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    Transform Your Creative Vision with Smart Financial Moves

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    Hello and Welcome

    Empowering Creative Companies

    We Help You to Master Your Finances, Test Ideas, and Take Control of Your Future

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    About Us

     

    With decades of experience in financial management and a passion for empowering creative success, I help you turn your artistic vision into a thriving, financially secure reality

     

    The founder and managing director of Business Bright, Ally O'Meally-Watson is a Chartered Management Accountant (CIMA). She has over 30 years of accountancy experience within the UK working with companies such as award-winning, Blackburn's Design Consultants (London), Amani Jones Limited - Handbag Designers, Clean Break Theatre Company, The Welsh National Opera, Cinetig films and more.

     

    Ally is also a director and chair of Winding Snake Productions. She recently started working with the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship in the Caribbean as a finance coach.

     

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    From budget creation and analysis to in-depth financial literacy training, our services are tailored to meet the unique needs of creative entreprenuers, non profits and theatre companies.

     

    Why Choose a Creative Finance Strategist?

    Gain the financial clarity and confidence you need to achieve your creative goals. Our approach combines expert financial knowledge with a deep understanding of the challenges faced by creative businesses.

     

    Book a Free Consultation: Take the First Step Towards Financial Empowerment

    Ready to transform your financial outlook? Schedule a consultation today and discover how professional budgeting and financial coaching can elevate your creative enterprise.

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    Your Business Numbers Unleashed

    Illuminate Your Business Path to Profitability

     

    Six Weeks of 1 TO 1 Business Finance Coaching

    It's like having a CFO (Chief Finance Director/Finance Director) shining a spotlight on your creative business

     

    Elevate your financial prowess and embark on a bespoke journey to illuminate your business path to profitability with our Numbers Unleashed VIP Sessions—a customisable, 1:1 experience designed for the creative mind seeking financial insights about their business.

     

    The aim is to achieve substantial progress or breakthroughs that would usually take much longer in traditional, group sessions

     

     

    🌟 What to Expect:

    Unlock Financial Mastery: We've Created Six Interactive, Step by Step, 60-Minute Power Workshops to Craft Your next 12-Month Financial Blueprint and Skyrocket Your Financial Confidence.

     

    We start with a Kickstart Strategy session: This is your 30-Minute Financial Launchpad unveiling the blueprint for your upcoming six-week Numbers Unleashed Workshops – Let's Dive into Your Business Vision and Goals.

     

    After the Kickstart session you will receive a customised workbook that includes sections for goal setting, key takeaways from the session, and areas for notes.

     

    Six-Weeks of Your Numbers Unleashed

     

    1. Align your Mindset for the Road Ahead by Creating a Vision Board for Business Success: I'll show your how to use visualization techniques and a business vison board to generate positive outcomes in everyday situations.

     

    2. A Review & Discussion on Your Current Financial Status: Dive deep into your business finances with a dedicated expert. We will review your current numbers, give you a Financial Snapshot report and explain, in plain English, your financials around pricing, margins and costs to uncover hidden potentials and dissect challenges.

     

    3. Your Next 12 Months Financial Plan: We're not about cookie-cutter solutions. Together we will build the foundation for your personalized financial strategy that resonates with your unique business goals. My tream will then sculpt your 12 month Financial Roadmap with a budget and cash forecast that aligns with your creative vision.

     

    4. Presenting Your 12 Month Financial Roadmap: We will go through your fine tuned financial plan in plain English to make it your own and easy to understand. No unneccesary jargon, just practical guidance tailored to your creative mindset and your level of financial literacy so that you won't feel let behind or overwhelmed.

     

    5. Refreshment Breaks & a Gourmet Lunch: This week is a Q&A week to fuel your creativity while enjoying a delicious meal and continuing the financial conversation. Connect and share insights in a relaxed, inspiring environment. Your sessions can be virtual or live. If it is virtual, in most cases, we can still arrange for refreshments and a gourmet lunch to be delivered to you.

