Support Services for Small Businesses
There’s no denying that running a business is hard work.
One of the keys things that any business owner needs is a core team of stakeholders; people who they trust, who will give them an honest appraisal of every situation, and who are invested in ensuring ongoing success.
When you’re running a small business it’s often the case that YOU are the ‘core team’, responsible for everything from recruitment to financial management, marketing to service delivery, and it’s easy to end up feeling like you’re stuck on the hamster wheel of life.
Never underestimate the importance of fresh eyes. One of our most appreciated services – we take our observations and convert them into business development opportunities for you. We love meeting people who are passionate about what they do, and it means a lot to us when we’re able to help solve the problems that are holding them back.
In real terms, here’s what we can do for you:
‘The Sounding Board’
As a small business owner you know that you’ve got all of the ideas and more, but when you’re facing internal pressure or resistance to implementing those ideas it’s easy to start questioning yourself and becoming increasingly risk averse. Sometimes we’re the voice of reason, other times we’re the extra push you need to be convinced that something’s worth giving a go. We’re here to listen, to assess and, when necessary, to go out and do some of the research and ground-work associated with getting those ideas off the ground.
Okay, so we can’t actually predict the future but, having worked with a lot of different business we’re experienced in predicting trends and managing change. We take note of what’s happening in the economy at large, and we’re adept at collaborating with clients to strategise for the shape of the future that they want for their business. Whilst realistic, we’re also firm believers in the fact that anything’s possible, provided you’re prepared to put in the work, and we’re always prepared to go the extra mile to make that happen….
In an ideal world we’d all have oodles of budget to assign to every task. In reality we’re well aware that in a small business there’s generally a lot of crossover and a high expectation that people will multi-task. So we do the same. We bring our creative problem-solving skills to every scenario and we work hard to make things happen. We’ll consult with you on your business goals, create a strategy, devise a communications plan and then work to create the content to populate that plan. We’re experienced copywriters and content creators and we’ve spent years building successful and engaged, authentic communities.
‘The Safe Pair of Hands’
If we had to distill it all down to one statement, this would be it. We’re never going to attempt to persuade you that we’re the only people who do what we do. We’re not. There are lots of fabulous agencies and individuals out there, and lots of them will be taking a similar approach to us. When you make your decision who you want to work with it’s likely that it’s going to come down to a few different things – budget, confidence in our abilities, and, most importantly in our opinion, trust. You can trust us to do the things we say we’re going to do; to care about your business; and to operate with the utmost integrity and loyalty. In short, you can rely on us.
And, by the way, that trust is a two-way process – we need to know that we can trust you too; that you’re giving us the information we need to do the best job for you; that you’re doing the things we agree will make the difference; and that you’re paying your bills. If we’ve got all of that, then we’re all winning.
We offer bespoke options for small businesses. These range from a single half or full day consultation with a follow-up report and recommendations, to ongoing, retained services. For an obligation-free chat or quote, get in touch now and we’ll get back to you asap.