Take a fresh look at your business with a strategic planning day at Harts

Do you remember why you started your own business? Perhaps you wanted some freedom and independence, or to feel more in control? Well the reality is often quite different and the stresses of everyday management can cloud our goals. However a strategic plan can help you regain your vision and enable you to take control of your business.

We have produced a FREE ebook that you can download which is a great place to start taking those first steps towards achieving your business goals. Click the ‘Download free eBook’ button to read now!

Why having a business strategy is vital

At Harts we can help our clients clarify their personal objectives and balance these with their business goals. What makes you happy? When do you want to retire? These are the sort of questions that should form the basis of your business goals. With a clear, measurable strategic plan you can clarify your vision and put in place the actions needed to achieve your goals.

How Harts can help

Harts are able to offer you a full, 1 day planning session, facilitating the process and documenting the outcomes in a bespoke report with ongoing monthly reviews to give you support and accountability. Steven Glicher will guide you through the every aspect of the strategic planning day to facilitate and document the outcomes and answer any questions you may have as your personal advisor for the day.

About Steven Glicher

Steven has a wealth of experience in accountancy and tax, advising both businesses and individuals. Having worked for international and independent practices Steven started his own firm, Steven Glicher & Co, in 1991, which merged with Harts in 2018. His personal approach will support you through the strategic planning day to help you refocus the vision for your business.

Book a Session

Please click below to ‘Book a session now’ to book your place. Please don’t hesitate to call the Macclesfield office for any further queries you may have, or to find out more about any of our other services.

As always, please feel free to get in touch to talk to us about this event or to find out more about our services at Harts Accountants by calling 01625 669669 or email us at info@harts-ltd.com


Found the session quite eye opening in a good way, good well paced session, making me think about the business and plan in a structured way.

Having someone not involved in the day 2 day business asking the right questions as Steve did help make sure your plans don’t have any optimism bias on them which is always a risk, allowing you to look at the business from a new perspective and make sure everything is as it should be, that was one of the more valuable elements of this session.

Steve was very helpful, knowledgeable and provided guidance through the session and helping keep you focused on the end goal.


Order Digital Founder

“We have worked with Harts and Steven Glicher in producing a 5-year strategic plan for our business. We have found the process, along with the follow-up meetings, invaluable in getting our business to where I want it to be. Since we started the process, we have seen a significant increase in both turnover and profit, and additionally, we have massively improved our margins. We can thoroughly recommend Harts as a firm of accountants and business advisors who are both proactive and reactive to their clients’ needs. We look forward to working with Harts and their amazing team, over the coming years to enable us to reach our personal and business goals”

Britannia Car Leasing

“I had the initial half-day session on Strategic Planning at Harts with Steven Glicher and found the experience enlightening. It was one of the first opportunities we had to work on our business and plan a way forward, based on my vision for the future. I can thoroughly recommend the process to all business owners looking to plan a way ahead in these uncertain times. We look forward to working with Harts and their team to see where we get to!”

Goodwins Auto Salvage Limited

I attended a Strategy and Finance Masterclass led by Steven.

No one can make accounting interesting or exciting but Steven was able to make it incredibly easy to understand and follow for future application in my own small business.

His running of the course was overall incredibly informative, educational and helpful. Steven clearly knows his stuff and is passionate about what he does.

Highly recommend downloading the e-books that Steven has created.

Thank you Steven for dedicating your time and sharing your knowledge; a incredibly resourceful morning for myself

Strategy Planning Co-Owner

“We were experiencing rapid growth for the past few years and opportunities had led us to stray from our core strengths and we were suffering the effects of being stretched without a plan to support our ambitions. We needed to clarify what we wanted to achieve in the future and create a shared vision we could articulate to the entire organization.

Steven Glicher at Harts Accountancy has been asking us for the last year or so to conduct a strategic plan for the business. Never having been through a strategic planning process, I was unsure and to be honest somewhat sceptical as to the value, but this mindset was quickly changed upon meeting with Harts and discussing how the plan will help our business . They have a well thought out, fully developed process. The strategic plan was truly a defining moment for the future of our company. It led us to make many critical decisions about our business all centered on narrowing our focus to our core strengths and then maximizing our success in these defined areas, it also allowed us to look at the business in a different way where now we have a defined path to achieve our goals.

Harts Accountancy has been instrumental in this process, not just at the discovery, formulation, and implementation stage, but also they will be a vital long-term continuation of our Strategic Planning Process. I would highly recommend Harts Accountancy to any organization planning to grow their business.”

Durgham Shamot Chief Executive

“We worked with Steven and the team at Harts to define the strategic plan for our business. We found the session incredibly useful, shining a light on motivations, strengths, and weaknesses, to formulate a real roadmap for the business with fixed objectives that are measurable. By having the strategic plan with a series of KPI’s and dates allocated to various actions it has helped us keep the business on track and give us a much better vision to see if we are still where we need to be.

I would highly recommend this session for anyone who is running their own business, even if you think you already know it all, it’s really insightful and helpful having a well informed but unbiased 3rd party work through the detail with you. The focus on the day to day running of operations often means that we don’t pause to consider where we actually want to be, or how we are even going to get there despite taking up most of our life and enabling us to earn a living.

In this short ebook, I hope to explain the reasons why you need to have a strategy for your business which hopefully will enable you to make more profit and enjoy a better life. Sounds a bit optimistic but here goes…”

Lee Ashton Managing Director, BuglerSmith Brand Communication

“OMC is a UKAS accredited laboratory (4243) specialising in Asbestos Management. In the last 13 years, we have just been coasting along trying to grow the business with some small success. However, it is easy to take your foot off the pedal, become complacent and then wonder why you are not achieving your goals in business. When Harts initially contacted OMC, regarding how they could assist on Strategy Planning for our business, we were not sure what to expect. During our face to face meeting with Mr. Steven Glicher of Harts, we were very quickly taken out of our comfort zone, challenged but very quickly given a re-focus on the important business issues, decisions, and challenges as Shareholders we would need to consider and implement.

Following our meeting with Harts, we received a copy of our Strategy Plan moving forward giving a clear focus on the key actions and decisions we would need to take and maintain the momentum.

I believe, late only gets later and from the re-focus, Harts gave OMC in reviewing our business aspirations, we have already made changes. I look forward to implementing all the changes we need to become the company we always aspired to be and wish to thank Steven for his consultancy and support.”

Philip McGregor-Cheers Technical Manager Occuptional Management Consultants Ltd