Small Business Coaching and Consulting Solutions

Make your business Survive, Grow and Prosper!

We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

Business coaches provide small business coaching and small business consulting solutions that are individually tailored to your business so that you can benefit from your business on a continuous basis.

A business coach won’t suggest you implement a business coaching or business consulting solution that has been designed to suit a large corporation if you are a small business. Small business coaching and consulting solutions fit you like a glove because they always consider your business and where you are at.

Using a Business Consultant or Business Coach can help turn your problems into solutions and save you money!

Many small business owners are aware of all the business issues that need to be addressed, yet somehow they never manage to get around to implementing solutions. The problem usually lies in the fact that though the business owner may understand the overall problem, they do not have the knowledge or the time to be able to address it.

Work to your priorities

Many small business owners seek help from a business coach or business consultant to fix a business problem currently burning. They will argue that only by implementing their fully comprehensive solution can the problem be fixed on a permanent basis.

A professional business coach knows that a small business problem in one area is often caused by something else that may not be so obvious. However, a professional business coach will also understand that small business owners are primarily focused on the “here and now” and not on the “when”.

Through business coaching and business consulting, a professional business coach  can help you quickly determine why something has gone wrong and what needs to be done to permanently address the problem. Then your coach can help you implement an action plan to fix the business problem quickly and make sure the chances of a repeat are reduced or eliminated.

Focus on your business

Many a small business consultant and business coach has a “my way or the highway” attitude of believing that they are always right and that anyone who doesn’t agree has no business dealing with them. Often, they are focused primarily on selling their programs and say they will also do smaller assignments only because they think you will go for the program once they get their foot in the door.

A professional business coach on the other hand should be customer focused. They will understand that if a customer doesn’t think they need a whole business coaching or business consulting program, they are probably right.

Look for a business coach whose focus is always on you achieving the goals you set for yourself and for your business. A good business coach won’t allow themselves to get side-tracked by their programs and are flexible enough to change course mid-stream if that is what your business requires.

Business Coaching and Business Consulting Services

A professional business coach offers a range of business coaching and business consulting services that can improve your small business success, no matter what size your business is or where your business is in it’s Business Life Cycle.

Small Business Coaching

Get real support and learn to master the things you don’t understand by partnering with solid knowledge and experience.

This allows the coach to observe the business on an ongoing basis to continue to identify opportunities for improvement during every session.

A coach has the flexibility to a business coaching program to suit the client’s needs. This is done by determining an ideal number and frequency of sessions to be provided over the twelve month period based on the needs identified through the initial consultation.

Sales Improvement Consulting

Let your business coach help you increase your sales and teach you how to maximise your return on investment for your sales effort.

Sales is a collective, team effort. It can be external sales to customers or internal sales to other services or departments in the supply chain.

By applying Womack and Jones’ 5 Lean Principles (Value, Value Stream, Flow, Pull and Perfection), we aim to remove waste from the sales process, to increase effective face-to-face sales time.

Cost Management Consulting

Managing your costs is important for any small business. Let your business coach show you how to analyse your costs and provide you with the tools to manage them.

Use financial numbers to influence the whole team to deliver against your objectives, through the evolution of the project right through to handover.

There is always more than one way of resolving an issue and this is as relevant to cost management than any other discipline within the project team. Accurate and realistic early cost advice is a key cornerstone of any successful project.

Employee Management Systems Consulting

Your business coach can help you get more out of your employees by assisting you to implement procedures and policies that make your workforce more productive.

While the word may conjure images of a new-age cult, Holacracy is an alternative organisational structure that has been adopted by companies around the world.

It sheds traditional hierarchies for self-governing teams that get work done through tactical meetings. Holacracy comes out of and operates within a milieu of unconventional ways to work that have become more popular in the last decade as younger and more visionary CEOs eschew tradition and seek out a new way of working.

Cash Flow Management Consulting

Your business coach can help you to understand what really impacts your cash flow and eliminate overdue payments and bad debts.

Managing cash flow is core to the long term success and viability of every small business, and can be the difference between a business thriving and being overwhelmed with debt.

The starting point for avoiding a cash crisis is allowing us to develop a cash flow projection for you. We can help you develop both short-term (weekly, monthly) cash flow projections to help you manage daily cash, and long-term (annual, 3-5 year) cash flow projections to help you develop the necessary capital strategy.

Process Improvement Consulting

Make your business run like a well oiled machine with the tools and methodologies your business coach can provide and train you to use.

Business processes are fundamental to every company’s performance and ability to successfully execute on business strategy.

The key is understanding the current maturity and performance of a process, identifying the level of performance required and establishing a path for achieving the desired maturity and performance.

Business Performance Improvement (BPI) provides evolving processes along the maturity curve and migrating a client’s business towards a process-focused organisation.

Risk Management Consulting

Understand the risks your business is facing and how to effectively manage them.

Operational risk management is the integrated approach to assess, predict and control risks in an operation and within production processes.

Your business coach can provide support throughout your entire product development cycle to help you navigate the complexities of building a Risk Management File to incorporate risk analysis, hazard analysis, production/post-production device monitoring, and more.

Strategic Business Analysis

If you feel ready to take a serious look at your whole business and maybe embark on a journey of ensuring you can achieve your dreams for your business, then your business coach can help!

  • A Full Business S.W.O.T. analysis
  • Customer Need and Competitive Position Analysis
  • Strategic Business Growth Platform Mapping
  • Business Growth Platform Gap Analysis
  • Establishing a full 2 – 5 Year Strategic Business Plan

Whilst there are many core elements to the plan for most businesses the review and development of the elements above can be tailored to your specific business needs.