Business Advice & Consultancy

What is Business Advice & Consultancy?

Providing answers and solutions to a business’s issues and / or challenge(s). The business subcontracts the issues and / or challenges to the Business Advisor / Consultant. Business Consultants offer advice and expertise to organisations to help them improve their business performance in areas such as operations, profitability, management, structure and strategy. These diagrammes summarise this approach.

Consulting, Coaching, therapy graphic by Alan Wick
Interventions Graphic by Alan Wick

My own approach to Business Advice & Consultancy, is to provide professional or expert advice in areas in which I am able and experienced, such as (inter-alia):

  • Business planning.

  • Leadership.

  • Culture.

  • Product / market fit.

  • Positioning.

  • Channels to Market.

  • Marketing.

  • Sales.

  • Efficiency.

  • Functionality.

  • Exit.

  • Succession.

  • Mergers and acquisitions.

  • Vision.

  • Purpose.

  • Values.

  • Goals.

  • Innovation.

  • Fund raising.

  • Infrastructure.

Julian Treasure

Julian Treasure

Founder, The Sound Agency

"Alan is a brilliant business consultant. Alan changed the way we look at the world. He has helped us see things differently from the outside in, and evaluate our internal environment with a fresh perspective, so we’ve been able to restructure effectively. Alan helps people to understand their own businesses better than they could before, and he has helped transform ours. I'm at least 50% more effective as a result."

Client Story

Unsticking

A leading video production company with household name clients had become 'stuck in a wall'. Turnover and profits had remained the same for a number of years. I carried out a RealityCheck® and helped the CEO develop a strategy to drive the business 'through the wall'. The company went on to grow substantially over many years.

darrel sheinman. Client of Alan Wick Business Coach. Testimonial

Darrel Sheinman

Founder/Producer, Gearbox Records

"I needed help with development of funding plans and projections. Working with Alan enabled us to successfully raise the funds required. He also guided me on who and where we should go for the funding, and how we should approach it politically. Alan is an unusual combination of being both analytical and creative. He has a holistic and distinct approach. Alan is very good! He's a solid chap, funny and listens."

Client Story

First Round Funding

An early-stage SaaS (Software as a Service) business was ready for first round funding. I supported the business by advising on the creation of its first Investment Memorandum, including clarifying its proposition and explaining what was required from potential investors’ points of view. This resulted in a crowdfunding round which beat its targets. The company is continuing to grow significantly, disrupting the sector in which it operates.