About Beacon Business Consultants
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I set up Beacon Business Consultants because I want to help other owners of small businesses.
Having been a business owner for 10 years, I have faced many trials along the way. Therefore I have a wealth of experience to call upon to help others. Furthermore, I have been awarded Chartered Manager Status, with the CMI (Chartered Managers’ Institute).
I believe that completing their Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Management over 10 years ago helped me gain many skills. Subsequently, I have been implementing what I learned since then.
In addition to this, previously I was a finance director and finance manager within another successful business.
This experience significantly helped me running my business. Therefore I strongly believe that all business owners should have some understanding of financial management. Furthermore a basic accounts knowledge.
However, I realise that there isn’t enough time to know everything in depth. But I want to be able to help as many people as possible to gain a sound basic knowledge. Significantly, this is important but when you initially set up your business and is often overlooked.
Since I’ve been running my business I have implemented many changes within the organisation.
I know that it can be daunting when you know that you need to make a change within your business. In particular, if you do not know what the required change is yet. Of course, often having a sounding board can be beneficial. However, it can be lonely at the top. And when you are a sole director or proprietor of a small business, sometimes there just isn’t the person to talk to.
That is where Beacon Business Consultants can help you because I will coach you to be the best that you can be. I believe that I am pragmatic and genuine. Additionally, I can speak to people on all levels.
My background is in manufacturing and hospitality. Therefore these businesses are particular interests of mine. Indeed I have observed a lot of failings in these sectors, over the years. I believe that in these areas the ‘accidental manager’ is commonplace. Such as promoting people who are good at their jobs. Which can be the obvious or natural decision for the day to day running of the business. In reality, they often aren’t natural managers. Again they also aren’t management trained either. Consequently, the results of these promotions aren’t what you’d hoped. Actually, you often need a Change Manager in place to implement new procedures, processes or software systems. However, the experience just isn’t there within the existing management team/employee pool.
Unfortunately, small businesses don’t have the budget for Change Managers. Although that’s where using a consultant can really benefit you for a short term project.