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Award Winning Small Business Consulting

We help specialist trades contracting and subcontracting businesses in construction become £6 Million + powerhouses with the right plans, right people, and right processes.

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We have been helping contractor & subcontractor businesses in construction grow since 2009

Our mission is to help specialist trades contracting and subcontracting businesses in construction become £6 Million + profitable powerhouses with the right plans, people, and processes.

With over 70 industry awards, our consultants have a proven track record, showing that what we do works.

Only 4% of businesses ever make it across the £1 million mark, but we can provide you with the right consulting services to help you grow your business, improve profit and truly meet your potential.

We offer a variety of consulting and training courses for businesses in the construction sector, including our business growth programme HPeX, which allows members to support one another and receive advice and training from leading business consultants.

Our results speak for themselves… We have over 100+ 5-star reviews on Google.

Who will benefit from business coaching?

Our small business consulting services are ideal for small business owners looking to build a profitable business through the right plan, people and processes.

We will help you to develop your business to grow and meet its potential using the following 5 principles;

  • Adopting ownership – You will no longer simply look at the business titles of yourself and employees. Instead you will act autonomously to make the best decisions for the business, focusing on long term achievements rather than compromising long term value for short term gains. You will also gain a strong understanding of project management and will discover how to use the practice to your advantage.
  • Thinking big and failing fast – You will no longer be afraid of making bold decisions through fear of failure. Instead you will embrace failing fast and use it to the advantage for long term growth allowing you to develop a strong business plan without overthinking.
  • Perfection is not the goal – You will no longer strive for perfection and instead accept that in fact it is a form of procrastination. Perfection is not the key and instead being ‘good’ is what will help your business to reach it’s true potential.
  • Being a sponge, not a rock – You will learn to set your ego aside and become open minded. You will absorb the thoughts and opinions of others and adapt them alongside your own via deep reflection.

Deliver results, not excuses – You will learn to hold yourself accountable rather than passing fault onto others. You will learn to lead and inspire others through the results you deliver and achieve, placing importance upon human resources.

How our small business consultant services work

Business Consultancy

Our team of leading consultants will examine your business and identify any issues and opportunities which are preventing your business from further growth. We will then provide you with the necessary understanding to overcome these issues and seize these opportunities to allow your small business to grow. Providing advice on everything from human resources to marketing we will provide you with the various frameworks and techniques you need to succeed.

Training

As well as giving you the understanding you need for growth, we will also deliver various training and provide you with strategies you can apply to your business. These are tried and proven techniques which will allow your business to operate more efficiently and successfully, inviting further growth into everyday operation.

Programmes

We also offer a variety of programmes, such as our Business Growth Programme to help you improve leadership and work with others in a similar situation. You will have access to our expert panel, who will be able to provide support and advice whenever you require it.

Proven Case Studies

Construction

£10m revenue; 40+ staff

Key Frustrations

  • Revenue and profits under pressure for the last 3 years
  • Limited and stagnant customer base
  • Lack of direction and strategy for the business

Our Work Together

  • Developing a 3-year competitive growth strategy and management action plan
  • Targeted marketing and sales plan – reviewed monthly and updated quarterly
  • Defining key operational measures of success and scorecards

Measurable Results

  • 3.5 times revenue growth in less than 2 years
  • 50% increase in profit margins and a 160% increase in customer base
  • Acquisition of a speciality company for vertical integration and efficiencies

B2B Services (IT)

£2m revenue; 10+ staff

Key Frustrations

  • Low business valuation due to low growth and lack of repeat business
  • ‘Time poor’ and ‘directionless’ team stuck in firefighting
  • Difficult customers with bad payment terms leading to a cashflow problem

Our Work Together

  • A new subscription model launched to generate recurring income
  • 3 Year exit plan developed with clear targets and action plans
  • Debtors management system implemented rigorously

Measurable Results

  • 45% YoY growth with 35% revenue being recurring subscription fees
  • Increase in business valuation multiple from 3.2 to 6
  • Reduction in debtor days from 84 days to 26 days
  • Performance culture with weekly trackers and incentive structure

Food Distributor

£53m revenue; 70+ staff

Key Frustrations

  • Weak 2nd tier management team and overworked MD
  • Stagnation in profitability, performance, and culture
  • Aggressive competitors, pressure on margins

Our Work Together

  • Leadership team learning and development programme implemented
  • Poor talent replaced with high talent using 4 Hour Recruitment system
  • Supplier negotiation and product purchase strategies actioned
  • 5-year sales and marketing strategy to increase market share

Measurable Results

  • 100% Leadership team supporting MD in strategic initiatives
  • Operating procedures for team communication and collaboration
  • Increase in gross margin from 28% to 34%
  • Significantly improved brand presence and loyalty

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Every business is different and as a result, so are the challenges and opportunities. As a small business consultant, we have experience of growing businesses across many industries, so discuss your individual situation, get in touch with us today for your free business strategy review.

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FAQs

What does a small business consultant do?

Small business consultants offer guidance to company owners on their business model, problem-solving, and skill development. They also develop strategies and resources to raise an organisation’s performance.

We can also offer management consulting to business owners and CEOs looking to build on their business skills and implement solutions for a positive impact on their business and staff.

Do I need a small business consultant?

Most small businesses will benefit from some business consulting. As a small business, it can be difficult to manage the various wider aspects of your business whilst ensuring the day to day running still remains efficient. This is why our small business consultants can provide you with help on everything to your strategic business plan through to micro-elements such as email marketing.

How much does small business consulting cost?

At Growth Idea we understand that no two businesses are the same. That is why all of our business consulting packages are priced dependant on the level of service required by your business. Get in touch with our small business consulting team today to discuss your needs and get your free, custom quote.

Can a business consultant help me start a business?

If the founder of a newly established business lacks prior experience in launching a business, the company should think about employing a business consultant. They can offer guidance on how to set up the business properly with regard to legal, regulatory, a marketing plan and analysis, and financial planning.

Is it worth hiring a business consultant?

Since they are not as emotionally invested in corporate operations as business owners are, consultants can more quickly recognise and address issues, such as those related to integrating new technology or concluding a merger or acquisition.

Business strategy consulting can give you a competitive advantage over your rivals, as they can spot which areas of the business needs improving.

Does my business have to be based in London to use your consulting services?

Our business consultants are able to deliver small business consulting to businesses regardless of their location in the UK. We are able to provide sessions at your office, our office or remotely. Therefore, regardless of what is best to suit you and your employees, we can help. Simply get in touch to book.

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