Grizzly Consulting Small Business Consultants
The world of business becomes more dynamic and challenging each day. With so many facets to starting and managing a small business, it is important to quickly identify and overcome challenges. Grizzly Consulting, LLC helps small businesses work through their challenges. Our consultants provide knowledge, tools, information and create powerful plans necessary for small businesses. If you own a small business you already have the desire necessary to succeed and we can complement your dream.
We design highly interactive programs to apply to your business, creating greater profitability and a clear path to your goals. We provide an objective and unbiased view of your business along with valuable insight, all the while keeping you focused on your path to success. Whether you are in need of an objective perspective, interim management, training or business planning and transformation assistance, our consultants will work with you to achieve the results you desire.
We approach consulting through a process. Many of our consulting services necessitate a formal project proposal. In those situations, the process outlined below is followed. In situations in which our clients require something less complex or a standard service, such as training, we can provide an immediate quote.
Our consulting services are as unique as the businesses we serve. The process begins with an initial consultation, usually by phone. During that consultation we work with you to garner an understanding of your business and goals. Your consulting can be done remotely or onsite depending upon your personal preference and needs. With our outstanding team your geographical location is not a factor. If the service you desire requires onsite consulting, such as some of our educational services, we are happy to bring our services to you.
Upon completion of the initial consultation a general plan is constructed that incorporates your goals and objectives. The plan is followed up with a meeting to review and revise the plan in partnership with you to meet your needs. The review includes discussion of the schedule, specific needs and scope of the project, and outcome measurements to gauge the success of the project.
Once the general plan has been agreed upon a project proposal is generated for approval. The project proposal clearly outlines the scope of the project, research to be completed, projected benefits and outcomes, success measurements, schedule, budget, terms of agreement and terms of payment. The project proposal also includes a non-disclosure agreement ensuring that your information is kept confidential. The project proposal is completed by the consultant that would be assigned to you during the course of the project. Consultants are selected for projects based on the needs of the client as well as the consultant’s education, experience and skill set in relation to the project. Estimated fees are included in the project proposal and include a provision of maximum fee, which guarantees your project will not exceed a particular amount for the mutually agreed upon scope of service. This allows you to budget for your consulting needs and ensures you will not face unexpected charges.
Upon approval of the project proposal, accepted by signing the contract, your consultant will begin the execution phase of the project. Your consultant stays in constant communication with you and is available to assist you throughout the process. As your consultant progresses through the project, you will receive regular updates to ensure project meetings and deliverables are being met as defined in the project proposal.
At the end of the project your consultant will discuss the project in full detail with you. Your consultant will provide recommendations and guidance for implementation as appropriate. If desired, you may opt to have your consultant assist with the implementation of the project recommendations. You may also opt for a follow-up consultation to review the success of the implementation and gauge its effectiveness. The implementation of recommendations is ultimately the responsibility of each client.
After implementing the recommendations derived from the project you will be able to measure the success of your implementations utilizing the outcomes measurements defined in your recommendations. Your consultant will review your success measurements with you and provide additional guidance as negotiated in the project contract.