Supporting technology companies at all stages of growth
When managing the rapid growth of an emerging technology business, understanding what phase of the business lifecycle you are in can make a huge difference to strategic planning and overall business operations.
Each stage brings a new set of challenges and opportunities, requiring a flexible and adaptable strategy as you navigate to the ultimate exit.
At BDO, we provide specialised and holistic approaches to support private businesses at each stage of the lifecycle - from establishment and expansion, to realising value and beyond.
Our technology team provides continuous support for companies like yours. We take a proactive and pragmatic approach to solve problems and offer personalised audit, tax, consulting and advisory services to help steer the growth of your business.
Whether you’re just starting out or looking to expand offshore, our team can help you to realise your business goals.
Starting a business
Creating and running your own business is a challenge for many entrepreneurs. You need to develop an idea, write a plan, choose a business structure, register your business and much more. Starting on the right foot can make all the difference.
We can assist you during the establishment phase to set you on the right path from the beginning of your business journey.
At the core of any growth strategy is funding. Every business needs to plan how it will finance its operations to ensure it can take advantage of market opportunities.
We often find clients are unaware of the multiple funding options available to them during the different stages of growth. Choosing the right one is a crucial decision that can only be made with the right advice.
Whether you are looking for start-up funding, growth capital or working capital support, BDO can help drive your business forward to access the most efficient funding sources. We offer a range of services, provided by expert advisers who can guide you through the whole process.
As your business matures and operations stabilise, you may look to capitalise on the momentum and broaden your horizons.
No matter what type of expansion you choose, this stage requires high level strategic planning that considers how your business will adapt and grow in new markets.
Navigating business challenges
Businesses must adapt quickly to rapidly changing and sometimes challenging environments. From fast moving technological advances, to more diverse customer needs and new compliance requirements, the ability to be agile and flexible is key.
Businesses can take advantage of rapid changes if they have partnered with trusted advisers who help them make targeted investment decisions and support them along their growth journey. It is not just about managing risk; there is plenty of upside in leveraging new opportunities.
Exiting the business
Throughout its lifecycle, you have worked hard to grow and position your business to maximise its value – now it is time to realise some of that value through an equity divestment.
To position your business for a favourable exit, you need a full understanding of market conditions, the right time to sell and ways to increase the value of your business. At this stage, there are a number of key considerations including business continuity (for example, the level of reliance on key management), financial performance and governance.
Depending on the size of your business and preferred exit options, our Business Services, Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity teams can advise you in your approach, plans and eventual sale and exit. Get a head start by reading our practical guide on selling your business.
Questions? Contact our team for more information
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