Certified Member of the AASBC
We can't solve problems using the same kind of thinking, we used when we cretaed them.
That being said, there comes a point in every business when an owner realizes they need advice and wonder, “Should I engage a consultant?”
As with most things in life, the answer is, “It depends.”
Kypreos & Associates Ltd introduces business solutions that help small and medium-sized businesses grow to become more productive and improve their management capabilities, delivered through proven tools, methodologies, along with experience, a meticulous and rigorous training program to successfully pass a complex exam, while meeting the unique needs of each client.
Whether you’re starting a new company or growing an existing business, engaging KAL can be a cost-effective way for your small business to leverage specialized knowledge.
The challenge for a small business owner is to understand the role of a consultant, and to learn how and when it is cost-effective to engage one.
What do we do as a small business consultants?
As small business consultants we are simply outside experts you contract to solve internal business problem(s). We are a great source of specialized information that brings knowledge, skills, experience and processes to the table improving a small business' profitability.
Unlike in-house employees, consultants have independent schedules, may have multiple clients, and are engaged on a contract/project basis. Depending on the engagement, one consultant may work independently or we may assemble a team, which typically includes one project manager together with two or more analysts.
We help with marketing, sales development, business improvements and /or expansion, and even the execution of ideas and recommendations developed through the engagement.
The engagement is typically handled in three stages, Pre-Consulting, Consulting Period and Post Consulting. The contract is usually 1-6 months and in some cases longer with the option to renew the contract as necessary.
Pre-Consulting: Prior to beginning the engagement, we mutually set out the terms, parameters, and agree on the work to be performed along with the terms and conditions of the agreement, together with the fee structure.
Consulting Period: The consulting period typically includes discovery, research, present (8, if applicable), presentations and a final report of recommendations that completes the project which will supply you with a wide range of comprehensive information needed for you to propel your company to the next level.
Post Consulting: You may choose to extend the agreement with KAL or move towards the implementation of the recommendations on your own.
How much does it cost?
This is one of our favorite questions because the answer is quite simple:
Price is determined as to the extent of the engagement and by value.
Giving the statistics on fees alone is not a very valuable gauge, when you consider that consulting fees can range from $100 - $10,000 per hour and projects fees can range from $1,000 - $250,000, depending on the size of the company and the engagement.
Business Consultants are an invaluable and integral part of a business' growth, by planning business strategies, helpings you manage your business more effiecently and effectively.
Why Hire a Certified "ASBC" or "ASMEC"?
• Expert professional assistance
• Successfully passed certification exam
• Understands all core competencies necessary to consult with small businesses.
• Offers guidance on business goals
• Collaborate on areas of concern
• Work together to create long-term sustainability for your business
• Be mentored by a consulting professional
• Optimize your profitability
• Knowledgeable in business finances
• Go with experience
• And more...
• Accredited Small Business Consultant™ (ASBC) for U.S. members
• Accredited SME Consultant™ (ASMEC) for international members
• Thinks “out-of-the-box”
• Analyst and problem-solver
• Brings new, objective perspective to your business
• Understands strategic planning
'When you lack the business skills and experience needed to take your business to the next level, it’s time to call in an Accredited Small Business or SME Consultant.'
Kypreos & Associates Ltd. provides direction through visual presentations in areas such as:
1. Spotting & Fixing Operational Inefficientcies
2. Fraud - How Can It Happen to You
3. Budgets - Just Not Your Cup Of Tea, But Is Needed
4. Keys To Profitability Through Consistent Improvements
5. SWOT Analysis
6. Finding Hidden Revenues
7. Fear Of Financial Statements
8. The Need For Funding, Where To Find It.
KAL performs a review and examines the following areas of the business:
- Financial Statements
- Revenue & Expenses
- Assets & Liabilities
- Ratio Analysis
- SWOT Analysis
- Operation Management
- Strategic Planning
- Budgets and Forecasting
- Internal Controls
- Marketing & Branding
- Business Organization
- Assessment of Fraud Deterrence's
If required for financing purposes, Kal prepares a formal and comprehensive business plan to present to investor(s) or to a financial institution(s).