ABCorporation is a consultancy specialised in assisting companies reach their full potential. Our services range from drafting business plans to assisting you in accessing EU funds for your project.
It is a true challenge to find the way among all available EU funds. There are several new appearing every year. Choosing the right one, especially for complex projects eligible for several funds can be a demanding, high-engineering exercise. There are rules on state aid to be considered, programme manuals restricting combinations of EU funds to be considered and eligibility rules to be checked. Moreover, the various funds have different objectives, time spans provide different degrees of funding (ranging from 50-100%).
The EU is becoming increasingly strict in choosing winning projects and there are many conditions to be checked off to deliver a successful project, attention needs to be paid to whether the project is really bringing added value to partners and the target audience, builds on existing and past projects, is sustainable after project expiry and links on to EU policy priorities.
Our service range is wide spanning the entire project cycle from its initial development and writing, to its implementation, management and, monitoring.
There are over 450 funding programmes in all areas of intervention and you need a team of professionals to guide you towards the several opportunities offered by the market. AB Corporation developed a clear and straight-forward methodology to assess your needs and define a shared strategy
Phase I: preparation
When an opportunity is published there is usually very little time to apply for it; therefore, we work in advance, offering you an analysis of your area of activity and your emerging project, in order to draft an action plan for possible opportunities of public funding. If an international consortium is required, we assist you in the identification of the project partner's, supporting you in the research thanks to our extensive network.
Phase II: responding to the EU calls
Compiling a grant application requires specialist contributions to ensure that the expected amount of the grant is allocated strictly, methodically and in the optimum manner. Our specialists will fill in the form according to your indications and the project's needs, including the budget form and all the other documents required by the procedures.
Phase III: managing the grant
In order to ensure proper management of the funds allocated by the European Union, our team checks the actions, the resources spent as well as the reports for compliance, and it suggests remedial measures and lines of optimisation. Furthermore, it supports the customer in the daily relations with the partners, assuring that it is in line with the commitments taken on the project.
In conclusion, we can provide you tailored made solutions in terms of policy research and EU funds: weekly, monthly or quarterly newsletter and push e-mails from the moment the strategic information becomes known, to be your reliable partner in the policy making process.
A business plan is a tool for understanding how your business is put together. You can use it to monitor progress, hold yourself accountable and control the business's fate. And of course, it's a sales and recruiting tool for courting key employees or future investors.
Having a business plan encourages you to review everything at once: your value proposition, marketing assumptions, operations plan, financial plan and staffing plan. As part of your operational plan, you'll lay out major marketing and operational milestones. When you're the founder, the only person holding you accountable to those results on a daily basis is you. So your plan becomes a baseline for monitoring your progress. If your prototype was to be complete by a certain date, and it gets done earlier, for example-you can ask yourself why.
But even more than a tool for after-the-fact learning, a plan is how you drive the future. When you write, "We expect 1000 customers by the end of year one," it's not a passive prediction-you don't just wait for the customers to show up. It becomes your sales force's goal. The plan lays out targets in all major areas: sales, expense items, hiring positions and financing goals. Once laid out, the targets become performance goals.
And of course, a well-written plan is great for attracting talent. When a prospect asks to understand your business, you can hand them a plan that gives them an entire overview. Their reactions tell you something about how quickly and thoroughly they can think through your business's key issues. Plus, the written record of your goals coupled with a track record of delivering against those goals sends a message loud and clear: You understand your business and can deliver the results you promise.
At Black&White we know the importance of a business plan and this is the reason why we want to offer you the support of our specialists: to develop your strategy towards the way of success.
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“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory, tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.”