Every successful small business starts with one or two great people, but great businesses aren’t built on any one person; they’re built on a framework of systems and policies that help management and staff work together efficiently and effectively.
Management Consulting for Small Businesses
We help business owners get the right people, processes, systems and policies in place, so they can run their business more efficiently, accelerate business growth, and reduce dependence on the business owner and other key employees.
We help business owners
- Transition away from day-to-day operations
- Raise management expectations and improve employee accountability
- Reduce risks related to key personnel exits or other conditions
- Reduce costs and increase efficiencies
- Transition toward greener, more sustainable business practices, policies, systems and operations
- Drive more reliable and more predictable revenue growth
- Increase both top and bottom lines
- Significantly increase the value of the business
Changing old habits requires time. Most engagements take at least six months. We start with an assessment. Once we have a solid understanding of the facts, we develop a plan. We then work closely with the owner and other senior management to implement the plan. Every engagement is slightly different, but we may need to spend one or two days a week on site for the first month or two. In between the visits, we communicate by phone, email, and conference calls.
Once the core systems and procedures are in place, we can usually reduce the time spent onsite. Future visits focus on developing and refining other processes, training management and staff, monitoring progress, gathering feedback, and making adjustments as needed.
Tasks and deliverables vary from business to business based on their needs, but often include:
- Creating new roles or redesigning existing roles
- Designing employee checklists for business processes
- Developing new systems to increase speed, reduce waste, improve quality and lower costs
- Designing training programs
- Researching, testing, and recommending software
- Identifying best-match vendors and solution providers
Contact Us now to unlock the potential in your business.