beurs on strategic planning for my company has been life changing. I have known for a long time what we needed to do as a growing company, but knowing what needs to be done and actually getting things done are two completely different things. Belynda instinctively knows how to break things down into workable pieces that gets results. We as a team are extremely excited about the potential that is being opened up to us as we start to get real results on the things that really matter to us as a business.”
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“One of Belynda’s most impressive attributes is her breadth of knowledge. That, combined with her excellent problem-solving skills, I couldn't have had a more experienced and resourceful consultant. It is this breadth of knowledge that allowed us to implement SAGE 100 accounting & estimating software into our Business efficiently and effectively. I strongly recommend Belynda for any Business Coaching.”
President – Kurmak Builders, Inc
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Owner, Crystal Creek Homes
“Belynda had been an integral part of Crystal Creek Homes Inc. from accounting integration to Timberline from Quickbooks. She had established and facilitated the financing from TD, BMO and CIBC. She spearheaded the smooth transitions during the takeover of operations from Greenboro Homes.”
Controller, Crystal Creek Homes
“Our team consisted of individuals with no accounting knowledge or experience. For a small team, it is difficult to present a workshop that caters to the leaning of each individual and level of knowledge. Belynda, took the time to coach each person individually and presented a course that incorporated each person’s ability. The materials provided, taught those to think like business owners and to look beyond their own job to understand the reason for making decisions. I saw growth in the team, changing their view when issues arose as they shifted to think more about the bigger picture. Thanks Belynda, for personal coaching and consistently being a mentor.”
Controller, Sarina Homes
"For many years Belynda has been a valuable source of information and inspiration. She is extremely knowledgeable and she has a tremendous capacity for patience. Without the benefit of Belynda’s guidance, I would not have had the confidence to start my own bookkeeping practice.”
"When my boss first said he was bringing Belynda on board, I was nervous not knowing if I could trust her or what to expect... but she was literally the very best thing that could have happened to my bookkeeping career. Belynda has an uncanny ability to hear you and give you the tools you need to succeed. Her skill set is unmatched by anyone I've met... HR, accounting, management... she has such a well rounded skill set that she can see how any decisions will impact the business as a whole, not just one aspect. It's been a treat working with her for the last 2 years and I am so thankful my boss brought her on board."