     

    6. Your Action & Implementation Plan: Witness the transformation as we implement strategies in real-time. Troubleshoot challenges, fine-tune your action plan, and set the stage for immediate impact.

     

    A Follow Up Call: We will book a follow up call 30 days later to check on how you are going with the implementation of your action plan. You will have unlimited email and Whatsapp support throughout.

     

    🚀 Why Numbers Unleashed?

    • Creative-Friendly Approach: Numbers Unleashed understands the artistic mind. We make finance approachable, engaging, and dare we say it, fun.
    • Real Results, Real Fast: No lengthy seminars or one-size-fits-all solutions. Get tangible results in just one day, specific to your business. We will be using structured worksheets throughout so that you'll have an engaging manual and notes for future reference.
    • Ongoing Support: The journey doesn't need to end with the VIP day. Receive post-session resources, electronic and printable templates, and optional support to keep your financial brilliance shining.

    💡 Illuminate Your Business Future:

     

    Seize this opportunity to transform your business's financial landscape. Numbers Unleashed VIP Mastery Day is your ticket to unlocking the knowledge of how to run your business successfully with indepth insights of your numbers.

     

    📆 Limited Slots Available: Book Yours Now!

     

    Ready to shine a light on your business numbers?

    Book your exclusive VIP experience now and embark on a journey that blends creativity with financial acumen.

     

    Lets get practical, why do business owners need to know their numbers?

     

    When entrepreneurs and small business owners have a grip on their finances, they're able to:

    • Understand their bookkeeper or accountant - No more being puzzled by 'accountantese'.
    • Question what's going on in their business - Why has profits fallen so much in the last year?
    • Improve their cash flow and increase their profits - No wondering if there will be enough money to pay the bills or staff or yourself. Why doesn't my cash equal my profit?
    • Manage any financial risks - When you know what's risky and can take steps right away to reduce them.
    • Make plans and informed decisions that drive business growth - For example: Our biggest profit earner is coming from our sales of red headwraps. Let's see how we can put more money towards marketing those and create similar products.

    Being able to interpret your numbers provides you with the power to set your business on the right course continuously course correcting if needed.

     

     

     

    Book Now - Unlock Brilliance

     

    Your Numbers Unleashed - Illuminate Your Path to Profitability.

    Because your numbers should tell a story, not a mystery.

     

    Note: Limited slots available. Reserve your VIP 1 to 1 experience to embark on a transformative financial journey tailored just for you.  We will craft a unique agenda based around your business finances, your goals and your challenges based on your 30 minute Kick -Start Session.

     

     

    Your Investment Options

    • Your Numbers Unleashed: Six weeks of financial enrichment and planning designed for creative entrepreneurs. Just £1997 as a one off payment.
    • Your Numbers Empowered: Includes Your Numbers Unleased, 6 week experience plus ongoing Monthly Financial Advisory Sessions. 12 monthly payments of just £399.

      This is an opportunity to book Your Numbers Unleashed six week experience along with a further 10 monthly financial review sessions to track your business progress. This special offer is to encourage you to start and continue on your financial journey with on going tracking and reviews for your financial plan, it's a cost effective way to keep abreast of your monthly finances. * This option assumes that your monthly bookkeeping will be kept up to date, if you need support with this, let me know.

     

    Guarantee

    If after the Kick Start session you feel that this experience is not for you, you can cancel and get a refund of the amount paid.

     

    Book a free 30 minute Budget Blueprint Consult to explore and build a one page plan for your business. 

    Email ally@businessbright.co.uk

     

     

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    Business Budget Bliss

    Masterclass

     

    Craft Your Financial Roadmap for

    Business Growth in a Day

    £295.00

    Itinerary

     

    10am

    Coffee & Welcome Chat

     

    Am

    • Brief overview of the day's agenda 
    • Understanding Business Budget Basics & how a budget promotes growth
    • Key concepts & components of a business budget (revenue, expenses, profit)
    • Identifying financial goals for the business
    • Collecting necessary financial data (previous income and expenses)

    Lunch Break

    • Lunch provided if face to face

    PM:

    Creating Your Business Budget

    • Step-by-step guide to building a budget
    • Practical examples and templates
    • Create a draft budget for your business
    • Reviewing and refining the draft budget
    • Review and feedback
    • Finalize your budget

    Closing: 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

    • Drinks and the opportunity to discuss insights and takeaways

     

    Need a low cost trial first?

