Stephenson Smart is not only a firm of Chartered Accountants but also Business Advisors.

Being in business brings responsibility, pressure, risk, and challenges, but it should also be fun and rewarding. Our aim is to advise you on all aspects of your business and work with you to make it as successful as possible. With advisors in offices across Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, we are close at hand to offer personalised, face-to-face advice for businesses.

We can advise on business start-ups, preparing cash flow projections and business plans and monitoring the actual results against budgeted targets. We provide management support to established businesses that are looking to consolidate, grow or sell.

The benefits of using a business adviser:

  • We can monitor performance, calculate Key Performance Indicators, and provide reports, which can be benchmarked against similar businesses in your sector.
  • We can coach and train individuals looking to improve their own skill sets and knowledge bases.
  • We have extensive experience in assisting clients buying and selling their businesses, succession planning and exit strategies. We can provide due diligence in these areas and form opinions over valuations of businesses.
  • We can work closely with banks and financial institutions to assist in obtaining and retaining finance and structuring debt.
Business Advice

The business advice service we provide is:


Our teams are fully qualified and experienced in business advice, to provide you with an efficient and personal service.


As chartered accountants we are aware of the regulatory compliance needed for tax and legal purposes.


The advice and support we can offer you and your business will help you manage and improve your business.

Business Advice
Business Advice

No matter how much you think you know, you need a good accountant behind you to help run a successful business. The good thing about using a larger firm is that there is always someone at the end of the phone to answer any queries. We couldn’t manage without them, full stop.

Jason Taylor and Louise Chenery, Directors, JCT Prestige Cars

Business Advice

We can support your business by:

  • Providing practical, expert advice on running a business.
  • Offering a personal approach.
  • Signposting to sources of finance.
  • Offering insight to help with survival and growth.
  • Giving expert advice for regulatory compliance in your industry.
  • Providing expert business tax advice.

Many of our advisors are recognised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants as Business and Finance Professionals (BFAs). This means that they have the technical knowledge, skills and experience in business and finance to expertly advise you on your business start-up.

No two businesses are the same; we seek to provide proactive advice based on your individual circumstances. We don’t charge for an initial consultation.

We have many clients whose businesses have grown significantly, and we have supported them through it. With our tailored and personal approach, advice and support is provided in a cost-effective way.


If you haven’t been recommended someone, then look for an adviser that is qualified and has had success in supporting other businesses. Once you have found someone that has this, then simply contact them, and ask to meet to discuss your idea and get some advice. We don’t charge for an initial consultation.
As part of our advice to businesses we can monitor performance, calculate Key Performance Indicators, and provide reports, which can be benchmarked against similar businesses in your sector. These insights can be used to help improve your business.
Depending on your individual circumstances you may function as a sole trader, partnership or incorporate your business. Each case is different and can be tailored to your specific requirements.