Selling is an essential skill for any small business and getting
your sales and marketing strategy right is crucial to your
We can help you both plan your approach and ensure you have the right people in place to implement it successfully.
This can give you a competitive edge and help you secure sustainable business growth.
Here are a few of the areas where we could help you develop an effective strategy:
Buying is a simple activity whereas procurement is detailed
process vital for the majority of businesses. In many ways, the
ability to procure is as important as the ability to sell but is
rarely considered so.
Whilst effective procurement should save you money it is not just about buying products or services more cheaply. It is an-depth process that should:
Business operations cover a wide range of activities, which
essentially come down to what you do with what you've got.
We can help you improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your operations, creating sustainable value.
We'll review your business objectively looking for innovative, practical ways to improve what your business delivers or the way it delivers it. We'll then work closely with you to implement these measures to time and budget.
We may look at:
You often need a safe and dependable pair of hands to represent
your best interest on occasions when you or your team lack
experience, time or resource.
This is typically in an operational or business development role but doesn't have to be. Projects include capital or premises works, the development or change of an aspect of the organisation such as website, a capital bid, new build or re-furbishment.
Specific functions/roles include:
Business development in the broader sense is a skill and function
that can be overlooked.
This typically involves taking a step back and looking for useful connections and opportunities.
Such opportunities may not fit within an existing department or remit but can deliver significant value:
Generating and managing money is central to any business.
With our extensive commercial experience, we can help you generate new revenue streams and maximise existing ones. We can also help you seek and apply for funding where necessary.
While we're not accountants, we can help you budget sensibly to ensure you spend every penny wisely.
Here are a few examples of the financial tasks that we could help you with:
Having an in-depth understanding of your existing and potential
target markets, customers and competition is important if you want
to grow your business. We can help you with this.
Armed with that information, we can then help you develop a structured approach to market.
We can carry out various types of research from the feasibility of a construction project you've got in mind, to the uniqueness and viability of a new product idea.
We can help you with:
As virtualization goes mainstream, the workloads of virtual
machines are taking on business critical proportions. Businesses
are now seeking to virtualize Tier-1 applications and include
cloud infrastructure designs in their IT strategies.
A number of trends are driving this growing movement to virtualize IT infrastructures.
Automation of the workplace -Industries with repetitive processes
that have traditionally been accomplished with human touch -such
as logistics management systems and building automation and
security systems -have implemented automated processes to achieve
greater efficiency. As more and more companies and industries
implement automation, the server's availability becomes more