Business Owners Service
Financial Planning Concepts provide a comprehensive range of assistance and support to people who run their own business’s.
We understand your personal and professional lives are often intertwined, so we deliver a cohesive strategy that incorporates all aspects of your life. Our service is tailored to your specific needs and includes the following:
1. Annual planning meetings
We realise you will want to be seen regularly; the only question is how often. For most people an annual planning meeting is the core of this regular contact but if you (or we) feel that more regular meetings are necessary at any time we can build them into your schedule
2. Keeping you informed
We know the importance of being informed and as such we produce and send you regular newsletters. Also periodically we will be in contact regarding issues that personally affect you, just to keep you updated. None of this is long-winded or difficult to understand. If there is anything more complex, we’ll call and explain it to you directly.
3. Adviser access
If you need to contact Jerry between review dates, we are available via a range of communication options, including:
4. How much is enough?
It would be nice to know how much money you need to retire, semi-retire or simply achieve financial independence. You may even have an idea yourself and would like an expert to confirm if you are on the right track and to ensure you haven’t missed anything. We can not only do those calculations for you from time to time, we can also provide you with smart strategies that may:
- Bring forward the date
- Provide exit or funding options that you hadn’t known were available
- Assist family members to help fund you out of the business (if that is your wish)
- Assist any other internal successors to complete a management buy-out (again, if that is your wish)
5. Tax Mitigation: make your money go further
Some smart tax planning can make your money last longer and provide you with more options as you approach the end of your working life. Something as simple as how you pay yourself can have a significant impact on your earning potential.
6. Working with your other advisers
If you already have other professional advisers in place, it is essential your financial adviser is able to fit in and work with them effectively. We have a great deal of experience working with other professional advisers including accountants, lawyers and corporate financiers.
7. The FPC Professional Network
If you do ever need another professional to deal with a specific issue, we have an extensive and trusted network of contacts we can connect you with. Members of our professional network have been hand selected for their complementary skills and expertise. With our guidance they will work together seamlessly to manage all aspects of your affairs.
“We realise that your financial concerns cannot be dealt with in isolation, that’s why we’ve assembled an expert team of professional advisers to provide guidance on all aspects of your affairs as both a business owner and private client.”
Jerry Wellington, Financial Planner
8. Dealing with broader family financial issues
As a business owner we understand the issues that affect you, both personally and professionally. We also realise that sometines members of your family face challenges which you would like to help them with.
These could include the following:
- Care home funding for your parents
- Paying for education, for children or grandchildren
- Help with property purchase or debt reduction for your children
- Gifting money safely, down through the generations
We provide advice on each of these matters, as part of our business owner advisory service.
9. Wealth Administration: removing the hassle
Our aim is to simplify everything that can be simplified, speaking to you in a way you can understand without any jargon. We will take on as much or as little as you want us to – it is entirely up to you.
10. Retirement Planning: pensions and property
Where appropriate, we can help you to tap into the tax benefits associated with your pension to purchase business premises. By using your pension, you may be able to significantly reduce your funding costs. We will guide you through the pension’s framework, keeping it clear and simple at all times.
11. Investment Advice: managing risk and reward
Our investment approach is straightforward and sound. Most clients have worked hard to accumulate what they’ve got and don’t want or need to be taking too much investment risk, so we don’t either.
12. Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning
When it comes to estate planning you want to ensure the right funds end up in the right hands at the right time, without paying a fortune in tax to the government. Drawing on our years of experience and trusted network we can deal with your estate planning and IHT issues in a way that meets your exact requirements.