Every successful business starts with one or two great people, but great businesses aren’t built on any one person; they’re built on a framework of systems, policies and processes that help management teams and staff work together efficiently and effectively. On the other hand, without strong leaders and great staff, even the best systems, policies and processes won’t be enough to take an organization to the next level.

Management Consulting Services for Small Businesses

We help business owners get the right people, processes, systems and policies in place, so they can run their business more efficiently, accelerate top-line growth, reduce dependence on the business owner and other key employees, and adapt to change.

Management consultants love solving problems

We help business owners

  • Transition away from day-to-day operations so they spend less time working in the business and more time working on the business
  • Raise management expectations and improve employee accountability
  • Reduce or mitigate risks related to key personnel exits or other conditions
  • Reduce costs and increase efficiencies
  • Transition toward greener, more sustainable business practices, policies, systems and operations
  • Generate more reliable and predictable revenue growth
  • Drive major change within specific departments or across the entire organization
  • Increase resilience, and speed up responses to unplanned, external events
  • Increase both top and bottom lines
  • Significantly increase the value of the business

Change Management – Our Approach

Changing old habits requires time. Most management consulting engagements take months, sometimes years. We start with a business assessment. Once we have a solid understanding of the facts, we develop a plan. We then work closely with the owner and other senior managers to communicate and implement the plan. Every engagement is slightly different, but we may need to spend one or two days a week on site for several months. In between site visits, we communicate by phone, email, Zoom and conference calls.

Once the core people, systems, policies and procedures are in place, we can usually reduce the time spent on site. Future visits focus on developing and refining other processes, training management and staff, monitoring progress, gathering feedback, and making adjustments as needed.

Tasks and deliverables vary from business to business based on their needs, but often include:

  • Aligning stakeholders, departments, and teams so they work together more smoothly and effectively
  • Creating new roles or redesigning existing roles
  • Restructuring redundant or inefficient departments to reduce complexity and increase productivity
  • Preparing checklists for improving efficiency and/or quality control of business processes
  • Developing new systems to increase speed, reduce waste, improve quality and lower costs
  • Designing training programs to make sure new systems and processes are understood by employees and are working efficiently
  • Researching, testing, and recommending software to automate routine tasks
  • Identifying and vetting vendors and solution providers to implement and maintain new systems
  • Communicating goals, milestones, progress and expectations to all affected stakeholders.
Management consultants work with people, processes, markets and mission

If you are tired of mediocre performance, inefficient systems, teams that don’t work together, or spending too much time and effort on day-to-day operations, give us a call.

Contact Us now to unlock the potential in your business.