The first 30-45 minute “it all begins with a conversation” is complementary. Typically, my fees are $75.00 to $100.00 per hour depending on the complexity of the project. I will give you the cost for my services upfront after a scope of work has been determined.
I meet you where you are. If things are a mess, they likely didn’t get that way overnight nor will they be corrected overnight. We will determine the 2-3 most critical things to correct and build from there. As an unbiased observer, I can give you clarity on what is important and what can wait.
Many times older, well established businesses will fall into the “that’s the way we’ve always done it” trap. While this may be comfortable, often times it is inefficient and costly to profits. I will give you unbiased opinions on what is working and what needs to be improved.
The first meeting is typically held at your location so that I can get an understanding of your business. Subsequent meetings can be held by phone, zoom, your location, or I have access to a conference room as well.
As a small business owner, I know too well that schedules are full. Therefore, I can offer meeting times before or after normal work times. However, this accommodation does require commitment on both our parts. If we agree on a time then both of us must make every effort to keep our commitments.
That’s the advantage of owning your own business! You certainly don’t have to implement any or all of my recommendations. My recommendations are based on 30 years of experience and learning what works and what doesn’t. We can modify all recommendations to fit your level of comfort with change.
Yes, the bulk of my experience was in manufacturing. However, I have also owned 2 service-related businesses. Whether service or manufacturing, all businesses need proper systems to manage customer needs and track money.
The SBA describes a company with fewer than 500 employees as a small business. I work with sole proprietors or small staff companies to 100 employee companies and everywhere in between.