Typical Results In 3-6 Months
Business Growth Services
Margins are incredibly tight and not addressing problems can lead to your business failing. You need solutions quickly, effectively and without disruption to your staff. However, traditional business consulting methods can be expensive, disruptive and can take several weeks to find solutions.
Our Business Growth Services Can Help Your Business:
- Improve Sales
- Secure New Funding/Investment
- Find New Ways To Grow
- Reduce Costs
- Increase Profitability
- Improve Productivity and Output
- Retain Employees
- Fill Skills shortages
- Transition from startup to an established business.
We’ll work with you closely to develop a solution to overcome these challenges, or any other you may have, and help you to grow your business.
We have four Core Services that are designed to identify and rectify issues in your business and help you to grow.
In times of economic uncertainty, it is imperative that businesses maintain a high degree of financial control. We are focused on helping you build a financial framework that will maximise cash balances, help utilise existing resources, manage performance and identify risks and opportunities.
Maintaining control of cash flow is pivotal to your business survival, we work closely with you developing cash flow optimisation strategies that manage credit control, procurement and accounts payable.
Also help you write a business plan or funding application when trying to inject additional capital into your business via private equity, bank loan or government grant.
We believe that it is crucial for directors and senior management to be provided with timely, accurate and benchmarked information each month.
Key reports & analysis we believe every small business should be producing every month:
- Monthly Management Accounts
- Key Performance Indicators
- Balanced Scorecard / Scorecard
- Business Unit Dashboards
- Business Analysis Tools: PESTLE, 5 Forces and SWOT Analysis
We help you leverage your existing accounting/bookkeeping software to improve reporting or help you choose and implement a new system.
Escalating cost is a problem that many small businesses face; we’ll review your P&L and look for potential savings by analysing your procurement process and identify efficiencies.
Poor market planning and execution are one of the most common reasons why small businesses fail.
Our focus is to get your marketing campaigns working maximum ROI. We analyse your strategic marketing activities to ensure you are not wasting your time and money on campaigns that will not succeed.
We help small businesses re-focus their marketing activities from traditional and brand based coverage marketing to direct response marketing. This is not only a far more effective and measurable brand of marketing. It can be much more cost effective thus improving return on investment.
- Review current marketing activity and help eliminate ineffective marketing.
- Identify & understand target market
- Set differentiation strategy
- Set up marketing goals & plan
- Monitor performance against marketing plan
- Traditional Marketing – Cold Calling, Cold Emails, Direct Mail, Newspapers etc.
- Digital Marketing – Landing Pages, Email Marketing, SEO, Pay Per Click (PPC)
- Social Media & Influencer Marketing
- Content Marketing
- Customer retention and customer referrals
Every business needs a strategy, and a business plan helps manage performance throughout the year.
We’ll work with you to devise strategic goals to provide the company with the foundation for them to set milestones and key performance indicators.
This focuses on management and employees and enables the implementation of business objectives and employee reward plans that align with the corporate strategy.
When a clearly defined reporting structure has been established identifying the root cause of under/over performance is faster. This can save you money on loss-making activities, allowing you to focus your resources on your strengths and opportunities.
We help you to:
- Define Strategy with by developing their vision, mission and key objectives
- Road map your strategy
- Structure your business planning process – Annual Budgets and Monthly/Quarterly Forecasts
- Define Key Performance Indicators that align with your strategy
- Define Employee Goals and objectives
- Help with choosing and implementing a Business Intelligence platform if required, or advice on how to get the best out of the current system.
Innovation is the introduction of new ideas, goods, services, and practices. It’s not just about new technology. It’s about new ways of doing things: new methods and new processes. There are opportunities for innovation in everything we do: in customer service, sales, business development, operations and product development. Innovation helps businesses provide value and value allows them to become sustainable.
We help you to identify inefficiencies in your operations and develop improvements.
Business agility is the ability of your business to adapt rapidly and cost-effectively in response to changes in the business environment. This can be maintained by modifying goods and services to meet customer demands.
For your business to survive you need to you, need to adapt to market and environmental change in a cost-effective manner.
We help you to develop your innovation strategy ensuring you consider the main innovation trends affecting your business.
Business Advice That Works
We’ve helped over two thousand businesses to start and grow their business and raised millions in funding.
Results You’ll Get From Our Growth Services
Increasing revenue from existing channels should be a priority for you as there is always room for improvement. Your business consultant will help you to increase your return on investment by focusing on measurable marketing activities that attract high-quality leads. We improve the sales process by identifying problems and optimising your sales funnel.
Cash flow management is critical for your business, without certainty of how much working capital you have it is impossible for you to plan for the future. Your business consultant will help you to implement regular cost reviews to ensure you have enough working capital to keep your business running.
