Every business needs a business plan if the owners want to raise capital from a bank or investors. It’s essential. It’s basically a road map as to where you are going to take your business, and where you see it ending up in a year’s time, five years’ time, fifty years from now. And it’s not just for those you want to borrow money from either – it’s a useful tool for you to refer back to, to make sure you’re doing everything you said you would in order to ensure your new business is at the top of its game.
A business plan doesn’t have to be long and it doesn’t have to complicated. It just has to make sense. Keep it straightforward, keep it simple, and keep it on track.
One way to make the people reading your business plan (and that includes you!) smile is to show exactly where you are planning to spend money (potentially their money), and exactly how you are going to save money. They want to see growth, and they want to see good business sense.
A steel building covers all of that and more.
Steel buildings are cost effective, lasting longer and being more flexible than many other types of structure. This means that whatever money you put into the building in the first place, it will pay you back and then some. When a standard building would need repairs, your steel structure – as long as you maintain it properly – will still be going strong.
When you need to expand because your business is growing and you need bigger offices or more stock storage, you can simply add on to your existing steel building, so there is no need to spend thousands of pounds finding a new property, moving into it, and starting again.
Building a steel building to your own specifications is an ideal way to guarantee that the building is fit for purpose, and because you won’t be taking on someone else’s old storage buildings or offices, you won’t be taking on their problems either. Buying new, if possible, is always the best way to go if your budget allows, and with a steel building, your budget will allow.
Including the purchase and maintenance of a steel building on your business plan will show potential investors that you are good with money, that you can budget, that you intend to be around for a while yet, and that you are expecting to grow your business.
All good news for them, and for you.