Management Consulting for Small Businesses
WILLIAMS MEDIATION AND MANAGEMENT, LLC (WMM), small business consulting services include:
- Cash Flow Analysis
- Marketing Analysis
- Funding Proposals
- Business Plans
WMM assists small businesses and new ventures in several ways. Initially, after a brief phone discussion, WMM will do a free on-site assessment for every potential business client whose needs fit within the expertise of WMM. A proposal that addresses the client's needs will be prepared, along with a cost estimate for implementing the recommendations either in part or in whole.
WMM understands some small businesses and new ventures in need of management assistance do not have the necessary resources to hire a consultant. WMM provides options that address those situations. The goal of WMM is to help every small business and new venture succeed, whatever its current situation might be. This goal comes with the understanding that success can sometimes occur by getting smaller and not bigger.
Why a Consultant?
Many small businesses and start-ups have a similar problem facing them. They are operating with limited cash resources. Thus, the last thing many small business owners consider spending those limited cash resources on is a management consultant.
I dealt with that conundrum while operating two restaurants I had started after working twenty years as a consultant. The consultant in me made me realize I needed to practice what I had been preaching to clients. When your business is under cash constraints, every day you put off getting a "second opinion" is another day cash flows out the door that could have been better utilized.
Some professionals -like myself- who understand the underlying issues facing small businesses, provide these "second opinions" at little or no cost-with the understanding the new client will sign a contract for management assistance to implement the proposed remedy.
As with mediation, where each case presents different obstacles, each small business faces its own cash constraints that sometimes are only obvious to an independent observer. So for advice on improving working capital or options for raising capital- "Why NOT hire a consultant?"
Williams Mediation & Management LLC
PO Box 11623
Winston-Salem, NC 27116