Starting a new Business
So, you are thinking about starting up your own business? There is every chance that we can help you. There are a number of options that we consider before we admit failure, we look at every option that is available to us.
In order for us to help you, we need to find out some basic information from you. You need to understand what is involved and how to start the process.
Before we can consider any application, we need you to sign our mutual non-disclosure agreement, contained in our Welcome Pack.. We will not look at any submission, before you have signed this document. It is very important, because it protects you and your ideas.
In plain English, the non-disclosure agreement stops us disclosing anything to a third party about you and your business ideas, without your express consent in writing. The non-disclosure agreement also prevents you from disclosing things that we discuss with you.
Kindly print and complete our Business Information Pack (also in our Welcome Pack), to the best of your ability. Make sure that you remember to sign each page please. This indicates that you have completed the page to the best of your knowledge and ability.
The reason this is important to us, is for our protection and to ensure that you are authorised to act on behalf of your company. Or if others are concerned, then, your signature indicates that you have their permission to talk to us on their behalf.
After you have completed steps 1 & 2. We need you to mail the non-disclosure agreement and the Business Information Pack to us. Unless you mail the documents to us, we will not agree to talk to you. We require a signed non-disclosure agreement and our Business Information Pack returned to us, bearing an original signature in every case. The other documents in our Welcome Pack are there for reference purposes only.
After a very careful evaluation of your details, we will assess your documents to determine if we can be of help to you. If we believe we can, then we will contact you for a no obligation consultation. This allows you and us to put names to faces. It also permits us to read through your details and make an initial assessment. If we determine that we cannot be of help to you, we will contact you and agree a method of securely destroying your application or returning it to you; provided that you enclose a self addressed, postage paid envelope.
What happens next?
We will almost certainly require more information from you.
We will agree to meet with you for a one – time no obligation, free of charge meeting; to discuss your specific requirements; in more detail, at a mutually agreed place and time.
We will listen attentively to what you have to tell us and determine if we still feel we can offer you a solution to your problems. We will not subject you to any high pressure sales tactics. We will want to hear all of your story, before we can make any clear determination as to what we feel would be the best way forward.
On the proviso that we can offer a solution and come to an agreement about the services that we are prepared to offer you, we will provide you with a detailed letter of offer or Service Level Agreement.
Our Service Level Agreement represents our Terms of Reference and forms the basis of any agreement that we may come to.
Our Terms of Reference will provides a line by line description of each service that we are prepared to offer you with any associated costs clearly defined on each line..
We expect you:-
- To review our Service Level Agreement and select the services that you desire to take. You would signify your assent, by initialing each service line you agree to use..
- It is up to you to determine if you are prepared to select or refuse each line item.
- Once you have selected the services that we offer you, then we would attach the order to our standard terms and conditions and the two documents (Service Level Agreement along with our Terms and Conditions), would form a legally binding contract between us.
If you refuse our offers of service:-
- You are advised that any further contact between us, (after the initial consultation), may incur costs on our part and therefore, we reserve the right to:
- Decline any further meetings
- Charge you for our time.