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A Strategic Planning Framework for 2017

Happy New Year! As we usher in 2017, it's a great time to take stock of what's working and what's not for our business and commit to change. Strategic planning should be on every business owner's list of resolutions for the new year.

This blog discusses the 5 steps to ensure you have a solid strategy heading into 2017.

Are you hoping to invest more time into growing your business instead of getting bogged down by day-to-day business challenges?

Then this outline of a strategic planning template that will help you to craft your own strategic business plans is for you.

The Alternative Board’s Strategic Business Leadership® (SBL) process provides an effective framework for transforming your personal vision of your company into a clear and concise road map that will help to guide your organization’s response to every new challenge and opportunity. The SBL strategic planning process is designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses develop practical strategic plans with attainable, measurable goals.

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Need an Office


I have an office  available here in Gargrave. 4.5m x 4.5m  semi furnshed, will need telephone conected. Own access £500 PCM fully inclusive of heating Lighting and Rates. For more details or viewing please get in touch. Cheers Nick

Equity Release

Following on from my presentation on Wednesday morning, who do you know who could benefit from Equity Release?

Anyone over the age of 65 who owns a property, can release up to 40-50% of the value of their property, without having to prove income. Interest can be repaid or rolled up where no beneficiaries are involved/taken in to consideration. This is especially useful for anyone who currently has an Interest Only mortgage below 50% loan to valuation because instead of having to sell the property to repay the loan, they could use Equity Release. It is also good for anyone who needs to raise capital for whatever purpose. 

There are many products to choose from, some good and others not so good. This is why you should seek expert advice from your trusted financial adviser!

Have a great weekend everybody and see you at the curry night next Friday.


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Announcing the all new Skipton Connect App.

Skipton Connect App

We're proud as punch to announce the launch of the Brand New Skipton Connect App available for Apple devices here: and for Android devices here:

Windows users don't despair! We're close to launching a version just for you. Stay tuned for an announcement soon!