Working with you in confidence, an independent business expert can help you to tackle the more pressing issues that affect your business, some of which may not previously have been apparent to you. You can think of your adviser as your personal mentor and confidant, bringing to your organisation a wealth of experience and contacts.
Managing even a small organisation today is more challenging than ever before. Knowing the business is not enough. As managers, you have to cope with rapidly changing legislation; increasing administrative load; volatile markets; rising costs and constant advances in technology as well as being sensitive to cultural issues and attitudes. Keeping up-to-date takes up more and more time and energy, so it makes sense to get some help. That's where we come in.
We have been privileged to help literally hundreds of organisations, both large and small, over the last 30 years. We can provide or source advice an almost any business subject through the medium of either English or Welsh. Here are some examples of the advice that we are most often asked provide.
Finding a Grant
"Where can I get a grant?" is often the first question we are asked when we meet a new client. We have an excellent record of success in finding and acquiring grants on behalf of our clients and have dedicated a complete section of this web site to the subject. We can either advise you and support you while you look for a grant and with the grant application or we can handle the whole process for you.
It is surprising just how many ways there are to improve profits in an organisation and we have helped a large number of clients to do just that. The process involves a detailed financial analysis of your business and takes into consideration every relevant factor that affects your profits. The steps that we recommend will take into consideration your resource limitations (financial, personnel, risk etc), as there is no point in recommending actions that you may not be in a position to implement. We will provide you with an action plan that is realistic and practical.
Preparing a Business Plan
This is one of our most popular services. Every organisation needs a business plan, and this should be a 'living document' that is reviewed regularly. We can advise and guide you every step of the way or we can prepare the plan for you.
Increasing Your Sales
Why not let us take a fresh look at your sales performance, resources and techniques? An objective, outside view can spot things that you may not. We have helped many businesses to achieve their sales potential and our experience and awareness of new techniques could provide a boost in performance that might surprise you.
Orders are the lifeblood of any business and you need to be sure that your sales activity is as effective as possible. We can help you to evaluate your present approach and, where appropriate, recommend improvements. See also our sales training seminars.
Financial forecasts are usually an integral part of a business plan, but there are many occasions when you may need a financial forecast as a stand-alone tool. We can advise you concerning the various forecasting software tools that are available, provide you with pre-designed spreadsheets customised to suit your organisation, or we can coach you so that you will be able to produce your own.
Marketing More Effectively
If you are a small to medium sized organisation you probably have neither the time nor the people to handle marketing and promotional activities to the extent that you would wish. Here are some things we can do to help you.
Working alongside you, we can take a hard look at the way you do things now and help you to look at new ways of attracting business. We can evaluate your markets independently, help you to assess your competitors, identify your most profitable sectors and help you focus your marketing efforts as efficiently as possible. As specialists in the techniques and technologies of Internet marketing and e-commerce we can help you ensure, where appropriate, that you benefit from this huge and expanding international market .
Having done all that, we will advise you concerning your marketing plan and budget - and particularly the timing and scope of your marketing activities. We can even write your marketing plan for you.
See also our Planning and our marketing training seminars.
Evaluating a Business Idea
No matter how good your idea may be, it is essential to spend some time evaluating it before committing your money, and possibly years of your life, to it. We can help you balance risks against benefits - always with your best interests in mind.
We will encourage you to take a pragmatic view of the project and to consider some poignant questions. By applying various analysis techniques, we can help you identify the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats associated with your proposed new venture. If you plan to set up a new Internet-based venture, we are among the relatively few consultancy firms in Wales that can advise from experience.
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Growing Your Business
Healthy business growth needs to be managed. This often means developing your organisational structure and perhaps delegating more than you used to. We can help you to do this and to evaluate in advance the financial, logistic and human resource implications of your expansion.
Your Image & Branding
Do you really know how other people perceive your organisation, or you as an individual?
Maybe your best friends won't tell you because they don't want to offend. Your competitors certainly won't tell you if you have a poor image. We can give you an objective view, identify opportunities for improvement, and help you to put them into practice. An initial meeting will cost you nothing.
This is one of the most important and perhaps the most neglected area for many people. Whether you manage a large organisation, are self employed or an employee - the way you come across to others can have an enormous effect on your success and self confidence.
You may be aware of certain areas where you feel your image needs strengthening or improving - or you may just feel that you could benefit from an experienced outsider's view. We can help in both cases. Whether your physical, spoken, sartorial, internet or 'on paper' image needs to be improved, we provide personal and confidential advice and coaching on a group or a one-to-one basis.