Many people consider Business Management Consultants offer "Seagull Management" where business people or consultants fly in, dump a lot of stuff, make a lot of noise, charge a fat fee and fly out. The result is that very little substance remains and things revert back to how they were.
How are we different?
We understand the many challenges facing small businesses today, we further understand that the competencies required to meet those challenges are often not available in-house.
We focus on working alongside you and your staff, helping you achieve your goals, dealing with those challenges and assisting you in finding answers to your concerns - in doing so; we become your business associate.
Our Business Management skills are based on proven approaches and strategies successful companies actually employ. This model is based on over 30 years of business experience, with over 15 years directly related to running small businesses.
Our approach is to get to know your business through our eyes.
We achieve this through an initial meeting to determine if we are the right fit for you, we are the first to understand that we are not necessarily right for everybody. But if there is a fit, we will work closely with you and your staff, so we can gain a firm understanding of all the aspects of your business.
Based on this information we will then put together a proposal with outlined costs as to how we can best work in conjunction with you to help you achieve your goals and answer your concerns.
As we work with you, we will be transferring knowledge where necessary, developing and supporting a variety of functions & processes. We believe in regular meetings so that progress can be tracked and monitored, issues discussed and resolved.
As a result of joining our Business Management Program, your company could increase productivity or obtain cost savings or improve profitability or all three.In addition, you can feel assured that there is always an associate available that you can call upon.
Type of assignments
Below is a short list but by no means an exhaustive list, of some of the business assignments we have recently been involved in for companies.
- Contract negotiation
- Company finance – grants, loans, overdrafts
- Accounting - cash flow , management accounting
- Production and manufacturing – cost saving
- Pro’s and Con’s of outsourcing – factoring, warehousing etc
- Getting a company ready for sale
- Relocation – rent, rates, finance, grants
- Stock holding – warehousing, JIT , returns handling
- Marketing – Developing a strategy
- Planning – Business planning, sales forecasting, budgeting
All our clients are small businesses ranging from start-ups to SME’s, cutting across a variety of business sectors. Running a small business usually means there is always a restriction on time because you are caught up with the day-to-day detail and have little or no time for planning ahead or seeing how you are currently progressing.
LBS can provide the additional business expertise and support you in moving your business forward. Primarily this can be achieved through the analysis of your existing business problems and ambitions, develop plans for improvement and strategies for the future.
Just some of the areas you may need to be considering
- How will your business grow ?
- Do you have a business plan ?
- Do you have a marketing strategy?
- Can you measure your performance?
- Do you use stock rationalisation?
- Is contract negotiation a problem?