The velocity of change when it comes to new business technologies is staggering! Keeping up with it, and learning it, is practically impossible for small business owners. In fact, it is difficult for us to stay abreast of the many new technologies introduced each day, and that is our primary job!
So, how can a small business person without the necessary time, compete with the “Big-Box” stores and conglomerates with all of their resources?
One answer is to find someone that has deep technology knowledge, and decades of experience in helping small businesses make the transformation to a “Digital Business”, and use them as a trusted resource with which to help level the playing field, or maybe even tip it in their direction!
We would like to suggest that we’re at least part of the answer to staying competitive in a fast-changing digital business world!
We have the knowledge and experience to help small business owners and managers like yourself, affordably chart a new, more competitive course for their business that will help you win in the marketplace.
Five of the biggest problems facing small business owners today are:
- Lack of TIME
- Lack of MONEY
- Lack of PEOPLE
- Lack of SKILLS
- Lack of EXPERIENCE
Don’t let these problems cause an even bigger problem – Like Your Competitors Eating Your Lunch!
Time is the most valuable resource there is for the small business person. There is never enough of it!
One of the solutions to the time problem, is to partner with us. We’ve already invested the time into mastering the technology skills you need, so you don’t need to start from “Square One”. This will save business owners like yourself, countless hours of work and costs, while decreasing the chances that your project will end up on a “dead-end” technology road.
Over the long-run, it costs less to invest in our expertise, than to reinvent the wheel yourself.
Most small businesses can’t afford to hire a “Chief Digital Officer”, an “IT Executive”, or any full-time senior staff to help them chart a course toward the future well-being and success of their business.
However, even the smallest company can afford to hire a “Virtual Advisor” that can assist them in making the technology decisions that will increase competitiveness, customer satisfaction, and productivity, and help ensure their success for years to come. Why buy the cow if you only need a few gallons of milk?
We are available to help for as little as a half-hour, or up to 20 hours per month or more, with our on-demand, Virtual Chief Digital Officer service. We’re there when you need us, and we’re not on the clock when you don’t!
Finding the right people to help you is perhaps the biggest problem of the 5. You must find someone with both wide and deep experience in technology and business. We not only can help you with your digital business needs, we can help you define and refine your staffing needs, and then help you find the best candidates for you to choose from!
As long-time small business owners ourselves, we bring the empathy and knowledge of the concerns that keep you up at night, because we’ve been there too! Let us bring our experience and perspective to bear on your staffing needs!
The "SKILLS" Solution
It’s difficult, if not impossible, for your business to succeed in transforming itself into a fully Digital Business, unless you have staff, or partners, with the up-to-date and varied technical skills necessary to become, and remain, a market leader in today’s ultra-competitive small business marketplace.
We will help you identify those skills as required in your Strategic Digital Business Transformation Plan, and then help you find the people or companies with those skills, that can execute the plan, and help you achieve your business goals!
The "EXPERIENCE" Solution
If you had to give advice to your younger self when you first opened your business, would you think that advice was valuable? Of course you would! You’ve invested many years, and probably many ‘tears’ as well, learning your business the hard way. What a shortcut to success that would’ve been for your fledgling business!
EXPERIENCE is the key to avoiding the mistakes, and their resulting costs in time and money, of making the wrong business technology decisions! We’ve Been There, Done That, and Got the T-Shirts to prove it! Let us put our experience to work for you!
Digital Businesses have many advantages over their competitors who are not:
- Happier Customers!
- More Productive Employees!
- A more Competitive Business!
- A more Profitable Business!
Today, you’ll either be the “Disruptor” or the “Disrupted“. There is no middle ground!
Isn’t it time to let your competitors worry about you, and not the other way around?
As the old saying goes, “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained”. There’s a lot to gain, so let’s get started!
For a No-Obligation, No Cost exploratory conversation, please contact us by clicking the button below, and submitting the short “Business Needs” form. We’ll get right back to you to answer your questions, and help you make more informed and intelligent decisions about your “Digital Business Transformation”!
We help small business owners…
Making wise business and technology decisions starts with knowing all of the potential options available to you, but you’ve got enough on your plate just running your business day to day, right?
Every day, we invest hours researching, evaluating, learning, and supporting the latest software, development, productivity applications, and other technologies. Hours that you just don’t have the luxury of time to do yourself.
We’ll help you discover all of the options available to you, and then understand the technology for each option, so you can create a cohesive and comprehensive Digital Business Transformation Strategy, and as a result, make the best short, medium, and long-term decisions to grow your small business!
OUT INNOVATE COMPETITORS
The velocity of change in business, and especially business technology, gets faster every day. Keeping up with those changes is challenging to say the least, but just keeping up is no longer an effective strategy. You need to “leap-frog” your competitors to stay ahead!
The way to outcompete them is to look for every conceivable idea, new use-case, and way of combining the latest technologies in order to serve your customers faster, better, and at a lower cost than your competitors. We’ll help you and your team discover the fresh ideas and perspectives that will leave your competitors in the dust!
MAKE BETTER DECISIONS
The best decisions are those that follow a process to ensure that all potential options and alternatives are considered, and biases and emotions are removed in favor of logic, reason, and fact-based judgements.
We’re students of decision science, and have developed a thorough and easy to use methodology based on decision science best practices.
INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY & PROFITABILITY
The best,and least costly way to drive more profit to the bottom-line, is to maximize your employee’s productivity and time.
We’ll help you discover and implement the right software, cloud, and mobile tools and services, that best fit your business needs and budget.
How’s your bottom-line?
Why work with us?
Reason one: timeYour time is valuable, and limited. By working with us, you’ll be able to “hit the ground running”, to research, identify, evaluate, acquire, and deploy new business technologies faster, and far less costly, than trying to do it while also running your business.
Reason two: experience
You know your business better than anyone! But you probably can’t say that about the technology business . We’ll put our decades of experience and insider’s knowledge in software development and technology at your disposal, to help you avoid risk, and significantly increase your chances for success!
Still not convinced? Here is another one:
Reason three: value
What is the value of one good idea that increases sales, decreases costs, or both? What is the value of avoiding an expensive and time-wasting technology rollout that goes nowhere?
Creating value is our mission. Helping you achieve your mission is our passion.
How We Work
We offer three primary types of engagements, however you’ll find us flexible to your needs.
If you would like to discuss these options, please click below.
“Virtual Chief Digital Officer” – This “fractional/virtual/staff” plan provides you with the best of both worlds: (1) the expertise and assistance of a senior executive as an “on-demand” staff member, but (2) without the taxes, benefits, and administrative costs that a full-time hire entails.
…more details here.