SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES TAILORED TO YOU
With our client-first approach, we are dedicated to providing bespoke small business consulting services tailored to the individual needs of each entrepreneur with whom we work. We deliver powerful business solutions that transform American small to midsize businesses for the better, driving their financial success and long-term profitability.
Our small business consulting services are designed to support the growth and development of the Profit Platform of our clients’ small businesses. The Profit Platform enables small business owners to successfully live the lives they envisioned when they started their businesses.
OUR BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES ARE BUILT ON A PLATFORM OF SUCCESS.
The Cogent Analytics Profit Platform is built on four pillars of business success: Sales, People, Operations, and Controls. Each pillar is dependent on the other three. The pillars are interconnected and reliant on each other. Our small business consulting services function in the same way. Throughout our partnership, your small business gets a team of business coaching experts representing every department. None of our departments operate on an island. With integrity and transparency, our small business consultants team with each other and with you as the business owner to deliver cohesive services and powerful solutions to propel your business forward.
YOUR BUSINESS GOALS ARE OUR BUSINESS GOALS.
Cogent Analytics is the next generation of strategic small business consulting because of our client-first approach and our dedication to building your company’s Profit Platform. We offer you a clear strategy to achieve your goals. This strategy comprises customized consulting services of the highest quality.
Whether your business plan needs updating, your economic development has stalled, or your marketing campaign is lackluster, we make it our mission to implement creative, lasting solutions to support your business on the path to success. We are proud of each business consulting service we offer.
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CONSULTING WITH THE PROFIT PLATFORM
Regardless of the size or mission of your business, there are four major pillars of business success. Our Profit Platform comprises Sales, People, Operations, and Controls. None of these pillars are mutually exclusive. They are tied to each other, and each is dependent on the other three. These interconnected pillars together make up the Profit Platform. We strengthen each pillar of your business in our management consulting process. The Profit Platform sets us apart from other management consulting firms.
Building a strong Profit Platform optimizes a company to be profitable. Profitability includes having positive cash flow, meeting debt obligations, and increasing the value of equity. Our strategy consultants have years of work experience in the consulting industry and are driven by our mission of service to clients. By working with integrity and transparency to generate profit, our consulting firm helps small business owners create wealth for themselves and their families, for their employees and the employees’ families, and for the community as a whole. The Profit Platform lifts up everyone.
THE PROFIT PLATFORM: SALES
During our Discovery Process, Cogent Analytics provides management consulting services to carefully analyze the effectiveness of your company’s sales. Investing in sales performance improvement is an investment in growth. The most successful sales results are attained when the return on investment (ROI) is measured. We provide specific, actionable solutions to address performance that will increase your company’s ROI.
WE PARTNER WITH YOU TO STRATEGICALLY PLAN FOR SALES.
Sales do not just happen. They must be strategically planned for by analyzing current performance, setting goals, and training your team in a focused way. Areas that may be affecting your business’ sales performance include market positioning, compensation planning, sales training, incentives, customer relationship management systems, lead generation, team development, employee work experience, and overall talent. Your consultant partners with your business to explore performance in each of these areas and more. Then we collaboratively establish key performance indicators (KPIs) so that your ROI can be measured.
KPIs are crucial to the success of a company because they make specific, relevant data trackable. When a business has trackable data and metrics, the path to success is straightforward. We provide a clear strategy for financial services to help grow your business’ assets. Improving your company’s sales performance allows you to focus on reinforcing your company’s mission and vision.
THE PROFIT PLATFORM: PEOPLE
Organizational engineering, or the practice of putting the right people in the right positions, is key to the organizational effectiveness and overall success of your business. Clearly defined roles and responsibilities are crucial in the organizational engineering process. Effective structures and systems are also needed in order to execute the processes put in place for growth. We work with your human resource team and your business administration team to design these systems, structuring your business for success. This is one of many business consulting services that sets Cogent Analytics apart from other management consulting firms.
OUR PROJECT MANAGERS ARE EXPERTS IN THE UNIQUE ART AND SCIENCE OF ORGANIZATIONAL ENGINEERING.
Surrounding yourself with people who culturally fit your business and embrace your vision is an intangible art. It is a science to assess employee skill sets, experience, and abilities. Our consulting firm helps you identify the strengths of your individual employees. This allows you to place them in the roles in which they will be most effective. Your project manager will partner with you to conduct a case interview for each employee as well as formal employee surveys. We work with you to evaluate compensation, sales incentives, human resource policies, and objective business performance assessments.
OUR SMALL BUSINESS CONSULTING SERVICES ARE A PERSONALIZED BLEND OF INNOVATION AND EXPERIENCE.
Our belief in organizational engineering extends to our partnership with your business as well. We mindfully partner you with the senior consultant who is the best fit for your business in terms of experience and company culture. At Cogent Analytics, we pride ourselves on the shared mission and vision that our team has for our company. It is imperative to the success of your business that each of your team members shares your company’s mission as well.
Our management consulting services include training to ensure employees have the skill set to achieve lasting, mission-driven results. Implementing organizational engineering is a powerful solution to ensure business growth and sustainability. We tailor a system specifically to your business. Then we will provide hands-on guidance to implement that system.
THE PROFIT PLATFORM: OPERATIONS
The operational success of your business is dependent upon having sound procedural systems in place. During our management consulting process, we help small business owners ensure a high level of quality control by establishing standard operating procedures (SOPs). We partner with you to refine your procedural systems. We also empower your team with the right information and training to improve performance, facilitate consistency, improve quality, decrease downtime, increase profits, drive innovation, and maximize return.
IN THE BUSINESS WORLD, REPUTATION IS EVERYTHING.
When you, as a business owner, successfully implement operational systems designed with integrity and sustainability, it speaks volumes about your business’ values to your customers and potential customers. We work with you to develop systems for your business that will increase its positive reputation and drive profitability.
THE PROFIT PLATFORM: CONTROLS
Accurate and manageable reporting systems provide clarity and direction to small business owners. They provide relevant metrics needed to make better business decisions. It can be challenging to know specifically what metrics your business should track to foster the most success. We partner with you to highlight key performance indicators (KPIs) for your business.
To manage and improve your business, you must use sound reporting systems that provide trackable data. Metrics based on KPIs continually measure performance and results, illuminating a path forward to success. Metrics also provide accountability to your team and help drive positive results. Based on the data, we help you and your management team discern what actions to take to support business growth.
BUILDING EFFECTIVE REPORTING SYSTEMS TAKES THOUGHT, INTENTIONALITY, INNOVATION, AND CREATIVITY.
Every business needs its own individualized KPIs and reporting systems. Certainly, your business needs standard business metrics such as financial performance, budget, operational output, and overall ROI. Your business also needs more in-depth, custom indicators that measure labor resource loads, account for your supply chain, and track unique workflow areas that directly affect business performance. Cogent Analytics takes the guesswork out of this process, establishing controls for your business that will guarantee success.