    Book a How to Create Your Business Budget Consult. A 90 minute taster course that will help you reframe your money mindset and make good financial decisions and is a great precurser to the Budget Bliss Masterclass which gives time for implementation.

    How to create Your Business Budget is Just £35.00. This can be deducted from your masterclass if you decide to take it further.

     

    What you'll learn
    • Estimate your income
    • Estimate your expenses
    • Adjust your financial strategy based on your business needs

     

    Let's shape your business future together!

     

     

  • Client Testimonials

     

    The Fearless Finance workshop with Ally really was an eye opener into how important and useful it can be to understand the financial side of your business even though from the off set it can appear daunting. It has helped me to see how I can begin marking my progress and understand my business in more depth to allow me to understand it's capabilities for growth. My subsequent 1-2-1 with Ally was great to begin setting up some important financial documents, creating annual and monthly targets to check that I'm on track and make sure that I am making my business is working for me. Thank you Ally for your knowlededge and encouragement.

     

    —Clarice Price Thomas Jewellery Designer/Maker

     

    Ally worked for over a year as a financial consultant on the New Creative Markets Programme. Her specialist knowledge and experience of working with businesses in the creative industries allowed her to quickly build confidence with the artists and designers. She delivered excellent 'Fearless Finance' workshops that were accessible to businesses at various stages of growth and engaged participants through visual mapping. She worked with businesses on a 121 basis and received consistently good feedback. I would highly recommend Ally as a consultant for creative businesses and her work on the New Creative Markets Programme has had a measurable impact.

    -www.spacestudios.org.uk and Lena Nix - Artist Development Manager

     

    Ally is great person to work with and her financial skills and knowledge has helped BDC develop its financial management arrangements from financial planning, monitoring and projecting through to the statement of accounts. She puts a lot of effort and time into assisting my office manage the income and expenditure accounts throughout the year giving solid quarterly advice, financial information and benchmarking for key performance factors that we agree which is invaluable in successfully running my business and projecting to the end of year statement of accounts.

     

    —Byron Davies OBE, Managing Director BDConsulting (UK)

     

    Allocating the time to your business plan just doesn't seem to happen when you are busy working on a day by day basis. However, working with Ally from Business Bright on our business planning process has been of such a huge benefit to JacBee and a great way of making you as a business take some dedicated time out to focus, discuss and more importantly plan'.

     

    —Victoria Beesley, Co-Director, JacBee Ltd http://www.jacbee.co.uk/

     

    Business Bright make a refreshing change to the usual accountancy firms, taking a keen interest in the intricacies of our business over and above the routine number crunching. Our regular review meetings definitely add value and help us to shape our ongoing business marketing and development plans

     

    —Ronsons Restaurants (Herb & Ellies)

     

     

    What people say about the Right-Brain Business Planning Course:

     

    This course helped me re-energize and align my vision, purpose and actions. In fact, engaging in this class got me so inspired again about my business that I found myself in action implementing my plan while simultaneously creating it! Results are already materializing.

    — Amy Egenberger, Spirit Out!, Inc, www.spiritout.com

     

    Approaching the writing of a business plan with a right-brain creative aspect makes it less intimidating and more inspiring. It certainly isn't boring! I think the creative approach makes it more personal.

     

    The best aspect for me in this class is feeling that I have a better direction for my business. It pushed me to move in a direction that I've been contemplating for almost a year."

     

    —Amy Crawley, Amy A. Crawley Fine Art, www.amyacrawley.com

     

    "I've written business plans before, but this helped me do it in a way that let me stay in the right mindset for the project. The old ways felt like trapping the creative flow in false structure that misled me. But my Right-Brain Business Plan® not only provides structure, it provides inspiration and puts me in the right (ha!)mindset."

