Every business is the product of many decisions and agreements, each with financial implications. When businesses grow beyond their first stage, it can be easy to get overwhelmed by the complexity or to over-simplify, so that decisions don’t have their intended effect. That is why financial modelling is an essential tool for all directors. In order for it to be effective it needs to be understandable by those without professional financial expertise and it is this ability to understand business models and replicate them in ways that others understand that is the core expertise of FD Solutions. Documents that can be explained to investors and used by management, who thereby demonstrate that they have the right tool to manage the business, and know how to use it, have helped most of our clients, including an automotive engineering business that raised £300,000 at a price that reflected its trading record and the capability of its management.