Frequently Asked Questions
You’ll have questions, so I’ve answered some of them here.
I’m also happy to answer questions the old-fashioned way, so feel free to give me a call. Get in touch on 01273 483 438.
What is business consultancy? How does it work?
It depends on who you ask. Most business consultants come in, give advice on efficiency and productivity, then leave.
For me, business consultancy is about following up smart recommendations with practical, hands-on help to make the changes you need.
I use 20 years of business experience (and a knack for problem-solving) to get to the root cause of the issue, then I find the most straightforward way to move forward. After that, I’m there with you on the ground, getting my hands dirty, to make sure you save time and make more money for the business.
What services do you offer SMEs?
I offer 3 main services:
- Business consultancy [link these 3 to the relevant pages]
- Business coaching
- Startup consultancy
Coaching and consultancy services usually tie together. Consultancy points the way forward, and identifies issues which stand in the way. Then coaching gives everyone in the company the tools to solve problems themselves.
Do you work with start-ups?
Yes. I offer startup consultancy [insert link] to entrepreneurs.
When you start a business, it’s tempting to rush from a great idea to implementation… without thinking through a workable strategy. It’s one of the main reasons why many startups never make it past their 3rd year.
Bear in mind that you’ll need a budget — and to do the best possible job, I only work with a limited number of startups at any one time.
Call me on 01273 483 438. If I can’t help, it’s likely I’ll know someone within my network who can.
How do you help me improve my business?
When you’re stuck in the day-to-day work of running a business, it’s almost impossible to plan the future. You don’t have enough time. Consultancy helps you step back and work out where you want to be.
The process also allows you to see the whole forest, not just the trees. When you get consistently disappointing results, you’re often too close to the problem to see its root cause.
From an expert’s perspective, looking from the outside, I can quickly spot the issues and the best ways to eliminate them. I can also see the bigger picture when it comes to market opportunities.
Do you customise your services to the unique needs of my business?
Yes. Your business is completely unique — the individuals within it, your expertise, levels of service, operational processes…
Just because something has worked for another business doesn’t mean it will work for yours. I always custom-design consultancy and coaching services.
What about afterwards? Do you follow up to see how changes an out?
Yes. In fact, I can do better than that.
I’ll actually be there with you, helping you out while the changes are made. If you need specific skills to get something done, and I’m unable to help, I have a huge network of trusted contacts to call upon.
How do you measure the success of you consulting services?
I like to keep things simple. When it comes to results, we’re aiming at 5 times your investment in me.
Are you ready to start?
WE SURE ARE