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Our approach is two-pronged – both personal and professional. We rate one-on-one interaction with our clients as a priority whilst maintaining a professional approach when it comes to creating a turnkey solution that is tailor made to best suit the client.
One of our preferred tools is the Clifton Strengths Finder that measures the presence of talent in 34 “themes.” That include:
Over the years, we have grown our service portfolio and offer the following consulting services:
Looking to buy a business? Wanting to know what you are getting yourself into? Do you want to ensure that the business is not a ‘lemon’?
If you truly want to make an informed decision on what you are buying, and want to know the ‘worth’ of the business, then you might want to consider a due diligence before you sign on the dotted line.
A Due Diligence spans investigation into all relevant aspects of the past, present, and predictable future of the business of a target company.
Due diligence sounds impressive but ultimately it translates into basic common sense success factors such as "thinking things through" and "doing your homework".
Do you want to find out if your project or business idea will work? The best way to find out whether the business idea can work is to complete a Feasibility Study.
The different areas researched as part of the study would include:
This process helps you gain confidence that the solution you need to build can be implemented and is viable.
As a small business owner, your focus is on keeping the business in motion. You don’t always have the time to focus on other areas of the business that might require your attention. Our purpose is to provide you with an Advisory capability, and we’re here to help dynamic organisations that want to move forward and progress. Our focus is on our client’s market – their industry, their issues. Through clear insights, practical solutions and a high commitment to quality, we help our clients to solve problems, manage risk and unlock opportunities to realise their potential for growth. By working with us, you can achieve your growth and business objectives.
Procurement: Supplier Base Rationalisation | Evaluations –
This involves a diagnostic check of procurement practices in the organisation, where the following areas are reviewed:
After having undergone a Procurement review, many companies have realised an improvement in their procurement practices, with staff, having benefitted from the ‘BEST PRACTICES’ methodology.
Distribution Infrastructure: Analysis & Improvement –
Understanding the logistics aspects of the business and the cost drivers associated with it, the aim being to optimise the logistics and service delivery aspect, thus benefitting from a cost perspective. The key benefit is to improve operations and reduce costs.
Benchmarking & Cost Reduction Initiatives –
The benefit of benchmarking is that you can do a comparison of your business to that of your competitors in the same industry. It involves a measurement of the quality of an organisation's policies, products, programs, strategies, etc., and their comparison with standard measurements, or similar measurements of its peers.
The objectives of benchmarking are
Improvements: Operational Margins | Operational Efficiencies –
Providing solutions to your business, where the’ bottom line’ is improved. This is done by analysing the cost drivers in your business and finding opportunities to ‘cut the fat’.
Taking a holistic approach and view to your business and understanding the areas related to Procurement, Production, Distribution, Customer Services and Sales, to name but a few. Based on our diagnostic assessment, we can make recommendations in areas that require improvement.
Procurement Manuals | Marketing Strategies | Product Development Capabilities
These services are tailored to the clients requirements and needs and solutions generated that could enhance the business by offering new insights.
An effective business diagnostic process provides the manager/ management team with a practical framework for identifying the current and desired health of a business in terms of its people, products, services, customers and financial position as well as identifying appropriate planning strategies.
People – Resources – Innovation – Marketing – Operations – Finance
Over the years, we have developed and facilitated training programs that have enhanced the knowledge and learning ability of the learner participating. This knowledge gained has greatly benefitted many employees in organisations, where new ideas and learnings have enhanced the ability in the workplace, thus making them more relevant and useful with the skills learnt.
Our structured and tailored programs, designed around the client needs, have had the following benefits:
Design & Facilitation: Training & Development Programs –
We offer training programs customised to the clients’ needs as well as offering standard and popular training programs such as Project Management, Communication Excellence, Basic Financial Management, Customer Service Excellence, and Business Marketing.
So, what is mentoring? Let’s put it in a nutshell. A mentor is essentially a hands-on, interactive, career role model, with whom a protégé (or a group of protégés) share an on-going relationship. This relationship has an evolving agenda, dealing with issues as they arise through the acquisition of knowledge and development of the individual, business owner and/or employee(s).
The role of a mentor is to support, stimulate, challenge and develop personal and professional acumen and to be devotee of the notion of continuous improvement.
Mentors add value to individuals or companies by sharing their extensive business and life experiences, sharing their knowledge on (for example) how to handle tricky situations and/or avoid specific slip-ups, and much, much more.
BPI is an approach designed to help organisations redesign their existing business operations to accomplish significant improvement in production. Effective BPI helps to generate promising results in operational efficiency and customer focus, identifying areas of your business where there might be potential shortcomings, or where that specific area could be performing better.
BPI, when implemented by means of a structured methodology, helps companies to reduce their operational costs and cycle time, enhance customer service and improve the quality of their products and /or services.
The ultimate goal of BPI is to bring out a change in an organisation’s performance.
The process involves the following:
The benefit of benchmarking is that you can do a comparison of your business to that of your competitors in the same industry. It involves a measurement of the quality of an organization's policies, products, programs, strategies, etc., and their comparison with standard measurements, or similar measurements of its peers.
Strategy facilitation is the art of guiding groups in a process to do strategic planning. Strategy consulting, on the other hand, is more about consultants gathering information and advising clients on matters of strategic planning.
As strategy facilitators, we bring together the best visual tools, processes, and methodologies available for strategic planning.
Any new business venture or expansion process that requires funding from a financial institution will require a Business Plan. A good business plan acts as a dynamic blueprint for running and expanding your business and gets you to think about both short and long term goals and objectives for the business.
A major purpose of the marketing plan is to set the company on a specific course in marketing. Goals of marketing generally align with broader company objectives. A new company looking to grow, for instance, often has a marketing plan that emphasizes strategies to increase customer base and grow market share and helps with practical solutions that will help achieve growth for the business.
Business diagnostics is similar to a medical diagnosis for human beings. It can be taken after the symptoms have emerged, or as a routine check-up, before the problems get out of hand. As in medicine, early detection of problems makes treatment easier and less expensive.
B2B strategic linkages benefitting companies and entrepreneurs seeking to do business together. The ability to network is one of the most crucial skills any entrepreneur can have. How else will you meet the clients and contacts necessary to grow your business?
Business Advisory Services
Business Processes Improvement (BPI)
Benchmarking & Cost Reduction Initiatives
Business Plan Development
Marketing Plan Development
Networking / Facilitation