Business Consulting Services
The Collaborative Group helps companies grow, improve and manage change. By engaging our services, we encourage you to explore new and exciting horizons to help determine where your business can grow. We can convert challenges into opportunities and find new solutions to emerging new problems. We navigate the complexities and assist you in making better decisions.
The Collaborative Group offers the following:
Strategy & Leadership
- Business Strategy
- Board Development
- Leadership & Management
- Management Reporting
- Organisational Strategy
- Management & Staff Assessment
- Cost Reduction
Sales & Marketing
- Sales Strategy
- Customer Strategy
- Marketing Strategy
- CRM Optimisation
- Digital Marketing
- Production Strategy & Productivity Improvement
- Forecasting & Logistics
- Operational Efficiency
- Systematic of the Business
- Financial Strategy
- Asset Review
- Investment – Time & Value Return
We have recently partnered with Succession Plus to strengthen our services relating to succession planning options available to our clients, whether it be a transition to new leadership on retirement or selling your business.
Succession Plus have strategies in place that are second to none and offer a diagnostic approach to preparing your business for these eventualities.
Through Succession Plus we can also arrange employee share ownership plans that not only increase productivity and maximise employee retention but ignite your employees to think like business owners.
You have come to a point where you are considering retirement, either full or part time. Sometimes it’s very easy and straight forward, often it isn’t – for a host of reasons, some of which are frequently one of the following:
- You decide in haste that the time has come so your actions are rushed, and the business isn’t in the best format for you to leave, hand over the reins, or to get the right terms you want.
- You have not chosen a successor, nor has any training been undertaken for a proper candidate to take over.
- No careful planning has been done for what you want to achieve once you’ve left the business.
These matters will all catch up with you commercially and emotionally as time goes by. Most businesses also need to structure themselves to achieve the correct sales price, be that a sale within or without the family.
To plan effectively, such planning takes about two years.
So, if you want your transition to be the best it can be, start planning now! We can offer expert advice in this area.
Selling a Business
We have met clients and prospective clients who wish to sell their businesses. After years of hard work and creating a life from the rewards from the business, owners have an expectation that they will get a windfall, a reward for their years of effort. Unfortunately, this is very often not the case and what is offered is well below their expectations. The reason is that businesses aren’t prepared for sale!
Businesses need to be made ready for sale with a realistic price expectation understood. It takes time to do this, so be aware that it will take time and effort to do the preliminary work. The business needs to show stability in its figures with annual growth. The business needs staff and management in place, so not dependent on one owner. The books need good cash flow forecasts, to assure a new buyer a reasonable upside.
If you want to sell, let’s talk and maximize the outcome.