     

    —Tori Deaux, The Circus Serene, www.circusserene.com

    "I definitely appreciate the fact that this course emphasizes and acknowledges how important visuals are to the right brain person. This concept really helps me stay focused and interested in the planning process of my business. Phew! This is the furthest I have ever gone in the planning process. I typically don't make it past reading the two words, ‘executive summary'."

     

    — Lisa Hause, Lisa Hause Photography, www.lisahause.com

     

    "If you don't have a plan for your business, you need one. If you want to have fun learning how to develop a plan, take this course. This course takes the ‘scare factor' out of creating a business plan."

    —Tracey Asai, Tracey Asai Designs, www.traceyasaidesigns.com

     

    'I learned a great deal about how to put profit first, plus how to keep my artistic integrity and pursue the gap between a financially viable commercial photographic career and a flourishing art practice.

    Thanks for the financial documents - these are great! It’s really helpful to see these figures down on paper; it frees up space in my head to get on with the creativity!! Finally, I can see a financial future!'

     

    —Karen Roswell Photography 

     

     

    'I met Ally in the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean training program for Jamaican Entrepreneurs. Going into the program, I had a basic knowledge of accounting. I wasn't confident in reading financial reports, and what reports were most beneficial in monitoring cash flow, "real profit," cost savings or waste.

     

    I wanted a financial mentor since financial planning was a valuable skill necessary to scale and grow my business, but I was not prepared for the impact Ally would have on my business and my mindset. Each week we would meet for advisory sessions, where I would outline strategies and prospects for revenue, and Ally would give advice. She stressed the importance of planning and understanding the actual cost associated with my services.

     

    Ally emphasized measuring the financial health of my business by tracking my cash flow using agile reporting templates. She coached me with demonstration and practice to understand budgeting and forecasting, that cash is king, and that there are distinct differences between sales, profits, and cash, in how they affect business growth. I no longer feel like a rookie in financial planning due to Ally's mentorship.

     

    I am more enthusiastic about reading my financials monthly because now it makes better sense for the growth of my company, and I now have better financial goals in mind. I use my accounting system differently now; ensuring accurate data input provides me with the correct reports and balances synced with my bank.

    Thanks to Ally, I can confidently use financial terms, whether basic accounting or top-level economic language when speaking with financial institutions. Ally gave me more than just financial mentorship; she gave me financial confidence and better business health''.

    Every business needs an "Ally"

     

    - Stacy-Ann Wilson Odem Creative Media Limited

     

  • Canvas to Cash Insights

    16 décembre 2023
  • Forecast & Flourish

    A Cash Flow & Cocktails VIP Day Experience

     

    Why is Cash Management So Important?

     

    Cash flow management is vital for your creative business as it keeps your operations running smoothly. It helps you avoid cash shortages and plan for expenses, preventing financial hiccups.

    With a clear cash flow forecast, you can make informed decisions, whether it's cutting costs or expanding your business. It's the compass that ensures your business sails steadily through financial waters.

     

     

    Shake Up Your Business's Financial Success

     

    Are you ready to transform your business's financial trajectory in a unique and engaging way?

     

    Join us for an exclusive 1-2-1 VIP Day where we'll blend the art of business finance with the excitement of crafting a brighter future for your creative enterprise and sweeten the day with a selection of delicious drinks.

     

    The Forecast & Flourish: A Cash Flow & Cocktails VIP Day is an immersive experience carefully curated to take your financial understanding to new heights, all while enjoying the comfort of your own space or we can do business at the beach near my office and go for cocktails afterwards. Our tailored program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools you need to navigate the intricacies of business finance with confidence and finesse.

     

    What You'll Experience:

     

    Mixing the Finances: Dive deep into your business's current financial situation with a comprehensive Profit & Loss and Cash Flow assessment  that uncovers hidden financial opportunities and paves the way for sustainable growth.

     

    Sipping on Success: Explore the perfect blend of pricing strategies that ensure your business remains competitive and profitable in your industry.

     

    Balancing the Books: Master the art of managing costs and expenses to maximize your profit margins without compromising the quality of your products or services.