Opportunities For Growth
The current economy is volatile and customer habits are constantly evolving. You have to adapt and grow to survive. We’ll help you to analyse the market and competition to choose the right growth strategy for your business. Your business consultant will also help you manage your growth plan to ensure you stay on track.
Increases In Productivity
You may wonder how you can get more from your staff. The answer is not to get them to work harder or longer. The answer is to help them to work smarter. We follow a lean six sigma method to help you to optimise your business processes.
Faster Decision Making
You need accurate, useful and business information delivered to you fast to enable you to make informed decisions. Our expertise in performance management helps you prepare management information you need to identify and resolve issues quickly.
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Businesses We Help
We offer solutions to small businesses to help them to access capital and solve business problems allowing them to free up time to grow their business.
Medium Sized Businesses
Medium-sized business has unique challenges. We help medium-sized enterprises to develop systems, compliance and processes to compete with large companies while keeping the agility of smaller businesses.
Charities & Social Enterprises
We understand the challenges that charities and social enterprises face in the current economic environment. Our services are specifically designed to help then become more efficient and thrive.
Business Success Formula
We use our Business Success Formula and Business Framework to assess the performance of your business.
Factors considered are:
- Market Size & Opportunity
- Product / Market Fit
- Marketing Plan
- Sales Plan
- Financial Resources:
- Business Strategy & Analysis
There is always room for improvement in every business. We’ll provide you with a solution that will help you increase your profitability with no additional investment. Your business consultant will do this by analysing seven critical areas of your business that directly affect your net margin.
The seven areas are:
- Prospect & Lead Management
- Sales from existing customers
- Sales from old customers
- Sales conversion rates
- Revenue per customer
- Variable Costs
- Fixed costs
Our Business Framework is a blueprint for business success. It helps you plan how you can make your business become more successful and grow.
We analyse the “DNA” of your business to understand its ethos, culture and history. We’ll provide you with a road-map to getting clarity, understanding and control of your business.
Our pricing is based on the complexity of the business and how much support you require. Payments can be paid by milestone or monthly payments
Working capital is critically important for startups and small businesses. You don’t have to pay everything up front; we have flexible payment solutions. You can pay by milestone, instalment or monthly. We treat each client differently so book a Free Consultation or call us to find out what type of solution we can offer you.
SGI Lab: Kickstart
SGI Lab Kickstart is a personalised service tailored for your needs and typically lasts between 1-6 months.
The sole aim of SGI Lab Kickstart is to grow your business as quickly and successfully as possible. We’ll provide you with all the knowledge you need to take your business to the next level.
Our Business Consultants will help you at every stage in your business development. They will ensure you are funded, fully operational and making sales.
What you’ll get:
- Multiple meetings with a business consultant each week
- Business Development Project Management
- Funding Advice and Document Preparation
- Personalised Development Plan & Training
- Professional Business Plan
- Financial Financial Projections
- Market Research and Marketing Execution
- Management Accounts
- Business Performance Management & Reporting
- Preparation of business proposals and sales materials
SGI Kickstart is perfect for businesses who do not have business development and/or business analysis staff.
Packages start from £500 per month for 1-6 months depending on your business and how fast you want to see results.
Every project goes through a 7 step process to ensure consistency and a high standard of work. You will work closely with your business growth consultant. It’s a two-way process, and you will have full control of the business development process.
Step 1 - The Kick Off
Your business consultant will find out about your business, competition, and ambitions as a business owner.
Step 2 - Research
Your business consultant will find out as much about your business, market, and your competition. This stage is critical for your business development. Your business consultant will to help you improve your business model and get ahead of the competition.
Step 3 - Solution Development
Your business consultant will develop a solution using all the information we have received from you and what we have found out in the research phase.
Step 4 - Draft 1
Your business consultant will prepare a draft consultation report with the information we have available. We’ll assess your business against our business success formula and highlight the areas that need development.
Step 5 - Draft 2 (Optional)
The second draft rectifies any issues discovered in the first draft.
Step 6 - Approval
No project is complete without you approving the work.
Step 7 - Completion
The project is complete, but our support is not necessarily over. Before you go, we’ll agree how we will support you in the next stage of your business development.
Frequently Asked Questions
30 Day Money Back Guarantee
We are very confident that regardless of the stage of your business development you will benefit from membership to SGI Lab. If you feel you are not getting any benefit from membership we’ll refund you your last month’s membership fee.
Frequently Asked Questions
Within a month you’ll see the benefits of subscribing to SGI Lab. The longer you stay, the longer you will feel the benefits. Even if your business growth plateaus, we’ll help you to drive your business growth with you.
Any More Questions? Ask Us!
Our mission is to help people to achieve their goals. We can tailor our business mentoring program to your specific requirements, budget and circumstances. Use the form below to tell us about your project and what you need to get to the next level. One of our business mentors will get back to you in a few hours.