WHAT IS CONSULTING?
Consulting is the business of giving expert advice to other professionals. There are hundreds of reasons why clients seek out our consulting services and expertise. Nonetheless, what exactly does consulting involve? In short, consultancy examines a client’s organization, works out how best to improve it, and implements agreed actions to bring about positive, lasting and profitable change.
It’s hard for companies to achieve profitable growth. And it’s not because they aren’t trying. One common problem is that even when companies find areas with rich potential—new products, new geographies or even a whole new business model—their implementation plans don’t creatively compel changes in buyer behavior. In short, companies know where to play, but don’t equally understand how to win.
Profitable growth is something all companies want, but few achieve: Only 6 percent of publicly traded firms excel at growth and profitability. Companies consistent enough to pull off two years of profitable growth enter an even more elite group, commanding higher stock prices. Companies with that kind of sustained performance convince investors that they’ve found a winning way to connect with their customers. It’s not that the companies that fail to achieve this consistent growth aren’t trying. In fact, most organizations we see are able to map out the areas that offer them the best growth potential. Whether it’s in new geographies, more lucrative product or service offerings or even shifting their business model, they’ve got very good ideas about where they should be playing. It’s no surprise that answers to these questions about where to play are so readily available. More public data exists than ever before on the size and growth rate of markets. Most companies have internal staff responsible for growth planning that can readily identify those markets that will be the most likely sources of growth. What’s less clear, however, is how to win once they get to these new playing fields. These questions are harder because they require insight into what changes a buyer’s choices–current customers and prospects–plus the decisive and creative ability to act on that insight.
AE’s mission is to help its clients win big with customers. We are obsessed with the most fundamental questions affecting growth: Why do people behave the way they do? What leads them to change their behavior? Everything else flows from these central questions, informing all aspects of strategy and execution. We are committed to generating genuinely creative solutions, aiming for breakthrough strategies, and implementation ideas!
As a result, AE can help clients decide where they want to play. We’re uniquely capable of helping them determine how to win. Our goal is to accelerate your growth!
Deciding how to present an innovative idea to the market is critical. We have expertise in turning that idea into a successful business venture. Our market planning services help businesses determine the best long-term strategy going forward for their companies through market and competitive analysis. We then take the information gained in our analyses and create an effective marketing mix. Finally, we can help our clients develop a launch plan and/or long-term plan to give their product or service a good chance at success.
Wherever you are in your journey, AE can develop a marketing plan (launch or long-term) that is right for your company!
At AE we construct organizational development blueprints for businesses searching for a solid structure to build upon, and assist in constructing business plans for new and/or growing companies to improve their chances of both obtaining capital and achieving success. AE offers insights and ideas for how businesses can discover and sustain their competitive advantage in today’s business landscape where a lack of continuous and constant innovation can be fatal. Furthermore, we offer expertise in other areas such as profit modeling to assist businesses in their future planning, especially in today’s market where heavy emphasis has been placed upon a company’s ability to show profits rather than pure growth.
Business consulting is about being able to look at a problem and opportunity in a non-static way and see it dynamically. It is to analyze in an integrative way; to understand how the problem or the opportunity, the challenge or the issue, interrelates with other factors and to be able to, from experience, council, advise, and direct the business owner to take better actions and make better decisions that will produce a greater outcome for the time and effort. We strive to create the most effective strategies/plans for your business. We achieve this through a thorough knowledge and understanding of function over form and cause over effect! We do this by staying causation-focused! This means when analyzing the effect we must look to the cause!
Here at AE we help our clients to establish plans that lead to solutions for all of their business needs. We evaluate and create business plans for companies of all sizes. We can be brought in for any organizational problem or assessment to solve your needs. We look at problems on a specific-based or micro-based level and on a broad-based or macro-based level depending on the needs of the client. Additionally, our team can help to find quality staff for your company. We are extensive in our processes to make sure you get the quality that you deserve!
Whether you need a new business plan, an adjustment to your current plan, a solution to a micro-based or a macro-based problem, a review on the goals and footprint (triple-bottom-line) of your company, hiring, staffing, or interviewing assistance, or a variety of other services, you have come to the right place!
Let AE find the right solution for you!
STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT CONSULT
AE helps businesses of all sizes build a rock solid managerial foundation from which the rest of their business can expand and grow! Our management consulting services focus on our clients’ most critical issues and opportunities: strategy, marketing, organization, operations, technology, transformation, digital, advanced analytics, mergers & acquisitions and sustainability across all industries and geographies. We bring deep, functional expertise, but are known for our holistic perspective: we capture value from every area and across boundaries of any organization. Through our methods, we are able to ensure the entire organization or business is aligned and set up to successfully deliver on the company’s objectives.
At AE, we establish organizational plans and advise businesses of any size on the best structural methods to operate. We also assist with hiring, staffing, and interviewing to ensure a quality workforce. Our strategy experience and analytical expertise combine to enable decision making and create additional value for your business.
We have proven a multiplier effect from optimizing the sum of the parts, not just the individual pieces!
We provide holistic consultation services in the aforementioned areas, as well as, in Business Strategy, Project Management, and Strategic Development!
Give AE an opportunity to maximize your business and its’ structure through solutions that are tailored to your needs to drive results and sustainable growth!