EAST Lancashire accountant Mark Schofield reckons business people can realise the 'impossible dream' of greater profits and more free time to enjoy them.

Mark, managing partner at Accrington-based Haworths Chartered Accountants, explained his secret when he addressed members of the East Lancashire branch of the Federation of Small Businesses.

"Business people are motivated by all sorts of things -- the challenge, the excitement, the gamble and the decisions," he said. "But, when push comes to shove, what they actually want from their businesses is more money and more time in which to enjoy it.

"We have spent months developing a plan which could change the lives of those with owner-managed businesses."