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Accelerating YOUR Business Growth

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Acorn Biz Solutions

Acorn Biz Solutions is an independent business-focused consultancy, run by Dr Ali Hadavizadeh, eager to improve the establishment and survival of early stage start-ups and SME’s and accelerate their growth, international competitiveness and sustainability through provision of meaningful, tailor-made business support initiatives.

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Principle Consultant

Dr Ali Hadavizadeh

Acorn Biz Solutions is run by me, Dr Ali Hadavizadeh.    I am a commercially astute individual and a keen advocate of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship with over 30 years work experience in scientific research, business management and lately managing business incubators supporting university research commercialisation and early stage High Tech High Growth and AgriTech start ups.  I have always have had a keen passion for science, technology and business.  I aspire to operate at the interface of technology and the commercial world where great inventions and scientific breakthroughs can be translated into meaningful products.  I see supporting enterprise and entrepreneurship through Acorn Biz Solutions as a tool to bring together strong teams and affect change.

Food supply chain productivity optimisation and commercialisation of AgriTech innovations are my specialities.

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Acorn Biz Solutions Services

Discover My Expertise


Services for Start-ups and SMEs

Start-ups: Are you investor ready? In an initial consultancy session with Acorn Biz Solutions, I shall guide you in how to de-risk your proposition for investor community by analysing the fundamental building blocks of your business and get a better understanding of the "now" investor readiness status of the venture with regards to:

  •  Product(s): Problem, Solution, Market fit

  •  Market(s)

  •  Route to market

  •  Competition landscape

  •  Financials

  •  Team

  •  Legal and intellectual property issues.

  • Working with you, together, we shall consider the "3, 5 or 10 year aspirational goals", followed by "how are you going to get there" and finally what are the "obstacles".  This methodology known as shield analysis has proved to be an incredibly powerful tool for senior managers of SMEs to engage with stakeholders and staff to collectively devise and agree on a medium to long-term plan of action.


Services for Universities

At Acorn Biz Solutions, I help university academics, students and staff through sharing my knowledge and expertise to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set an essential ingredient in taking the first step towards research commercialising to take new ideas to market for the benefit of global community.


I have several main ways of doing this:

  • Consultancy and entrepreneurial mind-set training and workshops

  • Business mentoring

  • Partnership development

  • Project management

  • Investor readiness workshops

Reviewing all funding options for various stages of development and growth from grants (Research Councils, Innovate UK, Horizon 2020 and charities) to equity investments (Crowd, Angel and VC).


Services for Business Incubators

At Acorn Biz Solutions I am blessed with experience of running business incubators successfully for several years.  I can guide and support you in creating the right kind of atmosphere that is fun, productive and conducive to nurture creativity from entrepreneurs.    I can help you to create an effective business support eco-system to attract and retain the best start-ups into your incubator.


Introductory Consultation

At Acorn Biz Solutions I examine what organizations are doing to stay relevant and competitive in this fast-paced world, and which ones are doing it best. I then strategize using smart tools and global resources in order to understand the implications of every choice my clients can make. Get in touch to learn more about how this service can help you.

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