We understand that it is often a lonely place at the top of the company since the rest of the team are unable to provide you with impartial and analytical input to allow you to make the decisions that you need to make.
Making the right strategic decisions is paramount for any business. The direction and success of the business is dependent upon this and it is your responsibility to make the correct decision. Such strategic decisions could be: should you be diversifying into the development of new product; should you be considering taking on new premises; should you be focusing your attention on staff training etc.
All these decisions and more require careful analysis, prioritisation, consideration of the impact, financial planning and execution.
Wisteria can assist you. We currently provide:
- Business consultancy – typically responding to an issue or working on a defined project. This may be reviewing charge staff levels. It may be determining how to deal with a cashflow problem and pre-empt this with the bank. It may be just providing some valuable input as to why the company is performing badly.
- Regular meetings – where typically we meet with the board periodically (normally quarterly) and we review the performance of the company together. We will discuss whether we have achieved the goals that were previously set and understand why not. We would seek to prioritise new goals and discuss how these might be achievable. We would become an extension of your business and become an invaluable external sounding board.
- Provide a non-executive director – our input is extensive; providing valuable input in all decisions; acting as a adviser to the board and providing a different perspective on the issues at hand. We currently act in this capacity for approximately 10 companies whose turnover ranges from £1m- £20m, across a variety of sectors including media, technology, telephony, ecommerce and consumer credit.