Are you a new, or established, MiP strugging to build the business you want?
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MiP Workshops

"Fiona, I thoroughly enjoyed your insight, humour and professionalism in guiding us in how we can connect and deliver quality services to our target audience, Focusing on our key skills and "quick wins" to build trust, I believe that your contribution is a significant stepping stone in my MIP career." - Tim Brooker

How to be self employed

New members in practice often don’t develop the businesses they want because they don’t build the right platform for their business success.

This workshop aims to help you onto the right path for you:

Programme

  • What do you want from your business?
  • What type of business is right for you?
  • Building your confidence
  • Delivery of service
  • Finding customers
  • Pricing
  • Your full plan – help with creating a plan for YOUR business

Full day interactive workshop with case studies and exercises so you go away with a proper action plan you can implement in your own businesses immediately.

Price £149 plus VAT

PLUS opportunity to do an add on to the workshop for 1 hour after the formal workshop is completed to help you complete your MiP application.

Additional £20 plus VAT. If you are interested in this please contact me directly.

How to be a management accountant

This workshop is specifically for CIMA Members in Practice who want to build their business using the skills they have mastered as management accountants, Financial Controllers and Finance Directors.

It provides practical guidance in how you can move your business towards a more management accounting bent.

Programme:

  • What is management accounting for SMEs?
  • Identifying customers
  • Pricing
  • Moving clients towards higher value sales
  • Choosing strategic partners and introducers and managing the relationship
  • Help with creating a plan for YOUR business

Full day interactive workshop with case studies and exercises so you go away with a proper action plan you can implement in your own businesses immediately.

Price £149 plus VAT

How to be self employed

Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling
PILOT EVENT ONLY £129 plus VAT

Eventbrite - MIP EVENT - How to be self employed 6th Nov 2017

How to be a management accountant

Golden Lion Hotel, Stirling

Eventbrite - MIP EVENT - How to be a management accountant7th Nov 2017

How to be self employed

Holiday Inn Express London, Hammersmith

Eventbrite - MIP EVENT - How to be self employed 27th Nov 2017

How to be a management accountant

Holiday Inn Express London, Hammersmith

Eventbrite - MIP EVENT - How to be a management accountant28th Nov 2017

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"A really practical and frank discussion of how to build the business you want."
- Susie Kevern

"This course is definitely worth taking a day out of your busy routine for. You will come away re-energised and with information to move your business forward."
- Jon Peilow

"Fiona was clear, approachable and encouraging. I have left the workshop with a list of realistic actions and more confidence in achieving my goals."
- Judith Morris

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MiP Handbooks

have long felt that CIMA Members in Practice need some extra guidance in setting up their businesses so they can have the type of success they are entitled to – and through their CIMA training have earned. To help address this issue I have written two handbooks specifically for MiPs. Enjoy!

How to be self employed
 

A MiPs Handbook New members in practice often don’t develop the businesses they want because they don’t build the right platform for their business success.

This handbook is written specifically for CIMA members who want to take the self-employment route and build their own businesses and helps them avoid some of the pitfalls encountered by many new MiPs.

So it is ideal for CIMA members who are exploring becoming self-employed and for new MiPs.

Available on Amazon for £15:

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How to be become a management accountant

A MiPs HandbookThis handbook is written specifically for CIMA Members in Practice who want to build their business using the skills they have mastered as management accountants, Financial Controllers and Finance Directors.

It provides practical guidance in how you can move your business towards a more management accounting bent.

Available on Amazon for £15:

Buy at Amazon

Both workbooks take the lessons learned by me over my 15+ years in practice and collate them into an easy to read format. Each chapter finishes with action points so that by the end of the book the reader has a blueprint to follow.

"Thanks to Fiona Bevan - I've read your book 'How to be a management accountant' already. If I had read it when I set up my business I would have a very different business today. (Where's that time machine....)

I found it really useful and it has reinforced the need to align my strategic partners. There are some really good tips on pricing and your description of what a management accountant is most useful. I will be referring to the book frequently as part of my business development. I went down the route of doing everything and it's not the smartest move. Thankfully I'm getting there. Your book will be a big help to those starting out (as well as every other Practicing MiP!)" - Lorraine Ellison

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Management Accounting Services

Jenny explains a graph

We are management accountants by training and inclination. This means we often want to build our businesses as MiPs around providing clients management accounting services.

However, many MiPs struggle to identify the key services they could offer to clients, because they fail to differentiate between what they can do and what the client values.

I have built my business by providing management accounting services to clients. I have tried and tested practices to help identify the services, which can add the biggest value to clients.

"Fiona... has inspired me to go after the more challenging work that I am passionate about and that is right for my skills and previous experience."

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Business Planning and Pricing

Michael draws a mindmap

Many MiPs struggle to identify clients who value the services they want to offer – which means they can end up going down the road of offering services outside their comfort zone, or charging low rates to get the work they want.

A big issue for MiPs is having the confidence in their proposition to sell and price effectively.

I can take you through a robust planning process so that you are very clear on the perfect clients for you. We can work through a marketing plan to attract those clients, and create processes to help you price and sell your services to prospects.

"I have known of Fiona's work for three years now and I am fortunate to have her support in developing my own business. She brings to each challenge her unbounding energy and enthusiasm."

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Marketing

Creating a marketing plan

As accountants, marketing is often a side of our business we ignore or do poorly. That is why accountants who have good marketing collateral stand out from the crowd.

Newsletters can be a good start, but I think we can impress new and existing clients more by providing self-help information. I have written a raft of business guides you could brand, and distribute, under your business name.

I also have tried and tested marketing material you can brand for your business.

"Fiona has a solid skill set and applies a broad perspective to each new opportunity, taking the time to provide clarity to each situation she tackles on behalf of her clients."

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An Understanding Ear

Understanding

Running your own business can be a lonely experience, as you don't have the colleague support you may have been used to when you worked in industry. Also there are not many impartial people out there with whom you can share ideas, or discuss your business concerns.

With my years as a successful MiP I can offer you a sounding board, which will be objective, and impartial, but most of all based on an appreciation of how you see your business thriving.

Through monthly one on one Skype mentoring sessions, and/or, telephone help and guidance, we can concentrate on your particular concerns as they arise.

"Fiona has been an incredible resource and a great source of encouragement to me while I have been building my business."

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So why would you work with me?

Fiona

I am a CIMA MiP just like you.

I have built my business by providing management accountancy services to small and medium sized businesses in deepest Somerset.

I am a member of the global MiP panel, co-chair of the 2013, and chair of the 2014, MiP conference at Heythrop park, a practising certificate assessor and help run the South West Area MiP Group.

In short I am passionate about helping MiPs to succeed, in the fastest and easiest way possible, through personal experience.

I have made mistakes over the years, and learned from them.

I am offering a tailor made support and mentoring service to MiPs who want to develop their management accounting business to suit their lifestyle and aspirations.

You can pick and choose those services you think will best move your business forward.