BUSINESS DIRECTION FOR SME'S
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Hands-On Experience Across Business Functions
1Onion's team has strategic vision combined with hands-on practical experience gained as directors of, and consultants to, successful SMEs across a range of business sectors including IT and New Technology.
Our Business Direction services comprise:
Interim and Non Exec Roles- the supply of Interim Directors and Managers and Non Executive Directors
Restructuring and Cost Control - company restructuring, cost reduction consultancy and implementation
Scaleable Business Set Up - a complete service of setting up a company and getting it up and running
1Onion provides business direction and consultancy services covering almost every function within a SME.
Running a successful SME is about increasing sales, ensuring growth and generating increasing profits.
In reality, it's also about the know-how and experience to successfully navigate the difficult times and prosper in the good times. It's about having the right strategy and organisational framework to overcome the challenges and hurdles presented by economic conditions, statutory regulation, employees, suppliers and other factors.
1Onion has done it before - whether it is establishing a start-up from scratch, restructuring a poorly performing business, computerising one function or an entire company, setting up a sales operation, developing brand identity, a marketing strategy or opening new opportunities online or in new markets. .
1Onion consultants are available on an interim, non executive or project basis.
At some stage of their development, most SMEs have to reduce their costs or restructure their organisation.
1Onion consultants have been responsible for cutting SME cost bases by up to 27%.
Reducing costs is a financially rewarding exercise but it is a challenging task. Cost reduction can mean reducing headcount and expenditure, putting pressure on suppliers, discarding outmoded but entrenched working practices, overcoming employee resistance and complying with cumbersome regulatory regimes.
It involves rocking the boat and ruffling feathers and the person in charge may not get much in the way of thanks from other members of the organisation.
1Onion will help you successfully manage what is one of the most challenging but financially beneficial aspects of running an SME.
As part of a Restructuring and Cost Control exercise, 1Onion will:
1Onion's Business Set Up Service is principally aimed at Venture or Equity backed businesses that have a commercial idea which needs bringing to market quickly and efficiently.
1Onion's Business Set Up Service will enable your company to start trading as soon as it is practical - buying, selling and delivering to your customers at the earliest opportunity.
1Onion will put in place an organisational framework scaleable to the planned development stages of the start up and the distinct challenges at each of those stages.