Did you know that 3 out of 5 businesses close down within 5 years of starting and a further 50% close down within the next 5 years? In these cases the Business Owner is at risk of losing everything.
Our research has shown us that most people who go into Business did so because they wanted to do better financially (better than when they worked on wages/salary for somebody else). So finance was raised (usually by extending the mortgage on the Family home) and the Business was started.
Over time the Business grew which was great, but along the way things got a bit out of control.
Most Business Owners that we talk to tell us that building and owning a Business is not what they thought it would be like. It can be a highly stressful, lonely experience. In a lot of cases the Business Owner has no one to confide in, and no one to help them at a strategic level
Our Consultants have practical business experience, they know first-hand the issues facing Business Owners today and they can work with you like a Partner (but without owning any shares) to significantly improve your Business.
The process starts with meeting one of our consultants, who will use our “Business Growth Analyser” to measure the income potential that your business should be making you. Our Consultant will then show you how your Business will respond to a Growth Plan. These are no obligation meetings – if you see the value in what we do then you will want to become a Client.
How would you rate your personal happiness?
- Are you earning enough money to live the lifestyle you dreamed of?
- Are you overwhelmed with stress and worry, and lack direction?
- Do you work all the hours under the sun just to keep afloat?
- Are you getting to spend enough time with your Family?
How is your business performing?
- Are you happy with how your business is performing?
- Are your margins falling?
- Do you have cash flow problems?
- Is your competition overtaking you?
- Do you have the information to make good decisions?
- Is your business heading for the rocks?
- Are you having problems funding growth?
How does your future look?
- Are you thinking about retiring?
- Will you have enough money to retire comfortably on, or even enough to simply retire?
- Is your business groomed for sale to achieve the best price?
How do we significantly improve your Business?
The Consulting Group's Growth Plans have been developed over 9 years and has been used by many Businesses in Australia and New Zealand to significantly increase profits and Business value.
Our Consultants work closely with you to understand your personal needs today, and into the future. Over 8-10 weeks they develop with you (and some of your Team) a Growth Plan for the next 5 years.
This plan is very detailed and will be the product of considerable discussion examining all options for your Business and picking the best ones to build into the plan.
We start with your Personal Vision and then move on to your Business Vision. We have found that most Business Owners only think a few months into the future when in fact they should be working on the big long term picture….that’s what most businesses were started on, a long term idea that the business would provide a better return for the effort compared to what the current situation was.
Our Consultants are experts in assisting Business Owners like you, to dramatically improve their Business. They all have extensive business experience and have been highly trained to work in any industry. They will bring skills, tools and resources to your Business that you may not currently have today. You will remain as the industry expert and you work together as a team on your Business, each an expert in their own field. Some people describe the outcome of this relationship as one plus one equals three.
Our Consultants work holistically on your Business covering every part of it, we are not a one trick pony like other Coaches and Consultants who only do one thing. We understand that in order to do an effective job we need to work together in every area, because they are all connected.
When you become a Client of a Consulting Group partner firm, you will be working with a nationwide organisation with over 100 Consultants working with every kind of Business you could imagine.
Our Consultants work together on a confidential basis, and if they need to source information required for your Business, it will be available as our Consultants come from every industry imaginable.
Our Consultant works on your business at a strategic level and once the plan has been developed they work with you to implement the plan so that it works for you and that your vision can be delivered to you quickly and effectively. Our Consultants only take on a limited number of Clients so that they can concentrate on your business to the degree that it requires.
So in a nutshell that’s what The Consulting Group does; we work long term with you to build a stronger, more profitable, valuable business – because when it comes to Business, we have found that two heads are better than one!