Consulting Services for business owners, managers & entrepreneurs

By: Directtech  09-12-2011
Keywords: Marketing, Management Consulting

DirectTech Solutions delivers management consulting solutions to business owners, managers and entrepreneurs to help them achieve higher levels of performance in their business.

Based in Montreal, our professional, experienced consultants have worked with clients across Canada and around the world.

Each consulting project is adapted to the particular needs and priorities of the specific client, but we have developed  some proven consulting methodologies and approaches that we usually apply to arrive at solutions.

These consulting approaches have delivered value through improved performance and profitability for many different clients.

  • Corporate Strategy and Business Plans

Our approach to strategic business plans has been developed from a consolidation of best practices and our extensive experience as entrepreneurs and consultants. The approach to each consulting mandate is adapted to the needs of each client.  But we have consistently found that the greatest value from preparing a business plan lies in the strategic planning and analysis process itself, not in the final document.

Business Planning - Our Approach

"It's the process, not the product."

The greatest value of a professional business plan is in the process of involving your management team in a thorough examination of your business - the business model or concept, its purpose, its strategies and its plans for all the operational requirements to ensure success.

Aside from the completed Business Plan document, all the key players will be more knowledgeable of the issues, the opportunities, the risks, and the alternatives considered, and therefore be more committed and capable of contributing to the expected results for growth and profit in the plan.

Our approach is a described in our recommended guideline to the layout and content for developing an effective Business Plan. It is a consolidation of best practices, based on our consulting and management experience plus input from a number of professional resources. But it must be adapted to your specific business requirements, your objectives in doing the plan and to the intended audience.

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A Strategic Needs Assessment and Performance Review of your business by an experienced, objective professional resource.  

With this comprehensive business diagnostic, we assess your market conditions, competition, organisational strengths and weaknesses, and product and service offerings.  We will consider feedback from customers and employees to evaluate performance and productivity. Financial performance will be analyzed and compared to relevant benchmarks to identify priorities for improved profitability and cash flow. Together we will then develop a strategic action plan for betterperformance in the future.

The CAP™ exercise is an important strategic starting point for the direction of your marketing communications programs.

It is a process developed by our consultant Lp Camozzi to capture your Collective Advertising Personality™.  Through consultation with your management team we will arrive at consensus on a clear and consistent definition of your key marketing objectives - who you should talk to, what you should say, and how you should say it.

We have also developed a comprehensive service package that includes all the elements to take your product to commercial success:

  • Strategy development. Business plans and financial solutions.
  • Marketing strategy and plan.
  • Product positioning. Branding. Corporate identity.
  • Marketing communications strategy.
  • Selecting sales and distribution channels.
  • Initial advertising and promotion programs.
  • Commercial launch and then growing sales.

Our consultants have helped many businesses in traditional manufacturing and distribution businesses to take advantage of the Web. 

Getting the results you want begins with a strategic plan for the Web to increase sales, reduce costs, improve customer service and enhance your corporate image.  Followed by an action plan and project management support to implement the most appropriate Internet technologies. 

We would be pleased to discuss any of our services with you to determine how we may be able to help you achieve better results.

Our experience means creative, practical business solutions. Delivered.

Keywords: Management Consulting, Marketing