Business Consulting Services | Small Business Coaching and Mentoring |
Getahead Consulting offers affordable business consulting and business coaching and mentoring services to small business owners. We work with businesses that are just starting up, as well as established companies seeking performance improvement.
Our typical assignments include:
- market research
- new business feasibility studies
- business planning
- strategic consulting
- business improvement
- IT consulting
- marketing strategy advice (including online marketing)
- information products development
- business coaching and mentoring
We also offer innovative business software, information products and productivity tools.
We are based in Dublin, Ireland but we have also worked successfully with business owners located as far as South Africa, Poland or Canada.
How Business Consulting and Business Coaching can help your business?
In order to succeed in business, it is not enough to be a skilled technician; you need to be better, faster and cheaper than your competitors.
Unfortunately, if you are like most small business owners, you may not have the resources to employ a full-time team of specialists who would help you maintain your competitive edge.
More often then not, you attempt to do everything yourself, slowly becoming enslaved to your business. Unfortunately, this approach has major drawbacks.
Sooner or later you loose perspective of what is important and you get entangled in fighting fires, rather than steering your business where it needs to go. As a result new opportunities are not explored. Sales go down and so do the profits. And within months, the future of your whole business is in jeopardy.
If this is what is happening to you, don’t worry. We can help you get back in the driving seat, re-gain work/life balance and get your business to run like a well-oiled machine.
Business Consulting vs Business Training vs Business Coaching and Mentoring
We are often asked what is the difference between Business Consulting, Business Training , Business Coaching and Mentoring. The difference is somewhat blurred but this is the simplest explanation we could come up with.
Business Consulting is about having a job done. It is about hiring a contractor who has the knowledge and the skills that your business needs but lacks. There is usually no knowledge transfer unless Business Consulting Services are combined with Business Training. In that case Knowledge transfer in stipulated in the consulting agreement.
Business Coaching is about helping you grow as a person, about helping you become a better leader, about expanding your horizons, about shifting your own limitations, about helping you see a bigger picture. Someone wise once said that if you want to play a bigger game, you need to become a bigger person. Business Coaching does just that.
Business Mentoring combines elements of Business Coaching with Business Training. You learn and grow as a person as you learn new business skills.
Getahead Consulting – Why should you work with us?
Business Consulting isn’t about dishing out academic knowledge. It is about knowing how to solve specific business problems in specific market conditions. At Getahead Consulting, besides our academic credentials, we also have a lot of real business experience behind our belts.
We have walked our talk, built successful businesses, helped other people grow and prosper, sometimes failed and learnt our lessons the hard way.
We therefore know how important it is to have a strategy to get yourself out of the crisis mode; to have a clear vision and a sound business model; to keep things in perspective; to have an unbiased opinion and to be open to new ways of doing things.
We understand that in small business, you can’t afford to waffle, to spend time in unproductive meetings or to pay for fancy reports which are likely to end up on your shelf collecting dust. We therefore focus on action and on producing real results.
We believe that taking time to analyse & plan is vital, but means nothing if the plan is not effectively implemented. We therefore always set project targets and milestones, define success measurement criteria and insist on post-implementation follow up.
We also understand how important is knowledge transfer. We don’t just help you catch the fish. We teach you how to become a better fisherman.
Can a small business afford Business Consulting or Business Coaching Services?
Unfortunately, common perception of a business consulting firm is that it borrows your watch to tell you the time and it charges you a fortune for it. So how are we different?
Well, for one, we don’t take on an assignment unless we are convinced that the value we create, will surpass many times the fees we charge.
Secondly, we don’t have fancy offices and heavy overheads. We keep our team small and our skills sharp. This allows us to keep our fees affordable and well within the reach of the small businesses.
Depending on the assignment, we can offer you our business consulting services based either on an hourly fee, fixed fee or a retainer basis.
Where appropriate, we can also offer you the option to base part of our remuneration on the achieved results. If you don’t get pre-agreed results, we simply don’t get paid. Not many companies are prepared to offer these kind of guarantees. We can, because we are confident in our abilities to deliver – on time, within budget, with predictable results.
To find out about our Business Coaching fees,click on the Coaching tab in the Menu or visit Business Coaching and Mentoring Services page. .
Starting a new business? Have a problem to solve? – Give us a call!
Whether you are looking to start a new business or improve your company performance, we can certainly make your quest for business success easier, cheaper, less risky and most important – less lonely!
We can help you create better processes, select the right software, apply for business finance or explore a feasibility of your new business venture. If you need an independent advice or someone to bounce your ideas off, we are also here to help.
We have helped small manufacturing companies, accounting firms, refrigeration companies, builders, real estate agents, developers, scrap metal dealers, marriage counsellors, independent publishers, charities and many more.
If you would like to find out how business coaching and mentoring or business consulting can benefit your business, or if you have a specific problem to solve, contact us for a free chat.