     

    Forecasting on the Rocks: We will develop solid profit and cash forecasts for you to set achievable goals to guide your business toward a prosperous future.

     

    The Finishing Touch: Craft a personalized action plan that integrates all the strategies and insights gained throughout the day, setting your business on the path to sustained financial success.

     

    You will also be offered an opportunity for monthly updates and reviews with us to continue strengthening your cash position.

     

    We'll conclude the day with a celebratory toast, where you can enjoy a specially crafted cocktail of your choice, whether it's a virgin delight or a spirited creation.

     

    Join us for a day of insightful learning and strategic planning that will empower your business for long-term growth and stability.

     

    Invest in Your Business's Financial Future

     

    Secure your spot now for this exclusive 1-2-1 VIP Day for only USD $997!

     

    Don't miss this opportunity to take control of your business's financial narrative and set it on the path to lasting prosperity.

     

    Bonuses:

    Luxurious Business Journal: A high-quality, stylish business journal to jot down your newfound money insights and ideas throughout the day and beyond.

     

    Interactive Workshop Materials: You will be provided with interactive worksheets, templates, and guides related to cash flow management that you can use to implement the strategies discussed during your VIP day

     

    Enjoy Cocktails with me in person or virtually through the Cocktail Letter Box service.

     

    A One Hour Check in Session after 30 days. You can ask all your burning questions and get coached on revising and refining your cash flow projections based on the latest information and data available ... 

     

    Limited spots available!

     

    Reserve your place today and embark on a transformative journey to secure the financial success your business deserves!

     

     

     

    Client Testimonials

    '....My subsequent 1-2-1 with Ally was great to begin setting up some important financial documents, creating annual and monthly targets to check that I'm on track and make sure that I am making my business is working for me. Thank you Ally for your knowledge and encouragement'.

    —Clarice Price Thomas Jewellery Designer/Maker

     

     

    'I met Ally in the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean training program for Jamaican Entrepreneurs. Going into the program, I had a basic knowledge of accounting. I wasn't confident in reading financial reports, and what reports were most beneficial in monitoring cash flow, "real profit," cost savings or waste.

     

    I wanted a financial mentor since financial planning was a valuable skill necessary to scale and grow my business, but I was not prepared for the impact Ally would have on my business and my mindset. Each week we would meet for advisory sessions, where I would outline strategies and prospects for revenue, and Ally would give advice. She stressed the importance of planning and understanding the actual cost associated with my services.

    Ally emphasized measuring the financial health of my business by tracking my cash flow using agile reporting templates. She coached me with demonstration and practice to understand budgeting and forecasting, that cash is king, and that there are distinct differences between sales, profits, and cash, in how they affect business growth. I no longer feel like a rookie in financial planning due to Ally's mentorship.

    I am more enthusiastic about reading my financials monthly because now it makes better sense for the growth of my company, and I now have better financial goals in mind. I use my accounting system differently now; ensuring accurate data input provides me with the correct reports and balances synced with my bank.

    Thanks to Ally, I can confidently use financial terms, whether basic accounting or top-level economic language when speaking with financial institutions. Ally gave me more than just financial mentorship; she gave me financial confidence and better business health''.

    Every business needs an "Ally" - Stacy-Ann Wilson Odem Creative Media Limited

     

    We work primarily with women and creative entrepreneurs who are looking to grow and want some help understanding the money side of their business

     

    Why Business Bright?

    • Ally, the founder of Business Bright has 30 + years of accounting for businesses of all sizes from sole traders, limited companies to non profits and start-ups and they have been mainly creative companies.
    • Ally is a qualified chartered management accountant - CIMA
    • She ran Kumon Maths and English Tuition Centres in Cardiff & Newport in Wales, UK for more than 15 years so knows how to teach maths to the fearful but ambitious.
    • She loves finance, creativity and is passionate about helping women entrepreneurs to grow by their numbers

     

    Guarantee:

    If you don't achieve the outcome you hoped, you can cancel your VIP day by mid-day for a full refund.

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