Sometimes businesses want on-going support and mentoring. Sometimes they just want to get me in to help them with a key decision they need to make, or an issue they’re dealing with. This is an important part of my work, where I go into a company, listen to what’s going on, and advise as to the best course of action.
These are the sorts of issues I help out with.
Example 1: The two directors at a company in Lewes had fallen out after 3 years of working together. It had got so bad that they were only talking by email, and one director had offered to buy the other one out for 40k. I worked with the director who was being asked to leave and we went through all the options open to her, weighing up the pros and cons.
After 2 hours she was able to be very clear about what she wanted to do, and felt much more able to negotiate. She was also able to get things off her chest with someone she trusted to be supportive.
At the end of the day, my client walked away with 110k for her shares in the company, which was a much more realistic valuation.
Example 2: A small scale manufacturing company needed advice because one of its regular freelancers had set up a competitive business while still working for the company. I advised the business owner on how to get the freelancer to close down their competitive website, and just work for my client. I also advised him to get all freelancers to sign agreements with an explicit non-competition clause, so this doesn’t happen again.
Example 3: I helped a graphic design partnership price up a big job they had pitched for. I helped them to recognise that they could double their original price (fortunately they hadn’t said their price initially) and still win the pitch. They’re now working on a 35k contract, which is the biggest piece of work they’ve ever done.
Do you need some help with a big decision?
Maybe you’re not sure about the way forward with a business issue. Maybe you know what you want to do, but you’re not fully confident that this is the right thing.
You can book a couple of hours of my time, either in person, or by phone and we’ll talk through your issues and the decisions you need to make.
What does it cost?
I’m about half the price of a good lawyer – £125 per hour.
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