“Karen is one of those rare people who is diligent, efficient and incredibly diplomatic when all others have lost their heads. A real life-saver.”

Jason Wolfe-Daimpre, Architectural Designer

Services

"Preparing Your Business for Growth"

We have a range of business consulting services to prepare your business for sustainable growth.  We start by sitting together to discuss where your business is now and your vision for the future.  We look at your  business strategy covering your products and services, how you like to work, the people in your business and any immediate concerns that you have.  From there we can plan on which approach to take from the following services:

Business Assessment

Business Assessment

An in-depth review to discover the strengths and weaknesses of your business.  We cover your products and services, overheads, staffing, general business set up, your competition, the processes and procedures that support your business, your clients and your organisation’s vision, values and purpose. The  assessment will show you where your business is today, what might be blocking your progress, what measures could be taken to address any issues that are highlighted.  We can extend this into a secondary stage where we design and implement the actions to get you back on track.

Business Growth

Business Growth

Preparation for growth is fundamental. An effective sales and marketing plan is not enough to ensure that your business will succeed. All aspects of an organisation, from the people within, to your competitors and what sets your business apart from others are very important factors. Understanding and capitalising on your strengths and using your team’s skills to the best of their ability are just some of factors to consider when planning for growth.

Business Planning

Business Planning

Planning your business strategy.   Whether you are just starting out or a few years in, a business plan will provide you with a framework for your business.  Setting your goals and objectives and planning for your financial, staffing and organisational needs at each stage of the business. Proper planning shows a commitment to succeed and provides a framework around which you build your business. If you are seeking outside investment or key partners for your organisation it is vital to have in one in place.

Mentoring

Mentoring

Whether you are a business owner or part of a team.  There will be times when you come across challenging situations that you haven't encountered before.  We have a practical, collaborative, motivational approach to business.  We have dealt with a myriad of business scenarios. With a fresh approach and a neutral perspective we can help you to work out the problems that you encounter and teach you new skills to help you in your business.  The people within a business are the core of that business, they are the face of your brand. People who are engaged, trained, valued, motivated and proud of what they do and who they represent are happier at work and find it easier to have a better work life balance.  That’s what we all want!

Vision, Values, Purpose & Culture

Vision, Values, Purpose and Culture

Starting out or at a crossroads in your business?  Delving deep into your vision and figuring out the purpose for what you do is so powerful. It is as important, if not more important, as writing a business plan. Vision, values and purpose work together to portray the essence and culture of your organisation internally and externally; If the people you work with understand and buy into your vision they are more likely to rally around you with the same passion and deliver the right message to your customers. Building the right culture for your business allows you to choose the right people to employ; Empower those people and retain them.  Understanding your purpose and your uniqueness will help you to find your target audience. Together they set a structure of principles by which your business operates and is the basis on which to build your brand.

Process Improvement

Process Improvement

All businesses need processes and systems that work for their own organisation and the people that use them.  Defined and well thought out business processes and procedures allow us to continually evaluate performance, increase efficiency and reduce costs. We use a mixture of brainstorming, mind mapping, and evaluation techniques to work out where processes can be improved. It doesn’t matter how big or small a business is, having solid processes and systems in place is vital to your business.

Change Management

Change Management

Managing change in any organisation big or small needs to be planned.  Whether it is a cost cutting exercise or change in a system or process all the people who will be affected by the change should ideally be involved from the start. Working with your team to design and implement changes fosters a far healthier working environment and shows your team that they are valued, resulting in an easier and more successful transition. For any changes to work successfully a SMART (specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time-bound) approach should be taken.

Get on track, move forward, make a difference.

Contact us now and let’s talk about growing your business!