All of our business consultants are highly skilled and accredited. In fact they are all MBA and SFEDI Accredited Consultants. Don’t worry if that goes over your head, our support certainly won’t!
With practical hands-on experience of small business consulting in a wealth of sectors and industries, we cover a wide range of services including business planning, strategy planning, funding and finance, marketing, growth strategy, internet marketing and a host of other services that can help you start and grow your business.
Business Growth Strategy
Ask yourself if you want your business to be a squash or an oak tree. A squash grows quickly but has a short life expectancy. An oak tree is slow and steady but leaves a legacy behind.
We believe that with the right strategy, our small business consultants can create a forest of oak trees by helping you choose the right model or tailor-make something unique to fit your needs.
Having a strategy for business growth is important, however only by taking the first step does it become real. At RBSS we strive to be the best small business consulting firm and therefore all our business consultants have planned, supported and implemented the growth strategy for many companies.
There are many models out there, sometimes it’s a combination of a number that will make the winning difference for your organisation. Alternatively, its tailor making something unique that will work for you. Our exprienced business consultants work with you once we understand where you are to provide a real solution for your business growth plans.
Business Performance Management
Performance management is important. You wouldn’t set out on a journey without checking the signposts along the way to ensure you are on course. Similarly, tracking the performance of an organisation, a department, employees, or the processes which ensure your services and products sell are crucial to the success of your business. As your business consultant, your business goals are our priority, and we make it our business to help you meet your goals in the most effective and efficient way.
Performance Management includes activities that ensure that goals are consistently being met in an effective and efficient manner. Performance management can focus on the performance of an organization, a department, employee, or even the processes to build a product or service, as well as many other areas.
Effective performance management relies on systems and people working together to ensure the right things happen. The systems, processes and data, are inseparable from the softer aspects such as culture, leadership and learning. Equally, a system does not stand apart from day-to-day management.
The framework used is:
To develop a performance improvement process:
- Define performance objectives.
- Establish performance indicators for the major constraints in the system.
- Develop and execute a performance monitoring plan.
- Continually analyze the results of monitoring to determine where further action is required.
- Make one adjustment at a time.
We will help through the whole process and draw up a Performance improvement plan for the company, section or individual.
Making enough money to reinvest back into your business is the dream. Here at RBSS Business Consultancy, we want to make your dreams come true!
One of the many areas that separate us from other business consultant firms is our understanding that putting the customer first is what helps improve margins – not putting the profit or surplus first!
With that always in our mind, we are proactive and focus on pricing and cost, efficiency savings, sales and operation management, process innovation and value chain.
One individual never claims to know it all. Outlined below are a series of some of the areas our small business consultants will go through with you to better understand what needs to be done to improve on where you are. This list is not exhaustive:
- Pricing and Cost
- Performance Management
- Efficiency Savings
- Sales and Operations Management
- Supply Chain Management
- Value Chain
- Process Innovation
- Custom Made
The key is in the experience of the team that works on your firm’s plan behind the scenes. That is the RBSS team. It’s not as easy as cost reduction programs focused on facilities consolidation, headcount cuts and reducing manufacturing and other expenses that make the difference. These sometimes result in poor long-term performance and are reactive rather than proactive ways of dealing with today’s challenges.
We will help you put together a real margin improvement plan.
Change can be difficult. We get comfortable and don’t want to rock the boat. RBSS is here to help give you that push that could be essential for the success of your business. Our business consultants work with you every step of the way to help you prepare and implement change in the most effective way possible.
This can apply to any small or medium size company and some elements of it apply to the self employed person looking to change the way they work due to results of a PESTLE or SWOT analysis.
We will work alongside you guiding you through the pitfalls that so many times befall organisations in their haste to move from one position to another.
Most organisations underestimate the impact that well intended change has on their organisations and are often times surprised at the unintended fall-out. Our small business consultants will work with you to minimise any negative impact as much as possible.
RBSS provides small and medium size organisations with an interim manager to oversee their business or a section of their business for a specific period of time. Often times, we provide mentors for this service to mentor new staff promoted in to a new position for a specific period of time.
The rapid hands-on resolution of business problems by highly experienced senior executives hired on a short-term basis of typically three to nine months.” An interim manager on the other hand may be described as “an all-in-one project manager, consultant, and senior executive working at or near board level.”
Our Value Proposition for interim management is stated below:
BUSINESS CONSULTANTS CAN HELP WITH RAISING FINANCE
RBSS Consulting has access to a number of funding sources some of which are not your traditional high street banks. We are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as Credit Brokers and as such you can be assured that we offer independent information on the best sources of finance for you as a business. Finance can be raised through equity or through loans and these decisions are made based on a proper diagnostic of your business. We have access to short term finance for reasons such as cash flow management with decisions made within 24 hours to bridging loans for much higher amounts. Funding can range from as little as £500 up to £2m with different forms of main stream or none mainstream funding. Regardless of the amount, we aim to inform, advise and guide you and your business with the best options we can.