What is TML Advisory?

Allow us to introduce ourselves…

TML Finance and Advisory is a network of quality business advisors. We operate as a team to assist business owners of all backgrounds and industries to get the most out of their business. Everywhere we go, every business owner we meet, there are some common things we hear about what’s going on in their businesses:

  • Time – “I’m spending way too much time in the day-to-day running of the business. In fact the business is taking over my life. I went into business in order for my business to provide me with a lifestyle, not take my life away from me. I need to set some strategies to help me get back in control of my business– and my life!”
  • Money – “I’m not the highest paid person in the business, for the amount of time I spend in it. My business is profi table, but I need to develop further strategies to make it even more so, in order to give me the income I deserve.”
  • Team – “I fi nd it diffi cult to fi nd the right staff – and keep them. Every time I go away from the business, I worry that my staff are doing the right things by me and my customers.”

Why use us?

In short we work with business owners who appreciate having some assistance in growing and developing their business. It’s not that you “need help”; it’s more that you’re looking for someone to bounce ideas off, hold you accountable and make sure you stay on track.

Could you do this yourself? Of course you could. But like all of us, it’s good to have someone in your corner. At times, running your own business can be pretty lonely. But there is an answer. Just like all top performing individuals, it’s good to have someone watch how you “play the game” of business and then help you work to your strengths and keep the mistakes to a minimum.

As a business owner, there are lots of decisions to consider:

  • Do I put my prices up or do I discount?
  • Do I hire more employees or not?
  • Do I change my suppliers or keep the ones I’ve got?
  • Do I add more products or services to my business or narrow them up?
  • How am I positioned with my competition?

There are lots of things to consider, but what do you actually do about it?

That’s where we come in – we’ve worked with literally thousands of companies like yours in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Western Europe, The United States, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, India, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. In short we are there to assist you in completing your business education and help you get the business fully systemised and running without your direct involvement once and for all!

Our network operates across the United Kingdom and Australia. Our advisors live and operate their businesses in your community. Like you, they are independent business owners who understand the local market conditions as well as having access to a national network of fellow TML advisors.

The advisors in our network have many and varied business backgrounds, so there isn’t much we haven’t seen before. We know we can add signifi cant value to any business. Have a look at the individual advisor web pages to see what we mean.

What sort of businesses do we work with?

Essentially we work with successful business owners who are looking to take their businesses to the next level. You’ll have been in business for a while and have learnt the fi rst vital lesson in business – and that is, how to stay in business.

No matter where we’ve been in the business world, we’ve never met a business owner who didn’t know what they wanted to achieve with their business. The one thing they want to know is, “how do I get there?” We’ll work with you to put together a step-by-step plan to make those objectives a reality.

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The way we work with you is very straight forward. The fi rst thing we’ll do is have a look to see what is actually happening in the business as it stands. We need to get a complete understanding of what’s going on first. Then we’ll work with you to develop specifi c, tailored strategies to:

  1. Systemise the Business
    One thing we’ve learned – no business can perform unless all of the necessary systems are in place and are working correctly. What sort of systems? Things like procedures covering Operations, Finances, Administration, Sales, Marketing, Management, Technology – the list goes on. We’ll help you identify the gaps and overlaps and get them sorted.
  2. Train your Team
    It’s no good having great systems unless you have a team of motivated people to operate those systems. Usually the monthly wages bill is one of your largest commitments. It’s obvious you need to make the most of this by investing in maximising the team’s potential.
  3. Keep you on Track
    We’ll meet with you on a regular basis to review your progress and make sure you are implementing the things that you said that you wanted to grow your business. In the meantime, we’ll be working with you, putting in place the systems and strategies that will give the business forward momentum. We’re not your boss – we’re here to help you achieve the goals that you wanted for the business. One thing’s for sure, your business never stands still. It’s either growing or declining as the market changes. We’ll be there with you to keep you focused on success.
  4. Advise and Guide You
    Our knowledge base is substantial. All of our advisors have unlimited access to literally thousands of documents, procedures, spreadsheets, Power Point presentations, workshops, DVD and voice fi les for you to take advantage of. There’s no need to “reinvent the wheel” – we’ll already have it to hand. All you need to do is customise it for your business with our help. This makes implementation much easier and faster. After all, it’s the results that are the goal here.
  5. Review and Correct
    Once we implement a strategy, it’s important to make sure it’s working. We’ll help you set up practical methods of measuring the results.
  6. Be a Sounding Board
    One of our greatest advantages for you is the simple fact that we don’t work in your business. As we are not involved in the day-to-day running of the business, this provides us with a unique perspective in helping identify the opportunities for the business. In addition, we’re not involved in the day-to-day politics of the business. We’re seen by everyone involved as an “honest broker” in the process. This allows your staff and other stakeholders the freedom to approach us to discuss individual issues and get them sorted. The path to business success is thankfully a very well worn one. Literally millions of people have travelled it before you. Like anything in life, there is a right way and a wrong way of getting it done. Every successful business that you can think of started out as someone’s idea. Our goal is to help make your idea and your business goals a reality.