How Much Does It Cost?
This varies from Client to Client. However, we give you the first three meetings free to see what you think of us. As a general rule, the investment you make with us is returned many times over, usually around 10:1. In other words, you pay one dollar and get ten back in return.
How Quickly Will I See Results?
The Business Success Program has been designed to start delivering results to the Business Owner very quickly. If you follow the program, you will see noticeable progress within 3 months of starting.
What's the Difference Between What My Accountant Does and What You Do?
Your Accountant works with your business past, analyzing historical figures (the previous financial year) to work out your profit, loss and tax liability. We are different in that we focus on the present and the future of your Business.
Often it is too late to make significant changes because of the delay in your accountant's reports. While this historical information is required to fulfill your tax obligations, it is not the correct tool to help direct your business. Using this method to guide your Business is like steering your car while looking out the rear view mirror. You can see what has happened and where you have been, but it doesn't help you get anywhere new or prevent you from avoiding dangerous situations ahead.
How Can You Be So Confident that You Can Help Me?
Nearly all Businesses are structurally similar. We believe that with our unique skills in creating successful Businesses and your industry specific skills, we can together make a huge success of your Business.
Are You a Business Coach?
No. A Business Coach tends to work with the Business Owner on the Business Owner. We work with the Business Owner on the Business itself.
We are Business Improvement Specialists. Experience and skills in business are necessary to get a Business performing at its best and most Coaches lack these necessary skills. Stage2 Consultants are not Coaches. They work with Business Owners just like you over the long-term to improve their profitability, growth and business value. In short, they turn Business Owners into multi-millionaires.
Why are Stage2 Consultants Different?
Many Business Consultants/Coaches just focus on one aspect of the Business. We are not a "one trick pony". We look at the Business as a whole. All the parts of a Business need to be working together, efficiently for the Business to succeed.
What if My Accountant is My Business Consultant?
That’s great if they are. We just like to make sure that all Business Owners are getting the best advice possible. Traditionally Accountants are financial reporting and tax specialists just as Lawyers are legal specialists. At Stage2, we are Business Improvement Specialists. We think that all Businesses need a good Accountant, Lawyer and a top notch Business Consultant. These combined skills complement each other and ensure the ongoing success of the Business.
Is My Business Too Small to Bother with a Consultant?
Every large Business started small and then grew to the size it is today. Stage2 can help your Business reach it's full potential. Our consultants work with you to turn your “small business” into a valuable asset that can be eventually sold to fund your future plans and retirement. We believe every Business regardless of the size has unrealized potential!
What if I am in the Start-Up Phase of My Business?
If you are a start-up Business, it is vitally important that you work with Stage2. According to Bloomberg, a staggering four out of five new businesses fail within 18 months of starting. We can bring much needed “experience” into your new business venture and use that experience to prevent you from making unnecessary expensive mistakes.
What if I Don't Think I Need a Consultant?
We believe that “Success in Business” is achieved by surrounding yourself with the right people, rather than going it alone. Stage2 consultants have worked with a wide-variety of businesses and our research has shown us that every business, big or small, leaks profit. Typically, the profit leakage averages 10% of the annual revenue.
What if I've had a Consultant Before and Nothing Happened?
Some Consultants/Coaches only help write business plans because they often lack the experience to turn the plan into reality. Most plans just sit on the shelf and never get the chance to actually make a difference and be implemented. Stage2 consultants take a different approach because not only do we help develop the correct plan, but we stay to help turn it into reality.
How Can You Know More about My Business than I Do? I've Owned this Business for Many Years.
Stage2 consultants bring complimentary skills, tools and resources to your business that you may not have. This creates a win/win relationship where the outcome is one plus one equals three. We work together as a Team over a long period to build your business into a profitable, growing, valuable company. It becomes something you can sell and retire on somewhere down the road.