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centurystar
05-10-2004, 08:59 PM
I am looking to take over an existing business and am at present doing a sales forecast. My question is can I find out the current sales of the business on the web, I have been told you can do this! If not can I ask the current owner for them?
Also I am unemployed and at present do not have money to get an accountant to help with forecasts or a solicitor for advice so are there any free services that I can use to look over my business plan and help with forecasts.

Statler
07-10-2004, 11:29 AM
Hi,

You have every right to see all of the business' accounts:

http://www.businesslink.gov.uk/bdotg/action/detail?r.l3=1073861492&r.l2=1074407571&r.l1=1073861225&r.s=sc&type=RESOURCES&itemId=1073789146

As you are unemployed at present, it may be worthwhile seeing if you qualify for any support from the New Deal scheme for people looking to start their own business:

http://www.newdeal.gov.uk/newdeal.asp?DealID=SELFE&Show=SUMMARY

Good luck, and keep us informed of your progress,

Lee