Our business programs are designed specifically with the small business owner in mind. We have crafted them based on working specifically with hundreds of small business owners over the past decade. Our goal is always to answer the question, how do businesses expand?
We know who you are, what you need and have built in the flexibility that allows you to run your business while improving your business. Your business is your pride and joy and you make the decisions…we are here to expand your concepts of what is possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why would I need your business programs?
Generally a business owner is really good at the skill, trade or service that put them into their business in the first place. They learn about operating the rest of business based on the trial and error method of learning. This approach can be slow, time consuming and expensive, which means that the business owner usually doesn’t pay themselves what they are worth and puts in way more hours than they planned, when they got in the business.
We are in the business of knowing how the different elements of a business, when properly structured and integrated, yield efficiencies and growth opportunities that fundamentally adjust the profitability of your company. We build business programs that expand business, it is the skill we are as good at as you are in yours.
- Are your programs offered face to face or electronically?
All of our programs provide a combination depending on the engagement. We have clients, right in our back yard, who choose to come see us rather than have meetings electronically. At that same time we have clients as far away as Denver and Chicago who we generally only meet with electronically. The effectiveness of our programs, is not governed by geography, but by the people involved.
In all cases, we will travel to your operation at some frequency during the engagement because we know the importance of seeing you and your business in action.
- How are you different from my accountant?
We are not accountants, however we do deal with financial data as part of our engagements, because the effectiveness of the work we do, is demonstrated in the financial results of the company.
Your accountant is an expert in the financial structure of your business and is a critical component of your business team. They help you maximize your business related to financial reporting, owner compensation and tax planning, to name just a few.
We look beyond the numbers of your business, to understand your goals within the business and evaluate the effectiveness of individual components and processes in the business. We then assist you in making the changes which are then reflected in your financial data.
We help you specifically within your business, to make the changes that yield results.
- Can I afford your services?
Whether you realize it or not, if you learn to run how a small business by trial and error, is already costing you. It is costing you in lost opportunities. It is costing you in time and money, even though you likely don’t consider your own time. It is costing you as the business environment keeps evolving and you are simply trying to figure out what you need to do next to keep up. How many ideas have you started and never finished, because you moved on to something different? These things are costing you.
Engaging a business expert, is an investment in your business. One that should yield a positive return on investment and what is better, is that when they work along side you in your business, you retain the knowledge, that will last you a life time.
- How much time will it take out of my schedule?
There are two answers to this one. The first is that we understand each business is different and each business owner has a different role within it. We work with you to identify a schedule that will work for both you and us.
More importantly is the second answer. If you don’t think you have time right now to figure out how to make more time for yourself in the long run, then are you ever going to have the time to do the things you wanted to do when you got into business? Our business programs will take your time and effort, but if one of your goals is to have more time away from your business, then we are here to help you figure out what needs to happen so you can do just that.
More questions….contact us…we would be happy to and answer them!